DIY – Homemade Silk Flower Cards

Hello friends! I’ve been a little quiet online this past week, as I’m working on a really big project…. [squeal] I’m super excited to share it with you in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, I’m sharing another one of my greeting card crafts today. I love how these cards are more than just a card…. they … [Read more...]

Scrappy Fabric Flower Tags

Once or twice a year I get out my crafting supplies and make a large batch of handmade cards and tags, that will see me through the year. Last week I went to my card box to find a suitable card to send a friend and was horrified to find the box was empty. Soooo… this past week I’ve been making … [Read more...]

Hand Quilted Tilda Fabric Coasters

I often have several crafty projects on the go at once. I especially like the ones that are tucked away in the sewing basket and brought out every so often…. These gorgeous hand quilted Tilda fabric coasters were one of those projects and I finally finished them this week. Aren’t they sweet? … [Read more...]

New Shabby Cottage Designs in my Shop

I really enjoy the comfortable feel of shabby chic and cottage style decorating. Combining a mismatch of pretty florals, checks and spots creates a relaxed casual style that is easy to live with…. Especially when you combine your favourite pastels palette.     This week I’ve … [Read more...]

Handmade Projects for Creating a Spring Cottage

One of the things I love about Spring is how easy it is to brighten up your decor. As you know, I’m all about the neutral white background for decorating, which is the perfect backdrop for adding a splash of colour with accessories. So, I’ve grouped together a few of my handmade projects and … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Sewing Needle Book

I’ve made a lot of craft projects over the years, but there are a few that remain absolute favourites. Back in 2012 I designed and made this vintage look needle book. I still use it every week in my studio.     It appeals to me on many levels… it’s got a shabby, vintage time … [Read more...]

Handmade Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Card

I believe there is something very special about making and receiving handmade cards. Being able to craft an unique, one-of-a-kind greeting card is almost a gift in itself… and when it’s made with love, it is more meaningful to the recipient too. Given the choice, I’d always prefer to give … [Read more...]

Shabby Bunnies and Rose Printables

With Easter just around the corner, I got busy in the craft room this week making some sweet shabby tags. Bunnies and roses are perfect right throughout Spring, so these little sweeties could stay out all season.   I put them together on a free A4 printable sheet that you can … [Read more...]

250+ Creative Project Tutorials

Hello ‘shabbilicious’ friends! I’ve just returned from a trip away again and I’m relishing in the peace and quiet that precedes the school holidays. I know it won’t last, so this week I feel compelled to tick off as many of the items on my ‘To-Do’ list that I can. I feel so guilty that I’ve been … [Read more...]

Free Spring Watercolour Printable

Do you have a Spring or Easter colour palette? Even though it is actually Autumn here in Australia, it is still very warm where I live so I always use a Spring theme for Easter. I tend to layer…. whites and neutrals for furnishings and a mixture of pretty pastels for accessorising. Of … [Read more...]