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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shabby Holiday Decor

Hi there, Kim here with my second Guest DT project for Shabby is Chic Boutique. This time I altered a glass block and turned it into a shabby Christmas décor piece.
I started with a glass block and glued wide lace around the outside, followed by 2 rows of mini flat back pearl trim. I adhered a piece of cardstock to the back of the block that has the message “Merry and Bright” on it and glued some lace from SCB under it.
On the front, I added some of the gorgeous blue lace from Shabby is Chic Boutique and some silver tinsel trim from my stash. In the center on the top I attached a stunning piece of rhinestone bling, also from the store. I love the look it gives the piece, almost like icicles. I also decorated the corners a bit by adding some silver stars and mini white foam roses that have been sprinkled with glass glitter.
Layering a handmade flower made from the white chiffon trim and light blue seam binding from SCB created the embellishment on the top. I also added some light blue ribbon, white tassels, and light blue pearls from my stash.

I hope you enjoy my project! I had so much fun thinking about winter and the holidays in this sweltering heat. Please check out Shabby is Chic Boutique and thank you so much for looking!

Crafty Blessings,

Shabby is Chic Boutique

Shabby Chic Holiday Snippet Roll

Hello there! Kim N. here today, and I am honored to be the Guest Designer for August and excited to share my shabby holiday snippet roll with you. It is my first snippet roll and I had a lot of fun with this project!

I started by covering a spool with gesso and then fabric from Shabby is Chic Boutique.

  I constructed a diorama on the top by attaching a shabby flower that I made. I then added the bottlebrush trees, pink pearl stamen, feathers, and flowers from my stash, and adorable buttons from the store. On the underside of the top, I attached the white pleated organza trim from SCB that I am in love with.

The snippet roll base is more fabric from Shabby is Chic Boutique with white crochet lace and then a layer of the gorgeous pink sheer embroidered wide lace on top. Then the fun part comes, layering the bits and snippets of various laces, trims, and appliqués. Everything on the snippet roll is from Shabby is Chic Boutique. I glued most of it down with Fabritac, but some pieces were also pinned down.


  I also fussy cut some roses out of the fabric and added them throughout the snippet roll. To attach the snippet roll to the spool I used a white and pink heart pin from my stash.

I hope you enjoy my project, thanks for looking and be sure to stop by Shabby is Chic Boutique soon!

Crafty Blessings,

Shabby is Chic Boutique

Announcing The Vintage Rose Emporium!

I am excited to announce that I have opened a shop on Facebook and will be selling craft supplies!  The Vintage Rose Emporium will be a place where crafters can find new and vintage items to create with at affordable prices and with excellent service.  Kits with vintage items are available and can be customized.  Holiday items are arriving now, so be sure to check us out at:

The Vintage Rose Emporium

Thank you all so much for your support with my new endeavor!
Crafty Blessings,

Shabby Chic Topiary

Hello crafty friends! I am so happy to share with you my 2nd project as Guest Designer for Shabby is Chic Boutique for June. This is my upcycled topiary tree, hope you enjoy it!
I started with an urn that I got at a second hand store. I applied a coat of gesso and then painted light pink, and then added a thin layer of white milk paint to. I hit the textured areas of the urn with rose gold Metallic Lustre. I then decorated the urn with some of the dangle laces, pearl trim, and a flower appliqué that I sprayed pink from Shabby is Chic Boutique.

For the topiary itself, I built it out of a Styrofoam ball that I covered with pink lace. I then glued the gorgeous foam roses from SCB all over the ball randomly. I added some of the pearl stamens from the store and some leaves from my stash.
 I gessoed a wooden dowel and then covered it with pink seam binding from SCB to hold the topiary ball. At the top, I added a piece of bling from my stash, organza ribbon, seam binding and rhinestone cup chain from SCB to hang down.
I had a great time making this and still have another matching urn that I am excited to upcycle.
 Thank you for looking!
 please leave a comment letting us know you stopped by and please check out Shabby is Chic Boutique Store on Facebook.

Crafty Blessings,

Shabby is Chic Boutique

No Sew Shabby Chic Pillows

Hello Crafters, Kim N here today and  I am so excited to be the June Guest Designer for Shabby is Chic Boutique! I hope you like my first project, no sew shabby pillows.
The first pillow was built with fabric and part of a handkerchief. It was finished with pearl trim, some lace trims and I added lots of dangles attached with a pretty piece of bling. The back has a lovely round appliqué and a heart shaped pearl bling button. It was glued together and then stuffed with batting…easy peasy!

This next no sew pillow is a ring bearer pillow for a wedding. I used white satin as the foundation and added two exquisite laces from Shabby is Chic Boutique. The focal point is a foam rose backed with tulle trim, pearl trim, and feathers. Dangle lace, seam binding, and cup chain hang down at and serve as the perfect place to tie the rings.

  My final pillow is for a young girl to use as her Tooth Fairy pillow. Built with two shabby fabrics, I added a lace-covered pillow to store the tooth. Little details include gorgeous pearl trim, scalloped pink lace, a precious hankie and little butterfly. The back of this one is covered with eyelash lace and bow trim from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with the amazing products from my favorite store,Shabby is Chic Boutique. Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Blessings,

Shabby is Chic Boutique