Formally known as 'Let's Get Shabby' since 2009.
Times have changed and many of us have found our styles have too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Our challenge for you this month
is to:

Create a project based on
a favorite memory or
photo from YOUR childhood.

Our Sponsor is Lea from
seeing as all 100% of sales at 'Little Bits of Pretty'
are donated to the Westmead Children's Hospital,
we thought it would be fitting to have a child based challenge.

The story behind this fundraiser is here

Check out the wonderful PRIZE for our Lucky Winner!

Prize Pack includes:

2 crocheted flowers
8 doilies
2 covered buttons made from embroided doilies
5 assorted buttons
assorted trims-lace, orange ric rac, teal braid, pink bias
2 fat 1/4's thrifted sheeting
handmade butterfly embellishment
4 journal tags
20+ vintage papers-dictionary, picture book, cookbooks, bible, sewing pattern paper, music paper, bookpaper

2 x $10 store vouchers!!!

Lea was generous to send Julie, Gayle and myself a lovely pack each to work with for our Shabby DT Challenge #24 creations which you can see below




And our Guest Design Team Member
LEA using some of her goodies too!

We hope you will join our fabulous challenge too!
Please tell us about about you in your creation -we'd love to know!

Give a little time to upload, the Shabby girls and Lea will have more details and close-ups on their blogs soon!!

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Please welcome the very lovely and talented

Here's Lea's story:

Hello! My name is Lea. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful husband and have three beautiful children who keep our days happy, interesting and full. In my spare time, I enjoy trawling op shops. I adore all things vintage and love finding something old and unwanted and giving it a new life. I dabble in a variety of crafts, sewing and scrapbooking and many of my thrifting treasures make their way into my creations. You can find out more about this on my crafty blog We like to make Stuff!

Six months ago, I launched Little Bits of Pretty.

I am very passionate about raising as much money as possible for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. It is a massive lifeline for our family and many others.

At Little Bits of Pretty you will find a range of pretty bits and pieces, loads of vintage bookpapers, preloved doilies, thrifted trims, vintage sheeting and a range of lovely finds from my op shopping adventures, some lovingly handmade and all thoughtfully chosen. But the best bit... 100% of your sale will be donated to The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

I am thrilled to be sponsoring Let's Get Shabby this month. It is a beautiful and inspiring challenge blog!


Sunday, May 22, 2011


What a lot of pretty projects we received for Challenge 23!
Wonderful work from everyone!!

Its time to announce our


You've won a $25 Voucher from


A wonderful RAK from Julie!

Please send us your details so we can arrange postage etc

And we'd like to thank the talented DEB for Guesting for us

And onto our wonderful


Congrats on such gorgeous projects!

We'll be revealing our next sponsor soon!!

Stay tuned!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

REMINDER...time flies...and is running out.....

Challenge #23 closes at midnight 20th May
(Sydney Australia Time)
Just check the clock up on the left hand side
We are looking forward to seeing those last creations coming in!!!

Here's a quick link to the Challenge

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's time again

For another shabby tutorial.

This month Vibeke is sharing with us just how she altered the title letters on her sample for this months challenge.

Here is what you will need to do.

Gather up
some chipboard letters. Different colors and sizes then
paint them with white paint.

Cover with glossy accents.

And then crackle paint.

When dry spray with glimmer mist

Before the mist dries wiped some of it off.
You can see that the mist got down in the crackle paint.

More glossy accents to make them good looking.

And voila: My letters are finished - and ready to decorate :)

Don't forget to pop in and check out our latest challenge and sponsor.