Make a Set of Mini ‘HOME’ Pillows


  These mini pillows make a marvellous display or an equally terrific gift for someone moving into their new home. Make a set today with our easy pattern:   Materials Cotton Fabric (Fat quarters) Sewing Machine Sewing needles Thread Scissors Stuffing Paper / pencil / ruler Printer   Instructions On a piece of paper draw Read More

Heart Rug Crochet Pattern

heart shaped rug 3

  Thank you to Hoooked for permission to feature this Heart Rug Pattern by Swedish crochet designer & blogger Bautawitch! on Make It Shabby. Don’t forget that you can get 15% off your Hoooked orders throughout February 2015 with our exclusive discount code. Simply enter the promotion code ITSHABBYHOOOKED15 at checkout.   You will need: 1 Bobbin Read More

Fabric Heart Home Decoration


  Put those scraps of fabric to good use with this fabric heart decoration.   Materials: Fabric Paper Pencil/pen Scissors Sewing needles Thread Sewing machine (if you don’t have one you can hand sew) String or ribbon (to hang) Button Wadding or toy stuffing.   Instructions: Draw out a heart template on your paper and Read More

White Winter Wonderland

portland wide full length mirror - the white company

You don’t have to redecorate your entire house in order to achieve a lovely wintery look. Transform your home into a wonderland this season with some of our favourite cream and white accessories.   We adore this Portland Wide Full Length Mirror from The White Company. The simple design means it’s incredibly versatile and can be Read More

Crochet Cup Cosy Pattern

crochet a cup cosy crochet pattern

Our resident craft bod’s mission this month is to keep everyone at MIS HQ warm and cosy. Get started with this easy crochet cup cosy project…   What you will need: Double knit yarn – in your colour choice x 2 4mm Crochet hook Button Darning needle Scissors Cup   Instructions: Make a slip knot Read More

How to Makeover Old Candlesticks


    Whether you have a tired pair of candlesticks that have seen better days or you’ve grabbed that thrifty find and need inspiration, now’s the time to get creative and transform them with a whole new look!   What you will need:   Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint Rust-Oleum Surface Primer (where necessary) Newspaper/ Dust Read More

Autumn Stitchery Wall Hanger

Autumn Leaf Stitchery

      Bring the outdoors in this autumn with this simple but effective stitchery feature. They’re so quick to make you could even opt for a whole leaf collection to adorn your walls!   What you need:   Quilting ring Cream cotton Fabric pencil Dark brown embroidery thread Lighter brown embroidery thread A leaf Read More

Home Decor on Etsy: Our Top 5 Picks This Week

Vintage Grey Mail Organiser - OldWoodTrader

  We’ve been busy rounding up this week’s Etsy favourites and choosing just five of them was a hard task indeed!  It wasn’t an easy task but here’s what we finally came up with for this week’s handmade and unique home decor must-haves:   Our first pick are these solid pine LOVE blocks by LiziLoves. Each Read More