Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shabby Chic???

Two weeks ago I got the crud that is going around. In my feverish delirium I decided to make a Shabby Chic mini album. In between sneezes, coughs and hot tea I emailed my dear friend Michelle and shared my plan to create a Valentine Shabby Chic Journal. She wrote back concerned that I must be really, really ill.

You see, no matter how hard I try, I cannot do Shabby Chic. I am allergic to layers of flowers, lace and bling so my Shabby Creations never look lush and lacey. I am a failure, but I did finish the Mini and wanted to share it with you.

It’s a French Chocolate Mini Album and has one lonely flower and no bling. I did however manage to edge each and every page with lace.  

 I listed this mini in my shop on Etsy InsideTheBeehive and with lots of tags and room to record sweet memories, I hope it becomes a wonderful Valentine gift for some lucky gal. It will last a lot longer than a box of chocolates.
Do you do Shabby Chic?


  1. Love the shabby chic chocolate mini and very happy you are feeling better!! xx Michelle

  2. Ellen, you did a great job on the shabby chic album! I can't do shabby chic either or at least I try not to do it. I do like antique lace and seam binding and a lot of stuff that *could* go in that direction (and, alright, I *do* like peely white wood benches), but I'm a primitive grrl through and through!