a craft room update ... ♥





well. i promised an updated tour of my studio
and i finally got it done! whew...
it's a hard room to snap pics of (it's never clean & tidy) and to catch good light at the right time of day is a challenge on this side of my house. 
between upstate NY gloomy fall weather and my messy crafting habits
getting those two things to happen at once are like the planets aligning or something
(i don't think the planets really align)
(but in the new Thor movie they do for pretend)
(wait ... do they?)
glad that's taken care of.




i get a lot of questions & emails about this room, and most of them are similar ... but when i originally blogged about it here, things were a bit different and a lot of little changes have happened over the past two years ... 
so instead of narrating, i'll just let you enjoy the eye candy without my annoying descriptions of every picture ... and if you have any questions about how we did something or about where i got something, just leave a comment and i'll do my best to answer them throughout the day ... kay?! 
so grab a cup a somethin' and stay for a bit puh. lease. thanks :)
(oh, and my hubby's original plans for the big table are here)
































































most of the artwork & prints you see on my inspiration wall are from 
some of my favorite etsy shops ...

this space in our home is a blessing to me ... a gift from my husband really
who has yet to finish the basement or make a place he calls his own,
 that we often talk about. he wanted to see my dreams and goals come full circle, and is so supportive of everything i try to accomplish. do i love this room? yeah.
but i love why i have it more. i'm loved by a man God gave to me 
and i'm living out my calling for Christ. 
that's more joy than a hundred cute craft rooms :)

thanks for stopping by today and remember to leave a comment
if there's somethin' you want to know.
that this room inspires and makes you guys happy is a gift all in itself, i appreciate all of you.

happy new week ♥
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72 comments:

  1. ahhhhhhh drooling for sure! someday I hope to live in a home where I can make something like this a reality - for now we simply have no extra room ... but someday!!! very inspiring for sure!!

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  2. It's sooo gorgeous!!!! Love everything, and amazing pictures too!! :) Happy sweet day!! xo Holly

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  3. Who needs Disney World when the happiest place on Earth resides in your home! I have been in love with your craft room since I first discovered it and it was my biggest inspiration when designing my own. Mine isn't nearly as adorable as yours, but I love it and am blessed, like you to have it....thanks to my dear hubby! Thanks for sharing the updates....I am even more in love now that I was! Have a blessed week..:)

    Hugs, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  4. Love! Seriously makes me want to go start a new project and make something pretty!

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  5. This room is more than amazing!!! How long have you been crafting? And I have to ask- what are in your cute brown binders? Thank you for sharing:) I'm off to dream of designing my craft room now:)

    Jessie

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    1. hi Jessie! awww thanks so much :) been crafting since I was a little girl I guess... can't remember not if that makes more sense?! they are actually boxes cut diagonally in half and covered in brown paper... they hold all my different papers & cardstocks. thanks so much for the comment ♥

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  6. Still as amazing as ever...only better. xo

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  7. currently in the processes of reorganizing my craft room. LOVE YOU hobnail milk glass. I have it in my sewing room too!

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  8. I have 1/2 a room where i work but would love a full space where the kids and I can be together creating! What a great idea!

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  9. Are you for real with this room?!? Ahhhh this is my dream craft room! You are a lucky, lucky lady, and I am pinning this to my "future home" board on Pinterest for inspiration. Amazing!

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  10. Your craft studio is one of the prettiest places on earth. TFS

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  11. serious serious gorgeousness - It makes me happy to just "be" in this space (even virtually) - you are one very very talented girlie with your fabulous displays! happily pinned several shots! I want to be like you in my organizational/display projects when I grow up!

    ♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

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    1. ha! sounds good! but i'm a hot mess girl! a hot messsss.... :)

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  12. Everything about this room exudes happiness and positivity. I love it! My husband is the crochet-er of the family and I've already sent him the link for your granny square bunting! Thanks for sharing your joy :)

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  13. Have loved this room since the moment I met it!!! It's a continuing love. Like you, I have been blessed with a husband chosen especially for me by the Lord, and he always seems to put my needs first. LOVE that man!! He has been helping me put together my room - it's a work in progress - and your husband's table plans are just what we're looking for. Thank you for being so generous and may God continue to bless you.

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    1. you're so very welcome and thank YOU! so glad you find inspiration here and have so much fun with your room! ♥

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  14. I just want to say that you will never know the impact your blog has had on me. I grew up not really seeing what a house full of décor could look like. To me a couple of prints in a room was all I thought you needed! I then stumbled across your blog, and I have been ever so thankful that I have. Your posts fill me with the desire to create a cute, warm, inviting home for my family and I have learned so much from you! I study your photographs of your house, and while I don't copy your style exactly, it has helped me to learn my style and some things I am able to do to make my house a home. I am still learning and I know I have a long ways to go, but I don't want to look back now! Thank you for all the posts you have wrote.
    One last thing, I love the yarn that is in the picture with the washi tape and pencils. May I ask where you scored that at? I also love the idea using the jewelry tower for the scissors!

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    1. sweet Melissa! you brought tears to my eyes girl! this is what makes me so happy ... to read about you finding inspiration here and making your house into a home for your family! so so awesome... don't be afraid to try new things in your either! i'm still after all this time, figuring things out as i go along too...
      you are a blessing to me ♥ have a great day!
      (oh the yarn is from joanns ... the brand is Bernat and it's called Dippity Dots :)

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    2. Thank you for replying! I appreciate your time!

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  15. Aw girl it is so pretty like you of course!! I think my fav this time is the pic with the vintage typewriter and I LOVE your granny square bunting and yardsticks!! I love yardsticks too!! So glad you took the time to make the granny square bunting for yourself cuz it looks great. I am lovin the granny chic right now and adding a bit to my livingroom. From the thrift store of course!! LOL THANKS for sharing it still rocks!! Can't wait to see what ya are making for Christmas gigs!! Makers gonna make!! Can ya dig it!! LOL XOXO Love ya Girl Fran.

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    1. Fran! thanks so much! you crack me up girl :) workin on Christmas stuff all this week!
      have a great day ♥

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  16. you just knew we were all waiting for an updated, didn't you!! I makes me all warm and fuzzy!
    Those lights with the bunting! Ah! Christmas all year long baby!

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  17. I love everything about it!!! It's absolutely wonderful!! Someday I hope to have a craft room like this! Sorry I haven't commented in a while, but my email address changed (I got hacked :( ) I thought I signed up for your blog with my new email, but I never got anything. I signed up again this week and it worked. Missed ya!

    P.S. Husbands are a blessing from God :)

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    1. thank you Crystal! so glad you're back :) have a happy day kay?! ♥

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  18. You have the most beautiful spaces. I'm drooling over your whole house, really.

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    1. ha! thanks Kassie! i appreciate your sweet words :)

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  19. can i rent the room to live there forever? :>D

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  20. such a lovely place to be creative. congrats!

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  21. So cool to have such a talented neighbor !!! Sorta !

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  22. This room is so beautiful! I love your cheerful, rainbow-y colors. I'm more of a neutrals with touches of red girl myself, but you have me wanting to start over! Happy, happy, happy.

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  23. It is just the best!! The happiest looking place ever! I want to come craft there with you some day, k (not to invite myself, lol). It just makes me smile. Plain and simple. Dreamy friend!! xoxo

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  24. Awesome room!!! We're surprising my mom with a craft room make-over while she is on vacation. What would you say are your top 5 " You must include...". She will probably use it for sewing and scrapbooking. Thanks so much!

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    1. thanks Jen! only 5 things?? ha! well... then i'd say lots of cutting instruments :) lots of paper, storage baskets for fabric, jars for buttons and little things ... and cute stuff on the walls!! hope that helps ♥
      thanks for the visit!

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  25. This room is TOO cute, and fun, and inspiring, and I wish I could come craft in it! :) One question - where did you get the teal small canvas with the camera on it? Love it.

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  26. thanks Rachel! it's from my girl Lindsay, her shop is called Pen & Paint... there is a link to it at the bottom of my post :) thanks for the visit ♥

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  27. Thank you so much Jaime, my Darling built me a 500' square craft room and the images of your spectacular craft room are an inspiration. I can't wait to move into mine!

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  28. This is awesome. So much to take in. It seems like such a happy place to create.

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  29. Oh, Jaime, I am always inspired by your room, your home and all that you do. I do a lot of copy-catting of your room for my tiny little space and love it more every time I do some tweaking. Please continue to inspire us with your sweetness and creativity!

    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. thank you Carol! you're too sweet ♥ have a great week

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  30. Hi Jaime! I am so inspired by your craft space! I love the "scissor tree" idea in the middle of your big table!!! I must dig out my own little scissor tree contraption....! Love your site and the inspiration on it! I confess I am really new at this and I wanted to give you a holla that I linked to your original craft room layout on my blog today so when I came over here to shoot you an email, I was all kinds of excited to see all your updates : ) ♥♥
    Have a great day! ~Heather
    http://recollecteddesign.com/

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    1. thanks for coming back Heather! and for the sweet comment! ♥

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  31. I am blessed enough to have a dedicated craft room as well but I can never seem to get everything in it's proper place. Do you organize in zones? Like one area is all sewing supplies, another is all paper crafting supplies...

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    1. Hi April! i try to keep everything in sections, but mostly organize by items... like paper punches are in one bin, adhesives in another, etc ... hope that helps!

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  32. Hi Jaime! First off, I want to come live in your craft room - I will clean it for you ;) Second, this may be a silly question but where does one buy 8x10 paper to print prints on?! I have been looking everywhere and I'm thinking it must be an online purchase, but I thought I would ask you since I know you recently sold your artwork on 8x10 paper. Any help would be awesome! :) Thank you!

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  33. I want to come and visit this room every day! It is beautiful! I am a big scrapbooker and have a dream in my heart to have a room like this so I can create anything and everything. Thank you SO much for all the inspiration and the simplicity of your beautiful style! I cannot wait to show it to husb and butter him up to help me with my dream! Thanks for your amazing blogging and for sharing your ideas with the world! You are awesome!

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    1. Camille! thank you so much for your sweet words! so so glad you find inspiration here ♥ happy monday

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  34. the brightly colored chairs? where'd did you get them or is it a diy project?

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    1. hi Valerie! ... i purchased the chairs a few years ago, then spray painted them :)

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  35. Oh my goodness! What an amazing space you'r created! I'm in love with everything about it! Especially all your great quotes and storage solutions. I've got it all pinned. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. Love it, love it, love it...I'm re-doing my sewing room starting today and I needed an inspiration to get me going.

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  37. I am so excited to have such a talented blogger with such a beautiful craft room live locally!

    Beautiful room!
    Amanda Rose
    sewmuch2say.com

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  38. INSANE how cute this is, so many sweeeet elements! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  39. What an amazing space you are blessed with! I do have a question about the bookshelves - wondering if you made them or purchased them and where they are from. Thanks!

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  40. I really love this! This has inspired me to redo our office and make space for my stuff

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  41. Oh Jaime, I pinned and pinned some more.... If only my girl cave looked HALF as adorable as yours.... I liked positively EVERYTHING you have done in there! You are ONE talented lady!!!
    oh my....
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  42. questa stanza è davvero carinissima... mi piacerebbe poterla avere anche a me magari un idea la trovo anche io per il mio piccolo spazio.....

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  43. Loving your craft room! Where is that gorgeous yellow wreath from? I need one :D

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  44. thankyou Laura! the wreath was from joanns this past summer :) have a wonderful Sunday! ♥

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  45. I have just stumbled across your beautiful blog and it could not come at a better time - we are just in the process of buying a house that needs *everything* doing to it, it hasnt been touched since the 70s and part of our plans is for me to have a dedicated craft room built for me by my fiancee and me as a project together. Your room is stunning but I particularly love the table/island, would it be awfully rude of me to ask how your husband made it for you? ITs a great size to be having craft parties around.

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    1. thanks so much for the sweet comment! the plans for my craft table are at the top of my blog under the "make stuff" tab ... just scroll down to the diy section, and you'll find them there :)

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  46. OH MY WORD......your room is simply stunning...I am still in the process of getting mine all done.....love all the pretty colors....question if I may ask, did you take all of the photos yourself and if so what kind of camera did you use......so awesome, so crisp....hugs

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  47. Jamie -- I am just starting my own blog and have been looking at others for inspiration. Yours is by FAR the best I have found yet! Keep up the great work! I love everything about your blog -- photos, posts, ideas/suggestions....they are all so wonderful!! You are extremely creative. I love that you honor your husband at the end of this blog for helping you create the space. You two seem an amazing pair :) Thank you for being you!

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  48. Love that you decided to do the felt flowers on your lampshades. They look so fun :)

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  49. Wow! Wow! Such a blessing to see such a happy place. I have dreamed of being this organized for so long. Just collecting that many crafts items had to take years! Where are your favorite places to find goodies?

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  50. I love this space, how wonderful! I must know more about the teal typewriter. Where did you find such a gem???

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  51. I just stumbled upon your site thru Pinterest...LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! was wondering if you could explain how u made the pen/pencil lazy Susan...I'd love to copy it if I can

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  52. Wonderful!! Can you tell me wher you got your shelves and moulding?

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