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Friday, December 21, 2012

my craft room ... Christmas style ♥

it's been a while since i've had any pictures of my craft room up on the blog ...
mainly cause most of the time it's a mess with product for the store & packing supplies

but i had to get it in order for last weekend when i hosted a cookie exchange that my close friends and i have every year ... this year we had so much fun ♥

i wanted to spruce up the room with a little bit of Christmas cheer
but didn't want to over-do it since there is already so much color & detail in the room and well...
i was just plain tired :)
so i went the simple route :)
ahhhh.... simple....

i feel like this little bloggy of mine has come a long way 
since i first posted about my craft room ... it's been neat to watch it grow ... 
when Better Homes & Gardens came last month, it was the final push i needed to get in gear and tie up all the loose end projects that i never finished 

if you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen a few of these updates ... but this bunting was made from my vintage sheet stash, just cut in strips and tied to some twine

with some nails & hot glue, i now have pretty things to hold up my garlands and pictures
i hammered the nails where i wanted the spools to go, 
then with a little hot glue on one end, slid the spool onto the nail

with some help from my two aunts :) finally got around to organizing my fabric stash
this shelf holds only vintage linens ... the other side has my non-vintage yardage
i love how pretty they all look together ♥

i filled some apothecary jars with a hodge podge of things 
that i thought we bright and Christmas-ish :)

the trees were made with styrofoam trees, again with strips of different fabrics
wound around from top to bottom ... made pompom's for the tops

i think Christmas can be found in the everyday of things
it doesn't always have to be in red & green
i love to be outside of the box :) don't you?

my cushions were upgraded too when BHG came, these were from Target
i love how they add simplicity to such a busy room

my sewing area hasn't changed much ...

the twine and large spools of thread that i mostly use for packaging, 
were put up out of the way on wooden dowels 

the sewing machine cover was made from a vintage pillowcase 
... thinking about selling a few in the store

it has definitely earned it's keep :)
it holds all my littles

my entry way get's no light at all, it's hard to snap a good picture here
but this is where my Joy to the World sign is with another wreath like the one on my craft shelves ... i got the wreath and wording around the chalkboard idea from Miss Mustard Seed
(even though her's is way more grand & gorgeous!)

so these are my besties :)
they are the friends that encourage me & laugh with me through everyday things
i love them so dearly ... they are the sisters i never had :)

we have craft night once a month ... we leave kiddos with daddies and we come together to eat and make stuff ...and eat stuff :)
and there's never a dull moment, at all....

every December we exchange cookies and handmade gifts
we even get a little carried away making stuff for each other's kids :)

it's hard to find good friends in life ... hard to find one, let alone five
and i can honestly say they are all a blessing to me ... love ya girls ♥

Merry Christmas bloggy friends ♥
you have put gladness in my heart ... psalm. four. seven

sweet parties here:

live laugh Rowe ♥ live laugh linky
i {heart} naptime ♥ Sundae Scoop
Tatertots & Jello ♥ Weekend Wrap up Party 
Funky Junk Interiors ♥ Saturday Nite Special
the 36th Avenue ♥ Party Time!


  1. Oh how i wish i was there!!

    Just LOVE your pictures!! ;)
    Giant Hugs!

  2. Everything looks just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I seriously just want to come and hang out in your craft room with you... it's gorgeous! I can't wait for that issue of BHG to come out! Yipee! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!! xo

  4. Hi Jaime, Merry Christmas to you and your family! This is the best craft room ever...I could spend so much time there just looking at all your great ideas. There are lots of 'I want to make...' projects there. I've already made the cupcake liner bunting and it's on my Christmas tree!

  5. Jaime - your craft room is beautiful! I love the Christmas touches. That is so fun you do a craft night every month with your friends. I should really do that! Merry Christmas!

  6. Jaime--It all looks so beautiful. You have a wonderful, wonderful craft room. I love it- xo Diana

  7. Oh Jaime I am like you I LOVE working outside the box for just about evrything I do!! LOL Your craft studio is so fun and happy!! What a blessing you have close friends that craft with you!! My besties just come to me for me to make it for them!! LOL But I love that too!! Friends are very precious and few that is for sure!! Thanks for sharing once again!! Lookin forward to your spread in the magazine to get here!!!XOXO Love Fran.

  8. Can I come live in your craft room?! It's GORGEOUS! You're lucky I'm not one of your friends, I would never leave :) So pretty!

  9. Your craft room is just beautiful! Mine is always such a cluttered mess, but at least I know I can close the door when people come over! :) Those embroidery hoops with the fabric caught my eye...might have to give that project a try!

  10. What a beautiful creative space! I always think it's such a gift to have a space to play and be myself!

  11. What a great little room!

  12. Your craft room is so beautiful - what a wonderful space to spend time creating with friends!

  13. Oh your crafty room is delicious!! I want to move in! Merry Christmas Jaime... You have put gladness in MY heart and I smile every time I look at the goodies you mailed me. I'm in love with them, even put the cutie tags and clips I ordered from you in jars on my mantel : )
    Warm wishes,

  14. So very Sweet and Lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your space with us. :)
    Merry Merry Christmas!

  15. It's just too much beauty to handle! I seriously love every single detail! You have a gift sweet friend! Merry Christmas!

  16. I seriously have a girl crush on everything you do! hahaha...I'm Amy, (Amyloufarris33 from Instagram) :) ...and just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out on my newest post ... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS! :)

  17. Love this! bellissima atmosfera di festa e creatività!
    Buon Natale!!

  18. I love virtually visiting your craft room. :) It is such a happy space. I also love that you have a monthly craft night with your friends. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Wow what a incredible space Jamie! It's so special and I love that you share it with your friends!

  20. ahhh all complete;y lovely - i want to have a craft room like yours when I grow up (or get my buns in gear!!) :0) happy happy day to you friend!

  21. Jamie,
    Your craft room is absolutely beutiful and so organized. I only wish I had such a room as that. Thank you for sharing it with us. I aspire to have one as nice as yours.


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