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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday wrap up = Studio clean up

What a whirl wind of a season it's been here at the studio. Juggling everything from our craft shows (we will blog about that soon) to fufilling our holiday ornament orders. We hope everyone who was able to order this year has received their ornaments by now. For anyone who missed out this year, one of our goals for 2011 is to start production earlier so we can have more ornaments available. Cross your fingers!

Now that the holiday season has ended here at the studio we sure could use some much needed RR ... but since we are crazy, that will just have to wait. Because these next few weeks our goal is to totally clean up and reorganize our studio....especially the studio closet (see above image). It's quite embarrassing actually to show you this picture. When we moved last Sept. we didn't have time to unpack everything so it just got shoved into the closet, and we only took out what was essential to creating our ornaments. What the closet really needs are functional shelving to handle all our materials and stuff. Granted we have only been in this house for a little over a year but still it's a major eye sore. Slowly we have been cleaning and organizing everything so eventually everything will have it's own place.

This bookshelf unit was the first thing we tackled. We really want to make this functional but also pleasing to look at, so we thought we would...

remove a few shelves and create holiday displays with the 13+ trees we have here in the studio all year round. Here is our red feather tree displaying some of our patriotic mini wind catchers.
(please excuse The Elf on the Shelf in the upper left corner...he's here for the holiday season keeping our 5 year old on his toes!)

This cool little egg tree was purchased last year and holds a few of our new and old Easter designs. We used a sheet of wrapping paper to line the back of the bookshelf to give it some color. On the pedestal is an early Christmas gift we picked up for ourselves at the SOWA Holiday Market we did a few weeks ago. It's an original Vintage by Crystal little Easter bunny figure.

This corner of the studio is our glitter/ paper puncher station. Everything is displayed so we can see it from across the room.

This section we still haven't cleaned up yet. We still have a lot of our Halloween pieces out and a lot of paper work to go through.

So that's a quick look at what we have been up to these last few days before Christmas. Our goal is to get this all done as soon as we can so we can photograph it before we have to take everything out again and start designing for Valentine's Day!!

Yes I know we are crazy!

Hope you all have a wonderfully crazy Holiday!

~Lianne & Paul


  1. Your studio looks amazing. Thanks
    for showing us. Love all the little
    trees. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

  2. Looks like a great place to create. The bookshelf is beautiful and functional, perfect combo.

  3. I absolutely love your organization, not to mention all the creativity. I am inspired to do something similar to house my supplies. Do you have a recommendation to shop for the bookcases? Nashville Tennessee or Knoxville would be options to shop. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Thanks Dajon Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year!

  5. Michelle it's definitely a work in progress

  6. Hi Carla,
    We got this bookcase unit I think close to 10 years ago. Do you have an Ikea in TN? Any mix an match book case could work. Good luck and Happy New Year


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