Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Holiday Nest Studio


 The Holiday Nest Studio is gearing up to be in full swing starting tomorrow! Summer is always a hard time to have consistent sewing/crafting time because we try to cram so many activities into 3 short months. Christmas is always near the forefront of our minds here at the Holiday Nest and I've been re-visiting some of my favorite holiday magazines and Pinterest boards for inspiration. We will be doing a photo shoot of some of our latest Christmas stockings that we've been cranking out lately and we will post some of those pics soon!  Thought I would show some pics of the studio today as it is quite tidy, however, it won't stay that way for long!
Studio of the shops The Holiday Nest and Pom Poms and Polkadots.
If you look real close you can see my office assistant Chloe sleeping in her bed on the sewing table. She's not often ever very productive and she snores really loud!!

A few supplies and favorite holiday decorations that stay out way past Christmas for a little extra inspiration during the "off season".

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Design Dazzle at The Pinner's Conference 2014

The Pinner's Conference 2014 was held in Salt Lake City at the South Town Expo Center and oh my did we have fun!!  My daughter Emily and I drove there for some shopping and learning and we had plenty of both.  The vendors were wonderful and there were numerous classes of all kinds:  cooking, makeup, hair styling, painting, card making, decorating, holiday crafting, Christmas traditions and many others.  One of my favorites was this precious Toni Roberts from the blog Design Dazzle. She is one of those spunky gals that you really enjoy learning from. I attended her class called "Making Christmas Magical" and believe me it was magical! She is a designer for Michaels Dream Team and she showcased the Christmas tree she designed for this years Dream Team Challenge. Her tree was called Santa's Cabin in the Woods which had a red and green plaid theme with lots of faux snow and a wintry woodsy feel. She has instructions and pics to show you how to make all the fun budget-friendly ideas from her tree. You can click on any of the highlighted words in this post to learn more about Toni's Design Dazzle Blog or Michaels Dream Team as well as info and classes from the 2014 Pinners Conference. Mosey on over to her blog, get a cup of tea and enjoy all of the wonderful creativity!