A Handmade Home for the Holidays

There’s no place I’d rather be for the holidays than at home.

I’m such a homebody and I love that this year my family will all be here too. It will be a little crowded, but I love that we can all hang out in the kitchen baking, laughing and doing normal everyday family things…. together!

I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift!!


Over the next few days the bHome bloggers are presenting our ‘bHome for the Holidays’ tour… and it promises to be filled with inspiration and gorgeousness!



I decided to invite you in to a room of my home that I rarely share… and I don’t mind telling you that it is my favourite room.

Of course it’s my special ‘happy place’… my craft room.


Christmas in the craft room I Shabby Art Boutique

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It’s not very big…

It has bare floor boards all covered in paint splatters…

And a wall of windows that flood the room with light.

Best of all, it is filled with my handmade ‘treasures’.



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My theme this Christmas is feminine and pretty… with lots of pastel Tilda fabrics and scrapbook papers in a palette of soft aqua and pinks.

Most of these things I already had in my Christmas boxes.

The beautiful handmade stockings were gifts from my crafty friends; the Tilda patchwork stocking was made by Kris of Tag Along Teddies and the Provincial stocking was made by Vikki of Sew Useful Designs.

There are tutorials for both of these stockings in Simply Christmas – here for the patchwork stocking and here for the Provincial stocking.

I still love all my vintage book paper pieces, so I grouped them together on top of one of my shelf units.

Patchwork wall in my craft room - Shabby Art Boutique

All of my shelf units have gathered muslin curtains to hide my crafty supplies and keep the room looking neat.

The top of these units provide a great space for extra storage and fun vignettes. For Christmas I added a garland and fairy lights, which looks amazing at night.

The patchwork fabric letters were a new addition this Christmas.

I always love spending time in my ‘happy place’,
but it feels even more special at Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my creative space!

Handmade Christmas in the craft room I Shabby art Boutique

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  1. Your craft room looks so pretty.
    Toni xx

  2. Kerryanne, this room, oh! How I’d love to visit you there and make things with you. Not only is it filled with art supplies of every kind (I peeked under the muslin curtains!) it is absolutely magical for the holidays. Thank you for sharing your happy place, it would be mine, too. Merry Christmas, my creative friend! Xo Lidy

    • Kerryanne says:

      If you truly love crafty things Lidy, my stash would probably blow your mind. I have my every day supplies here in my craft room and the rest are in labelled boxes in our storage unit. We had to get one to store most of it while we are living at the resort… it’s kind of like my own craft shop I guess. 😉
      I’d certainly welcome you to come craft with me anytime! Merry Christmas xx

  3. Oh Kerryanne…love seeing your craft room and how amazing it is dressed for the Holidays….love your theme of Feminine and Pretty as it certainly is!! Who wouldn’t want such a fabulous Craft Room such as yours … and being so beautifully done for us to enjoy!! Love all of your sweet things…How can one not help to smile!!! Merry Christmas!

    • Kerryanne says:

      It’s definitely my girly room and one that makes me smile a lot. Just wish I could find more creative time to spend in there right now. Merry Christmas to you too Shirley.

  4. I just love your creative ideas for Christmas decor and “Shabby Chic” style! Way to go…wishing you a wonderful holiday!

  5. Wow, it’s so pretty, Kerryanne! I wish I could live in your craft room. Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Jamie

  6. Hi Kerryanne,
    I can see why this is your Happy Place. So sweet and comfy and inviting for you to come and create your beautiful treasures. Gorgeous.

    • Kerryanne says:

      I believe every girl needs her own ‘happy place’ Kris, whether that be a she shed, craft room or reading nook. I’ve always had one and it keeps me sane. It’s even nicer when it is decorated just for me. Thanks for visiting sweetie and Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful room! What a joy it must be to spend time there!

  8. I love how beautiful neat and tidy your studio looks. I wish mine looked as pretty. It’s a disorganized mess at the moment. I will eventually get to it. Love the soft pastel colors <3 We are home bodies too. Especially this time of the year. It's cold and dreary there really is no place like home.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Anne, I’m one of those creative people that just can’t create in chaos. I know that goes against the norm, but it is just how I am, so every Monday I clean and reorganise my studio to start fresh for the week. It does get pretty crazy in there again by the weekend though. Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas!

  9. It’s all so pretty and calming, love your space!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Julie. I have to say, the soft aqua walls which were already painted this colour when we moved in, provide are the most relaxing creative environment I’ve ever worked in. Always calm and inspiring in this itty bitty craft room. Merry Christmas!

  10. Kerryanne, it’s absolutely stunning! No wonder you’re so creative – who wouldn’t be inspired in this room? I love your creations, as well as those of your friends, but I particularly love the way they all come together in this delightful space!!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Lory. I especially love having things made by my friends. I know just how much time, effort and love has gone into making their creative pieces. It’s like a great big hug every time I look at them. Merry Christmas!

  11. I adore very inch of your craft room anytime of year Kerryanne – but Christmas is really something special! So much to look at and enjoy. You must be so inspired just by entering the room. xx

    • Kerryanne says:

      I’m actually feeling very inspired just by moving everything around in here Kelly. It has had the same layout for quite some time and after awhile you cease to see all the loveliness. Now I can enjoy all my shabby Christmas pretties while I’m crafting. Merry Christmas!

  12. Shirley Flavell says:

    Oh the peace you must feel going into your beautiful room. Happiness is—— 🙂

    • Kerryanne says:

      Total serenity Shirley. I’ve really enjoyed decorating a room purely for my own enjoyment. I didn’t have to worry about what anyone else likes, just surrounded myself with all my creative pretties. Merry Christmas to you!

  13. This is so very pretty. All of your personal touches make it so homey and sweet. <3


  14. Your home is a wonderland of inspiration!

  15. Just lovely.

  16. I’m lovin’ everyething you do, you soul sister, you! I’m desperately trying to subscribe to your newsletter but keep getting a message that the site cannot be reached. Thought you would want to know.

    • Hi Trudy,
      Sorry to hear that you are having issues signing up for my newsletter. I’ve just tried it and was able to sign up, so maybe the site was having technical issues when you tried it. I hope you’ll try again, as I’d love to stay in contact with you. Happy New Year!!


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