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My studio Christmas make-over…

December 9th, 2009

Who says it takes days to decorate. I did mine in about 3 minutes.
Christmas dec studio makeover

Christmas dec studio makeover

Christmas dec studio makeover

Indecision is my middle name. Because Monica Inability To Make A Decision Solorio was much too long.

Christmas dec studio makeover

Christmas dec studio makeover

And THAT was my Christmas decorating for 2009. ONLY because I’m still waiting for the 7′ white tree I ordered from Kohl’s. They sent me a green one by accident - so I wait for the replacement. Customer service (via their facebook site) was so outstanding in the matter… that I’m all good with the little extra wait. Indecision may be my middle name… but Procrastination is my first name. Plus the MaryKate-mas tree wants to come out of the attic.  Just in case.

Darling, darling, darling owl and adorable dress/apron ornament made by my seriously talented and sweet friend Laurie of Old School Acres (and she’s got a wonderful etsy shop!).

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25 Responses

  1. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Oh, Man, seriously cute. But, your house has ALWAYS reminded me of a super cute gifty shop. :) I love that little owl.

  2. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    Procrastination is my middle name too. Oh and I am secretly known as Secret midnight sewer-decorator lady, at my house.

  3. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I feel like such a slacker! Can I just send friends and family pictures of your adorable studio? It looks so dang cute.

  4. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:


  5. The fabulous julia allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,
    love your decoration…that tree is just too cute (love the snowmen ornaments!).
    Have a great week,

    P.S.: How come you’ve got a copy of “Der Struwwelpeter”? I used to have this book as a child…and it kind of frightened & fascinated me at the same time ;o)

  6. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Adorable! Of course - wouldn’t expect anything different ;) That owl is just too darned cute!

  7. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Love the white tree and perfectly coordinated ornaments and your owl is so cute. I am seeing owls everywhere lately.

  8. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    The only thing I don’t like about these photos is that I can’t make them bigger so I can see every single tiny detail. I love it all. xo


    YOU CAN, PKM! Log into your flickr and then you’ll be able to click on the “ALL SIZES” tab. Super size me. xoxo, m

  9. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Procrastination-ditherer-leavethingstothelastminute are my middle names..

    You know, it usually all works out OK.. but dislocate your KNEE CAP and it all goes ‘packapoocack’…

    aka Miss Packapoocack
    with the blown knee…..

    PS I like the white tree too.. I already have two green tree’s so the hubs would be a bit distressed/unhappy/pi$$ed off with me if another tree come home… they aren’t something you can easily hide petal!

  10. The fabulous Camille allegedly said:

    Love it! I just love your blog- it always cheers me right up. You know, I think that tree would look at home in my house too….

    Do you think there’s such a thing as red/aqua heaven? I think it in your sewing room!

  11. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Dear Miss Procrastination Indecision Solorio-Snow (i.e. Miss Piss) …. I do believe we are twins separated at birth ….. happy last minute indecisive decorating/shopping/baking/wrapping/sewing/etc, etc, etc …..

  12. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I love those white x-mas trees. I´m not in x-mas decorating mood at all this year. You even got the book “Der Struwelpeter” in german thats cool - well I´m from Germany

  13. The fabulous Jennifer Paganelli allegedly said:

    You are just so amazing Monica!!!

  14. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    So Cute! I am in love with Laurie’s owl. I may just have to have one for my sewing room too, just try and stop me, mmmhmmm. Your little tree is perfect, I especially like the Red Ball garland. KMA! x

  15. The fabulous Susan Ramey Cleveland allegedly said:

    I just love your blog. It makes me happy to come here.

  16. The fabulous Simone allegedly said:

    This all looks so pretty, Monica! It makes me happy looking at it!
    And I chose your block and the one next to yours in from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for the international charity quilt! Great design! I will let you know as soon as it is finished, which will be around mid January!

  17. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    I think you are the first person ever to compliment Kohls….and on customer service to boot. Glad it worked out for you, I haven’t had that experience with them.

  18. The fabulous Julie Stewart allegedly said:

    Okay, officially the cutest Christmas Sewing Room ever. The contest is over.

  19. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Cute, cute, cute! How do you do it??

    I’m in love with white Christmas trees. Went to a garden center/”Christmas wonderland” this weekend…the white trees blew me away. The ornaments looked so good on them. Can’t wait to see yours (once you get it)!!

  20. The fabulous Laura & Mark Sperry allegedly said:

    SO cute Monica. You can come decorate my house anytime. Love It All! Love the Pennie Pockets. Merry Christmas to you and the family.

  21. The fabulous Loraine Jezak allegedly said:

    You seriously crack me up! Love the tree, and the owl. Oh, and BTW, just wondering when you will finish your “A Tisket A Tasket” BOM quilt. I’m dying to see your changes!

  22. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    oh gosh Monica. I have the same Old School owl and the same lil snowman heads from J’s (i think?) but they just look so CLEAN and QUIET and SANE in your space. ahhhh. Will I EVER get in that kind of (kid free) space? I sure hope so. I wish i could see the 7ft white tree from Kohl’s. That is SO gonna rock!

  23. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    oh my turquoise and red stars, in a billowy white sky…I am in love with your studio!!

  24. The fabulous val allegedly said:

    I’m HOWLING…love the before and after shots! As for the owl, that is such a MUST HAVE. Am I a sinner for coveting an OWL?

  25. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    That owl is unbelievable adorable. Loved your before and after pictures. I guess you didn’t spend a week or so putting away all your everyday decor like some people I know.

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