We head behind the scenes at Little Deer Tracks to tour Aimee's studio in Siloam Springs, AR.

My dolls are my favorite things, they make me happy and are fun to decorate with! :) I have lots of artwork from various artists I admire throughout my house, and I have a gallery wall of my own embroidery art in my craft room.

Tell us about your space

My studio is in our computer studio, (my husband is an artist too) we have huge floor to ceiling windows. I love looking out into our front yard in the mornings and seeing birds and squirrels hunting their breakfasts. Other than that, our space is pretty standard, we’ve moved a lot and it always takes some creativity to find the right place for everything. I have space in two rooms in our house. I share my computer studio with my husband, and we both collect toys, so that room is full of them, as well as toys belonging to our 2 year old son. I have also taken over a little room in the middle of the house where I keep all of my craft supplies and projects I’m working on. It may eventually become a guest room too, but for now it’s all mine. I share it as well, with my son, he does a lot of painting there at the window and drawing on the floor. I do work there, it’s close to the living room where we play itunes radio, or Sesame Street much of the day. I do embroidery, hand sewing projects and make and paint clay NOM gnome figures there.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

I always have a bulletin board on the wall where I tack up bits and pieces of inspiration that come my way. I don’t have a lot of display space in my craft room, but I keep a few colorful things out on top of my shelf of storage boxes. I’ll probably rotate them throughout the year. My computer is surrounded by my doll collection, my "plastic audience.” I just got a new computer desk for Mother’s Day, which I stained turquoise. I love it, it brings lots of color into a room with drab walls. My son’s chalkboard is next to my desk and features his ever changing artwork.

How do you keep organized?

Most of my supplies stay in plastic storage boxes on a tall shelf. It’s not the most attractive solution, but I can access everything when I need it.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

I have a boxes for each type of craft I do: yarn, needle felting, fabric, felt, paints, embroidery flosses, and some with odds and ends. Keeping things separate makes it easier for me to keep them organized and put away when they’re not in use.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

My dolls are my favorite things, they make me happy and are fun to decorate with! :) I have lots of artwork from various artists I admire throughout my house, and I have a gallery wall of my own embroidery art in my craft room.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

I always keep a sketchbook where all of my ideas start. I draw everything and sometimes write in quotes too. Often ideas for new projects come from random doodles in my sketchbook. I also have physical, and digital scrapbooks of inspirational images I like. I’m also an avid Pinterest user.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I look through my scrapbook image collections, my sketchbooks, and online. More often than not though, ideas come to me when/where I’m not looking for them.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

I’d love to have a huge room with a huge work table, lots of cabinets with shelves inside for supplies, and lots of display shelves. Oh, and huge windows with natural light, looking out onto a forest, or the ocean. Sound good? ;)

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