It's the first Friday of the new year, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!! Are you ready? New year, new starts, new goals - so let's share them all!
For me, the beginning of a new year means that it's time to clean up the sewing studio! My daughter and I spent New Year's Eve (day) in the new IKEA in Memphis, and I indulged in lots of new shelves for my studio. (An anniversary gift from my hubby!)
Here's a picture of just one part of my studio prior to the clean-up and re-organization...
I didn't take pictures of all the messy areas in my studio, but this one should give you a pretty good idea of how disorganized and cluttered it was after all my fall and Christmas sewing. And this was the good part of the room!
But just look at that same area now! There are two new Kallax 2x2 shelf units in there, and I moved two of my Antonius wire systems to the end (I needed to make room in another area so they moved over here.) I moved my monthly calendar over here, hung up a great piece of art by a friend, and hung the new sign I found today at Target that says "This is my happy place" - so true!!
This is a Kallax 5x5 shelf unit, and it replaces four old Cubicles units. They were starting to lean in a rather frightening manner. The bag on the floor has yarn I'm going to give to Lilli!
This is where the Antonius wire system used to be, alongside a wire baker's rack that was just a mess. Now it's a 4x4 Kallax unit with two 2x2 Kallax units on top. Look how nice that looks! And I love that all my shelving units match now - instead of the hodgepodge of shelving I had before....
And now for the fun part - here's my inspiration wall! It has lots of things I love on it, and sometimes things that make me laugh. It also has my weekly calendar, which shows things I have to do for the week (like nana duties and appointments) and also keeps track of upcoming projects. Having them written down means I don't have to worry about remembering them!
And one more pretty wall - I changed out the Christmas wall quilt for this pretty one that Karrie Lyne Winter of Freckled Whimsy made for me back in 2010. I also hung up the nifty crocheted bunting that I received in my Fair Trade Friday box this week - I think it's the perfect place for it!
So that's my refreshed studio - now I have to get back to work!!
And here's something I made right before Christmas but didn't share yet on the blog...
Emmy loves unicorns, and when I saw a unicorn jacket on a Target email, I headed right over to the store to pick one up. Unfortunately, they were sold out of the one in the ad. But I found a My Little Pony jacket with a hoodie that looked like a horse, mane and all, so I bought that and added a horn. She loved it!! This was her first time trying it on and she proceeded to neigh (loudly) like a unicorn....
...and then she got down on all fours and pranced around like a unicorn!! And guess what - it turns out that apparently unicorns sing in a very high squeaky voice and VERY LOUDLY when riding in a car! She loved her jacket which made me very very happy!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??