Friday, January 6, 2017

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Clean Start for the Year!

Hi, all!

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!

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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??

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?


What's making you dance a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like we both spent the holidays revamping our sewing rooms with Kallax units. My room is 'slightly' smaller than yours and I have a 'little' less fabric but I'm just as pleased with the results. Enjoy your room.

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  2. What a great way to start off the new year, your room looks great.I have two of the Antonius units also. Sad Ikea doesn't make them anymore.

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  3. I love your new sewing room storage. I purchased a 5x5 Kallax unit last year and I love it. Best investment for my sewing room. It's great to start the new year with a reorganized sewing space. It really boosts you up to be creative.

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  4. Love the organization you've incorporated. You have inspired me again! And I love your little unicorn!!!

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  5. Getting things cleaned out and rearranged does free up your creativity. Looking great, and it looks like you doubled your ironing space!

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  6. I have been eyeing the Kallax units for years. IKEA is very far from me in Buffalo so I have to plan a road trip. Your room looks fabulous!

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  7. Congrats on all the new shelving! Your place looks amazing!

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  8. It looks fabulous! Enjoy your newly organized creative space!

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  9. love your new cleaned up space - feels good doesn't it.

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  10. Congrats on your studio makeover - looks great! Enjoy!

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  11. Very, very nice! I love my Kallax shelves. I have a 5x5 on one wall and a 4x2 on another.

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  12. What a big difference! I am so jealous you have already gone to the Memphis Ikea...I cannot wait to myself. The shelves are fantastic. It's amazing how stoked we get to organize when we get just the right storage solutions!

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  13. Your room looks wonderful and the jacket is so cute!

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  14. wonderful new room! it looks much easier to keep things tidied up - a worthy goal

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  15. Your Instagram photos also inspired me to clean my room! Your room looks great!

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  16. Wow - your area looks great! And I love the jacket!! Too cute!

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  17. Wow! It looks great! I did the same thing last week and it feels much better being in my studio now. Happy Quilting!

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  18. OMG! The studio makeover looks awesome! Love those Kalax units - so orderly. Now that I have a spare room to fill up, I should redo my studio with those. Thanks for sharing all the before and after pictures of your happy place!

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  19. Aren't those shelving units great? I have 3 in my sewing room...keeps everything so organized

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  20. oh, that unicorn makes me giggle!

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  21. Emmy's so adorable. Nice organization.

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  22. Aww WHAT a peanut she is; makes me miss my grandson though! Love the look on Nathan's face too! He's like, Whoa! Nana! You also make me itch to get into my new sewing space and IKEA and put the two together in perfect harmony ha!

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  23. I love your shelves. We're getting an IKEA next fall -- they're building it now. I can't wait!!!!

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  24. Great studio redo. I only get to Ikea when I visit my brother in Davie, FL (it's about 2 or 3 miles from his house), but our car is so full for our 7 week trip south that there's no room for storage units. I do manage to find room for fabric purchases though.

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  25. Looking great, Sarah! Having all the shelves the same style freshens your studio up so nicely. Love that cheerful bright blue paint, too!

    Adding a horn to a pony jacket to make a unicorn? That's a genius Nana hack :)

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  26. Love those Kallax shelves, Sarah. You will enjoy the room even more now that it's organized and everything matches so beautifully. What a great makeover!

    That little unicorn is absolutely adorable! Your description of her squeal is hilarious. I have a few granddaughters and have heard a similar sound. It's amazing how high that pitch can get, isn't it?

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  27. Your refreshed sewing studio is definitely the envy of this quilter who sews on the dining room table. After seeing the viral video this week of those twins who pulled over a dresser onto them, I have to ask if your storage units are anchored to the wall? It would make moving them later more tedious, but just in case a unicorn decided to climb on one it might be worth considering. Looking forward to the next thing to come out of your revamped studio.

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  28. Great jacket! I'm hoping to clean up my sewing area, when I get home (later this month). I'm whooping, since I'm with my youngest son and his wife, along with my mom, inlaws, other family and my BFF of almost 40 years.

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