Ikea had my shelving on Friday! I was there as the door were opening and it was like Heaven! I was the only one in the WHOLE PLACE! If you have ever been to Ikea you know this just does not happen! I found the Billy shoveling and was able to get those things on a cart and into my car all by myself ( HIGH FIVE)! On Saturday, The in-house engineer and I constructed the shelves and he made sure they were safely strapped to the wall so none of my precious fabric would be harmed if we had an earthquake or something crazy like that here in VA ( it has actually happened).
Saturday night was spent unloading all the boxes and bags of stuff that Katy and I had cleared out of the room just a couple of weeks ago. I could not be more pleased with the look of my new shelves in this space! If you follow me on instagram ( gogokim) , you may have seen some of the photos I have been sharing there. There may have been some happy dancing too but that was not shared for fear of Katy never helping me again.
Here is a very not perfect photo of some of the progress.
I am trying to keep things somewhat minimalistic in this "new" space so I do not fall into the trap of SHOVING things into any space and losing stuff along the way. The ability of something just fitting and being out of sight is dangerous in these parts. I am finding things I had completely forgotten I owned or more sad, that I had sewn and just put out just until I could get to it.
I decided that the cutting table shelves would be the perfect spot for some of my books and my fun vintage suitcases that store patterns and some other items that are not used often enough to be put in plain sight.
Then I came to this issue...only a few of my scrap bins...oh what to do with these...if anyone has the best way that they have found and used that had continually worked for them, I would really love to hear about how you do it!
I cannot bring myself to be rid of them because, honestly, I am a scrappy sewer. I love my scraps and these bins have been so kind to me when looking for that ONE piece of whatever color I NEED more than AIR to finish a block for a quilt. Until I stop being scrappy, I red to figure out the best way to keep track of scraps so they do not have a chance to take over.
I still have plenty to go through before it is completed. The box on the right with bags is UFO's, the box in the middle...more scraps...three sewing machines...and this is only part of the foyer..
Aye dios mio!
I hope to have things more completed my the end of next week but I also hoped to have shelving two weeks ago...LOL!