Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! Well, this past week ended up being rather busy and quite productive! I sewed four bags last week. Another Frog Prince bag (but in a larger size), and then three bags that I’ve made in the past. I won’t show the Frog Prince, but I will share the other three bags since it’s been a while.
Santa’s Village is an oldie, but a goodie! I always love making this bag! This cream Fall Leaves print is so pretty. I love the orange leaf binding print. I’m always so happy to make any bag that represents our military and service members. This Air Force bag is a great bag!
I was planning on sewing the bags starting today, Monday, but I had a feeling that our weekend of painting Josh’s old room would change our plans. And I wasn’t wrong! The Mister cleaned the carpet four times, and this is the best we could get it. I told him it was fine, because pretty soon it was going to be covered in crafty scraps anyway! LOL!! We painted the room on Saturday and I LOVE how it turned out! That meant that the next step was an IKEA shopping trip! Since we are both get-it-done type people, I told Brad I wanted to finish this week’s sewing on Sunday so I could focus on setting up and moving the sewing room throughout this week. So Sunday was sewing up the Fall Leaves and Air Force bag (shown above).
We woke up Monday morning and headed for our nearest IKEA store… In Las Vegas, NV. It’s a three hour trip there, and we arrived a few minutes before they opened. I was well prepared with a list detailing all the package dimensions, weights, and locations of the products within the store. Brad needed to make sure we could fit everything in the truck, so we decided to shop for it ourselves rather than ordering it online and picking it up. Believe it or not, I stuck to the list and didn’t buy one extra thing! That list was so helpful we completed our shopping and had the truck loaded and tied down in an hour and forty-five minutes! For real!
Once we got home I expected to just drop everything off in the room, but the Mister still had some energy. We ended up setting up two Mulig shelving units and he tucked them into each side of my closet.
After that, we set to work assembling the Alex drawers. I expected these to be a nightmare to put together, but these were pretty easy once we identified all the parts! We ended up with a great assembly line method and got the drawers done rather quickly. After that we put the legs on the Linnmon corner table and set the other end of that on one half of an Alex drawer. Then we took a 47.5″ Linnmon table and set that on the other half of one Alex and the second Alex drawers. So now my table is done! We still have two Billy bookcases to assemble tomorrow, as well as a 3 x 4 Kallax cube shelf system and then the IKEA furniture is done!
I still have a few other pieces of furniture to order online, but with these basics set up I am going to start moving all of my stuff into the room. I think that will be the hardest part for me! Organizing all the crafty supplies! So that is what this week will be all about. I hope to have a finished room to show you next week!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Set up new sewing room!
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