speaking of IKEA….

Remember when I made that Big Bag from a couch cushion cover from the IKEA As-Is section?
It was a….cinch!
Heh heh.


And just reminds of the many reasons I love IKEA: Smart, affordable, simple….and creatively inspiring.

Funny thing looking at those old photos….I’m wearing the same shirt I eventually turned into my semi-homemade Maternity Shirt Tutorial.  Wow.  Was I really pregnant THREE years ago??
It’s weird to think that I’ll never go through that again.

But it’s not weird to think how many more countless times I will go to IKEA.
Haah.  I guess they’re part of the family!
And probably part of your family too.

So I was thrilled when the curator of the IKEA museum in Sweden contacted me about my Sewing Room from the old house.  The museum (which is not open yet) is currently putting together exhibits for both the BILLY Bookcase and the KLIPPAN sofa—showing how universally loved these items are.  And showing what people do with them.  She noticed that I use my BILLYs to hold fabric and asked if I would contribute my story to their blog.

Um. Yes please.
So if you’d like to hear a little BILLY tale, head on over!

And if you have your own story to share, you can submit on the site as well!
There are many fun stories and photos on there.

Okay.
Over and out.
I need an IKEA cinnamon roll.

(please note: this post is NOT sponsored by IKEA.  I just truly love them.)
(and p.s…..can you spot any of the First Day Dress fabrics in there??  I see three….)

  1. 1) iHeartQuilting

    I also love the Billy bookcases, and am using several in my sewing room for my fabric as you have. I also use two in my kitchen, to hold my canning supplies, and my cookbooks in the other. I love how the doors make everything look neat and tidy when they are closed. I need that, haha.

  2. 2) bdaiss

    I do like Billies…but I’m afraid I’m a Hemnes girl. A big enough fan that I hauled them 12 hours round trip for my new craft room. (It’s almost done…) (Because I didn’t want to spend $350 on shipping. Our nearest IKEA is in Denver, 6 hours down the road.) Question: Is that an IKEA desk as well (2nd to last photo, on the left)?

    • 3) HokieKate

      I’ve also driven six hours to the nearest IKEAs because I love their furniture! I bought a Hemnes bedroom set instead of large solitaire engagement ring.

  3. 4) Loredana

    Wow, what a fantastic sewing room!
    I love Ikea too and fortunately I need only 5 minutes to reach it.

  4. I, too, use Billy bookcases to hold my fabric. Now, if only I could sew as fast as I can purchase fabric!

  5. I share the IKEA love! I could spend a day there — and Target! lol

  6. 7) Svannah

    I love ikea and wish it was closer to me.

    Point of my comment is…you said you could go for a cinnamon roll…oh man…their pizza. SOOO good! Another reason why I wish it was closer!

  7. 8) JenniferF

    I love IKEA! 🙂 I can’t believe you were contacted by the IKEA museum! I can’t believe there actually is an IKEA museum…I must go! I am very grateful that I have an IKEA a mere 10 minute drive from my house, the biggest IKEA in Canada at that.

  8. I love IKEA too!! I’ve sewn so many things with their stuff… love love love!! Congrats to being featured by IKEA!!

  9. Congratulations! It’s so great that they found you!

    I love the a-line first day dress with grey-white-multi stripe fabric. Where did you find that fabric?

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