Sunday, September 23, 2012

Role Reversal

I don't know about you, but I hate ironing  ;)

It's one of those boring, mind-numbing jobs, and it's not unusual for me to be distracted away from the ironing board, mid-basket...usually in the direction of my craft room when crafty inspiration hits me (or I come up with some other excuse!)

Interestingly, this weekend, quite the opposite happened.


I was busily pottering around in my craft room, when I was inspired to play with my ironing board. True story! I have this very cute mini ironing board which I use for pressing patchwork blocks and such. It's one of the most useful crafty tools I have ever owned...but also among the ugliest ;(


The ironing board definitely needed a makeover, and when I discovered the leftover squares from my Gypsy Girl sewing machine cover that I made a while ago, I knew what had to be done....


...a matching cover had to be made! Now I realise that buttons on a regular ironing board cover are not at all practical, but on my mini board? Well why not? I only use a very small area of the surface for ironing anyway ;)  So I sewed up  a panel similar to my sewing machine cover (which I constucted using a pattern by Bloom designer, Ros Mirrington) and cut it to size by tracing around my ironing board...too easy ;)


I allowed a little extra fabric on the edges (of course)  and added a binding made with the original  teal polkadot fabric. When it was all sewn on, I threaded some elastic through the binding, pulled it tight and neatened it all up.

 I assure you, I didn't go and buy a pink iron to match my ironing board cover...LOL...but it all looks rather cute and matchy-matchy, don't you think?

Enough distractions. I really had better get back to the task at hand, which is pinning and quilting my Some Kind of Wonderful quilt....blah blah blah. Pinning and quilting are NOT my favourites!

TTFN xxx

9 comments:

Tracey said...

Now that it just way, way too cute. I'll have one to thanks.
love me :-)

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

I have one of those ironing boards I use for sewing too! Guess what's on mine?? A towel! Blah - now I am going to have to fix that after seeing your gorgeous one! Beautiful work as always.

Hope said...

Cute! Very well done :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

That is way to cute. I don't think I would want to use it :( have fun with the quilt. hugs

Ceejay said...

I have that same mini ironing board, but mine just has the plain blue boring flowers for now......

Ceejay said...

I have that same mini ironing board, but mine just has the plain blue boring flowers for now......

Bev C said...

Hello,

Oh that is way too cute for a ironing board. Makes you want to iron too.

A lovely project.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Miranda McDonald said...

I have one of those ironing boards! 2.99 euros..... IKEA..... great value!

Nicky said...

I Hate Ironing Too!!! But I think I could learn to love it on that sweet board.... then again, there is a big difference between 'quilting' ironing and 'real' ironing!