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.