Monday, May 31, 2010

It’s about time for a new Ironing Board Cover…

Don’t you think it’s about time I made a new Ironing Board Cover? DSC_0023

This poor cover has seen it’s fare share of thrashing.  In fact it was so bad that I have been using a towel between it and my fabric to protect my fabric from the the mess I made.

I finally made a new cover this weekend.  I just used some fabric I had received from my Grandmother’s stash of fabric.  It’s not super cute but it’ll work.

I took the old one off and used it for a pattern.  I folded my fabric in half and cut it out twice so I could flip the cover over when one side gets looking bad or I have another Wonder Under mishap.  I then put the original padding in-between both layers and surged the layers with wrong sides together.  I also surged the original sting in so that I could use the string to pull it tight around the ironing board again. 

To do this I just pinned the sting at one end and then lined it right at the raw edge of the fabric so it wouldn’t get struck by the needles.  Be sure to lift up your cutter so you don’t cut your string.  I just continued to hold it along the edge of the fabric as I fed both the fabric and the string through.  I love it when I try something new and it works so well the first try!!!

Anyways, here it is.  Not that cute but so much cleaner and no more fussing with the towel!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lil Blue Boo Challenge

Lil Blue Boo is hosting another challenge:


I have some particular knits I received from my mother’s stash that are so not cute in fact they just scream I’m from the early 90’s!!!  I will be using them to try and make something go from ugly to cute or maybe the better phrase would be “That’s so Cuegly”!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

*Closed* CSN Stores $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

I’m hosting a giveaway for a $50 Gift Certificate from CSN Stores!!!

“CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from bar furniture to briefcases, cookware to cribs, and so much more!”
I went on and scoured their website and these are a few of the items that I just loved: **Photos courtesy of CSN Stores***

Amy Michelle Sweet Pea Tote Diaper Bag/Handbag


SEI Abstract Cherry Blossom Wall Sculpture


Edushape Pirate Bath Fun

edushape Pirate Bath Fun - 547007
Giveaway Info:
The winner will be sent a one-time-use $50 gift certificate for them to use as they wish on any of the CSN Stores 200+ websites.  Giveaway will close Friday June 4th.
How to Enter:
1.  Go to CSN Stores and look around and then come back and leave a comment about something you would love to get.
2. Become a follower of my blog! (leave another comment)
3. Spread the word….through your blog, facebook, twitter, etc!!!  (be sure to leave another comment)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Frayed Fabric Bangles from Ribbon Spools

I have several empty ribbon spools lying around my house.  I didn’t want to throw them out without giving some thought on if I could recycle or reuse them.
So I came up with the idea to take off the cover, wrap some fabric around it and create these bangles:

Empty Ribbon Spools
Hot glue gun
Scissors or rotary cutter
Tear the front and back cover of the spool off so all you have left is the inner ring:
You’ll want to make sure you tear off all the little extra papers that are still around the edges.
For the smaller spools I used a strip of fabric that was half of an inch wide (1/2”) and for the wider spool I used a strip that was 1 inch wide (1”).  The length of your strip will very depending on how much you overlap your fabric, but if you don’t have enough you can always add another strip to where you ended.
Adhere one end of your strip to the inside of your circle using hot glue. 
Then start wrapping the fabric around at an angle.  If you run out of fabric just cut another strip and start from the inside of your circle where you left off (be sure to adhere both ends with your hot glue).
And there you have it Frayed Fabric Bangles
*I did not treat mine with anything but I’m sure you could put a little Mod Podge over the fabric if you wanted
**FYI these are not water proof, they will probably ruin if they get really wet.


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