Thursday, 8 March 2012

Ironing board cover

I've just finished work until Tuesday!  I've got an exciting weekend ahead of me - I'm doing a stained glass workshop on Saturday and then tomorrow I'm going down to meet my new nephew!  I can barely wait...  Tomorrow?  Tomorrow I get to do exciting stuff like cleaning out the bunnies, ironing and putting a new snap on the bib.  Not so exciting.

Anyway, enough talk of my nephew as I'm sure you're sick of it, though I do have more baby projects to show you.  In the meantime, I finally got round to making a new ironing board cover.  Do you want to see the old one?  It's quite gross and covered in sticky bits of Bondaweb.


I don't know if you remember, but I was planning on using some lovely Amy Butler fabric I'd got from Prints to Polka Dots?  Well it turned out I'd bought 1/2 metre cuts, so I had to find something that worked with them. 


I used this fabulous tutorial by Randi at i have to say.


Now, when I took my old cover off, I realised that the pad was part of the cover...  I didn't have my computer on (I'd printed the tutorial out) so I didn't know how to make a new one.  Turns out it's pretty easy, must give that a go!  At the minute, the new cover is just on over the old one!
  

9 comments:

faith76 said...

Great job on the ironing board cover! Thanks for sharing the link on how to make one. Will have to give it a whirl! X

Pam said...

Looks fabulous, Wendy. Mine is so bad, I really must make a new one, but I couldn't possibly show a photo... LOL!!!

Sandra :) said...

I always just put the new cover on top of the old cover - I have so many on there now that my board is now ... OVERpadded, lol! Your new cover is gorgeous - isn't it awful how grungy our boards get??! And there's just no washing the covers - they never come out clean! I need a new one too - mine is looking awful!

Nope, not sick of nephew talk - can't wait to see a picture of Auntie Wendy with Master Jacob - I bet you can't WAIT to hold him!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Lovely new ironing board cover - well done!

S x

Allie said...

Good job girl! And I'm so excited to hear you're going to meet Jacob Saturday, I just know his Aunty is going to spoil him rotten....

Celtic Thistle said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend with your new nephew, can't wait to see the photos.

Your ironing board puts mine to shame I will definitely have to check out that tutorial, and get cracking on a cover for my sadly neglected board :)

Amanda said...

Awesome, makes me want to make a new one for my ironing board!
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Hanni said...

It looks so great! My ironing board also need a little refashion... or just would need... ironing is not my favourite housework, so I try to keep myself away from the board :)

The Dotty One said...

Wow - that's the snazziest ironing board cover I've ever seen! It almost makes me want to do some ironing - and I never iron! Well, only for sewing purposes, never clothes!