a little decorating

For my birthday, Alexis sent me some gorgeous fabrics from IKEA.  The great thing about receiving fabric as a gift is that is takes me out of my comfort zone.  It is a different weight than I usually buy and definitely different colors that I usually go for but I LOVE it.  I was able to get really creative, knowing I wanted to use at least some of it for something I would keep.  I have been meaning to make a cover for this ugly ironing board and  taaaadaaa....
Isn't it gorgeous?!?  I really love it.  And as those who sew know, on some projects you may spend as much or more time at your ironing board as at your sewing machine.    And then I was thinking my sewing machine was looking so neglected...well, I just couldn't help myself.
Summer is on it's way, so now the dust won't collect on the sewing machine while I'm playing outside.   Now, there is some orange fabric that is screaming to be made into pillows.  It will have to wait for another day.

Comments

Jessica Amor said…
So cute!!!! I need to commission you to make me a cover for my sewing machine and ironing board too! It would make a great birthday gift. :)
Meg said…
Do you sell all your wonderful creations? If you do or ever decide to you should totally check out www.etsy.com It's a great site to sell your handmade pieces. David is going to be opening up a page there as soon as he gets his jewelry pieces together. But you look like you could start it up now!!! You are fantastic!
Mama Gast said…
ETSY is the BEST!!! I actually already have an etsy store, I just haven't listed anything on it. I haven't been able to sit down and crank out anything extra. Everything I've made is either for my house or a gift for a specific person. Thanks though! I would love to be able to take my passion into a money making enterprise!