Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Some quick finishes

I've gotten a couple quick finishes done the last week. Mostly because I'm avoiding quilting a top that I can't figure out what to quilt on it! So here is what I have done.

I made two of these bags.


These are the ever popular Jane Market Tote with one change. I sewed the handles inside rather than on top.  I had this fabric and used it for powder room curtains (photos will follow once they are hung). I had way too much of it so I actually made two of the same bag. The only difference is I left my label off one.


What do you think of this fabric? I'm thinking of giving the extra bag to my daughters summer camp teacher as a thank you gift. But even the inside has the dogwood fabric on it.


The other small project was to recover my ironing board again.  Here is it in the first fabric I used all browning and gross.


And underneath is the original board. My husband and I call it the first ironing board because it's so old.


It came from his family farmhouse and we have no idea how old it is. Case in point, when I first did this, I tried to re-pad it as well and found this underneath.


Yeah. That's bolted in! I wasn't and am still not messing with it.

So I got myself a fun decor weight fabric from Joann's and used this tutorial to re-cover it.


I have to say, the tutorial is great. Very straightforward and easy to follow. And I think it left a nice clean looking cover! I'm excited to iron again!




9 comments:

niveas said...

thanks so much for the inspiration. I defintily need a new Ironboard-Cover!

Katie B. said...

I love the dogwood fabric!!!

Captain StitchyPants said...

I love that dogwood fabric! It reminds me a little of pink cherry blossom, too, which I adore.

Anna said...

I love that cherry blossom fabric - so cute! I'm sure it looks really great in your bathroom, too!

Katy Cameron said...

Love that Japanese fabric in the bag, and great job on the ironing board, fancy coming over to cover mine? I've had the fabric for it for months, but alas, no time...

**nicke... said...

i LOVE that bag! i need to make some. i have the pattern all ready to go. i just need to get to cutting!

Denise in PA said...

Love the dogwood fabric! Is that Joel Dewberry or something else? Great fabric for the ironing board too!

felicity said...

I think the dogwood fabric is absolutely beautiful! Lucky teacher!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

I am in LOVE with that dogwood fabric. Where did you find it? The ironing board looks great.

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