this weekend

ironing board pad

I made myself an ironing board pad. boring? sure. but it’s so useful. my ironing board is finally useful! I simply layered some batting and insulbright and traced out the board. I then marked where I wanted the elastic, pinned, and used an overcasting stitch all around.

new ironing board cover

while I was at it, I prettified the board with a new cover using some daisy janie fabric. I was lucky to win two panels of this lovely fabric on jan’s blog and, after hording it for months, thought it was perfect for my cover. I actually like looking at my board now.
half hex blocks.jpg
the first project to be ironed on my lovely board were some pollen8 bee blocks for rangsiwan. she asked for scattered hexes on a grey background. as much as I like them, I don’t think I want to sew up another half-hex block for a while. it’ll be interesting to see how she sews them together, I’m kinda feeling overprotective over the hexes at the top and bottom and would hate to see them sliced up.

weekend sewing

I picked up my baby quilt again and almost have the top done. I’ll admit that I’m a little scared this quilt is more “me” than the recipient. hopefully she won’t find it too crazy. I’ll go easy on the back I guess 🙂

a little treat

I was feeling a little down on sunday, so I picked up a couple of treats for myself at ulta. I haven’t bought nail polish in years, but all of a sudden I WANTED some grey polish (I blame pinterest). I picked up some other colors while I was at it, thinking of sandal season. for now it’ll be my little secret inside my shoes since spring hasn’t properly arrived here.
there was also some cleaning, pizza, lots of texting, and even some indian food. I hope you had a good weekend as well!

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  • Lisa March 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Love the hexagons. I’ve never pieced them in that fashion – interesting. I have some to adorn my latest baby quilt, but I am planning on appliqueing them in place.

  • Jan | Daisy Janie March 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Your ironing board looks great!!! What a fun (and useful for sure) project!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts March 29, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Love the ironing board cover – a great idea and something I really need!

  • Virginia March 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I need a new ironing board cover. Mine is less than useful (as in it crumples when you try to iron things on it. Yeah. Maddening).
    Love the nail polishes. My toes are bright purple right now. I think I may go for pink next.

  • Amanda Elizabeth March 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I love that ironing board cover, I need one SO badly, I just have that silver stuff on there, no batting and if I leave the iron on it too long it smells like burning grossness & burns the bajeezus out of me.
    Those nail polishes are AWESOME! I just got a new essie color…maybe I need to paint my toes today too!
    (the hex blocks & the blocks on your wall are AWESOME!)

  • Monet March 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Yay! So happy to see this! It looks great.