Wednesday, June 11, 2008

iron away

i have mentioned before how much i love to iron when i sew. well, lucy is always asking to iron with me. being the responsible mom that i am, i have not allowed her to do so. well, our other find this past weekend at the 90-mile yard sale was this little gem...
lucy has been playing away with it. mostly ironing either her dad or play-doh. yesterday i remembered that i had bought this small ironing board about ten years ago...
it had a great fabric on it which has since ripped and is in pretty bad shape. not to mention i never quite knew what to do with it. i mean, it was never quite usable and has been sitting against the wall in my sewing room. i have almost sold it several times, but couldn't bring myself to do it. well, i am glad i didn't. i decided to make a cover for it and let lucy use it so she can "help" me iron...
i am really happy with it. why didn't i embroider my ironing board cover?

24 comments:

deborah said...

You make the cutest ironing board covers. I think you need to make me one. I bet Lucy is ready to show us all how to iron. Can't wait to see you all.

Dana said...

Oh how cute. Wanna make me one? I'd pay you for it. :)

Bonne said...

LOL!! That is waaaay too adorable!! Can't wait to see her in "action"! Good job Mom!

mystele said...

wonderful!!! also, did you realize i tagged you???

Jess said...

Absolutely lovely.

SewAmy said...

this is the sweetest thing. you will have to get a pic of her ironing on her very cute ironing board.

Elizabeth said...

That is too cute Amy!! If I were a little girl, I would play with it non stop. I remember watching my mom sew and iron,and I would copy her all the time. I remember making fake patterns and playing with scraps, sure wish I had that cute little ironing board to complete my fun!!:)

Elizabeth said...

You have been tagged by me, so go check out my blog for the questions and rules :) Sorry for the double post.

erica said...

I would never have let you sell that ironing board had I known you'd thought about it! I've always loved it and the fabric that was on it. But I also like the new life you've brought to it--especially the embroidery. Recently, Anna saw an iron and ironing board at someone else's house and asked, "What's that?" Unlike you, I am not an ironer.

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

What a lovely cover! I might even enjoy ironing with one of those.

And I just tell you that I got the giggles reading about Lucy iron play doh. There was just something so very funny about that to me. So sweet too.

Smiles,
Lea

melissa said...

Oh so adorable! What lucky finds!

Penny said...

Amy, it looks great! I love the embroidery, now you will never get confused and use it for the wrong thing! I'm seriously going to have to make a new cover for my ironing board. I just posted a little tut on my site and *almost* trashed the whole idea after seeing how horrible my current cover looks in the pics!

Louise said...

That is so cute. My 2yr old uses her little ironing board as a dollies bed - maybe I should embroider the word 'iron' on it!!

julie (jane's apron) said...

That is SO cute...so, so cute!

Aunt Jenny said...

Very cute!!! I love the ironing board cover as much as the cute iron...how sweet!!1

cookie said...

this is sew cute!
i had put table top ironing board on my list of things to get today, logged on and this is the first blog i'm reading!!
i will definately make a cute cover like yours..
inspirational!!
love

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

That is adorable :P I bet she is having fun ironing on it

homespun living said...

How clever Amy!! I love it.

Deb

Jessica said...

I've tried many times, unsuccessfully, to make an ironing board cover-Yours is the one I have always dreamed of!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

way too cute! great find, and a wonderful little cover!

Marcia said...

Very cute! Brilliant idea!

jen said...

so cute!! didn't think an ironing board could have so much personality. i love the embroidery part. :)

dorie said...

wow, so cute! And yes, my immediate reaction is, "Could it be for grown up ladies too?"

smoothiejuice said...

Hi there Amy...I had to tell you, I came across a small ironing board athe the thrift adn copied your idea. My girls love love love it, thanks for some inspiration!

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