Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Finds

Mum's 30-minute reversible ironing board cover @ Bloom We are in the sewing room today with a few ideas.

 From Bloom and Blossom to make an ironing board cover.   I have done one before and thought it was not too hard to do.  I thought this was a good tutorial.....although I may be lazy and just buy the next one.

ice cube tray ideas

The blog at Sew Many Ways has a Tool Time Tuesday, which I love.   I am borrowing her image for the use of silicon ice cube trays for bobbins.  I thought this was too clever.  Of course, she also had one filled with sewing machine feet, and/or batteries.  Where does she get all her ideas?  Drop in for a visit and see what she has done with household stuff.

Ruler box pin cushion

   Isn't this cute?  Even if you have plenty of pincushions, you have to like it!  And if you are fortunate enough to have a vintage/old/broken/unwanted yard stick or ruler, now you can re-cycle it.    Here is a link to here.    She uploaded the photo to Pinterest, but I could find no other info.  So it's for inspiration!

     Inspiration takes different forms......what to do with a craft project from Sir Old Man's father?   His Dad would go to craft time at the nursing home, and I  was usually the recipient of whatever was the monthly project.   One such project was a small wood box about 3 1/2" square with a lid.

     So....a few ideas here.  Storing needle packs, fill it with safety pins, or turn it into a pincushion.  I intended to use it as a pincushion, but there was the lid.  It is the personality of the box that Dad painted.  I decided it is for safety pins....especially the bent ones!  Thanks, Dad.

   Please visit the links for pinning for future reference.  
Happy stitching.


Dana Gaffney said...

I've seen those tutorials for ironing board covers and thought about it, but I think I'm too lazy also.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I can run an ironing cover in a matter of days - would be heart broken to mess up a 'pretty' one. I find it much more easy to pick up a couple when I see a sale - once ruined, I have no guilt in tossing them out. Love the old ruler pin cushion - must show that to my son and see if he can make some of those bases for me.

Terri said...

Thanks for the ideas and links. Love the knobbed box from your FIL. I guess that's where your Hubby got the good woodworking genes. What a lovely little gift.
Love the pincushion, too.

Janet O. said...

I love the ideas for the bobbin storage and the pin cushion. Thanks for all of your Friday "finds". : )

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