Monday, September 8, 2008

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I still don't think it counts as "calling out" if you're pointing everyone else to blatant resellers. they should be happy we're finding all these accounts for them - it makes the whole site look bad if at the top of the front page it says "Your place to buy & sell all things handmade" and then you scroll down and see plasma tvs for sale.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

new ironing board!

Almost anyone who sews wishes at some point in time that he or she had a bigger ironing board. Or one that isn't tapered.

I wished for a bigger ironing board too. Except I went the next step and made my own. :D

Step 1: find a suitable table. I got this one at Ikea. I got this one because it was counter height (which is the height I normally set my ironing board to), it was 72 inches long - good for ironing pretty much any width of cloth, and it included some storage space (drawer, shelving).

 Step 2: Gather your supplies for the top. I bought 2 boxes of this kind of velcro (and it isn't cheap!) - it has adhesive on the back of one side and on the back of the soft side there's nothing so you can sew it to something. 


The batting is the kind used to make oven mitts. I doubled up on this for the table just to be on the safe side.

The cloth I used was some stuff off the clearance rack at Jo-Anns - some calico they were trying to get rid of so it was only $1/yard. :)

Step 3: Sew velcro to the cloth. Sew the layers of batting next to the velcro you just sewed on. Sew the other strip of velcro on, but remember that the fabric will stretch so don't just measure the width of your table and go from there. My cloth stretched a 1/2 inch.

Step 4: Attach sticky velcro to the table and put pad on!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to work already? :(

This (extra long) weekend was nice.

It was nice to do almost nothing besides eat and sleep. And laugh.

And possibly the worst sound combination to go along with wanting to still be on vacation has to be this:
2 highly annoying co-workers yakking about some topic that does not need a 2-hour discussion + another co-worker clipping his fingernails at his desk

Can I go home now, please?