Saturday, June 30, 2007

Plush You Book!!

Hey you! Do you know about the awesome Kristen Rask? Well, she's the mastermind behind Schmany Toys a hip little toy boutique in Seattle Washington.

She blogged about my stuffies and her new book that's coming out in the Fall called ... Plush You!: Lovable Misfit Toys to Sew and Stuff

Plush You!: Lovable Misfit Toys to Sew and Stuff

It's filled with plush artists all over the world (including me) and some of them even share tutorials on how to make their lovable creatures.

I can't wait to get a copy and you should check it out too!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

DIY ironing board cover

I wanted to share how super easy it is to make a new ironing board cover. I had bought one from Wally Mart awhile ago for 99 cents and it had seen it's better days! It had burns, pen marks and holes, it was a mess!

Sooo I took it apart and cut out the pattern on some cute green polka dot fabric, and woo hoo new ironing board cover!! It only took me about a half hour from start to finish. :)



So my old cover had a string that was used to pull the cover tight over the ironing board, so I reused it by serging over it very carefully (that's how the old one was made). I think you could probably use a wide zig-zag stitch to get the same effect, if you don't have a serger! Or just sew on elastic!



Finished product!