better living through chemicals

thanks for all the iron cleaning advice! I wasn’t having much luck with the natural methods so I sent Tim outside with the oven cleaner and it worked like a charm. thanks Michelle! guess I’d really crudded it up. here’s the shiny new iron posing with its friend the new ironing board cover. I totally cheated on the cover. I seamripped the top from the gathered bottom part, laid it flat over my fabric and cut around it and then sewed the new cover back to the bottom. worked like a charm! all the velcro stuff and the drawstring underneath were still in tact.

the sewing is going well, although nothing is easy with this giant belly (and no there will be no cute "bump" shots as I’ve long past the cute stage!), I knocked out some pillows, now I’m going to tackle some quick curtains and then it’s time to assess the progress of the quilt wall for the baby’s room…

17 thoughts on “better living through chemicals

  1. Colleen says:

    Jealous: feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages
    Oh man..totally feelin that for your beautiful quilts!

  2. Amber says:

    You may already know this but you can hang those on the wall with straight pins. The cheap kind with metal heads on them they hide really well and you just hammer them in like a nail. And when you pull them of the wall you can hardly see the pin hole. I used this all the time it works!

  3. Abbey H says:

    I’m also 9 months pregnant, so I totally feel the too big for pictures thing…friends keep asking and I keep shooting them down.
    Love the quilts and can’t wait to see the quilt wall! Best of luck.

  4. cindy says:

    I need to make a new ironing board cover too. I love the fabric you used! And the iron looks beeyooteeful! :) You’ve inspired me to make a quilt wall, but I only have one up right now. :) I’ll hang some as they’re made. For now, I have a big quilt to make. :) Enjoy the last weeks of being pregnant and I hope you get some sleep! :)

  5. Pieces says:

    I love the quilt wall idea. I am just getting started on some mini quilts and I may have to put a wall together too.
    I have been reading your blog for awhile but somehow I missed the make-a-long story. I could die it is so wonderful!! It reminds me of the teddy bear books I loved as a child–the ones where the teddies are dressed up and photographed in real situations. I’m sure I am way older than you are so you may not have seen them. Anyway, I love the story and everything about it!

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