This is a picture of $7500 worth of new roof i just had done. How not-fun is that? For $7500 I could landscape my whole yard at least five times over. For $7500 I could buy a Bernina sewing machine and enough fabric to last a good five years. I can't even begin to think of the fancy-schmancy cookware and exotic foods I could buy with that kind of cash.
But a leak-proof, squirrel-proof roof is sort of a good thing. Just one of those things you have to spend money and time on once in a while. But it still stunk having to do it.
So you can imagine my aggravation the other morning when, trying to quickly whip up a headband in the five minutes before I had to leave for work, this happened:
Dag nabbit! A hole right on my (ratty) ironing board cover. I'm on a bender right now where I'm trying not to buy anything new if I can finagle something I already have on hand. An ironing board cover is essentially fabric. Which, um, I sort of have a lot of.
I spent tonite whipping up a new one. I used McCall's 6903. It's just one pattern piece trimmed in double fold bias tape in such a way that it forms a casing for two yards of elastic which fits it snugly around the board.
Digging through my immense stash I found some fun fabric I bought waaaay back when I worked in a fabric store. (So that would be a good 12 years ago). Yikes! But it's fitting for a sewing room - it has an array of scissors, pattern pieces, measuring tape and whatnot over it. Not the funnest project. But a necessary evil that turned out quite nice.