Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another handy item…

I don’t know if I mentioned that I’m going on my first retreat in August … and I’m so looking forward to it. My friends Lynn & Valerie are coming too, along with another 25 or so from the quilting group I’m in. So……… to get ready for this fabulous event you might remember last week’s project – the cutting/ironing boards ……June 2010 119 Well this week we decided we should get a nice little iron to take with us too …… June 2010 175 Ok, it doesn’t look so small in the pic … but it’s actually a travel iron ~ slightly larger than the mini irons on the market – and about half the price too!!! Here it is up against my normal iron, you can see it’s much smaller.June 2010 178  It also came with a little carry bag … June 2010 179 not very pretty though is it???!! So what’s a girl to do??? Well make another one of course :o)!!

I wondered how I’d go about it then I remembered my friend Dawn had a lovely pattern for one in a recent “Homespun” magazine (No. 83 if you’re wondering) ~ isn’t it gawjus!! June 2010 187 So using Dawn’s lovely design as inspiration … cos mine’s nowhere near as pretty as hers … I set about making one on a much smaller scale …June 2010 181June 2010 182 AND it matches the cutting/ironing board too :o) …..June 2010 185Pretty pleased with how it all turned out :o).

We’re making one more matching item for this little set … I’ll show it to you next week ;o).

25 comments:

Fiona said...

It is just lovely Joy - Wonder what the 3rd item is?

Hugs - Fee XX

Robyn said...

Oh Joy this is fantastic!!
Looks so good and so practical...so much better than the 'uglies'.

Have the best time at your retreat!
I know you will ;-)

Dawn said...

Oh Joy it looks fabulous and you lucky girl going on a quilting retreat... can I hide in your suitcase... he he
Hugs Dawn x x x

Needled Mom said...

It is just gawjus!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Have fun on your reteat and I love the little iron bag, but my iron I'm afraid would never see the bag as I never get the chance to put it away lol.
Hugs Bec

quiltinbysea said...

Too pretty for words Joy,but 'gawjus' comes close. You are clever, can't wait to see what number 3 is

Sew Useful Designs said...

Oh wow - that fabric is gorgeous Joy, as are your travel companions!!! Our Dawn is such a clever gumnut! Bit like you! :-)

Hugs! Vikki xoxo

Sandi Butler said...

That's lovely, Joy, much nicer than the bag it was supplied with.

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Vicki said...

It looks really fabulous Joy ....I love it and wish I was going with you on the retreat :) Hugs Vicki xoxoxo

Maree: said...

Great Job on the Ironing Caddy...what a Gorgeous set...
cheers

Sheila said...

Joy , I have never seen an iron look so wonderful ;-) What terrific idea and so much easier to carry it to your retreat .

creativity amongst chaos said...

It is a beauty Joy! You are going to be the envy of everyone with those pretty carry-alongs! -Cori

Teresa said...

Did you do anything to make your iron tote heat resistant? Its so cute and I would like one too.

Talin's Corner said...

It is gawjus. I am sure you are going to have a blast at the retreat. If I could just make a suggestion, take an Ott-lite (or some sort of light). It makes a world of difference.

Julia said...

That's so neat Joy...Love the fabric too..It is gawjus!
Have fun at the retreat!
Julia ♥

teresa said...

This is really gorgeous Joy! You are going to look so professional at this retreat! By the way, where are you going? I'm off to a retreat in August too.... wouldn't it be funny....

Linda said...

What a cute little bag you made. I love it! This is my first time to your blog...thanks for sharing!

Lois said...

Very nice Joy..just the thing to take on retreat... are the iron easy to find in Oz?
Hugs
Lois

Micki said...

Nice you are getting ready for the retreat..You will have such fun there!
Micki

toni said...

Hey Joy, it looks fabulous! My iron never gets puts away and has a lovely shroud of fabric dust and sticky stuff *lol* toni xxx

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the iron cover. That's perfect.
Have a great time on the retreat.

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Cath Ü said...

Fantastic idea Joy... some of the girls had those wee irons at our retreat too... Julie's was smaller again.. so cute.....

You will have a ball... we did...

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Jude said...

They look great and i really like the mini iron cover.