I surrender: my stash is out of control. If I live to be 100, I still couldn't use it all.
So this year, I pledge to focus on my stash, and use it up!
Honestly, hanging on to old stuff doesn't leave any room for new ideas.
For the first week of the year, I was very successful. I finally took apart an old, scorched ironing board cover and re-purposed it. I bought a replacement months ago, but it did not fit the XL board, and I'd been ironing on a jacked up, slipping off cover for months!
It took a while, but the gears finally worked, and I figured out a solution. Using some bright, floral fabric, I created an extension to the new [too small] cover allowing to fit the bigger board. I made sure the hem was generous enough to work as a casing for the old drawstring. Ahh, I can't express how much nicer it feels to iron on a clean, tidy ironing board.
I'm a bit of a hoarder, and it just about killed me to throw away the old cover...... so this happened:
|Finally!! Used that iron caddy/pad pattern!! How cute is this?|
And this!! I've burned all my potholders, so I plucked some of my fat quarters and made this sweet, oversized potholder. Cooking in style.
Best of all: this was ALL from stash!!