Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy 2015: The Year of the Destash!

it's the year of DESTASH !!

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!  

Ewwwww.  Seriously?
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!!

1 comment:

  1. Ok This make over is REALLY, REALLY A super nice one, But I wonder where all your stash of fabric is . I am sure you have a bunch more than you show in that little cubord