Oh, Ikea. How you taunt me from your new home... 20 minutes drive away! Having grown up Ikea-less in Tasmania, any visiting relatives insist on a visit there as part of their itinerary.
And what am I to do as I tag along but buy 3 metres of housy fabric for no apparent reason and then have it taunt me from the craft cupboard, forcing me to make it into a new sewing maching cover!
This is supposed to be the right side cause the houses on top face the right way, but of course I prefer this side....
...they all seem to line up better don't you think?
If you are interested, it is a super easy pattern that I found here. I made sure to measure up my own machine to be sure of a correct fit and I also tend to use trusty baking paper from the kitchen to draw up a pattern before cutting up the fabric. Would hate to waste any of that 3 metres of housy fabric!! Any ideas on what I can use the other almost two and half metres on????
This week I also tried my hand at making a fabric yo-yo! Addicted after only making one! I followed Emma's advice over at Frog, Goose and Bear and bought a yo-yo maker online with the Haby Goddess - super fast postage and a wee freebie was included!
I'm thinking of making up a few simple skirts and teaming them with a t-shirt decorated with a couple of yo-yo's made using the same skirty fabric for little girl birthday presents!
Other creative types hang around over at Our Creative Spaces on Thursdays.