Ironing is fun again, thanks to City Chic Country Mouse, a mother/daughter sewing and blogging duo who aim to inject some joy into the otherwise world of mundane household tasks. They’re having a Spring Cleaning Sale over in their Etsy shop, and I couldn’t help but snag a cute new ironing board cover.
It arrived just a few days later, and it was wrapped so adorably that it felt like Christmas or my birthday all over again.
The item was wrapped in tissue, secured with a cute little mouse sticker, tied with a fabric strip (that coordinated with the product), and topped off with a hand-written “thank-you” note.
I peeled back the precious wrapping to find the ironing board cover neatly folded, and topped with a small envelope.
And what was inside that envelope? Their super cute business card, a mini-card with a coupon code, and a spare piece of fabric (which I can only assume is for patching the cover, etc, if need be). If you guys ask me, these ladies take the cake with product packaging.
As for the actual item I ordered? Well it fit my ironing board perfectly, thanks to its sturdy drawstring closure. I’m happy as a clam now that my ironing board has a new look. Did I mention that my old cover was stained, and so worn that the elastic no longer worked, and after I last washed it I had to hand-sew it in place to hold it on the ironing board? Goodbye, ugly!
Though you can’t see it here, the cover coordinates well with the colorful fabrics I used in my studio makeover. All the bright colors help to keep me energized when I’m working late at night.
Speaking of working in my studio, would you like a peek at a design I made last night? I love it! This pleated design will be for lumbar pillows, and I will have coordinating square pillows and cat purr pads to go with it.
This is an example of what I love most with sewing. The creation of designs and the piecing together of colors and fabrics and textures. Yum. Is it 5 o’clock yet? My fingers are itchin’ to get back to stitchin’.