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Ironing is Fun Again (& a product peek)

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.

After I opened it I reassembled it so I could take a photo.

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!

Pardon the poor lighting, this shot was snapped at midnight.

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’.

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  • Reply Julia at 4:09 pm

    I love the pleating Jane!

  • Reply Jennifer Laughlin at 6:05 pm

    sew jane sew! <3

  • Reply Anonymous at 10:31 pm

    Absolutely adorable! And you’re right, that’s great packaging. Looks like the cards came from Moo – a personal favorite of mine. 🙂

  • Reply Ryan at 2:53 pm

    I was so surprised that this worked that I wrapped the vacuum and dishes in fabric so that doing them becomes fun again.

    See? I’m always looking for ways to make you happy!

    I’m going to need a few more yards (of cloth!) for the lawnmower too.

  • Reply Khazelton at 3:14 pm

    the small piece of fabric they sent along with your order could be used to bring to the hardware or linen store if you are trying to match colours for curtains, paint, etc in that room.
    I need a new cover for my board as well and will check out the site, I’m in Canada so not sure if they will ship to me though.

  • Reply Jeannine @ Small & Chic Home at 1:35 pm

    I’m tired just looking at how beautifully they packaged that thing. Etsy people are amazing.

    I mean that in an awesome way!

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