Friday, April 29, 2011

Ironing Board Upgrade

I woke up at 3am this morning to watch the Royal Wedding.
Yep, I'm one of those people.  Totally worth it!  I, of course, just wanted to see the dress (and see them together... hopeless romantic I am!)!

Swwwwoooooon!  If only we could all be that gorgeous, right?  Oh well, us peon commoners will have to live with being homely I suppose!  Ha.  My sissy called me at 5:30 my time (6:30 her time) to ask what the dress looked like because she was on her way to work.  I described it and said it looked just like Grace Kelly's dress(pretty sure I wasn't even alive then, but I've seen the pictures!) but cut deeper in front.  Then, behold, 45 minutes later they interview Tim Gunn from Project Runway and that's exactly what he said!  I felt super special.. for a moment =)

So gorgeous.  I hate when I see beautiful weddings and think, "Oh, if I could only do it all over again..."  That is so dumb!  I'm sure I'm not alone in that thought.  I loved our wedding- it was perfect, despite the blizzard and less than half the people there that were supposed to come.  Stupid midwest weather!
Check out that prince!  Ohh, nice "royal wave" ya got there!
 I also adore these:

She's my Pippa =)
Anyway, I stopped this morning to get some gas and caffeine so I could function at school today.  I paid and the guy said, "Have a good day at school!"  I didn't really think anything of it until I got back in the car and realized my badge was still in my console.  He thought I was in high school!  I felt so dumb.  Oh well.  I'm sure the Diet Mt. Dew and 2 Mini Reeces PB Cups sold to a girl in jeans on a Friday morning didn't help my cause.  =)

The ironing boards in my classroom have been pretty gross all year (We iron...a lot!), and they finally reached the point of appauling
I decided I needed to recover them.  Stat.  The other FACS teacher said to just buy them.  But no, I am cheap and picky- not a good combo.  This usually means I have to make everything myself.. so I did!  SO much better!

The first thing I did was take off the old cover... and it had been a recover!
 Still gross.  Kids just don't understand that the water isn't supposed to come out of the iron.  Sheesh!
I discovered that the bottom of the old covers had velcro straps to keep them tight on the board.
So I figured I could salvage them and sew them into my covers.  What did I do?  Make a mark on the side that is facing up and chop them babies off!
I laid my ironing board on top of my fabric and cut around with with about 5-6 extra inches.
I then folded my fabric to the wrong side to create a casing, slid the old straps in, stitched it down, and threaded it with about 1 1/2 yards of elastic and wam bam shazam!
I straightened the lines, I promise!
Mit the straps underneath:
SOOO much better.  The casing is embarrassingly awful, but who cares-  it's underneath!
 I also covered two others and made a new Press Cloth Corner- Me likey!
Press cloths are so ugly!  I'd hate to ruin pretty fabric, though!
Ahhh, organization.
Welp, I slept 4 hours and just got home from a 14 hour day at school.  Kill. Me. Now.  I will leave you with this photo of what I found on our supply order list for next school year:


**Note-My school is wholesome, I promise- they are for stripping the wax off of the floor!**


  1. Katie, your posts are often the highlight of my day! :)


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