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diy covered mousepad

April 4, 2012

diy mousepad

hello, friends! today i have a sweet little diy to share with you. we’ve been using the same old mousepad for a while now, and though it started out pretty and white, it soon became dirty and drab. here to save the day was a little fabric and fusible!

diy covered mousepad

here’s what you’ll need:

- one mousepad. mine is round and from ikea, but any size will do!
– a piece of fusible web big enough to cover the size of your mousepad. my favorite is lite steam-a-seam 2.
– a piece of pretty fabric big enough to cover the size of your mousepad.
– an iron
– some scissors
– and a pencil

diy covered mousepad


1) place your mousepad on the paper liner of your fusible web and trace around it.

2) remove the second liner (check to see which liner removes first by peeling apart at the corner. trace on the liner that still attached to the web).

3) stick the fusible web to the wrong side of your fabric.

4) cut out the fusible web and the fabric together along your traced line.

5) peel off remaining paper liner (leaving the web on the fabric) and stick to the top of your mousepad- line it up perfectly!

6) press for 10-15 seconds with your iron on medium heat (since some mousepads might be sensitive to high heat, test a small area first. you might even want to lay down a piece of fabric on top of the mousepad before you press ot to act as a heat barrier).

*make sure to follow the package directions on your fusible web as they all tend to vary slightly.

diy covered mousepad

and voila! the fusible web is permanent and machine washable. it also allows you to leave your edges unfinished as it won’t fray or lift. hooray!

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a giveaway a day: day 2

December 6, 2011

Posted by in giveaway

antler wool felt pillow

recognize something? yup you got it, today’s giveaway comes from yours truly. :) enter to win this wool felt antler pillow cover from the home to roost etsy shop- handmade by me! it is made of soft wool felt with an applique that is handcut and securely stitched into place. this pillow case is made to fit a 20″ pillow form and has an envelope closure on the back for easy removal and a clean, chic look.

here’s how you enter!

comment here letting us know why you like this pillow, where you would put it or who you would give it to (will arrive by christmas, if you live in the u.s.!). to enter twice, you may “like” going home to roost on facebook and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

the nitty gritty:

giveaway ends monday, december 12th at midnight, pst. one winner will be drawn by a random number generator and announced here on tuesday. good luck!

pssst! don’t miss yesterday’s giveaway for this beautiful skirt!

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gift guides cover your electronics it’s december! it’s december! it’s december! i’m already so eager for the holidays that i’m losing sleep! (like seriously y’all- this is us!)

in efforts to get the gifting goin’, i’ll be posting a gift guide each day until dec 15th. today’s is all about getting your electronics covered. an especially perfect gift if you plan to give an iphone, ipad or other device!

row 1: hedgehog iphone case  – $20 | iphone case- $16.50 | new little black book – $44.99

row 2: droid cover – 18.50 chf | ipad stand with magnetic wood - $27 | ipad case – $22.90

row 3: crochet laptop case – $50 | driftwood ipad stand – $59 | grey felt laptop sleeve – $62

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win an inroning board cover!

September 1, 2011

Posted by in giveaway


happy september, friends! as i hinted at yesterday, we’re starting off september with a bang. i am so excited to share with you that the lovely gals from city chic country mouse are sponsoring a giveaway for one of their adorable ironing board covers! you might remember that i ordered one from them a little over a year ago, and it is still one of my most favorite features in my sewing nook. just think how one of these beauties could spruce up a drab laundry room or bring a splash of color to your sewing area!

here’s how you enter:

visit city chic country mouse and pick out your favorite ironing board cover. come back here and share with us which one is your favorite, and maybe why it would bring a little extra joy to your ironing. one comment per person, please. giveaway will end on thursday, september 8th at midnight pst. one winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the following friday. good luck!

want to learn more about city chic country mouse? visit their blog, like them on facebook and read their sweet mother daughter story on the storque!

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lune’s diy notebook jacket

October 14, 2010

diy notebook jacket

it’s just that time of year.  summer playing and time at the beach are long gone and it’s time to start thinking about this winter’s hibernation (unless you’re on the other side of the globe, happy spring to you!). what better way to start the season then with a cup of cider and a new handmade notebook to start jotting down your winterisms in? jill from lune wrote this great tutorial on how to turn an old notebook and a thrifted tea towel into one of these snuggly journals.  off to thrift i go (as if i needed an excuse..)!

what is one of your favorite ways to welcome cool weather?

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ironing board cover

wow, was this a quick, easy and oh-so-worth it way to spruce up my ol’ ironing board!!  i ordered this ironing board cover last week from city chic country mouse, and was so excited when it arrived.  it really did do wonders for my entire sewing room!  now i’ve got some projects to finish with coordinating fabrics, can’t wait to share them with you!

city chic country mouse

jamie and carmen are a mom and daughter team who own and run their etsy shop, blog and facebook page. mom (the country mouse) and daughter (the city chic) come together to make these lovely ironing board covers, towels, scissor holders, clothespin bags and more!  city chic country mouse makes it easy to brighten up your sewing space, what a beautiful way to collaborate together!

have a sunny weekend, and i’ll be looking forward to seeing you back here on monday! xo, bonnie

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