Friday, June 22, 2007

Look at what I found!!

Isn't she a beauty?! I was soooo excited when I found this antique ironing board today. Let me just tell you, I have wanted one for a few months now. I met a girl at a boutique that I did that had one of her own. She got it at a yard sale for . . . you are not going to believe this - $15!!! I begged her to sell it to me. I just HAD TO HAVE IT. She said "No". I told her that I would pay her $100!!!!! She still said "no". I was so bummed (well, and kind of relieved because I think that my husband would have killed me if I bought an old ironing board for $100!! I just wanted to see if she had a breaking point.)

So, when I saw this one, I jumped at the chance to buy it. I don't really have a great place for it because Sterling and I are sharing an office right now. BUT - someday when I have my own craft room . . . oh yes. Just wait and see! He he!

Speaking of crafting, I have really really missed doing things with my hands lately. I know that I have mentioned being tied up with the yearbooks that I am creating. I really enjoy doing graphic design . . . I just need get away from the computer sometimes!! LOL!

I thought that I might share a few of my little yearbook designs with you. I don't know, in the future, I might dabble in making some greeting/holiday cards. You know, when I finally get to open an Etsy store!

Anywho- I also received a WONDERFUL and thoughtful package from Beki in the mail last week. I feel so bad for not posting about it sooner. She sent me some adorable vintage fabric! She is so kind and generous! I already have plans for it . . . which is driving me crazy because it is sitting here next to my computer on my desk. I will get to you soon . . . my little fabric pieces! Lol!

Thank you soooooo much Beki! You really made my day!


kirsten said...

so, the important thing: where did you find it and how much did you 'find' it for? :)

very cool, though. do you put covers on those?

Christina said...

Congrats on your find!! Can't say I would find the same excitement in an ironing board but then again, I'm not crafty.

My mom is a quilter and she just LOVES cutting out hundreds of little shapes in various colors of fabric. NOT my thing!

I'm glad you're feeling better after your last posts.

Zoe said...

LOL Christina! I think that is so true! You have be a strange kind of person to get so excited about an ironing board!! LOL!

Kirsten - I got it at a place called "Flight of Fancy" on Lehi, Main Street. They are only open on Fridays and Saturdays. They sell a ton of antique furniture and linens. I got this for $35. I tried to talk them down but they wouldn't budge! I think that if I hadn't have wanted the thing so bad . . . I might not have thought that it was such a bargin!

Zoe said...

Oh, and I am thinking of making a quilted cover for it out of old fabric scraps . . . or just using it as a display table for magazines or folded fabric. I was also thinking that, if I wanted to iron on it, I could even put a different kind of fabric underneath the one that I am ironing for some cushioning.

Gloria said...

An ironing board??

Forgive my ignorance, I know it's antique but hmm...haha. I don't know what to make of this excitement but I'm glad you're happy with it! :D

Shionge said...

Wow! $100 for that? Hmm...I would too if that's really something I really wanted :)

Love all the designs Zoe...very very pretty :D

beki said...

Cool! I contemplated picking up an pld ironing board like that last time I went thrifting. There were a few, but none were on working order.
I'm so happy that the fabrics made your day :)

Dee Light said...

I love the ironing board. My mom has a vintage childs ironing board and iron that look alot like it.

Cute Cute Designs.

Enjoy your vintage fabric. I can't wait to hear what you do with it.

Lei said...

I really love the alligator. These are just darling! And you totally should go into stationary... I still have the darling turtle card you gave me when J was born. :)


Lei said...

is it metal zoe? you could use it as a mganet board, too.