This is so NOT a Colorado day. It is sort of warm-ish (38 degrees) and the sky is overcast gray. The snow has reached that “dirty” stage and frankly, I’m having a case of the blahs! I blame it all on the weather. I just can’t work in these conditions!
So I threw the job list away and went to the sewing room. That in itself is like having the sun come out from behind the clouds. I finished a project and that is like having a spring blossom come up through that muddy yard. I’m not going back to the job list but I can face the mending and ironing that are in the sewing room.
I thought I would share my “forecast” with you for curing a weather induced case of the blahs. It is really the beginning of spring cleaning. You could tell yourself that anyway.
I spruced up my computer work area with a decorative mouse pad, made one for the guest room, and then one for the sewing studio. We all have those ugly, advertising mouse pads around the house and why advertise for something we don’t want when it takes 5 minutes to make your home more beautiful and match your own decor.
Gather some supplies: pretty fabric, ugly mouse pad and your favorite fusible web.
I picked the purple for the guest room (sister stays there when she comes), which is done in 1930s, and the floral for my own room.
Follow fusible web manufacture’s instructions for drawing around the mouse pad. Better to keep it a little generous as you can trim the fabric later but you can’t put it back on. (Don’t ask how I know)
Press (without steam) the fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric. I even adjusted on the floral fabric so I could fussy cut some roses.
Remove the paper backing and test for placement. Using a WARM iron, no steam, press the fused fabric to the advertising side of the mouse pad. Trim edges from the back side if necessary.
Ta-da! The sun is shining and the birds are singing. You’ve finished a project!
PS: I have used the brown one for a couple of years and there has been no wear or lifting.
How do you spend your gray days?