Next to my scissors and sewing machines I think my ironing equipment is my most used tool in my studio. I am pretty hard on them, with all the gluey, fusey stuff I use and I needed a new iron, so instead of going to a thrift store and buying a second hand iron that I don't feel guilty about ruining, (which is what I usually do) I ordered a fancy new iron with a titanium sole plate that was highly recommended by my internet friends on the SAQA list.
So before I recovered it I reinforced the outer edges by screwing 1x2 boards all around. I love using power tools!
I also added some little support boards that fit just inside the new "frame" on the bottom of the plywood so it won't slide around. This will be a big improvement.
Then I covered the old cloth with new, clean un-gunked ironing fabric. The top is so much more solid now and worthy of the new iron.
Checked that one off the to-do list.
I have had this moth hanging on my design wall for a couple weeks.
I made it thinking it would be my donation for the SAQA auction this year. But it seemed kind of unfinished. Today I finally had an inspiration.
I think that background stitching was what it needed.
Also checked off the list.
Then the mail arrived, with a book I ordered on a whim last week.
I came across this, on the Internet, while looking for something else. It is 25 years old, printed in Italy and not expensive, so I ordered it. It is mostly a picture book and pretty delightful. I'm happy.
My favorite thing are the old prints and illustrations depicting scissors.
A good day in the studio.