Monday, 23 May 2011
Work In Progress
So this evening I set to making a laundry hamper to hang on the back of the bedroom door. I loathe having laundry baskets in the bedroom so mine is in the laundry which is in the basement. Of course this presents a problem in the evening when we're tired and don't feel like trotting off to the basement with our dirty clothes and equally I hate clothes dumped on the floor, so a little hamper on the back of the door seemed the perfect answer and in the morning I can simply empty it into the one downstairs! I have been buying 100% cotton sheets in the goodwill for 99c and most times there is absolutely no wear at all in them, they are like new! I also bought some plastic hangers in The Bargain Store, 6 for $2.50! I had some transfer paper in my stash and found the perfect label courtesy of The Graphics Fairy which I put in to Photoshop and added the word "Laundry", before printing and ironing onto the fabric.
It needs some adjusting and a little embellishment, lace, maybe a little rose and so on, but for now I am tired so will go back to it tomorrow! I also plan to make another for the guest room... can't decide whether to stick with this label or look for another... maybe I'll sleep on that!
I am fairly pleased that I will have made both for less that $5! Although I do have a confession. On the transfer package it clearly said an ironing board is not suitable but you should use a sturdy table with a pillow case laid on it. It also said 'apply light pressure'. So I put a piece of wood... on the ironing board applied light pressure THREE times and the darned thing wouldn't stick properly. So, I pressed just a little bit harder... must have been quite a lot harder because the ironing board sort of sunk! Yes I pressed SO hard I bent the legs of the ironing board!!! Note to self: When instructions say "do not use an ironing board' don't! When it says 'light pressure' it actually means 'push hard'!