Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Friendly finds

You may have noticed something small, red and stripy peeking out from beside the lower left hand side of my new Billy cupboards in this post about my sewing room makeover...

Let me introduce you to my newest, and what is sure to become one of my most favourite sewing tools; it's my new (to me) sleeveboard.

I'm very lucky to have a friend who is a seasoned op shopper and to whom, not a week earlier, I had mentioned that I would really love to get a sleeveboard, because there are so many little things that it would make much easier to iron.

Nikki and Lara have taught me the merits of such small pieces of equipment (among many other things of course!), and the impact they can have on the finished quality of your sewing project.

Lo and behold if she didn't see one, in mint condition in her op shopping travels during the week!

I am in ironing heaven with this and my new super fancy steam iron as recommended by another friend.

And look at this, it is even collapsible, making it easy to store.

Do you have a simple gadget that makes sewing a breeze??


ARTwendy ... said...

oooh .... & a thought just now ... it fits in with the red theme very nicely hey!!

rachelmp said...

I want one too! A sleeve board is definately on my wish list. Very, very lucky

Tanya said...

What a fantastic- and rather random don't you think?- op shop find. Hmmm, I wonder if said friend could find another one for me? What kind of op shops have sleeve boards? I am obviously hanging around in the wrong places (my local does have great fabric sometimes, though).

Sally said...

Wow. What a great find!