Friday, March 28, 2008

My sewing and improved

Hi, I'm Leslie, I like to sew. On with the blog.*

I've been getting by with an ancient Black and Decker iron DH bought before I was even a thought. Poor thing has been taking a beating since last summer when I really started sewing regularly, and it was time to put it down. Hearing
Cidell rave about her Consew Silver Star CES-300 gravity feed iron made it easy to purchase from for $99.

And then what is a new iron without a new ironing board? The old one was equally feeble, it was so wobbly our hardwood floor has a chunk out of it where the Black & Decker took a spill off the end. DH was NOT pleased about that. Made it easy to sell him on the new board though. I got this european-size Rowenta from Bed Bath and Beyond with one of their 20% off coupons.

So the iron was delivered during the week when I am away from home for work, and DH happily opened the box and set it up for me. He went through several arrangements for hanging the water tank, and finally bent some pipe at work and along with some extra fittings and bolts created this masterpiece you see here:
Notice how the tubing is held up at just the right height so it dangles perfectly above the board no matter where you put the iron? DH is so smart. I may have to keep him. He even sacrificed our corner hutch (that he made!) by drilling screws through the top to hold down the rod.

I am psyched, we'll see if this translates into a marathon sewing weekend.

*I tortured myself for weeks trying to come up with the 'perfect first post', I am a sewist after all and perfectionism seems to be one of the side effects. I finally gave up and dove in, please bear with me while I learn the intricacies of blogging.




The Consew is big time! I don't know if I am ready for that but I'm going to have to check out that ironing board...



I love it! I have mine perched perilously on top of a book shelf. I like this idea. Especially because it keeps the cord out of the way.



Can I ask did you get the reconditioned iron or the new one? The price of the new one is now $129, but the reconditioned one is $99 with free shipping - just wondering. Welcome to blogland! :-)



Hi Melissa!

I got the new one, but it was $99 a few weeks ago. There's a few coupon codes for allbrands though, look here.

sue v


Your iron hanging reminded me of something my sister said.... I have one of those in my sewing room, and when non-sewing people come to visit, they look at it like "what is THAT?" My sister commented that it must be some sort of sewing IV for when I can't sew....



Thanks for the coupon link Leslie! And thanks to Cidell I found the new on for $99 with free shipping again! You ladies ROCK! :-)

Erica B.


I have this same iron and I love it! I've had it since December and I don't know how I survived without it!