Friday, March 12, 2010

Projects of old

Well, It has been a week since my last post/project. We got a call Thursday afternoon telling us my husbands grandfather passed away. We had a very hard trip to make. We left Friday after the boys got out of school. Luckily they only had half a day. It was a tiring trip. We had so much to do. I found out after we left that I was to help scrapbook a Navy album for the viewing which was on Monday. We worked 9 hours on it. I will post some pics of it on another post. It was hard to say good bye but at least he is not suffering anymore.

So here I am back home and lost my crafting buzz I had last week. Sorry, I did come across some pics I meant to post a while ago so here they are.

I told you on an earlier post that we got a new toy to play with. And this is it...

Have you ever seen the commercial for the Kreg jig? It is so fun and even my 11 yr old is learning how to use it.

It makes these cool holes you use to put your screws in. It uses the strongest part of the wood to put the screws in so no need to use wood glue AND nails/screws. Super cool, see....
Well, our first project was a headboard for my 11 yr olds bed. Here it is after we made it. It only took like 20 minutes....That's right 20 minutes. I was amazed.

I painted it black and when it was dry we attached it to his bed. I love it. Not to bad for our first project. The hubs has made a bench for the end of our bed and 2 side tables for our bed. I will show you those real soon.
Do you like it?

See that denim quilt? I came up with the design in my own head and had to have it made. I called my mom and asked her if she could/would do it for me. She so lovingly agreed then regretted it. I saved all the jeans my 2 boys wore that they out grew and my own. Now she lives in Northern Idaho and I was living in Utah and prego with #3. I called her and described what was in my head and this is the outcome. It turned out just like my vision. She is so awesome I tell you. Did I mention she made me 2 of them? There are pockets on it from the jeans. You can put your hand in them. Some even have zippers that you can zip up and down. It is an interactive quilt. She is now finishing 2 more for my younger two kids and we should have them in September when she comes to visit. Unless I get back to Idaho before then. Who knows! Go on over and check out her blog. She has some great stuff she is doing. You can find her at She is working on an on going project for Soldiers Angels. Go on over and take a look.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have more oomph in me soon so I can work on some projects and post them next week. Until then, Have a great weekend! :O)


  1. The headboard looks great... but the quilt is AWESOME!! Your mom rocks! : )

  2. Great job on that headboard! We have a denim quilt that hubby grandmother made him as a child - thing is HEAVY! Yours is way cute!

  3. I love this headboard! Great job! And thanks for the info. on the new toy! :)

  4. Great headboard, and I love that quilt!

    Thanks for linking up at my party. Hope to see you again this week!

  5. That is so cool! What a beautiful headboard. You did a great job!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!


  6. Wow! Good for you making a headboard. It looks really great.

  7. My husband recently went to a cabinet making class and bought one of these kreg-jigs. He has since made a bench and a shelf to go above it. He loves it...and I love the him and the furniture he is making.