Monthly Archives: May 2011

Picnic Table

I’ve been gone at a conference for a couple of days, and look what Matt made while I was gone: A beautiful 8″ picnic table! Love it! Love him! Advertisements

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Felt Flower Shirt

I had some felt circles left over from my spiral flower pillow and was trying to think of something quick and easy to do with them. Nora has been asking me to make her something, so I thought I’d try … Continue reading

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Printer Drawer Jewelry Case

Yay! It’s done! Here is the printer drawer that I made into a jewelry display case:   Here is what it looked like before:   First, I cut out a few sections to make a some slots for necklaces and … Continue reading

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A Red Tie Affair

I’m in trouble. Or should I say, my check book is in trouble. There is a awesome Michael’s by our house and luckily they don’t sell fabric, or Matt might ban me from the store. I get so overwhelmed sometimes when … Continue reading

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Peace Pillow

My niece wanted a peace sign pillow for her birthday, so of course I wanted to make her one. But I wanted to do more than just make a pillow out of peace sign material – I wanted to try something … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I know I’m a little late with the Mother’s Day post, but I had to wait until after I gave my Mom her gift so I wouldn’t spoil the surprise! My Mom has wanted a quilt ladder for awhile now. … Continue reading

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Polyurethane Finish

I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking what finish we used for the table. Here is the MinWax that we ended up using – that worked really well:   Here is the Sherwin Williams finish we originally tried, that didn’t work … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table and Benches – Finished!

The kitchen table and two benches that Matt made are finished!   Building the table (read about it here) wasn’t bad (according to Matt), but the sanding and finishing was pretty painful. First, we ran into issues because the planer that Matt … Continue reading

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