Birthday Quilt – Denim Refashion

Hey there everybody!

I’ve been really busy the last few days.

My youngest child turned 8 on Tuesday!

I wanted to make him something super special for his birthday, but wasn’t sure what it should be.

While eating lunch with my kids a week ago, my little guy mentioned that he wanted a quilt like the Christmas present I made my oldest son (for a reminder check out the “Oh My Aching Back: Denim Refashion” post that I pictured it in).

I knew how much work this gift would be (as I’ve already made two of them), but I was up for the challenge!

There were plenty of old jeans and jean scraps to make up the front of the quilt, but I wasn’t sure what I would use for the backing or  batting.

For the first two quilts, I used a sheet for the backing, and purchased cotton batting, but I didn’t have any more sheets that needed to be refashioned, and I didn’t feel like going to the store to buy batting. Continue reading

Oh My Aching Back: Heating Pad Denim Refashion

I’ve been suffering from a sore neck and shoulder for several days. It occurred to me that my purse just might be the cause.

Heavy Purse | Diary of a Madmama

This thing weighs a ton!

So I weighed my purse, and guess what… it weighs a whopping 10 pounds!

No wonder my shoulder’s been killing me!

Luckily for me, I found a solution for my aching back in the book Continue reading