Join Me for a DIY Night Out at Goodwill


This post and upcoming event are sponsored by Goodwill SA

I don't think any mama needs an excuse for a fun night out, but if you do, how about some upcycled thrift store crafting and awesome prizes? And it's free! Join me and fellow DIY bloggers Morena of Morena's Corner, and Veronica of Seven Lovely Things this Thursday evening from 7-8:30 at the Goodwill on 281 & Bitters (the address above should read 13311 San Pedro). 

I'll be doing some upcycled art projects inspired by this roundup, and Morena and Veronica will be crafting with other thrifted supplies. The highlight of the evening will be a craft contest to see which guests can come up with the most creative upcycled project of their own! Prizes include Goodwill gift cards, our favorite craft supplies, and a gift card for two to The Royal Canvas Painting Parlor!

It's going to be a fun craft-filled night and I hope to see you there! 


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Etsy #CraftParty Recap



We had such an amazing turnout for our Etsy #CraftParty here in San Antonio--if you weren't there this time, you won't want to miss out next year! A huge thank you to my co-hosts spare parts and Tiny Roar Creative, and to ZaaZaa Productions for the event photos below.


Guest Posting at DIY Candy: DIY Crochet Pillow

DIY Crochet Pillow

I'm excited to share my newest project as a contributor over at DIY Candy (by the amazing Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks). My DIY Crochet Pillow requires no crocheting skills whatsoever, and is super fast to make! Stop by to see how I made them and check out all the other fun projects while you're there! 

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DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

This post is sponsored by Goodwill SA

One of the many things I always keep an eye out for at thrift stores are bold-patterned vintage sheets. I also love a good vintage blanket, and today I'm combining the two to show you how to make your own vintage sheet quilt--no quilting experience needed! 

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

The main things you'll need to make your quilt are two vintage sheets (any size, mine were for a twin size blanket in the end), quilt batting (not shown), spray adhesive, a handful of safety pins, scissors, embroidery thread & needle, and a yardstick or something to measure with. 

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

To begin, tape your bottom sheet layer facedown on the floor, pulling the sheet taught to reduce wrinkles (or you could go through the trouble of ironing first--I'm a lazy quilter).

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

You want to make a sandwich with your two sheets and batting in between. To keep them from moving, I used some readjustable adhesive spray on the back of the bottom layer, added the batting, then sprayed the top of the batting before adding the top sheet face up. 

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

Once you have your layers all together (and you can add a few safety pins to help keep them in place), make a grid of dots where you'll be tying the layers together with your embroidery thread. I made mine 6 inches apart.

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

Next up bust out your thread and needle to tie and cut a million knots. This is the "quilting" part of the project. Traditional quilts require maneuvering the blanket through a sewing machine to sew all the layers together, but I'm keeping it simple with a tie quilt here.  

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

After you tie all your knots, you need to finish the edges. I opted to bind them with the back sheet, so cut away the extra batting to reveal the fabric underneath and fold over the edges to the front and sew them down (you will want a sewing machine for this part). I found a really great tutorial on how to bind a quilt with the backing over at Cluck Cluck Sew

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

And now you have your finished quilt! Mine took me two days to make, and I'm sure you could make a marathon out of it and get yours done in a day (or take your time, too).

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt

DIY Vintage Sheet Quilt


This is an easy way to make a quilt for any bed, but I am partial to picnics, too. And I love that it's reversible! Are you a quilter? Inspired to give it a try? I'd love to see your own vintage sheet quilts!

Be sure to check out my tutorial gallery for more fun how-tos! 



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Flash Giveaway for Tomorrow's Etsy #CraftParty!

A HUGE shout out to @YeyasAntiques for lending us some awesome props and supplies for Friday's #craftparty! Only 7 tickets left!! #firstfriday #satx @sparepartstudio @tinyroartx http://www.eventbrite.com/e/etsy-2014-craft-party-tickets-11564364325?aff=est
Tomorrow is #CraftParty day! Don't have your tickets yet? Well your in luck, because I'm giving away two tickets for you and a friend--today only! This year I'm teaming up with spare parts and Tiny Roar to bring you the best craft party yet. Our awesome sponsors include Yeya's Antiques & Oddities (where we found the gorgeous letters above), Bakery Lorraine (donating 100 macarons!), and Goodwill SA (donating $250 in gift cards for us to giveaway), and The Lemonade Company (with a full lemonade bar!). 

Enter below or buy your tickets on Eventbrite now! Can't wait to see you there! 

P.S. Want a peek at what we'll be making? Follow along on Instagram

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