Do It Yourself Party of the Week — 41

It’s Thursday evening so it must be time for the DIY Crush party.

Things were a little touch-and-go about an hour ago when I realized that I still hadn’t written this post and scheduled like I intended to do last night. I was busy packing and removing cats from my suitcase. I arrived at my parent’s place for a weekend visit, only to discover that my mom couldn’t remember the WiFi password. And well, I can’t write a post on my phone.

You can bet I was having visions of the world coming to a crashing halt and all human life perishing at 8PM Eastern if I didn’t get online. Oh noooooooo! What’ll we doooooo? You may thank my mom and me (plus a tech support person who helped reset the password), yes, you may go ahead and thank us for averting the impending bloggy disaster and saving you all from the planet’s first DIY Linkapocalyse. We’re safe now, people. Return to your homes.

You’re welcome.

Marsha Law Sig2

PS. I did drool a bit on my keyboard when I saw some of the entries for last week’s link party, especially the oven baked squash. I go weak in the knees for squash of any kind and this recipe looks so yummy and easy that although I had just finished dinner, I very nearly crawled back to the kitchen to bake some. But, alas! I had no squash in the house. Why do I not have squash? Who let such a thing happen?

PPS. I know my intro has nothing to do with sewing, but a sewist has gotta eat sometime, dammit!

A Note from Your Crush

As usual, every week on DIY Crush, we have a special message from Denise. Here she is to tell you about the link party…

Welcome, welcome! Our little party is so much fun! I can’t wait to try some of the awesome DIY’s from last week. Let’s see what favorites Domenica, Marsh and I picked from last week. Did you see the entries? If not, see last week HERE.

PLEASE spread the word about this party!! We want everyone to join!

We are welcoming guest hosts to join us and party along! ***if you are interested in guest hosting a week, please leave a comment! We’ll get back to you!

We are looking for a guest host for party week #42, starting on Thursday, July 21. So if you are interested please leave a comment with your link to your blog and your email. I’ll contact you then.

Ready to see our favorites from last week’s party! Let’s see them below:

Domenica picked this great tutorial on how to sew zipper pouches from Apple Green Cottage. You can never have enough zipper pouches!

Zipper pouch tutorial

Marsha picked this amazing dish for zesty oven fried squash by the Savvy Apron! Yum!! I think that’ll be on my meal plan for next week too!

Zesty oven fried squash recipe

My favorite post from last week is this DIY wooden box center piece. This post is from the Sawdust Sisters. I can even imagine myself making this, they make it so easy!

DIY wooden box center piece

Ready to party now?? We sure are! Let’s see what you have been up to lately! It’s time to show off!


This Week’s Link Collection

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What is a link party?

It’s like a weekly roundup of helpful posts. Link parties like this one are a place for bloggers to share links to their posts that fit the theme. And readers who are searching for information on that theme will be able to find several resources in one place.

DIY Crush opens a new “link-up” every Thursday evening and bloggers are invited to submit their posts. Incorrigible DIYers of all sorts can find new inspiration and tutorials for their next project by checking out the posts and articles.

How does this work?

For blog readers and inspiration seekers, all you have to do is check the listings above, or go to DIY Crush each week to see what’s been added. You can also visit the Pinterest Board where we save all the links. And then off you go to replicate what you see!

For Bloggers:

1. Please grab this image and install it somewhere on your site.* Link to

DIY Crush Link Party Button

(or, if you’re not sure how to do that,
you can link to DIY Crush with a text link)

* This is a requirement, not an option. One of us will check.

2. Grab the link to your DIY post and head down to the bottom of this post to submit your link.

Posts that are invited to the party:

  • free craft tutorials & patterns
  • pattern reviews (can include links to the pattern for purchase)
  • decoration with small list of how you did it
  • recipes for foods that are also kids friendly (no alcoholic recipes please)
  • business/blogging tips
  • money tips for SAHM’s and WAHM’s

Posts that are not welcome to this party:

  • shops
  • giveaways
  • spam sites
  • products for sale
  • adult content

3. Spread the word, any way you like. We love party crushers!

4. If your site and post check out, we pin your link to this Pinterest board, which will bring you extra exposure!

5. Consider joining the party as a guest host. It’s not a lot of work, we promise.

6. The hosts and guest host each pick a favourite DIY to be featured the following week.



Guest Host

We are welcoming guest hosts to join us and party along! ***If you are interested in guest hosting a week, please leave a comment! We’ll get back to you!

We are looking for a guest host for party week #42, starting on Thursday, July 21. So if you are interested please leave a comment with a link to your blog and your email. Denise will contact you.

Permanent Co-Hosts

Marsha from Seam Of My Pants, a whole new world of silly sewing and cockamamie crafting

Seam of my pants. Guest host at DIY Crush

Domenica from Easy Sewing For Beginners, a blog full of tutorials, projects and videos!

Easy Sewing For Beginners | DIY Crush


Please follow your hosts:

DIY Crush: blog // facebook //twitter // pinterest // youtube // google+ // instagram

Easy Sewing For Beginners: blog // facebook // twitter // pinterest // youtube // instagram

Seam Of My Pants: blog // facebook page //twitter // pinterest // facebook group // instagram

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We will pin every instructional post but won’t be able to comment on every one, but if you are one of our favorites, we will comment to let you know!

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Oven Fried Squash this week. This had made my day! Thanks for hosting!

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