Shabby Geek

We have lived in our house for 13 years.  We have never had bedroom curtains.  Until this last year, we didn’t even really have anything hanging on our bedroom walls.

Then, something epic happened.

My Mom gave me a comforter that she got from a friend and we went through totes in the garage for a garage sale.  In one of those totes, we found old Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back sheets that my Mom found at a thrift store.  The comforter matches the sheets perfectly!  

Here's the bedspread and the fitted sheet that I didn't use because it was really worn.  I'm thinking about using the edges, where it's in better shape, to make a dust ruffle.

Here’s the bedspread and the fitted sheet that I didn’t use because it was really worn. I’m thinking about using the edges, where it’s in better shape, to make a dust ruffle.

The result:


The middle portion is also part of a thrifted sheet.


I am so freakin’ proud of myself right now.

The sheets are really old and thin and even had holes in some places, but to me, that just makes them cooler.

I love to think that some little boy or little girl used these sheets and loved them so much that their Mom had to make up some story about why they suddenly had different sheets.

I also love that someone donated these, even with the holes.  One woman’s trash is another woman’s totally-freakin’-awesome-Star-Wars-curtains.

I cut the flat sheet into six sections, took out the top hem so I could hem all the sides, then hemmed all the tops and bottoms.  Had to do a little math to get them all the same length, since three of the panels already had a top and three already had a bottom.

The sides also seemed to have a selvage edge that made some of the hemming on the side wonky, but you can’t tell when they’re hanging.

I’ll take shabby geek over shabby chic any day!


Happy New Year!

I don’t make resolutions, but I would like to focus more on this blog.  With that in mind, here’s my first post of 2014!

My hubby had way too many t-shirts, so I made him give me some to play with.  I let him choose which ones to give me, and I just happened to luck out that one of his Star Wars tees was too small.  I used a tutorial I found here (  The tutorial is very easy to follow.  I love the way the waistband bottom distracts from my tummy and the boat neck style is tig-ole-bitty friendly.  I’m always looking for tig-ole-bitty friendly refashions.  Anything added to the neckline, tends to make me look like a clown.  I posted two pics because the first one shows my jean jacket refashion, that is currently being refashioned into a Wonder Woman themed jean jacket.  I will post pics when I finish that.  Please excuse the mess of my house.  Three kids + three kittens = no hope of a clean anything.  And my daughter took the pics as we were heading out the door, so they’re a little blurry and I’m asking her if I look okay in the first one, before the camera finished taking the picture.  I’ll have to work on my photography for 2014 as well.

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