So You Think You’re Crafty Season 18 Crafters

So You Think You're Crafty Season 18 Contestants

Tap, tap. Hello? Is this thing working? Is anybody out there? I am very happy to announce that after a long hiatus, So You Think You're Crafty will resume this coming Monday, September 28! I couldn't be happier. To accommodate schedules around the holidays, we will be running a shortened season with eight crafters rather than our regular 10. This season's challenge themes cover everything from holiday projects to kids crafts. Themes will … [Continue reading...]

DIY Paper Bow


It's not the gift, but the thought that counts. Right? It's cliche, but I tend to think that the answer is yes. Some of the things that mean the most to me are gifts given from the heart. It's probably because I enjoy RECEIVING those thoughtful gifts so much, that I also like to GIVE and PACKAGE them too. One way to really personalize a package is with special handmade wrap. Today I am going to share a super-easy tutorial for creating a … [Continue reading...]

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup FB

About a month ago, my sweet friend Janine let me know that she was on a quest to discover the best of the best Crock Pot recipes and I was fortunate enough to share a favorite slow cooker recipe on her site a couple of weeks ago. Maybe you caught it? Just in case you missed it, I thought I would share that recipe with you today. This time of year warm, comfort food calls to me. I frequently pull out the slow cooker and it sits on the … [Continue reading...]

Interview: Stitched by Crystal

Upcycled Art Station Tutorial - 11

I've aged. It's sad, but true. Though I like to pretend like I am a 20-something, I am a 30-something. What does that have to do with today's interview? Lately I have met some very young bloggers who are so impressive that I just sit back and wish I had been as put together as they are. Today's featured blogger Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal, is just that kind of girl... I feel a little silly "introducing" you to Crystal. She won so … [Continue reading...]

Classic Holiday Movie Giveaway

Holiday Movie Classic 2

"Someone" around here enforces a strict no Christmas before Thanksgiving rule, but I am already singing about Jingle Bells and Rudolph in my head. Give me one more week and I will be pulling out the tree, whipping up a little peppermint hot chocolate and curling up under a blanket to relax with some of my favorite holiday movies. It's a tradition around here to run through them all, from White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, to Rudolph, … [Continue reading...]

Upcycled Kids Art Station

Upcycled Art Station Tutorial

Each season, we have at least one contestant that consistently produces great work, places in the top three each week and wins a number of challenged along the way. This season Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal, definitely earned that spot.   Today, Crystal is sharing a tutorial for the project she entered in our final round - an upcycled kids art station. Upcycled Kids Art Station I want to say a huge thanks to Tauni for hosting … [Continue reading...]

Interview: Oh So Shabby


My goodness. I feel a little bit like today's interviewee needs no introduction... With five wins this season, Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, has won half of the weekly challenges hosted on the site. Incredible! I thought we'd recap Lynda's Season 17 wins really quickly. Organization Station | First Birthday Highchair | Themed Trick-or-Treat Bags Rapunzel Pumpkin | Upcycled Girl's Vanity Seriously. This girl is amazing. Interview: Oh … [Continue reading...]

Upcycled Girl’s Vanity

Upcycled Girl's Vanity FB

Were you as excited about this season's amazing projects as I was? Seriously. The competition was stiff! Today Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, is here to share her final project. This upcycled girl's vanity is the project that won the competition for her! Upcycled Girl's Vanity Tutorial Super excited and a bit shocked that I made it all the way to the end!  There were so many great crafters I was honored to have competed with all of them and glad … [Continue reading...]