Fall Crafts for Kids Challenge Season 17, Week 6

Fall Crafts for Kids Collage

Wow. We've past our mid-way point and are well on our way toward the end of Season 17. I am amazed by how quickly the time passes when you are marking the dates each and every week. This week at SYTYC, we're celebrating fall crafts for kids. I am excited to share the project the boys and I worked on together later this week. In the meantime, please check out 10 great fall crafts for kids and our contestants amazing projects. As the … [Continue reading...]

10 Great Fall Crafts for Kids

10 Fall Crafts for Kids via SYTYC

Wow. Fall has arrived with a vengeance here in Utah. We went from the steamy 90's to SNOW. Yep. You heard right, SNOW, in just a few short weeks. Though I don't love the super-cold temps, I do love this season. For me it always signals a return to baking, crafting and general happiness (which may be directly related to the baking in my case). This week, our challengers will be sharing fall crafts for kids...I don't often get a chance to … [Continue reading...]

Scraps Challenge Results, Season 17, Week 5

Scraps Challenge

Wow. Do you ever have a week that just chews you up and spits you out? I had a week like that this week. The height of my "difficulties?" My Facebook account was disabled, cutting off all of my access with...well, in some ways the world. It nearly brought me to tears. No lie. Now, before you judge me to harshly, consider that I work as a social media consultant. I spend a large portion of my working day on Facebook. Truth be told it wasn't … [Continue reading...]

Interview: Dru from Polkadot Poplars

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It's not very often that I have, or expect to, work with a contestant that I actually know in real life. Dru, from Polkadot Poplars, actually lives near me and I am fortunate enough to have met her in person. I was oh so excited when she tried out for SYTYC, because well, she's absolutely lovely! Dru is a craft industry insider, having worked for several large craft companies, and I am excited for you to get to know her today! Interview: Dru, … [Continue reading...]

Reversible Fall Leaves Pillowcase Tutorial

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I am seriously blown away by the talent this season. Every week there are several tutorials that I am interested in seeing and I'd have a hard time selecting my favorite...It makes it kind of nice to know that you get to pick more than one "favorite" up until nearly the end. This week, I am excited to share Crystal's fantastic reversible fall leaves pillowcase tutorial. Crystal's projects have always ranked high, but you'll probably … [Continue reading...]

Scraps Challenge Season 17, Week 5

SYTYC Scraps Challenge

It's hard to believe we're half way through the current season. Time flies... One of the things that surprises me is how different (or similar) our contestants interpret the weekly challenges. When I set the challenges, I have a picture in my mind of just how I think they will go...The interesting thing? Rarely do the contestants have the same take on a theme that I do! Despite their varied take on the project, they all have one thing in … [Continue reading...]

Fall Decor Challenge Results Season 17, Week 4

Fall Decor Challenge Results

It's been such fun celebrating fall decor week. I absolutely love all of the contestants projects completed and shared on Monday and I even had fun creating my slightly un-fall, fall decor piece! Even the weather here decided to cooperate. Our days have dropped from 90 degrees to the high 50's in a short matter of hours. It really feels like fall at this point. Fall Decor Challenge Results   Contestant Reveal Project #1 Fall Owl … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Spider Wreath

Easy Halloween Wreath via SYTYC.com

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but honestly it makes me a bit schizophrenic. While a part of me appreciates the beauty of the season and creates a burning desire for classy fall decor, the other part of my dives right on in to Halloween! I think this may be a Utah thing. I once read that we Utahns tend to spend more on Halloween than nearly any other state. Now THAT, is a topic we could dive into for some seriously psychoanalysis... I … [Continue reading...]