Can you believe that it’s audition time again already! Time is totally flying by. Especially the last few weeks with this fantastic Minnesota weather. Having grown up in the hot dry heat of Utah, I’m loving this cooler, moister weather here in the Twin Cities lately.
But let’s get back to the topic at hand. Last week Randi @ Dukes & Duchesses pulled in another win with her awesome jewelry holder.
I’ve seen a ton of these doors around, but wasn’t sure what to do with them. This is what I’m going to do. The tutorial will be up tomorrow so you can try your hand at it.
We had to say “bye” to Laura @ EmmieLu Designs. Her Pom Pom Light Shade would be darling in a little girls room.
Can you believe that she’s been doing her finals while competing? And that she did so well with both! And with her 3rd place win she’s now the proud owner of a great gift basket from The Toasted Coconut. Congrats Laura!!
This week is one of the most fun of every season…the auditions for Season 9!! Let me introduce you to the 14 fine ladies that will be vying for the top 10 spots.
Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
Bessie @ Besserina
Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
Shannon @ Cluttered Closet
Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries
Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
Summer @ Create. Cook. Survive Law School
Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Haley @ Haybird
Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
Terra @ Mama Says Sew
Ellie @ Homestitched
Emily @ Nap Time Creations
Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
Vote for your favorite before the poll closes Friday night! The winners will be announced on Monday.
#1 – Drawing Dolly – Robin @The T-Shirt Diaries
I am so excited to audition for So You Think You’re Crafty.For my audition piece I started with two simple things…..
A picture my daughter drew:
And a bunch of old T-shirts:
So I decided to make my daughter a doll out of her drawing, and so dolly was born:
My husband thinks that she looks like a Zombie doll, I think she is a pretty close match to the drawing.
I think she looks like a rag doll supper model.
Here is the Before and After:
Thanks for looking,
#2 – Family Tree Pillow – Celeste @ Celestials Creations
Family is very important. I love to integrate our family legacy into the designs we have around the house. This family tree pillow is a fun way for family and friends to learn more about a family’s ‘roots’ when they come over.
The tree and words are printed on color safe printable fabric, then outlined with hand stitched embroidery.
I think adding piping gives an updated and finished look.
I love that this idea is completely customizable to most decor styles by using different fonts, fabrics, or graphics. I have plans to make one for each of my children’s rooms so they can always know where they come from. I just have to figure out how to fit the name “Mahonri Moriancumur Stapley” up in those tiny branches. Hah!
#3 – Stump Votives and Vases – Haley @ HayBird Blog
I am so excited to be auditioning for So You Think You’re Crafty! I’ve been following through the seasons and get so inspired by all you amazing women out there!
For my audition, I decided to finally attack an idea that’s been in my head for awhile. What started as this.
Was then transformed into this.
Which became this.
My original plan was to make it a toothbrush holder, but no matter what approach I took, toothbrush pictures just aren’t pretty! 😉
#4 – Vintage Tri-pod Lamp – Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
#5 – Paper Piecing Christmas Tree Skirt – Emily @ Nap Time Creations
#6 – Baseball Toss – Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
#7 – Child’s Art Pillow – Bessie @ Besserina
#8 – Halloween Scrapbook House – Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
Here is the Halloween scrapbook house that I have made, using a paper mache house from Hobby Lobby and scrapbook supplies.
#9 – Pretty in Yellow Art – Summer @ Cook Create Survive Law School
I love having artwork to display in my house. I don’t love the price that comes with most artwork. Using a cheap canvas from a craft store and some bottles of paint, I was able to create this one of a kind piece (based on a Ballard Designs painting). The painting is both feminine but not over the top, which is alway useful for maintaining peace in the house.
#10 – Butterfly Hands – Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
#11 – Toddler Vest, Two Ways – Ellie @ Homestitched
#12 – Paint Chip Mosaic – Shannon @ Cluttered Closet
So, I tried to create many different “audition pieces” for SYTYC. Not
that they weren’t good, but I just didn’t feel they were good ENOUGH.
So, I was reading Chica and Jo’s post that had an invitation printed
on a paint chip….and BOOM I had an epiphany. I love doing mosaic,
but tiles are super expensive, grout is super messy, and I have done
it with smashed plates but even those take up space to collect. So I
decided to use paint chips. They are free, plentiful at your local
Walmart or hardware store, and they are…FREE
I started off by priming the laminate and then painting over it with a
blue acrylic. Then I used a clean rag to wipe it off and give it
a nice faux-finished ragged look.
Then I stole acquired a billion different paint
chips, (by the way, walmart has GIANT paint chips) and using mod podge
and a design I pulled out of my head….achieved this look. You
can also gently sketch the design and fill it in as you go.