Season 17 Final Results

After two months of amazing projects, late nights and a ton of hard work, it’s time to “crown the winner” of our competition.

Drumroll please…

The winner is…

SYTYC Final WinnerCongratulations to Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, who’s our Season 17 winner.

Lynda Oh So ShabbyTune in next week for Lynda’s awesome upcycled girl’s vanity tutorial.

Upcycled Girl's Desk

You’ll also be able to catch Lynda’s interview next week!

Our runner up…

I also want to take a moment to congratulate Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal. Crystal has been a fierce competitor in our competition this season and man, oh man, is she good.

Stitched by Crystal QuotePlease come back next week to see Crystal’s tutorial and to learn more about her in her crafter interview!

Halloween Challenge Results

What a busy week! In addition to coordinating things here at SYTYC, some of you may know that I run a conference for DIY and craft bloggers called SNAP! I’ve spent the week getting ready for our tickets to go on sale today. Needless to say, it was a bit of a crush and I am now breathing a HUGE sigh of relief.

If YOU are a blogger interested in attending, we do have just about 50 tickets left for the event. Yep that’s right. In one day we sold nearly 500 tickets. It’s a little bit crazy!

In any event, I am hoping that I am going to see each of our remaining competitors at the event this year! Yay for chillaxing in person! Speaking of our contestants, it’s time to cover this week’s results…

Halloween Challenge Results

Thank you so very much for voting this week. We continue to see record high turn out!

SYTYC Halloween Challenge Results

 

Crafter Reveal

Project #1 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Theme Bags – Lynda, Oh So Shabby
Project #2 Halloween Bowling Set – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #3 Lighted Haunted House – Ariean, One Krieger Chick 

Halloween Challenge Winner

Halloween Trick or Treat BagsThis week’s winner is Lynda, from Oh So Shabby. Congratulations Lynda!!!

Come back on Tuesday to see Lynda’s awesome tutorial.

Saying Goodbye…

This week we’re saying goodbye to Areian, from One Krieger Chick. I am so sad to see Ariean leave us, but I am SUPER excited to be sharing her interview, along with a few favorite posts next week!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Thanks for playing along.

Pumpkin Challenge Results

SYTYC is a 10 week competition. 10 weeks! You know what? 10 weeks is a loooong time my friends. Can you imagine the range of experience and emotion one may go through in 10 weeks? The highs and lows of life, even without the stress of producing weekly for a competition, can be pretty intense. It makes this competition that much harder.

I don’t know about the season’s contestants, but during this 10 week phase I have bad days. Days where I don’t want to write a post. Days that I simply wish I could hit the rewind or pause on.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I think that these ladies work very hard to create and inspire and you know what could make their day? Heck, their week? A heartfelt note from you. So today, after you read our results, maybe hop over and let one or two, or heck all of them know how much you appreciate their work?

Do it because they’re awesome, but do it because in the course of 10 weeks maybe you could use an uplifting note yourself too.

Pumpkin Challenge Results

Pumpkin Challenge Results

Crafter Reveal

SYTYC Pumpkin Challenge

Project #1 Pumpkin Quilt Candelabra – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #2 Pumpkin Patch Dress – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #3 Pumpkin Wreath – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #4 Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower – Lynda, Oh So Shabby

Pumpkin Challenge Winner

This week’s winner is Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, who created a Rapunzle Pumpkin Tower.

Rapunzel Pumpkin Tower

Congratulations Lynda!

Pop back over on Tuesday and check out Lynda’s how-to on this fun project!

Saying Goodbye…

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Emily. I’ve had such fun getting to know her – she’s amazing. Each week, along with her project, Emily has included the sweetest little note to me. What a blessing.

I will be interviewing Emily on Wednesday. Please stop by and learn a little bit more about her and check out some of my favorite Benson Street posts.

Fall Crafts for Kids Results Season 17,Week 6

Hi! Today I am checking in from Outer Banks, North Carolina, where I am attending Click Retreat. I am having a great time, but boy have we faced some challenges from the darn WEATHER! 

Outer Banks North Carolina via NorthCarolina.comvia NorthCarolina.com

Instead of the sun we’ve had a whole lot of gray and no WiFi, but guess what? We’ve had a WHOLE lot of fun! There’s truly nothing like spending time with women who lift you up and inspire you. It’s one of those things that fuels the creative and fires the passion.

I find the same kind of inspiration online as I open emails and post projects right here on SYTYC. I can’t tell you the amount of creativity and work that go into each and every week.

With that said, it’s time to share this week’s results. 

Fall Crafts for Kids Results

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Contestant Reveal

Project #1 Fall Wind Chimes – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #2 Halloween Candy Dispenser – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #3 Pumpkin Bird Feeder – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #4 Leaf Crown and Magic Wand – Lynda, Oh So Shabby
Project #5 Thanksgiving Pinatas – Krisha, Jacks & Kate

Fall Crafts for Kids

This week’s winner is Ariean, from One Krieger Chick, with her Halloween candy dispensers.

Halloween Candy DispenserAriean will be sharing her super-fun candy dispensers with us next Tuesday!

Saying Goodbye…

This week we will be saying goodbye to Krisha, from Jacks & Kate. I have followed Krisha’s fun for a long-time now. Her site is chock full of amazing projects with a bend toward amazing sewing and party posts. Hope you will hop over and share a little love with her today.

Scraps Challenge Results, Season 17, Week 5

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 that bad, but it sure puts things in perspective…First world problems and all of that.

Anyway, it also reminded me how much I hate disappointment. It’s one of the reasons that I sort of dread results day…A high, high, but someone leaves disappointed. I hope you will think about visiting our “dearly departed” and giving them a quick hello each week.

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Scraps Challenge

 

Contestant Reveal

Project #1 Scrap Wood Halloween Banner – Michelle, Delicate Construction
Project #2 Scrap Caplet – Krisha, Jacks & Kate
Project #3 Scrappy Chair Makeover – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #4 Wood Scrap Pennant Banner – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #5 Scrap Rainbow Baby Quilt – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #6 Luxury Cat Bed – Lynda, Oh So Shabby

Fall Decor Challenge Winner

This week’s winner is Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal, with her amazing scrappy rainbow baby quilt.

Scrap Rainbow Baby Quilt

 

Crystal will be sharing her tutorial on Tuesday. In the meantime, enjoy yourself by visiting her site and checking out the many amazing projects there.

kids fireman costume

I was bowled over by her amazing homemade fireman costume.

Saying Goodbye…

This week we will be saying goodbye to Michelle, from Delicate Construction. Don’t you just love that name? Delicate Construction? I am telling you what. The name alone is enough to get me over to Michelle’s site, but once you’re there, you’ll find there are so many great projects!

Come back on Friday when I will be sharing an interview with Michelle and showcasing some of my favorite Delicate Construction projects!

Fall Decor Challenge Results Season 17, Week 4

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!

Fall Decor ChallengeEven 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

Fall Decor Challenge Results

 

Contestant Reveal

Project #1 Fall Owl Softy – Krisha, Jacks & Kate
Project #2 Wood Shim Wreath – Michelle, Delicate Construction
Project #3 Autumn Wood Pallet Sign – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #4 On Chair, Two Looks – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #5 Reversible Pillow – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #6 Fall Porch Decor – Dru, Polka Dot Poplars
Project #7 Fall Potter’s Table – Lynda, Oh So Shabby

Fall Decor Challenge Winner

This week’s winner is Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal, with her reversible pillow!

Reversible Pillow CaseCrystal will be sharing her tutorial her on SYTYC on Tuesday!

In the meantime, pop over to her site and look through some of her tutorials. I really want to make a couple of her kid’s floor poofs.

Saying Goodbye…

This week we’re saying goodbye to Dru, from Polkadot Poplars. I actually know Dru in real life and she’s one super-creative lady. Her whole career has been spent in the creative industry.

I don’t want to reveal too much today though. I will be sharing a full interview with her on Wednesday.

Birthday Challenge Results Season 17, Week 3

So what did you think about birthday week? I really loved all of the great projects entered in this week’s challenge. I know that this one was a bit of a stretch for some of our competitors, but I think they all did a fantastic job. In fact, I sort of wish I had a fail safe…Something like the “Tim Gunn Save” like Project Runway has implemented.

Goodness.

Birthday Challenge Results

Birthday Challenge Results

Crafter Reveal

SYTYC Birthday Challenge

Project #1 Pomander Pinata – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #2 Sprinkles Mini Party Hats – Krisha, Jacks & Kate
Project #3 Casino Party Table – Justynn, Creative Life Antics
Project #4 Handmade Party Favors – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #5 America’s Birthday: Pieced Flag – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #6 Rustic Cupcake Stand – Michelle, Delicate Construction
Project #7 Birthday Calendar – Dru, Polka Dot Poplars
Project #8 Birthday Highchair – Lynda, Oh So Shabby

Birthday Challenge Winner

That means our birthday challenge winner is Lynda, from Oh So Shabby! Lynda created this super-fun first birthday highchair – what a striking project!

First Birthday Highchair

This is actually Lynda’s second win. She took first place in our audition round with her amazing back to school kid’s station.

Kids Back to School Station via Oh So Shabby

 

Like it? You can find the tutorial here.

Lynda will be back to share her first birthday highchair on Tuesday. Be sure to pop over and check out exactly how she put this one together.

Goodbyes…

Of course, that does mean we have to say goodbye to someone too. This week Justynn, from Creative Life Antics, will be leaving us. I have to tell you that I am really sad about this. Justynn has boundless energy and I have been so impressed with her…If only I could have been half as talented and on-the-ball as she is when I was her age.

 

I might have teared up over this one a little bit.

Justynn has had some AMAZING projects and success already this season. I hope you will come back on Wednesday when I share my interview with her and showcase a few of my favorite projects.

Upcycle Challenge Results Season 17, Week 2

What a great week. There were honestly so many great projects featured this week, any one of the projects could be featured as the winner. Speaking of winners, I am pretty sure that you just want me to get on with things, rather than rambling on…

SYTYC Upcycle Challenge

Upcycle Challenge Results

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Crafter Reveal

Project #1 Child’s Desk – Michelle, Delicate Construction
Project #2 Upcycled Dining Table – Emily, The Benson Street
Project #3 Door to Coffee Table – Dru, Polkadot Poplars
Project #4 Dresser Upcycle – Lynda, Oh So Shabby
Project #5 Bathtub Sofa – Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Project #6 Midcentury Modern Dresser – Justynn, Creative Life Antics
Project #7 Button and Crochet Art – Daniela, Bonito Servico
Project #8 Thrift Store Skirt to Beach Bag – Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Project #9 Upcycled Ruffle Onesie – Krisha, Jacks and Kate

Upcycle Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Ariean, from One Krieger Chick, who stole the show with her amazing bathtub to sofa upcycle.

Bathtub to Outdoor Sofa

 

Seriously. Could this project have been ANY cooler? I think not! “Tune” in next Tuesday to see Ariean’s tutorial for this INCREDIBLE project.

Leaving This Week

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Daniela, from Bonito Servico. Daniela has served as our lone international participant this year. Be sure to come back and learn more about her on Wednesday!