Handmade Gifts Results

Sorry this post is coming so late in the weekend.  Some of you may have noticed that SYTYC was down yesterday and part of today.  My web host and I were working on some back end things and it got a little complicated.  I apologize for that.

So here are the results for the Handmade Gifts challenge at long last.


And here is the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Mother’s Day Place Setting – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#2 -Handmade Gifts Baby Shower – Heidi @ greendoodle
#3 – The Rain Wall Art – Amber C @ The Craft Project

That makes  Heidi @ greendoodle our winner for the 4th week in a row.  Congrats again Heidi!

handmade gift baby shower - heidi

We have to say goodbye to Amber @ The Craft Project this week.  Make sure you head over to her blog to follow along on the rest of her great adventures.

Rain wall art - amber c

Although it’s super sad that she won’t be with us for the last two weeks of the contest, she won’t be leaving empty handed.  Our amazing sponsors have provided an awesome little prize pack for her.

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Happy Go Lucky” Jelly Roll

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Straight Stitch Society Digital Pattern

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2 ebook patterns

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 1 Faux Stained Glass Kit and two patterns of their choice

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2 wall panels

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 $30 gift card to the Simply Handmade Shop

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Outdoor Challenge Results {week 8}

I got a new sewing machine a few weeks ago and have been doing a little more sewing that normal.  But, do you know what I hate?  Pinning patterns to the fabric!  I had heard of and seen the little bean bag time paper weights, but I didn’t want to have to deal with making some of those.  Then I saw this linked up to the linky party last week:

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Over-sized washers wrapped in ribbon!  So much easier to make and just as effective.  It really was one of those, “well, duh” moments for me.  Such a simple solution.  Thanks Sugar Tart Crafts for pointing it out to me.

Anyway,  here are the results for last weeks challenge that you’ve been waiting for.


And the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Vertical Succulent Garden – Amber C @ The Craft Project
#2 – Painted Pie Rock Garden Decor – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#3 – Wedding Garden Stepping Stones – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
#4 – Hand Molded Leaf Sculpture – Heidi @ greendoodle
That means Heidi @ greendoodle pulls in another win!  Congrats Heidi!  That concrete leaf really is amazing.  It makes me want a yard so I can have a reason to have one :)
Concrete Leaf Yard Art - Heidi
But we have to say goodbye to Veronica @ Adventures of D & V.  Saying goodbye this late in the season is always so hard don’t you think?  I always looked forward to seeing what Veronica would come up with and I was never disappointed.
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It’s a good thing she has a blog so I have somewhere to go to keep up with her :).  So head on over there and follow along with me.

Duct Tape week results

You guys!  I got the post up on time!  I love when no evil forces of life get in your way.  Before the results I wanted to feature my favorite project from yesterday’s linky party.

The blossoms around here have just exploded over the last few days so I was instantly drawn to these Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?  Rachel at Architecture of a Mom has a great, simple tutorial so I will definitely be making some from my house.  Go on over and check it out!

And now the Duct Tape challenge results:


And the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Duct Tape Lined Tote – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#2 – Ruffled Kite – Jess @ Spool & Spoon
#3 – Knight in Shining Duck Tape Armor – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
#4 – Duct Tape Sandals – Heidi @ greendoodle
#5 – Duct Tape Dress Form – Amber C @ The Craft Project
That puts Heidi @ greendoodle in the top stop again!  Congrats Heidi!
duct tape sandals - heidi
I thought those sandals were a brilliant idea!  They would be perfect for running through the sprinklers in style this summer.  Be watching for the tutorial next week.
But we have to say good bye to Jess @ Spool & Spoon this week.  It was such a close race and I can see why. That kite is darling!  Abi and I will totally be making one together soon.
Duct Tape Kite
Be sure that you hop on over to (and follow!!) Spool & Spoon so you can always stay up to date with all the great project Jess has got going on.  Thank you for all your hard work Jess!

‘Scrap’tastic Results

I hope you all had a marvelous week!  I forget how much time it takes to get back in the swing of things after a few days off. Especially when those days are totally awesome.  I’m just barely getting back with it since my friends left.  Poor family.  At least I did the laundry :)

Anyway, here are the results you’ve all been waiting for!


And the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Scrappy Wallets – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#2 – Decoupaged Closet – Lacy @ Lavender & Lace
#3 – Butterflies in the Wind – Amber C @ The Craft Project
#4 – Scrap Fabric Juggling Bags – Charlie @ Attempting Aloha
#5 – The Game of Memory – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
#6 – Coupon Organizer – Jess @ Spool & Spoon
#7 -‘Scrap’tastic Table Runner – Malory @ Snips & Spice
#8 – Scrappy Wall Art – Heidi @ greendoodle
That gives Amber C @ The Craft Project her first win of the season!  Congrats Amber!
Butterflies in the Wind - Amber C
I totally love those butterflies, especially the ones flying off the corner up there.  So pretty and so fun.  I can’t wait for the tutorial so I can try my hand at it for Abi’s room.  Her walls are embarrassingly bare right now.
But we have to say goodbye to Lacy @ Lavender & Lace this week.  My only consolation is that I got an email from Lacy days ago  letting me know that she had some things come up and would be unable to continue in the season.  So if there had to be a week with this outcome, I’m glad it was this one for her.
Decoupaged Closet - Lacy
Be sure to keep up with her on her blog and leave her lots of love!  These ladies work so hard and I know they would appreciate a little love on their blogs in return :)

Knock-Off Results

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend planned!  My two best friends from growing up are flying in to visit (and one is now my sis-in-law and is bringing my 3 month old nephew for me to meet!) and I’m so excited!  But before we can get on with all our fun plans, I know you’ve been dying for the results of the Knock Off challenge this week :) hopefully

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And the crafter/project match up:

#1 – Bel-Air Bedding Knock Off – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
#2 – Pandora Knock-Off – Amber C @ The Craft Project
#3 – Stacking Wood Trays – Jess @ Spool & Spoon
#4 -Vintage Jar Lighting – Heidi @ Green Doodle
#5 -Anthropologie Caridad Ruffled Dress Knock-Off – Malory @ Snips & Spice
#6 -Knot a Pillow – Rebecca @ Beauty All Around
#7 – Mizone Florentine Bedding Knock Off – Lacy @ Lavender & Lace
#8 – Banana Republic Knock-Off Skirt – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#9 – PB Teen Ruched Bedding Knock-off – Charlie @ Attempting Aloha
That makes Heidi @ Green Doodle our winner again! Congrats! This lamp would look perfect right over my kitchen counter 😉

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I’m excited to see how she pulled this one together. Be sure to check back next week next week for the tutorial.
But I’m really, really sad to have to say goodbye to Rebecca from There is Beauty All Around.
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Be sure to keep up with her on her blog.  I know I will (I’m totally fascinated with the fact that she lives in the Galapagos Islands!).  She has some really cool stuff over there (she sketched a self portrait everyday for a month, and I’m still loving (and want) her SYTYC audition piece) and I’m sure there’s more in the works :)  Thanks for all your hard work Rebecca!


We have our winner!!

Season Winner

Man! So you guys like a close race don’t you?  This week’s votes were SOO close!  But in the end Kim’s Grandfather Clock Make-Over that pulled ahead.  I love the fresh look of the white paint. And the etched flower on the glass is the perfect touch.

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She had so many great projects this season with a couple wins under her belt.  Here they are:









And for her fabulous work this season and for her 1st place win she gets some fabulous prizes from a few of our awesome sponsors!

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Hi everyone, I’m Samantha and I live here in Wales with my gorgeous husband Dus. Despite it raining a lot in Wales occasionally the sun shines and that’s when I design my bag patterns. This may explain why I’ve only written three in the last year. I’ve got a blog ( http://handmadebymrsh.blogspot.co.uk/ ) where you can come hang out with me, I’ve got a couple of freebie patterns coming up this year, but mostly it’s my random ramblings!

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$25 gift card to sassysteals.com

Sassy Steals is home for GREAT deals on homemade treasures and the PERFECT solution for small shops to sell their inventory fast…AND there’s even more! Every Friday one lucky winner will win a few of the handmade items featured the week before.
One weekend each month, they host an online Sassy Steals Boutique. This event features several vendors and over 100 items at amazing prices for the entire weekend!  CRAZINESS, right!!!  I told you that you were going to be TOTALLY loving this site!!!

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11″ x 14″ Glicee Art Print

My name is Amber Church.  I am a mixed media artist, painter, baker, and designer who has called Yukon home for most of my life.  I draw inspiration for my work from the natural world, mythology and fairy tales, and my imagination.  My work takes me from galleries to the back stages of theatres to centre stage in a can can skirt; I’ve designed art bras for cancer, twelve foot tall puppets for community theatre, Muppet cakes, and mixed media canvases full of family heirlooms.  Although my past has taken me to the United Nations Climate Change negotiations, to skiing and snowboarding course crews for the Olympics, and to teaching in Antarctica, I find myself most content when I am mucking about with paints in a bit of sunshine.

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$25 gift card to the MissyDear Shop

Hey it’s me!  Missy, the host of this here SYTYC competition.  I have a weakness.  I love hair accessories.  Like, really like them.  And I also love wool felt.  Have you ever touched real wool felt? It’s like heaven. So I thought I’d throw the two together and make some adorable wool felt cuteness for babies. I started out just doing them as gifts for baby showers but I had so many people ask about them I decided to open an Etsy shop.  I had to close up shop for a few years while our family moved cross country multiple times (5 states in 5 years – goo) and got SYTYC up and going, but I’ve recently reopened for business under a new name, MissyDear Designs.  With the reopening I’ve added other materials, designs and sizes but I still think they’re adorable.  If I do say so myself.  And new things are added all the time!


Introducing the season 15 crafters!

Hey guys!  So, did you enjoy the audition round last week as much as I did?  Are you all interested in finding out the results?  Well, here they are!

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But the graph means nothing if you don’t know who did what, right? Well, I can let you in on that secret now, too.

#1 – Hand-painted Shower Curtain – Lacy @ Lavender & Lace

#2 – Love Nail Art – Veronica @ Adventures of D & V
#3 – Fabulous Fur Bench – Ahan @ Easier Than I Thought
#4 – Steampunk Costume – Amber C @ The Craft Project
#5 – Silk Brooch – Alessia @ ANhandmade Designs
#6 – Pop of Color – Connie @ Measured by the Heart
#7 – Suitcase Chair – Amber R. @ Craft Me Perfect
#8 – Upholstered Doll Bed – Charlie @ Attempting Aloha
#9 – Perpetual Calendar – Rebecca @ Beauty All Around
#10 – Kindle Case – Malory @ Snips & Spice
#11 – Glitter & Leather Pennant Necklace – Jessica @ Spool & Spoon
#12 – Guitar Art Case – Chrissy @ FullCandyJacket
#13 – A Soft Place to Land – Heidi @ Green Doodle

I personally think that all of the projects were great, but two of those fabulous ladies won’t be joining us for this next season of So You Think You’re Crafty.  Ahna, Alessia & Connie – I hope, hope, hope that you’ll try your hand again another time.  I would LOVE to have you back!

Congratulations to our top 10 ladies!  I’m so excited, and I’m sure everyone else is too, to get to know you better and see what you have to offer us next season!

Season 15 will be starting March 25 with Spring projects.  So if you want to play along get crafting now :)

*If you would like to see their audition projects again you can find them here.*

**I’ve also had a lot of questions about tutorials for these projects.  I don’t put tutorials for the audition projects on SYTYC, but the crafters almost always post them to their blogs so make sure you go follow them!**

RIT Dye Results

So I don’t know what the deal with the linky button is.  I have no idea why it never lets you add it to your post and why this week it didn’t even have the linky code.  I’ve changed out the code multiple times and it’s still not working.  I guess it’s time to pull in the big guns. So ‘thank you’ to you that have stuck around anyway :)

But anyway, I loved this fun kid friendly tabletop setup from Eva at Tales of the Scotts.  I love having craft supplies out for Abi.  Her desire to create ebbs and flows during the day and getting stuff out and putting it away over and over all day gets pretty old. And i’m a huge fan of a table cloth you can draw on :)

Kid-Friendly Tabletop - The Tales of the Scotts

So you should go check out Eva’s blog and see the rest of her fun ideas. But in the meantime, here are the results for the RIT Dye projects.


And the Crafter/Project match-up:

#1 – Hand-dyed and Screen Printed Quilt– Catherine @ CathGrace
#2 – Dyed Ruffle Ombre Quilt– Camille @ Sugar Baby Boutique
#3 – Batiked Drawstring Bags – Kim @ Maiden D’Shade

Catherine pulled in another win with her quilt this week!  Congratulations Catherine!

hand dyed and screen printed quilt - catherine

And did you see that she just came in as runner up over at Project Run and Play a week or so ago?  Super talented, that’s what she is.

But we have to say “goodbye” Camille this week.  I loved her Ombre Tablecloth.  It’s perfect for Abi’s birthday party coming up in June (it’s not too early to be planning, is it :) ).

DIY Ruffle Ombre Tablecloth - Camille

As the second runner up Camille is in store for an awesome prize pack.  More info on that will be coming soon :).  But in the meantime head over to her blog, Sugar Baby Boutique, to see all of her great projects!

And get excited for next week; it’s the Audition Round!