Young and Crafty Sisters: 12/27/10

Monday, December 27, 2010

Handmade Chess Board

Don't forget to enter the giveaway (HERE) for $15 to Arcoiris's Etsy shop!!

This may not be the most riveting post you have ever read in your life but this is one of my proudest projects to ever complete.

My brother wanted a nice chess set for Christmas. I know that I could have easily bought him one, but I wanted part of it to be handmade. I knew I wanted the pieces to be a little larger than normal and found them on Ebay for a good deal.

I then commenced the wonderful husband to help me out. (Note: This project could not be completed without his help! No.way.in.heck.) We decided that each square should be 2 in. x 2 in.

Here are the results!


Each square was cut out individually. In case you were wondering, that would be 64 squares. Individually cut. 64 total. That's a lot of tiny little squares. We then stained them two different colors, glued them to another board and then put trim around the entire thing. Wyatt then put about 43938 coats of poly on. Not even kidding.

And now about a gazillion more pictures because this is my most favorite project ever.









The icing on the cake was when my brother said that this was probably the best Christmas gift he's ever gotten. I'll take that compliment any day :)


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Introducing To Sew With Love and a Giveaway!

Today I would like to introduce you to my new sponsor Arcoiris! You may have noticed her new button hanging out in my sidebar.


Not only does Arcoiris have an Etsy shop but they have a blog called To Sew with Love.

To Sew with Love is run by 3 women, Lelanie, Laarnie, and Lhorie. They are scattered all of the world and are able to share their inspiration through this joint blog!

Here are few things you can find over at To Sew with Love:



Pretty felt flower brooch.



Adorable little girl's skirt.


Now on to the giveaway!
Arcoiris Etsy shop has offered a $15 store credit to on of my readers!

What can you get from Arcoiris?


Could this gift set be ANY cuter?!


Or these adorable owl plushies!


So how do you win the $15 store credit to Arcoiris?

Mandatory:
Visit Arcoiris (HERE) and tell me what you would buy if you won.

Extra Entries:
1. Become a follower of To Sew With Love
2. Like To Sew With Love on Facebook
3. Become a follower of Young and Crafty

Leave a comment for each thing you do!

Giveaway will end Friday, Dec. 31st.

Not to mention if you don't win, Arcoiris is offering my readers a 20% discount until
Jan. 31st! Just go to their Etsy shop and enter the code YOUNGANDCRAFTY.