Young and Crafty Sisters: February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Shop Items

Tie Onesie

Earring Holder

Tie Onesie

Earring holder

I dropped my prices a little after talking to the hubs, he thinks this would be more affordable!
Onesies are now $6.00 and pouches are $8.00.

Stop by if you get the chance!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ribbon Organizer

Don't forget to go here to enter the CSN Stores Giveaway and link up to FFA!

I've seen so many awesome ribbon organizers by other bloggers. The problem? They won't work for me. I like to scrapbook and I usually get together with other women to scrapbook. I use ribbon on a lot of my scrapbook pages. The problem with the awesome ribbon organizers is that they aren't portable! I need to be able to take my ribbon with me. The other problem was that all of the spools were taking up a ton of space.

Here's what I came up with!

Buy this pipe tubing that's glued together in the plumbing section. It probably has an official name but I don't have a clue what it is! It's only about $2.00. I then cut 3 sections with plain old scissors to the length I wanted.

I then spray painted the heck-o-la out of them.

Take your ribbon and put a straight pin in the end to hold it in place.

Wrap you ribbon all the way around and use another straight pin to hold it in place.

Wrap all of your ribbon and then hang up! I used velcro on each end of each tube and hung these in my craft room closet.

If I were to do this again I probably would skip the spray paint and just use the black/gray tube. The spray paint started cracking a little. I was ok with that since they were just hanging in the closet!

Funny story... I went scrapbooking yesterday and completely forgot these hanging in my closet!!

How do you organize your ribbon?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Free for All and a Giveaway!

Woohoo we have another giveaway for $35 to CSNStores today! CSNStores has many products to choose from such as home decor, kitchen utensils and even computer desks for home offices.

Let's check some people out and then I'll tell you how you can win!

This jello by the Funky Polkadot Giraffe looks to good to eat!

Iron Violet Designs created this gorgeous book page wreath!

I love this easy wall art by California Callahans!

The most viewed link this week was this super cute printable by It's a Crafty Life!

Ok now here's how you can win the $35 CSNStore giveaway:

(all optional, leave one comment for each)

1. Become a follower of Young and Crafty
2. Tell me your all time favorite recipe

Also, each link up will count as one entry!

Rules: Link up any project that you've worked on.
Link directly to your post. (Please no giveaways or Etsy shops)If you find your link has disappeared, you must not have followed the rules!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blog Swap with Crafting and Creativity

I'm so excited to have Sarah from Crafting and Creativity here today! She's got some great ideas so be sure to check her out!

Hi Young and Crafty readers! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Crafting and Creativity.
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I am a twenty-something wife of one and mother of two who likes to get crafty whenever I get the chance.

Since my daughter was born, I have had plenty of fun making headbands, like this one...

...and many other pretty things for her hair...

I have also been busy making cute sewing projects like this diaper clutch. (You can see the tutorial HERE.)

I also shared a tutorial on how to make a cute flower like this one:

And of course I've made a few tutus along the way like this fall-inspired one:

I love to scrapbook!! I also like using my scrapbook supplies to make things cuter- like this crayon pail to hold my son's stash of crayons:

I also enjoy decorating our home. I like making fun things like this monogram I made for my son's room using pencil crayons.....

I hope you'll come on over to Crafting and Creativity and check out my other projects real soon!
Thanks so much to Hannah for having me! ! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Young and Crafty Etsy Shop

Alright guys, I did it! I opened up my very own Etsy shop. I may not sell one.single.thing but I'm cool with that! You never know unless you go for it, right?

Here are a few things that you can find there:

6-9 month owl applique onesie

Zebra zipper pouch

6-9 month ruffle lace onesie

Funky ruffle zebra pouch

If you want to see a few more items, go HERE and check them out! I'll be adding things as I make them. I think I'll designate one day week to showing off new items so I don't bombard you guys to death. I hope you like some of them and maybe buy something :)


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Three Leaf Clover and Tutorial

I now have exactly one St. Patrick's Day decoration in my whole house. You could say that follows the same theme as Valentines Day. I only have one decoration for that holiday too.

Anyway, I have seen this type of thing all over blog land and have really wanted to give it a whirl. Never.again. If you want a really time consuming 2 hour project, go for it! The final result really is fabulous!

Here is my tutorial:

I used one, size 13, Nike shoe box and some fabric that was given to me in that big stash I got at Christmas.
Oh and don't forgot, hot glue. You'll need a ton.

I drew the shape I wanted on the box and then cut it out. I used the same shape to cut out two more for my other two leaves.

I had to piece my clover together with scrap pieces from the box. If you have a big piece of cardboard this would be much simpler. Hey, I'm not saying it perfect. I just used what I had on hand!

I then used my hairspray to make a perfect circle. Now cut out 348734987234 circles. To speed this step up just a teensy.little.bit, cut through several pieces of fabric at once.

Take your circle and fold it in half and half and half, or however many halves you want.

And tons of hot glue and start adding circles. I started from the middle and worked outward. Repeat this step approximately 489834 times.

I got this far whenever I realized I didn't have even close to enough fabric. Yikes!

My intentions were to have a beautiful door "wreath" so that I could take down my Christmas winter wreath. That idea went out the window. On to Plan B: cut off the excess orange. This little guy would have looked like a shrimp on the front door!

So instead of the front door, there he sits on my mantle...

Right next to my pink cherry blossoms for Vday. I did at least take the Vday mirror down for you guys. Sheesh, I move slow.

Maybe I'll get around to doing another St. Patty's day decoration. We'll see!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Free for All

What a busy week! Sorry that I have been so MIA this past week but life has taken over. I have about 10 projects in the works that I hope to complete this weekend. 

Let's move on to what some people did finish this week!

Iron Violet Designs made this fun bag with a pretty blue stencil!

Crafty Girls Workshop made this really fun Rolodex calendar!

While My Sailors Aweigh made this exact PB replica of a terrarium!

And the most viewed link this week:

Piggies Pleasures updated this tray with this fun fabric!

Rules: Link up any project that you've worked on.
Link directly to your post. (Please no giveaways or Etsy shops)
If you find your link has disappeared, you must not have followed the rules!