Young and Crafty Sisters: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Little Light Prints {Giveaway}


Little Light Prints is an adorable Etsy shop with wonderful prints to brighten any room!




Here are a few prints that I like:




This would look great in a boys room!




Perfect gift to a new mom!




Find a Christmas card template that you like, send the picture and then print the card anywhere you want!


Now for the giveaway! Little Light Prints is giving away ONE print of the winners choice.

Leave one comment for each thing you do:

1. Visit Little Light Prints and tell me which print you will get if you win.

2. Follow Mason’s Roost blog (the designer behind Little Light prints)

3. Tell me if you have any pets and what kind.


This giveaway will end Sun. Dec 3rd at midnight.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Guest Post: Happy Go Lucky

Hi all you lovely Young & Crafty readers!!  I'm so excited to be Hannah's guest today.

My name is Kara and I blog over at Happy Go Lucky.  I'm a 6th grade reading teacher, Navy wife and mother to a very spunky 3 year old.  I started my blog a few months ago to help pass the time while my husband was working nights.  I love sharing easy and inexpensive craft ideas, DIY projects and activities the entire family can enjoy.

Let me show you a few of my favorite projects:

I just finished this fruit bowl.  Can you guess what I used to make it?  It's a vinyl record wrapped in jute:)

I love making jewelry!  Here are a few of the necklaces I've made recently.

I also love creating and sharing fun printables with everyone.
So come visit me at Happy Go Lucky and take a look around.  I love new followers!

Thanks Hannah for having me today!  You Rock!!

Guest Posting at Two Girls Being Crafty

You can find me over at Two Girls Being Crafty! I'll be showing you how to make this super easy Noel Christmas Art.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

T-Shirt Scarf

Hey guys! Today I have a super special guest… my sister! She was in town and we did a little crafting. She’s caught on to the Pinterest rage and made a scarf from old T-shirts. (Find her inspiration here and here.)



She’s going to hi-jack my blog and share with you how she made her very own T-shirt scarf!

Hey y’all!  I am Hannah’s sister, Brittany.  Pinterest has recently taken over my life and I kept seeing pictures and tutorials for t-shirt scarves.  I made my first scarf at my house, which does not have a craft room full of goodies and a sewing machine like my sis.  So this cheap and easy scarf can be hand stitched or no sewing, depending on if you add braids.  So here is how I made this Aggie inspired t-shirt scarf (Whoop!).


I raided my dad’s t-shirt drawer and Hannah’s husband’s closet to find large or extra large t-shirts.  It is best to have a t-shirt with no seams on the side, it looks more polished.  It is fine if it has stains or is faded.  Once it is cut up you can’t really tell. 


Lay the t-shirt flat and cut off the bottom hem.  You can toss this piece to the side, we won’t use it for this project.  Then cut 1/2 inch or 1 inch strips all the way  to the sleeve of the t-shirt. 


The strips do not have to be exact or even!  As  you can see, mine are scraggly and very uneven.

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Take each strip and stretch it.  This is why your strips don’t have to be even.  The stretching causes the edges to roll under and look finished.  Try to make sure all the pieces are the same length when stretching.  Also, make sure you have a furry friend to help out.  I borrowed Hannah’s pup Roxy to keep me company during the project! :)


I love adding braids to anything like hair or scarves!  So I used another t-shirt to add more color.  You can keep it simple and just use one color.  Wyatt’s brother was not happy that a Ranger’s shirt is now an Aggie scarf!

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To make the braid I either safety pin the end or use a straight pin to hold it together.  To make it easier to braid I normally pin the end to the floor, carpet, or comforter where I am working!

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Finish the braid by stitching right across.  This does not have to look professional, as you can see.  No one will see this part.  Cut off the extra fabric close to the stitch.  When I hand sew it I tuck the end under and it looks a little more professional.  I also made a white braid the same length as the maroon and white braid and then I made a shorter maroon braid that I will use for wrapping.

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If your t-shirt has a seam make sure they are all gathered together at the top.  You can be creative and place the braids where ever you want.  Take a scrap strip from the t-shirt to wrap around the top to keep all the strands together.  I try to sew as little as possible since I don’t have a sewing machine like my lucky sister, so I just wrap this strip around the pieces and tuck the end into the wrapped part.  You can add a few hand stitches if you are ambitious.


I wrapped my maroon braid around the pieces where the braids end.  This one needs a stitch since it is so thick.  Just make sure it is on the back side so you don’t see it. 


Tada!  Here is my Aggie inspired t-shirt scarf.  It is kind of a necklace/scarf hybrid.  Perfect to wear to any A&M event and have a one of a kind piece!

Didn’t she do a great job!? I love spending time with her and crafting time together is even more fun :) I sure hope you have found some inspiration to make one of your own!


Leen Machine Holiday Cards {Giveaway}


Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas in in full swing! It’s time to start thinking about your holiday cards. I’ve got the perfect giveaway for you from Leen Machine Paper Studio!






This is a beautiful wedding gift. You can have a personalized print made for the couples state they get married in!



Here are a few Holiday cards you can find in her shop:




This elf laundry card is so fun! And who doesn’t love the movie Elf!




This Jingle Bells card is too cute. It’s got the whole song on the bell!


And now for the giveaway!

Leen Machine is giving away one set of holiday cards of the winners choosing.


To enter, leave one comment for each thing you complete:

1. Visit Leen Machine’s shop and tell me your favorite item

2. Follow my blog, Young and Crafty

3. What is your favorite TV show right now?


Giveaway ends Dec. 1 at 8 PM.




Friday, November 25, 2011

Free for All

I hope that you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful and filled with fun, family and wayyyy to much food! I apologize for being so MIA lately. I simply have not had time to craft. I know… bad blogger!

The winner of the Plaid giveaway didn’t contact me.
The new winner is…. jamie said... i follow plaid on fb :)
Please contact me at within 48 hours to claim your prize!

And here are the fab features from last week:


I am loving this take on the sunburst mirror!


These sock snowmen couldn’t be any cuter!


This peppermint wreath is stunning!


This is a cool project… distress a canvas!

And the most viewed link this week is:


Barn stars on the cheap! Love the color combo.

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Plaid Giveaway WINNER

The winner of the amazing prize pack from Plaid is....

Bobbie Mackey said... i like plaid on facebook

Please contact me at within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Free for All

Hello friends! Welcome to another fabulous weekend!

Be sure and visit my sponsor:

Let’s get this party started by showing off some fab stuff from last week.


Make your own playdoh!!


I am SWOONING over this gorgeous gallery wall! Not to mention I want that cutie little fan.


Super cute burlap wreath!


And the most viewed link this week:


Absolutely gorgeous mantel! I love everything about it!

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)