Young and Crafty Sisters: October 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

So You Think You’re Crafty Round Up


I had a blast competing for SYTYC this year. Although I didn’t win, I came in third. I wanted to make a post of all of the things I created with a link to the post on my blog. Enjoy!

SYTYC Projects

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Free for All


So who’s a bad blogger and totally spaced on the party starting last night? Oh yeah, that would be me. Sorry about that! Let’s get this party going.

Here are the fab features from last week:


This fall porch is so welcoming. I love the colors and shapes of the pumpkins.


This Rio costume is amazing!

And the most viewed link:


This fudge looks delicious!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Girls Pinterest Party


A few weekends ago I was invited to go to a Pinterest party. You are supposed to find something off of Pinterest that you want to make and then bring everything you need to make it. It’s basically a craft night. It was so much fun to get together and share our creativeness!

Sadly, I did not get any action shots of the crafting. However, I did get everyone’s creations. Here are a few shots:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains


No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

These curtains were super simple to make. All you need is a drop cloth, glue gun, painters tape and paint.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Free for All


Well my time on So you think you’re Crafty is over. I came in third and I’m cool with that. It was a blast coming up with something new that fit into the theme each week. I’m really glad I entered the competition. I’m going to eventually do a round up post of all of the things I created for the competition. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Here are the fab features from last week:

wonder woman costume kid

This is the cutest homemade Wonder Woman costume. And the other pictures for this little girl are hilariously cute!


This side table is the perfect blue/turquoise and I love the stencil.


If you want to see some super cute Halloween decorations, go check this blog out.

And the most viewed link:


Check out this genius AND stylish hidden cabinet tutorial.

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)

The Biggest Typo I’ve Ever Made

 

First of all, in case you didn’t know, I am somewhat of a grammar nerd. Not anything to out of the ordinary but I try my best to write my best and I am that person that notices when other people mess up. Sorry!

 

So here is my HUGE mess up. When I created this blog, I made the biggest typo of my life. In my blog name URL! And it’s been that way for 2 years.

 

It read www.youngancrafty.blogspot.com

Young an Crafty? Doesn’t make much sense. I totally missed the D on and. Who does that!? I think I was just so excited about starting a blog that I hit submit before I changed my mind. And yes, it has bugged me for 2 years.

 

All of these folks were switching to .com’s and Word Press. Well, I didn’t want to go to Word Press. I like Blogger and I have never had a problem with it. So my messed up blog name URL stayed because I thought the only way you could be a .com was through Word Press.

 

Until today! I read this great tutorial over at Somewhat Simple that said you don’t have to switch. That’s right, I’m still on blogger but I am now an official .com. And this time, I got it right! I am now www.youngandcrafty.com. It seems so much more official now.

 

What I did was buy my domain name through godaddy.com. After fumbling around and trying to figure this mess out while making a mess, I finally just called support at Godaddy and they directed me HERE. All you do is type in your domain (www.youngandcrafty.com). Then go to blogger, settings, advanced settings and type in your domain again. BAM, you are set up.

 

Now I just need to do something about my email address. It’s still youngancrafty@gmail.com. I bought email capabilities through Godaddy.com so I might be switching over. We will see how much of a headache that is…

 

So my words of advice if you want to create a blog is… Check your spelling in your title! And then recheck it again :)

 

And maybe a third time wouldn’t hurt either. 

 

Just speaking from experience.

 

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Super Special

 

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Christmas is coming soon and what better way to make extra money than advertising your business?! This special will run until November 1st.

 

Please contact me at youngancrafty @ gmail.com to buy your spot today.

 

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pottery Barn Knock Off Wall Art


PB Knock OFF Collage

This Pottery Barn knock off easily makes the top five favorite things I’ve ever made list. The PB version cost a whopping $399. Mine cost around $15. Their version is a little over 4 ft. x 4 ft. and mine is exactly 4 ft. x 4 ft. Let me just tell you this thing is massive in both size and weight!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Free for All


I hope your week was great. Mine seem to be getting busier and busier and going faster and faster. I’m glad they are going faster because that means school will be over sooner rather than later :)

Here are the fab features for last week:


These sweater pumpkins are too cute!


Oh my goodness this Brave costume is awesome! Love that wig!

And the most viewed link:

Kitchen After

Update your kitchen by painting it a new color! It’s easy and can make a big impact.

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, October 9, 2012

DIY Race Display and Free Printable

 

DIY Race Display

 

This was my submission for sentimental in the So you think you’re Crafty competition. One of my friends wanted something to display his race bibs and medals. He had the idea of using a door knob as the medal hanger and I loved the idea. This was really easy to make.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Mantel 2012


Halloween Mantel

This year I wanted to switch the mantel up for Halloween. I usually just add the Halloween decorations to my existing fall mantel. Go HERE to see my old one. I think what made me want to really switch things up is the gigantic mirror.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall Inspiration

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Free for All


It’s Knock Off week on So you think you’re Crafty this coming up week. I made something that I love more than anything I’ve ever made. I can’t wait for you guys to see it!

Here are the fab features from last week:

dress refashion

Take a to big dress and make it fit you like a glove! The after looks great.


Make a simple ombre frame with wooden beads. Perfect for Halloween/Fall!

Floating Cheesecloth Ghost by www.loveandlaundry.com

This ghost is awesome!

And the most viewed link:

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This beautiful, simplistic mantel is gorgeous! I love that book page wreath. I really need to make one of those.

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)