December Craft Off

What happened to the Craft Off concept?

Halloween did.    Actually, that’s not entirely true.  I could not let someone challenge me at Halloween because if I didn’t win?  Let’s just not think about that.

Then Halloween hangover happened and how did Thanksgiving get here so quick?!

But now I’m ready.

Are you?

Last year I did my first gingerbread house from one of those Wilton kits.  I liked it way more than I should and got the kids their own houses so they couldn’t corrupt mine with their haphazard candy placement.

I decided this year I would do another one.  And since it all worked out so perfectly last year, got the kids their own again.

So that’s the challenge.  A Gingerbread House.


1) Must be a gingerbread house that you have made.  Kids can help with your house if you want,  Just not mine.   Gingerbread house kits are fine.  Target had them on sale this week for $8.

2) Must all be edible.  Not that you would want to eat it because, yuck.

 Please submit your photo to me at by Dec. 17th.   I ask that you don’t post about your house until voting is over so people don’t know which ones is yours.  This evens the playing field.

Update:  I’m going to allow more than one picture for this.  I’ll probably use the picmonkey collage feature so if you want to send me them in that format, I’m fine with that.   I’m still going to try and have all the pictures be approx same size.

Voting will be opened and then announced on the 20th, which also happens to be my birthday so don’t ruin it by beating me.

Kidding. Not really.




September Craft Off- Vote!

This month 3 people have challenged my craft skills.

The craft challenge was:  A fall basket display.  Or an outdoor pot.

Here are the entries in no particular order.

A Mosaic Pot

A Fall Display

Handmade Pot

Hanging Door Display

Now, one of these is mine. The other three are the challengers.

Who’s going win my first Craft Off?

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In other exciting news I’m a judge for another craft contest.
It’s Craft Whores.   Where crafting gets dirty.   Ahem.
And now, with PRIZES!

So go enter.  I’ll be the judge of your dirt.

The Great Craft-Off

I’ve become craft lazy.

Actually, that’s not entirely true.  My craft closet has become SUCH a disaster that I value my life too much to even try to get in there.

But that’s all about to change.

I’m getting it all fixed up so I’m ready to challenge you.

That’s right.

It’s Craft Off.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m pretty competitive.  I’m creative by nature, but add some competition into it and my brain really thrives.

Many people have been telling me about this Craft Wars show on TV.  The thing is, I don’t really watch tv so I haven’t seen it but I love the idea.  So why not have my own little Craft Off?

So here’s the deal.  I’m going to put on a craft challenge.  Once a month I’ll come up with the monthly craft challenge.  I’ll post the challenge and you can comment on if you want to participate or not.

There will be limit on monies to be spent on it.

There will be a due date.  On this date you will send me a photo of your finished product.  I will then compile all the photo’s and people can vote.  Now, this is NOT a popularity contest.  I’m not asking people to go out and pimp for votes on their project.  This is just honest voting on which item people like.  There will be no names put on the photos themselves until after the voting has closed.

If your project beats mine then you get to be on my “Craft Off Wall of Fame”

And I’ll probably challenge to you a rematch.



September’s challenge will be a fall basket display.  Or an outdoor pot.

Limit to items you have on hand or purchased no more than $25.00.

I’m going to go ahead and say that this is YOUR craft.  Not a store bought one.  Not one that came put together.  You.

Deadline to submit photo will be September 1oth to




Voting until 17th.

Winner on 18th.

So who is up for the challenge?