You Can Make This!

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The winner is…


Congratulations Amy!

blog-notsoscaryhalloween-youcanmakethisYou know what I love about the title of this post? It’s not just the title but also the name of the website I’m going to write about!

You Can Make This is a one stop shop for DIY and kids. The only thing I am crafty about is scrapbooking, and even then it’s just a bunch of papers and photos on a page.

I have wanted to learn to sew better for such a long time and this website has inspired me to do it!

You Can Make This features e-books on how-to do just about anything crafty; from sewing, to digital scrapbooking, to home decor! The instructions are easy to follow and reasonably priced. The most expensive one I found was around $15 for a single book. There are bundle packages that cost a bit more.

The are three features that I absolutely love.

First off there is a section just for beginner basics. This was right up my alley! A couple of the projects were even free to download! I’m really looking forward to making coffee cozies.

YCMTreview Aren’t these just the coolest things!? They are just so stylish and I imagine them to be a great conversation starter.

Another feature is the Free section. There are over 45 projects listed under this category! I couldn’t believe my eyes. The projects range from baby items to quilting.

The last section I want to mention is the Kids Can Make This portion of the site. There are 4 crafts listed including beads and a paper bag book which looks really cool. The greatest thing? These are all free also!

Once you check out this site you will begin to realize the full potential of your sewing machine, scrapbooking supplies and any other craft tools you have lying around.

I’m very honored that Courtney with You Can Make This asked me to offer a giveaway to all my readers so you can check out the awesomeness for yourself.

The winner will receive a $50 bundle of Halloween downloads including:

Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu “Recipes”tutu

Pumpkin Polly Patterns

Paper Piecing Project: Pumpkin Patch Pillow

Frayed Applique: Too Cute to Spook!

Little Miss Spider Applique Patterns

How to Applique the Easy WayYCMTtablerunner

Hocus Pocus Patterns

Just a Little Something for a Happy Halloween Table Runner

Aren’t those some super cute projects!?

Now all you need to do to enter is visit You Can Make This and leave a comment with the project you would most like to try by Friday, October 23rd at 8pm PST.

The winner will be chosen using and revealed on this post on Sunday, October 25th. (Winner will also be emailed prior to the posting.)

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Disclaimer: I received a free e-book in exchange for my honest opinion and hosting this giveaway*


  1. Stacie Shaver says:

    I would love to make a bunch of these items.. i love love the reach for the stars lil quilt, and i want to make the lil kimono top that is on the front page too!! so many great ideas….

  2. Amy Clark says:

    I think my daughter would love the chef’s hat! Actually, my sons probably would too! 🙂

  3. I think my daughter would love the chef’s hat! Actually, my sons probably would too! 🙂
    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

  4. Recycled T-Shirt Ruffle Skirt & Skort Sizes – 6mths-5T

  5. Rachel S says:

    The filled tutu for sure…I have two little girls that would LOVE them!!!

  6. following you on twitter

  7. I really want to try to make: Little Cap – Sizes 12mths-5T AND the little boy ties look pretty fun too!
    It is really hard to find cool handmade boy stuff!

  8. Now follow you on twitter! @ElisLids

  9. I’m now a fan on FB (Kara Noel Lawson)
    (Can you tell I really want to win this one!!) Gotta get it in before halloween… LOL!

  10. I’m beginning to nest for the upcoming baby… so, naturally, I love all the baby items! Especially the skunk hat. Too cute!

  11. I love the fleece animal ear hats. I keep seeing those in stores and they’re just so cute.

  12. Niki Woofter says:

    table runner would be neat. my sons bday is around this time so i could use it as party decor!

  13. Niki Woofter says:

    facebook fan!!! just signed up! thx

  14. Kerrie G says:

    I would love to make the football baby blanket!

  15. Kerrie G says:

    Facebook Fan!

  16. I would like to make the mini Kimmy dolls. I think my dds would like them, and I have 2 new nieces who would too – so cute!

  17. i am a follower

  18. Elain Ponce De Leon says:

    I love the do it yourself tutus! My daughter is 15 months and just received her first tutu as a gift. I would love to learn to make them for her as she grows out of them!

  19. follow on fb

  20. Jennifer Reed says:

    The Tutu’s are my favorite. I love them! My 2 year old daughter loves to get all dressed up and she would love this for everyday and Halloween. As of right now I have been thinking of what to dress her up as and now I know. A flower filled TUTU! YAY! So adorable, something right out of a boutique.

    THANK YOU for the opportunity to won this!

  21. You know I love the Halloween table runner! I have to see if I can make that by the 30th!! Thanks for the tips!

  22. Def the little hats with animal ears! Too cute!!

  23. stephanie says:

    I would like to make any of the baby items. I think they would all be very useful with a baby coming in December! I am a sucker for the mary jane shoes though. It would be nice to make those in all different colors!

  24. The kids can make these homemade beads. We are always trying to find new and fun crafts for different ideas to keep busy

  25. I would love to crochet the Chloe Cardigan.

  26. I would just love to learn how to make those filled tutus. They look so beautiful and I know lots of little princesses that I could make them for.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  27. My daughter would love making the chef hat! It would look so cute on her while cooking in her kitchen!

  28. Following you on Twitter! @amratti

  29. I’m a fan on FB!

  30. I just subscribed to your blog!

  31. I think the Lil Grey Mouse Cap is so cute, I’d love to make that as new baby gifts!