Sunday, October 11, 2009

Review and Giveaway: YouCanMakeThis.com CLOSED



When it comes to crafts, I'll be the first to admit it. I can't sew. I can't knit. I can't crochet. My mother-in-law has tried to show me the ropes a few times but when I attempt it on my own, my creations come out looking like geometric abstract art. Unintentionally. My forte is more paper crafts. I designed my own wedding invitations, place cards, table cards, CD favors, and programs. I have to say they turned out pretty darn good. Even better than some professional ones I'd seen. But if it involves a needle, yarn or thread, you can forget it. My hands just don't seem to want to work that way.

But now there's a site for the craft-impaired like me as well as the gurus: YouCanMakeThis.com.
Dedicated to helping you succeed in enjoying the creative process, YouCanMakeThis.com provides detailed, step-by-step guides for making fun projects in a variety of DIY categories. The guides are available for you to download immediately after purchase - most as PDF documents.
One glance around the site gave me confidence that even I could make some beautiful handcrafted items. From clothing to toys to home decor, the ladies of YCMT provide online tutorials to assist you every step of the way. And unlike many DIY sites, there are plenty of patterns for boys as well as girls. Any boy mama will appreciate this!

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Fancy Filled Tutu e-book. I may not have a little girl (yet) but this would be the perfect gift for my niece or friends' daughters. The instructions were explained in detail and were easy to understand. The corresponding pictures with every step were really helpful for a visual learner - and amateur - like me. Also included were 40 tutu "recipes" for any kind of color combination you can think of. I think I may borrow my mom's sewing machine and attempt to make a winter-themed tutu for a special Christmas gift. They're that cute!

Interested? Well here's a special treat just in time for Halloween...Courtney from YCMT is offering one lucky Goodie Goodie Gumdrops reader a bundle of seasonal downloads! That's a $50 value!



No tricks! As part of the prize pack, you'll receive the following patterns:

Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"

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 Way
Hocus Pocus Patterns
Just a Little Something for a Happy Halloween Table Runner

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): What are you or your kids dressing up as for Halloween this year? Be sure to leave me your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Visit the YCMT website and tell me one thing you want to make. (2 entries!)

2.) Follow my blog or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry)

3.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the contest. Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry)

4.) Add my button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)

5.) Enter any of my other current giveaways and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you entered. (1 entry each)

Giveaway will end on October 25, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Contest open worldwide. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was offered this review and giveaway opportunity from Courtney at YouCanMakeThis.com. I received one free download to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for my post.

41 comments:

Eli's Lids said...

I'm making us all pirate costumes. It should be pretty fun! I would love to win this. I'll be doing the extra entries too.
Glad to have found your blog!

Eli's Lids said...

I would want to make "Meghan Peasant Dress/Top for Women: Misses 0-18, 1x-3x Womens" for me
entry 1

Eli's Lids said...

I would want to make "Meghan Peasant Dress/Top for Women: Misses 0-18, 1x-3x Womens" for me
entry 2

Eli's Lids said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/ElisLids/status/4820602750

Eli's Lids said...

I entered the infectiguard giveaway!

Eli's Lids said...

I entered the Asheba's In The Kid Zone giveaway!

Eli's Lids said...

I enterd the little baby's journey world giveaway!

Eli's Lids said...

I entered the picnic playground giveaway!

Eli's Lids said...

I entered the First Juice Giveaway!
(Can you tell I want to win this bundle?!?!)

sunnymum said...

My daughter wants to be a ladybug/fairy princess/gymnast. Still figuring out the costume logistics!

sunnymum said...

I'd love to make the Turtle, Crab & 4-Patch Bibs for my baby and my friends' children. Very cute designs!

sunnymum said...

I'm a google follower.

sunnymum said...

(2nd entry) I'd love to make the Turtle, Crab & 4-Patch Bibs for my baby and my friends' children. Very cute designs! I think the American Flag Loopy & Flower Bow would be fun to make too.

sunnymum said...

I also entered the First Juice giveaway.

sunnymum said...

I also entered the Putumayo Kids CD giveaway.

Renee said...

I think she'll be a ballerina this year.

Renee said...

I'd like to make the Trendy Trash Tote!
1

Renee said...

I'd like to make the Trendy Trash Tote!
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Renee said...

I also entered these for four more entries:
First Juice
Putumayo Kids CD
Asheba In The Kid Zone CD
Infectiguard

Renee said...

I also entered these for four more entries:
First Juice
Putumayo Kids CD
Asheba In The Kid Zone CD
Infectiguard
2

Renee said...

I also entered these for four more entries:
First Juice
Putumayo Kids CD
Asheba In The Kid Zone CD
Infectiguard
3

Renee said...

I also entered these for four more entries:
First Juice
Putumayo Kids CD
Asheba In The Kid Zone CD
Infectiguard
4

Sue said...

I have a Buzz Lightyear, a ninja, the Emperor (Star Wars) and the oldest is just too cool to be bothered.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sue said...

I'd love to make the Reversible Bucket Hat.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

tutugirl said...

I made my daughters costumes. One is going as a beautiful tree and the other, an adorable kitty cat. My son is going as a Mexican Bandit. All told, I spent $12 on their costumes.

tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

tutugirl said...

I would love to learn how to make a pillowcase dress. They look really adorable.

tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wehaf said...

I don't have kids yet, but my nephew is going as a dinosaur!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

We are going with a star trek theme this year. Kind of lazy, but I like themes and there are many costumes available for this. :)

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Kimberly said...

I entered your infectiguard giveaway.

Heather said...

my daughter will be a batarina this year and my son commander cody

JoAnn said...

I entered your infectiguard giveaway
leganoj@gmail.com

naynays1 said...

One will be a doctor and the other is Snow White.

mightynaynay(at)cs.com

ErinJeany said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win this so I can make lots of stuff for my son. He was born on Halloween last year! Ever since Elijah was first able to move he has loved to give us 'examinations.' He checks our teeth, our ears, our hair, our hands, you would really think he is a doctor instead of a baby. So we thought it was only fitting that Elijah is a doctor for his first dress up Halloween! :)

Thank you!
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Erin
@erinjeany
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

ErinJeany said...

Another thing I would like to make is the Toy Car Town Neighborhood. That is much cuter than the store bought and I have tons of material that would be good for the houses already!
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Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

ErinJeany said...

2nd entry for 'What I would love to make'
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Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

ErinJeany said...

I follow you on twitter! @erinjeany

and tweeted! http://twitter.com/erinjeany/status/5163289341
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Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

ErinJeany said...

Your button is on my FSUTSD blogroll: http://ejsmomej.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-son-up-to-son-down-blogroll.html

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Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

purango said...

my granddaughter is dressing up as Snow White. garrettsambo@aol.com

ErinJeany said...

I entered your Wow Wow Wubbzy giveaway. Thank you!
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Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

mommymae said...

the kids will be a unicorn, mermaid, lego king & gnome. i don't have time to make us anything!

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