Wednesday, October 14, 2009

YouCanMakeThis "Not-so-Scary" Halloween Review and Giveaway

Have you got your kid(s) their Halloween costume(s) yet? Are you dressing up? Halloween is just around the corner! I have been so very busy I haven't really thought much about it. Although my daughter, Teela, is probably going to be a dalmatian puppy this year because we found a cute reversible coat that has a dalmatian on one side and a lamb on the other. We also have a box of costumes that we keep out all year for dress up. Last year my husband made his own costume out of a large stuffed Beast he found from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was one of the very best costumes I have seen that was made the very same day. My husband has come up with some very good ones over the years. The first Halloween we had together when we were married he made his very own Batman costume and I went as Poison Ivy. It's too bad I don't have any pictures of that Halloween to share with you. We looked awesome!

Making your own costume can be very fun! I received a PDF download to review of a Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes" from You Can Make This. They have all kinds of neat DIY projects including a lot of fun Halloween projects to make on their website. Their step-by-step instructions are all easy to follow and detailed. I have gotten a lot of their other FREE patterns by download to try too. The Fancy Filled Tutu pattern I received had a lot of fun ideas as well as the step-by-step instructions on how to make each tutu. My favorite is the hydrangea tutu! If you didn't know the purple/blue hydrangea are one of my favorite flowers.

Here is a video of how to make the Fancy Filled Tutu...

Other things I would love to make from YouCanMakeThis: Under the Sea Quiet Book and some Sea Creature Appliques!

YouCanMakeThis also has two sister sites one focused on Quilting and one on Machine Embroidery. If you love those hobbies or want to learn more about them, you can visit or

Courtney at YouCanMakeThis has given me the opportunity to choose one lucky reader to win a $50 bundle of Halloween downloads. The bundle includes the following books:
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

1. Go to the YouCanMakeThis website and tell me another DIY project you would like to make AND comment about this post or about what you will be doing this Halloween (Do both or be disqualified!).

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Erin said...

I'm trying to learn to knit so I'd like to learn how to do these

For Halloween we plan on taking lots of photos, possibly go trick treating and watch some spooky family movies!

Erin said...

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Xenia said...

I think all of the little crochet caps are adorable, particularly the Lil Grey Mouse Cap and the Lil Bunny Cap, I'd love to learn how to make those and give them as baby gifts.

For Halloween my 3-year-old is dressing as a spider and is excited to go trick-or-treating! We also get to go to a little Halloween party at her preschool the day before, which should be fun.

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I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

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I listed this giveaway on Mommies With Cents:

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