You Can Make This (Giveaway)

February 6, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under household, kids, reviews & giveaways, women

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #8: Susan Varney!
Congratulations! was created by a mom who wanted to provide downloadable instructions on how to make just about anything from children’s boutique clothing and jewelry, to handbags, home decor and more.  What makes the site unique is that these instructions are written by everyday moms who have an expertise in an area. They are written in a way that makes you feel you have a friend sitting right next to you, telling you what to do next. They all have detailed instructions and step-by-step full-color photos so even the most “craft-challenged” person can make these items for their homes and families.

In fact, if you’d like to try out some products for free, you can sign up for their FREE newsletter. After sign-up, you’ll receive a link to your email inbox asking you to confirm subscription. Simply click on that link, and you’ll receive all of these product instructions pictured here, plus an online video and digital scrapbooking frames.


You Can Make This has generously donated a $50 bundle of DIY instructions on how to make a Child/Adult Apron Set, Women’s Reversible Wrap Skirt, The “She Loves Me, She Loves Me KNOT” Handbag, The Reversible Patchwork Bucket Hat, Easy-Fit Pants, and Boys Ties. To enter:

  • Just stop by You Can Make This before midnight, Feb 14th and check out their other instruction kits.
  • The come back and mention which one is your favorite (besides those mentioned in the prize bundle). That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Feb 15th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to You Can Make This.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone! Good luck!



156 Responses to “You Can Make This (Giveaway)”
  1. ellen cunningham says:

    I like the “make your own gourmet cookie bouquet” kit. Thanks for the chance.

  2. ellen cunningham says:

    I am a subscriber.

  3. Sara Amos says:

    I like the first initial in the tweens section and the clock there

  4. yelowflower mo says:

    I like the snowman soup topper

  5. yelowflower mo says:

    I already subscribe to your feed :o)

  6. yelowflower mo says:

    I put your button on my blog, but it won’t be a button!!! just a link - don’t know what I did wrong.

  7. Nicky says:

    I want to make the dolls!

  8. susan varney says:

    the “make your own gourmet cookie bouquet” kit.

  9. Shannon says:

    I like the spikey bows.

  10. Carla Pullum says:

    My daughter likes the Baby Doll Carrier!

  11. Carolyn says:

    The Shaggy Mosaic Jeans are retro hippie!

  12. Miss Heidi says:

    I also like the Bundle Pack: Basic Baking & Decorating Techniques. Thanks.

  13. Linda says:

    Please enter me in contest.I am a subscriber.

  14. laurie says:

    i like the cuddlebug pillow, but all their stuff is great, i am just starting to sew and still learning alot. thanks for the giveaway.

  15. staceyk says:

    I like the make your own gourmet cookie bouquet” kit and the cars one since my son loves cars! Thanks! snakan0(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. staceyk says:

    Also am a subscriber! Thanks!

  17. Katie says:

    I like the triple ruffle halter dress pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  18. Katie says:

    I am also a subscriber!! Thanks again!!

  19. Courtney @ Sister To Sister says:

    It looks great! Thank you so much for doing it for us!

  20. Baba says:

    OH too many to chose from! The Aivilo Pocket Handbag, The Simple and Chic Handbag. And so much more!

  21. Baba says:

    I subscribe via feed demon.

  22. Baba says:


  23. adrienne Gordon says:

    my daughter would love the gourmet cookie bouquet kit

  24. Jennifer B. says:

    I would love to try the Basic Cake Deorating instructions.

  25. Jennifer B. says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  26. Jennifer B. says:

    Your button is on my blog.

  27. Joan says:

    I like the instructions for “Organize That Sewing Space”

  28. KelliAnn says:

    I think the Sweet Dress is so adorable!

  29. KelliAnn says:

    I subscribe.

  30. Stacie says:

    Basic Pie Baking - 4 Pies is my favourite.

  31. Stacie says:

    I subscribe.

  32. Renee says:

    I like the baby doll carrier!

  33. Wanda says:

    I love the two Sew Boutique 4 Dolly kits! The clothes are designed to fit American Girl dolls, and my granddaughter has made her Samantha and Kirsten dolls part of our family. My daughter-in-law has been introducing her to sewing, as well, so using these kits would develop her skills while creating special outfits for her two doll friends. Perfect!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  34. Anne says:

    I like the Crayons and Coloring Books Tote!


  35. Anne says:

    I’m a subscriber!


  36. C. clemens says:

    I love the make your own gourmet cookie bouquet kit.

  37. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    I love the Kimberbell doll and her clothes. They are adorable!

  38. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  39. Noreen says:

    Make a Stripwork Jumper 4 Dolly and Me!

  40. Teresa says:

    Digital scrapbooking-Make Your Own Christmas Cards -Peace on Earth. This sounds good.

  41. sheena says:

    i had subscribed=)

  42. arielle says:

    I think the Miss Madeline Peasant Dress is so adorable!! I would love to make one for my niece!!: o)

  43. arielle says:

    I subscribe!

  44. Julie says:

    The baby doll carrier would be fun!

  45. Julie says:

    The baby doll carrier would be fun!
    I have your button.

  46. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    basic cake decorating

  47. MRS.MOMMYY says:


  48. Meredith Rogen says:

    I like the Make A Difference - You Can in Crochet Preemie Windowpane Skull Cap!

  49. stampedwithgrace says:

    subscriber :)

  50. stampedwithgrace says:

    your button’s on my blog!

  51. stampedwithgrace says:

    how fun! my girls would like to learn to make their own jewelry!

  52. MaryAnne says:

    I’d like this one: Basic Decorating Techniques

  53. MaryAnne says:

    I’m am email subscriber

  54. Judith says:

    My favorite is the instructions to make cat toys.

  55. melanie says:

    Love the Ice Cream Cone Bag.

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  56. melanie says:


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  57. melanie says:

    i have your button

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  58. gahome2mom says:

    I like the Mae Dolls pattern. Thanks.

  59. gahome2mom says:


  60. gahome2mom says:

    button on blog- http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot

  61. Amy Gangloff says:

    My favorite is the crayons and cooring book tote bag pattern. Thanks

  62. Valerie M says:

    the chef hats look cute

  63. Valerie M says:


  64. Thao says:

    What a fun site. I like the festive vest and the tie for your little guy patterns.

    member (dot) thao (at)

  65. Thao says:

    I subscribe via email.
    member (dot) thao (at)

  66. herblady says:

    I like any of the jewelry and beading ones, esp. on how to make glass pendants. Thank you very much!

  67. herblady says:

    I’m also a subscriber.

  68. Debbie says:

    I like the cooking section

  69. Lory1317 says:

    subscriber. thanks

  70. Vergie says:

    Ice Cream Cone Bag

  71. MArites says:

    i like the DIY sections on jewelry and the dolls and toys. Lots of beautiful things to see there. Will come back for the post.

  72. Denise B. says:

    I like the “Bundle Pack: Create Fun with Photoshop”.

  73. debby says:

    loved the trendy tote in red,white and black

  74. debby says:

    i subscribe

  75. Karmen says:

    I think the cookie bouquet looks awesome!


  76. Deborah says:

    Kimono Baby Booties!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  77. judy brittle says:

    I think the County Fair Treats - Felt Food would be fun to make.

  78. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  79. Christine Jensen says:

    I LOVE the Reach for the SUnshine Quilt pattern!

  80. Kathy says:

    I love the crochet Monkey Afghan!

  81. Gina Stratos says:

    County Fair Treats would be my pick

  82. Gina Stratos says:


  83. Dina says:

    I like the Frayed Applique: Hogs and Kisses one.

  84. Dina says:

    Got your button.

  85. Dina says:


  86. Ashley Barnhart says:

    I would love the Stay Dry Bathing Apron and Towel so neat!

  87. sandra kao says:

    my favorite is the “Reach for the Sunshine” Quilt

  88. Dina says:

    I would love to try the any of the bow making ebooks and the doll clothes!

  89. Michelle M says:

    I like the Basic Pie Baking.

  90. Alexis says:

    What a fun site and the boys and I would have so much fun making the make your own gourmet cookie bouquet. Very fun! Thank you :)

  91. Pat says:

    Everything looks like so much fun. I settled on the Avilo Pocket Messenger Bag because, like everyone else, I’m taking my reusable bags to the grocery.

  92. skena megahed says:

    I love how to make a doll

  93. skena megahed says:


  94. Alexis says:

    I blogged about your giveaway ;)

  95. Jamie Harrington says:

    I am in LOVE with these little barrette bling thingies!

  96. Lmay says:

    I like the Boutique Jean Skirt. What a neat idea!

  97. Kelly says:

    I like the stuffed animals, especially the little dragon one.

  98. Stephanie says:

    Basic Cake decorating instructions

  99. Kathy says:

    favorite is the baby doll carrier.

  100. Kathy says:


  101. Maureen says:

    My niece is five and she loves doing crafts. She lives in Florida and loves to wear flip flops so i really like the Make Boutique Flip Flop crafts.

  102. Brenda S. says:

    I would love to try the Basic Cake Deorating instructions.

  103. Sonya says:

    I love the Edith Twirl Skirt!

  104. janil says:

    What a wonderful shop!!!!!!!!!! I love Shaggy Mosaic Jeans, but I fell in love with all the items!!!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es


  105. janil says:


  106. Paula H says:

    I like the Movie Time Felt Foods.

  107. Jennifer Hedden says:

    Kimberbell doll

  108. TheAngelForever says:

    The cookie bouquet and the knit a hairband look really great. Thanks for the opportunity.

  109. TheAngelForever says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  110. TheAngelForever says:

    Your button is on my blog :)

  111. Kathy Conley says:

    The Baby Doll Carrier is my favorite kit!

  112. Rebecca C says:

    Cuddlebugs Pillow - Crochet is something I would love to make for my little girl!

  113. Rebecca C says:

    I have your button on my blog: Here

  114. Carolyn D. says:

    Gigi’s guide to Wire Wrapping. I’ve tried it and just don’t get it.

  115. Carolyn D. says:

    I am a subscriber!

  116. Rebecca C says:

    I am a subscriber!

  117. Carolyn D. says:

    I have your button!

  118. Rebecca C says:

    I blogged about this giveaway: Here

  119. ky2here says:

    I’m really liking the Simple and Chic Handbag.

  120. Renee G says:

    I’d love to try the you can do this quilting– sweet dreams baby quilt.


  121. Liz C says:

    Love them all, make your own gourmet cookie bouquet kit.

  122. Molly Capel says:

    I really want the sewing made easy.

  123. CMC says:

    LOVE the “All for Your Pet Set.” What a cool idea!

  124. CMC says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  125. Lisa C. says:

    I like the “Reach for the Sunshine” Quilt…so cute!

  126. Lisa C. says:

    I’m a subscriber

  127. Vicki says:

    Really like the crochet monkey afghan! Thanks!!

  128. jayne says:

    I love the Cake Decorating! Thanks a bunch!

  129. R Hicks says:

    I like the Earflap Hat - Crochet Sizes 1-5

  130. dorothy l says:

    Make Your Own Fabulous Tiered Pants con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  131. KV Creative Designs says:

    I love the different jewelry kits! I also love that they have so many catagories to choose from! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Artful Blessings,

  132. KV Creative Designs says:

    I signed up to subscribe to your site!
    Thanks again,

  133. KV Creative Designs says:

    I grabbed your button for my sidebar.
    Thanks again,

  134. Crys L. says:

    I want to try out the diaper cake instructions. It’d be great for showers.

  135. Melissa says:

    I want to try the peasent dress. Looks like it would be easy to make.

  136. Amy Tucker says:

    Baby Doll Carrier would be my pick.

  137. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    My daughters would love the sculpting kit and the cookie bouquet kit.

  138. Elissa says:

    They all look awesome! If I had to pick one, I would choose the Happy Birthday Boy - Applique Patterns.

  139. Elissa says:


  140. leah says:

    I like the “Scoop Neck Dress Top” instruction kit.

  141. kathy pease says:

    i like the Bundle Pack: Modern Accents Handbag & Simple and Chic

  142. kathy pease says:

    im a subscriber :)

  143. Cori Westphal says:

    I like the Skull Bones Hat & Scarf Crochet set. Thanks!

  144. Cori Westphal says:

    And I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  145. Tammy says:

    I like the Tween & Teen Flared Skirt- Sizes 6-14 yrs

  146. Michelle H. says:

    There are so many that I like, but I am going to say the “Gigi’s Guide to Faux and Cluster Fringe Bracelets “.

  147. Pamela White says:

    Earflap Hat kit is very nice.

  148. Helen says:

    The Basic Pie Baking sounds interesting!

  149. Heather C says:

    I like the one that shows you how to decoupage shoes.

  150. Alecia Gibson says:

    My favorite kit is the Aivilo Pocket Handbag.

  151. Jill W says:

    I would love to make the The Aivilo Pocket Handbag, thanks!

  152. Lily Kwan says:

    The Make Caramel Pretzels ebook looks very interesting!

  153. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.


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