Apr 27, 2009

Personalized Pillow "Pattern" review and giveaway.

Have you fallen in love with handmade and personalized creations?
Have you ever wished you were talented enough to make these creations yourself?

If you're anything like me you HAVE OOh'd and Aah'd over handmade items recently. And if you're like me, you've likely paused to consider whether you could actually make something Ooh and Aah worthy, only to decide it looked entirely too complicated and well worth the money to buy it from someone, say on etsy.com for ecample. Not that I've spent any money there...

But have you ever heard of YouCanMakeThis.com?
I've just been introduced to this site and must say, it's exciting! While I consider myself somewhat artist and even sort of crafty now and then, I do NOT sew. I tell you, my mom will back me up on this! Yes I know how to run a sewing machine but figuring out a pattern and all that on my own is a definite no go. But I recieved the downloadable "pattern" from YCMT's featured Personalize Pillow and these aren't your Mom's patterns. This is step by step instructions with photos that make is so simple, I could make it. I'll be honest, I haven't yet. I technically own a sewing machine, but it still resides with my parents as I lack the space for it in my house. And while I seriously intend to find the time to use my moms machine and a few of her mountains of "scraps" to create a few of these myself, I didn't want to wait to share this with you guys. Because you see, I have a downloadable "pattern" for one of you as well!
And I'm thinking as much as I LOVE these for kids, I think they'd also make great Mother's Day gifts. You could use Grandama, Nana or whatever name fits for your family!
If you get creative you could really use these adorable pillows for everyone, teacher's gifts, Father's Day and on and on.

So to enter to win your own Personalized Pillow Pattern, visit YouCanMakeThis.com and take a look around. There are TONS of other patterns/instructions to be found there from appareal to adorable dolls. And don't miss the helpful hints and clips for those of us who aren't experts with a sewing machine!

Then come back and leave me a comment about who you think you'd make this pillow for.

After you've done that you may earn extra entries by leaving a seperate comment for each of the following things:
  • follow my blog
  • subscribe to my blog (via email)
  • grab my button (include a link to your blog)
  • follow me on twitter (include your twitter id)
  • tweet about this giveaway (may tweet once per day for an additional entry, be sure to leave a comment each time with a link to your tweet)
  • blog about this giveaway for 2 enteries (be sure to leave TWO comments and include a link to you blog post in one of them)

Don't forget to include your email address in your comment if it is not visible on your blogger profile.

Winner will be chosen May 5th!



  1. Ooohh!! This is my kind of thing! I'd make pillows for my kids.

  2. I've got your button - hbaby3.blogspot.com

  3. will a cyber kiss get me another, come on you KNOW you want it!

  4. oh I love these!! I'd make them for my kids!

  5. I'm a follower!


  6. I would like to make pillows for my grandkids. There are so many neat patterns!

  7. I subscribe

  8. i would make these for my kids.

  9. I would have this made for my daughter.

  10. I would make this for my daughter!

  11. Um for myself haha it's just so cute! haha

  12. I would make the pillow for my daughter.

  13. I would make this adorable pillow for my new baby boy Jaden. What a wonderful project this would make!


  14. I have your button on my site at http://paintermommy.com/sites-i-love

  15. I would like to follow you on Twitter, but I could'nt find the link anywhere on your site. I must be missing it somewhere. LOL Anyway, my Twitter name is @PainterMommy. Maybe I am already following you?

  16. I have your button on my blog.



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