Thursday, October 8 48-hour Giveaway!

And the winner is (thanks to ... Amy comment #19:

"Faved you on Technorati: hillfam2005. rubycakesgirl (at) gmail (dot) com"

Thank you to all that entered!!!

With Halloween and my daughter's third birthday right around the corner, I've been looking longingly at my sewing machine thinking of super cute costumes, clothing and crafts to make for both upcoming occasions. My day job has been incredibly hectic lately so not much time has been spent on some of my more creative ideas.

Then... just the other night... waiting for me in my inbox... was the cutest and easiest tutorial to make stuffed tu-tu's that I've ever seen, courtesy of

Check out this cutie picture of what I'm talking about (and the one at the top of this post)!

The tutorial is full of great, easy to follow photos and instructions. It even gives you different "recipes" to make themed tu-tus (like for the pirate costume pictured above).

After reading the tutorial, I don't think I have any more excuses for not making my soon-to-be three-year-old a phenomenal Halloween costume using this tutorial.

AND -- I'm excited to say is sponsoring a great 48-hour giveaway for my readers! Just leave me a comment to win a $50 bundle of downloadable Halloween sewing patterns, including the awesome Stuffed Tu-Tu Tutorial.

If you are chosen as my winner your downloadable bundle will include:

• 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

How to Enter

1. Leave me a comment telling me what you and/or your kiddos plan on being for Halloween! How easy is that? :) (Make sure your email address is in the comment or is easily accessible via your blog profile or blog itself. I need to be able to contact you!)

This entry is mandatory, if you do not do this step, you cannot do the "extra" entries. Comments like "enter me" will not be eligible!

Extra Entries

Get ONE extra entry for doing any of the following:

• Post my Cheapie Cheapie button on your blog

• Follow Me (on Blogger)

• Fave Me On Technorati

• Blog about this contest (Please leave a link in your comment)

• Stumble Me on StumbleUpon

**Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry

You have until Saturday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. to enter.

The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by e-mail. I'll also post the winner on my blog. If I don't hear back from the winner within 48 hours of sending the winning e-mail, I'll pick another.

*Open to the World Wide Web
Good Luck!!

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Erin Martell said...

My daughter is going to be Nemo this year. I love the you Can Make This site! I printed out a really cool daisy bookmark crochet pattern.

My stuff blography said...

We're going to be zombies on top of whatever outfit they want to wear.
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Ellie-Jayne Designs said...

My blonde daughter is going to be Cinderella and my brunette daughter is going to be Belle - both costumes made by a mom on Etsy!

amyfournier at mac dot com

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tutugirl said...

My daughter is going as a tree. I've already sewn the trunk (her dress) and made her leaf crown. I just need to finish the owl's hole on her belly. My other daughter is a kitty cat with a black tutu that I put a tail on and my son is a Mexican Bandit. Total cost of all 3 costumes...$12. I love being creative.


paulah said...

My son is going as Elmo and my daughter can't make up her mind. She changes her mind nightly.


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Brooke said...

Wee Man is going as a Pirate... Lil Kiwi is going as a demon/devil girl (I still need to make her tutu).. and We are going as the GASP! Parents.... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

Molly C. said...

I'm going to be a dead 50's girl. My 4 younger boys will be a banana, a chicken sandwich, a ninja & a dragon.

degood said...

My four kids are all being pirates for Halloween. I love the you can make this site. I think i am going to have to buy some of the patterns for christmas things to make some gifts.

degood said...

I follow you

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I added you to my technorati faves as degood

Mishia said...

We plan on going as different colored M&M's

Anonymous said...

My niece and nephew are going as Superman and Supergirl

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AmyLynn said...

I am going to be a gothic girl (complete with black lipstick). rubycakesgirl (at) gmail (dot) com

AmyLynn said...

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demmi said...

my daughter is going to be a pirate con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

intensev5 said...

I have three kids and at this time there is only one of them that know what they want to be for Halloween. My youngest daughter wants to be a aerobics teacher right from the 80's!!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Cheryl F said...

My granddaughter is going as a vampire queen and my grandson is going as captain kirk.

Oneangel said...

My littleone wants to be a monkey or an elephant.

purango said...

My granddaughter is going to be Disney Princess Ariel. Iam going to be a witch.

edmontonjb said...

My boys are being a dragon and the grim reaper

twifanheather said...

I love Twilight, so I'm going to be a vampire!

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naynays1 said...

My daughter is going a s SpongeBob