Giveaway: Crocheted Hat & Flowers


I’d like to introduce you to a cute new Etsy shop…DS Head Rush.

They make THE CUTEST crocheted flap hats for babies. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:



The flowers are interchangeable and come in a TON of colors:


The hats are available sized newborn to toddler. Do you think I could cram Macy’s 10 year old head into one? Because I might try it.

What’s in it for you?

DS Head Rush is offering one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader a hat of their choice and 2 flowers. There will also be a discount for all you crappy readers coming in the next day or two, so watch for it!


Click on over to the DS Head Rush shop and have a look around. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST saying what color of hat you’d choose.


Leave 2 additional comments, one for each color, saying what color of flowers you’d choose.

Leave another comment saying what (besides the obvious “family”) you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Giveaway closes Friday, November 26th at 10 pm MST.

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Giveaway: Holiday Activity books from Crafty Cierra


Meet Cierra.


She has a cute little Etsy shop and also blogs over at Crafty Cierra.

Cierra is here today to give away TWO of her 25 Days of Christmas Activity Book.


It’s a book filled with 25 different stories and activities to help get your kids (and you) into the Christmas spirit!


This book comes as a Word file that you print yourself, so the giveaway is open to ANYONE.


Click on over to Crafty Cierra and become a follower. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST saying that you did.

Giveaway closes Friday, November 26th at 10 pm MST.

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Stocking Hanger Board

Whilst you’re waiting for me to get today’s giveaways up (that’s right…more than one!), I’m going to give you a hint about next week’s giveaway and show you a quick and easy project. I don’t claim to have invented this, I’m just going to show you my take on it.

Don’t have a mantel? No problem!


I started with a cabinet door from the as-is section at IKEA.


As you can see, I spent A LOT of money on it.


I gave it a coat of off white spray paint that I found in the garage and then glazed it using Ralph Lauren glaze in Tobacco.


I applied some vinyl lettering I cut with my Silhouette (using painters tape for transferring small stuff/text is my new favorite trick). The font is called St. Nicholas…appropriate, right?

And then I drilled a few holes along the bottom and installed these fabulous knobs from Hobby Lobby.


Total cost? $21, and that’s only because I spend $5 a piece on knobs. You could make this for WAY less.

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WINNERS! Raspberry Creek Fabrics & Three Scoops of Love (re-draw)

I apologize for the delay in getting these up, but I’ve been sick and drugged for a couple of days.  Who knows what I would have done/said?  LOL!

The winner of the fabulous fabric courtesy of Raspberry Creek Fabrics is:


#256, aka One Year of Christmas, who said…

“Oh this shop is lovely!! I think I’ll have to order Wheels By My Minds Eye for Riley Blake White Wavy Road Car Flannel right away and make my god child a new blankie for Christmas :)”

And, the original Three Scoops of Love winner never emailed me to claim her prize, so we’re drawing again.  The new winner is:


#85, aka corvustristis, who said…

“Oh, and I’m a mashed potato fiend!”

Shoot me an email ASAP to [email protected] to claim your prize!


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Ever tried to take a picture of your own neck?

Because it’s harder than you  might think.  I persevered, though, because I needed to show you all this:


Cheryl @ a pretty cool life pointed it out to me and my BFF Sheri surprised me with it.

If you need your own crappy necklace, check out Piano Bench Designs on Etsy.  It might take you a while to get used to people staring at your neck, but it’s totally worth it.



***Don’t forget to enter to win free fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics by going here.***

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Magazine Storage Solution

***Enter to win free fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics by going here.***

Did your husband order every. single. thing. in the $5 subscription section on Amazon?


Mine did.

And suddenly that little crate from Lowe’s just wasn’t cutting it.

I was thrifting this weekend and came across this:


Covered in stickers and crap, but definitely worth the $10 they were asking for it.

I got some Goo Gone and a razor blade and went to work this morning whilst chatting with a friend. I also installed some casters to give it a little height.


So, so, SO much better….except for that little spot on the wall where I need to touch up the paint. Oops.

And because it’s my house…


Much improved,right?


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Dry Erase Letter to Santa


Do your kids change their minds approximately 8754 times before Christmas? Mine do. And that was precisely the reason I came up with this project.

It’s SUPER SIMPLE, so I didn’t photograph all the steps. I know you can figure out it.


Decorative Paper
Vinyl lettering (I cut mine with my Silhouette) –or- you could run the decorative paper through your printer or write it by hand


I chose these lightweight IKEA frames because I originally wanted to put magnets on the back and stick them on the fridge. I still might do that…

Give your kids a dry erase marker and have them make their lists.


Laugh for 20 minutes when your four year old asks for fake teeth.

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Giveaway: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

New project post coming this afternoon! For now, go win something!


Meet Diana from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. She’s got a fun little Etsy shop where she sells fabric and trim.

Did you know there was Amy Butler LINEN???


Pretty sure I need some.

And I think I need some of this, too.


I have no idea what I’d do with it, but that’s never stopped me from buying fabric before. Sometimes I even make up a “project” before I go in the store so that when the lady at the cutting table asks, I won’t look like a fabric hoarding fool.

Speaking of my fabric hoarding tendencies, I’ve been hanging onto some of this for a couple of years now.


I could have just bought more from Diana! Who knew?

Diana also carries blanket bundles, aka 2 yards of fabrics already coordinated for you and perfectly sized for blanket making. She can hemstitch the edges, too, if you want.


Gearing up for some holiday projects? Diana’s got you covered.


(I feel like I NEED to make someone some pajamas out of this flannel!)

So, what’s in it for you

Diana is giving one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader a FIVE YARD bundle (1 yard of each of 5 different fabrics). You can choose between the following:

I totally have most of those on the right set aside to make a bag for Macy. See? Hoarding issues!


Click on over to Raspberry Creek Fabrics and have a look around. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST (on the blog, not on Facebook or in response to your email subscription) with what your favorite fabric in the shop is.


Leave a separate comment telling me about your most recent craft fail.

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Three Scoops of Love Winner

The winner of any item in the Three Scoops of Love shop is…


#236, aka Lisa, who said:

“I love the large eternity necklace. Great with all the kids names.”

Shoot me an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.

HUGE thanks to Jamie for the giveaway!

I’ll see you tomorrow with another awesome giveaway in the morning AND a new project in the afternoon.


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And you thought election day was over

The final round of Crafting With the Stars is up over at Sew Dang Cute Crafts. My partner Emily got voted off a couple weeks ago, but it’s still worth checking out…barely. Winking smile

Go here to vote for your favorite. I did.

And don’t forget to enter to win ANYTHING from the Three Scoops of Love shop here. Giveaway closes tonight!

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