Flickr Feature Friday

***Last call for entries in the Makia Creations giveaway. It closes at 10 pm MST tonight!***

Did you know Crap I’ve Made has a Flickr group? You can find the link at any time up on my menu bar under Crap You’ve Made. Go add your stuff! Please?

Projects from the Flickr group will be featured on Fridays.

Today’s features are both Sharpie tie dyeing.

First up we have Charity, aka Twins Squared. She decided to attempt it at a birthday party full of 4 and 5 year olds. And it worked out great!

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And then we have this one done by my friend Cyl. I love how she actually thought about the design ahead of time unlike some people we know (hint: me).


I’ll see you tomorrow when I introduce you to my Crafting With The Stars partner!

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Q: What happens when you forget to lock Bennett’s closet at nap time?



And he was wearing a different shirt than when I put him to bed.

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My Makia Creation

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The girls over at Makia Creations sent me one of their kits to try and review.

I am NOT a wood crafter. I like fabric. I’m a sewist (sounds better than calling yourself a sewer…just go with it). So, I thought if *I* could do this, ANYONE could.

They sent me the turkey kit with the snowman upgrade.

It’s supposed to look like this:


and this:


Could I do it?

I watched the instructional videos. (Seriously…all of them. They’re short, which is good if you want to watch them repeatedly to make sure you don’t screw up. And by “you” I mean “me”.)

It was then that I realized that I’d need some supplies on account of not being a wood crafter. That would probably be the only little snag in putting together my Makia Creation: I didn’t know what else I’d need. Maybe you seasoned wood crafters have all that stuff on hand? A list of additional supplies needed would easily solve that, though. Or (and this would be the smart thing to do), you could also add a supply kit to your order.

Want to see my results?

My turkey (with some sweet Polaroids circa 1978 and a wedding picture of my parents from 1972):


And, my snowman:


How’d I do?

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Please Hold

***Don’t forget to enter the Makia Creations giveaway here***

My Makia Creations project and review will be up later today.  I had to run out for a couple of supplies and I was out of daylight by the time I got finished.

In the mean time, enjoy these pictures of my fam at the pumpkin patch.





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Procrastination and Progress

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12 days ‘til Halloween.

And guess when I started costumes.


I’d made some good progress by lunch time.


And after lunch, I got the trim on the jacket and the zipper put in.

And Santa’s pants are done, too.

Santa’s jacket is close…just needs fur on the bottom.

Heaven help me with the elf shoes!  Any tutorials for THAT?  LOL!


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Giveaway: Makia Creations

Have you been invited to one of Makia’s Craft Groups yet?

A Makia Craft Group is a way for you to get together with your friends and have fun doing something you love: making things!

Makia will help you plan, organize and host a successful craft group by simplifying every step. We’ll introduce you to artistic crafts and provide you with ready-to-make kits. Basically your group shows up and gets to the fun stuff. Less measuring, cutting, messes and clean-up.

In a Makia Craft Group you will enjoy escaping from the daily grind and household madness for a couple of hours and become part of a team that is passionate about creative home décor that is ahead of the curve. Makia makes it easy to host your friends for a fun, productive girls’ night out.

Working as a group helps you save time and money on the kits and helps create a group where personalities and ideas come to life.

Top 5 reasons for holding a craft group with Makia Creations?

A productive girls’ night out!
Save time and money
Create home décor that is fun and functional
Get to the fun stuff faster!

Check out Makia Creations’s website to view innovative products and see how you can launch a Makia Craft Group in your area.


Want to give Makia Creations a try? One lucky Crap I’ve Made winner will win THREE craft kits so they can invite some friends over for a night of crafting fun!


Click on over to Makia Creations. Have a look around. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST saying which craft kit you’d pick for your craft club. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will close Friday, October 22nd at 10pm MST.

And, later this week I’ll try out a Makia Creations craft kit and let you see the results!

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ThirtySixTen Winner!


The proud owner of these earrings from ThirtySixTen is….


#238, aka Carleen who said “I love the Tiny Silver Heart Ring!”

Carleen, shoot me an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.

HUGE thanks to Amy at ThirtySixTen for the awesome giveaway!



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The Claire Witch Project*

Did you see the super cute witch hat applique pattern over on UCreate last week?

I did.


And my niece Claire is rocking it. (Tangent: I swear she suddenly has WAY more hair than when I saw her 3 weeks ago.) She also has ruffles on the bum. The skirt is just a bunch of strips sewed side to side with a little waistband and then I hemmed it with bias tape.

Has anybody else tried the applique pattern? What other Halloween wear have you made?

*Totally ripped off the title from an email my SIL sent me.

And I’m adding another pic of the ruffles because they KILL me!


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Flickr Feature Friday

***Today is the last day to enter to win the fabulous earrings from ThirtySixTen…go here***

Today is also the last day to enter Crafting With The Stars.

The deadline is 8pm MST tonight. And remember, you can enter anything you’ve made since September 1st. Come on…you know you wanna!

Now on with our feature!

Did you know Crap I’ve Made has a Flickr group? You can find the link at any time up on my menu bar under Crap You’ve Made. Go add your stuff! Please?

Projects from the Flickr group will be featured on Fridays.

Remember the spooky soap dispensers from last week? I think Target’s probably wondering why they’re suddenly so popular.

My pal Tina made these (and had her friend with a Cricut cut the faces for her):

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And brianneandfam made this one:


She cut the face by hand.

Kristina over at The Grassy Noall made this one using glittery fun foam instead of vinyl.


Has anyone else made the soap dispensers? Go upload pics to the Flickr group or link me to your blog and I’ll add them to this feature post!

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Trying again…Punkin’s Posies Winner

Still haven’t heard from our first winner and we NEED to get this tutu out!

So, the new winner is…


cherie, who said “I am a follower of the blog.”

Shoot me an email to [email protected] with your mailing address ASAP!

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