I made this! (a contest. with prizes.)

wowzers! do you like prizes? and making stuff? well then, you are in LUCK! i’m here to tell you about a doozy of a contest involving two of my favorite ways to use my free time: Creativebug and Pinterest (are you following my boards?). there are so many good prizes, generously donated by many of the stellar teachers, who of course are all makers themselves. some of the ones i would be most excited to win (if i were allowed to play) are these:

top to bottom: Alabama Studio Sewing & Design + a project kit from Alabama Chanin,  yarn by Jill Draper, Rebecca Ringquist’s awesome printed samplers and embroidery kit, and a collection of patterns from Liesl Gibson.

because this is an Official Contest, there are Official guidelines which i will take directly from headquarters:

My friends at Creativebug just launched a new contest that I think you might LOVE. From now until October 16th you have three ways to win their grand prize worth well over $400, including a free THREE-month subscription to Creativebug and a heaping pile of materials and supplies that will enable you to complete many of the projects found on the site. There will also be 4 bonus prizes that include 2-month subscriptions to Creativebug plus materials. FULL list o’ prizes seen here! Yowza.

Grand Prize:
– 3 months to Creativebug +
– Alabama Chanin Kit including: 2 yards Alabama Chanin Jersey knit, 4 spools of Button Craft Thread, sewing needles, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design by Natalie Chanin
– Radmegan’s Needle felting Peeps Kit including: Wool Roving, Needle felting needle and foam, and instructions
– 2 skeins of Debbie Stoller’s Alpaca Love yarn + 1 year subscription to BUST magazine
– 1 skein of hand-dyed yarn by Jill Draper Makes Stuff
– 2 Fiskars Hand Drills + 1 pair Fiskars scissors
– Assorted Rebecca Ringquist Samplers + needles + hoop
– Hello! Lucky Cake Topper Workshop Kit
– Found Bead Necklace Workshop Kit
– Herringbone Necklace Workshop Kit
Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson
Gertie’s Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch
Heather Ross Prints by Heather Ross
Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting by Kelly Wilkinson
Improv Sewing: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects, by Nicole Blum & Debra Immergut
– Mod Podge Gift Pack including: Mod Podge, Podgeable Papers, Podgeable Shapes, Gold Glue and so much more!
– Washi tape
(4) Bonus Prizes:
– 2 months to Creativebug +
– One of these books by Jenny Doh: We Make Dolls:Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns,Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look, Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids, Creative Pilgrimage: An Exploration of Artful Gatherings and Discovery of Innovative Art Techniques
– 1 skein of Debbie Stoller’s Alpaca Love yarn
– 1 Rebecca Ringquist sampler + 1 hoop
– 1 Liesl Gibson Straight Stitch Society Pattern
– Assorted Patterns, Fabric & Yarn
– Hello! Lucky Cake Topper Workshop Kit
– Found Bead Necklace Workshop Kit
– Herringbone Necklace Workshop Kit
– Washi tape
How does it work?
Creativebug is enamored with Pinterest (who isn’t!) so to participate in this contest, you must first be following Creativebug on Pinterest, then create a Pinterest board that includes at least 5 projects you have made, or projects on Creativebug that you would like to take, plus an official contest pin from the Creativebug I made this! Contest Board at http://pinterest.com/creativebuginc/. Call your Pinterest board “I made this!” and then go to Creativebug’s blog at http://blog.creativebug.com/i-made-this-contest/ and enter the link to your Pinterest board and your email address so they can contact you and tell you when you WIN!
To increase your chances of winning, after you build your Pinterest board you can leave a comment here on MY BLOG with just your name and email address. You can also visit the blogs of my fellow Creativebug instructors, and leave a comment on their Creativebug contest posts. Each comment counts as one more entry! (Limit one comment per blog though.) Here’s the list of my participating Creativebug pals:
Creativebug is also accepting tweets about the contest as entries if you follow @Creativebug on twitter, and include the hashtag #Imadethis and @creativebug.
To read the full page o’ rules, click here http://blog.creativebug.com/imadethis-terms, but in the meantime, start pinning!
Good luck to everyone!



  1. Yea! This is a great contest. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m checking out your blog through this. I like it! I also have your book on learning to draft patterns. I hope to work through it in the near future.

  2. Heather Meyer Boothby

    Enter me up!! But I need an invite to Pinterest!!! This contest rocks – for real!!

    — Cheers, Heather

  3. hi heather! i don’t think you need an invite anymore… did you try to register? i think you just have to sign up for the waiting list but it only takes a day or two… go for it QUICK!

  4. I love your blog! When I get brave enough I’m going to try to make your leggings from the tutorial on etsy! 🙂

  5. Heather Meyer Boothby

    Done and done, that was fun!! Enter me again!!

  6. Jessica Mitchell

    I just love contests, & I am seeing new blogs double win 😉

  7. PS – I LOVE your Design-It-Yourself Clothes book. My absolute favorite on making to-fit clothes patterns! I didn’t know you had a blog 🙂

  8. Ana Marcela Herrera

    What an awesome contest! It would be amazing to win it,thanks for the chance!

  9. I’m enjoying getting to know Creativebug and the Creativebug instructors through this “I Made It!” contest. – I’ll be back to check out your site…so many cool things – Happy Crafting!

  10. This is such a cool contest. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. YAY FOR YOU TEACHING AT PURL! Just saw it on their blog. xoxo

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