A List Maker's Life: Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration & Giveaway

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Random.org picked #5 today, lucky for Kim she wins with number 5 of 5 ways of entry! Enjoy Kim! We will look forward to seeing the fun projects you put together.

Kim said...
Here is a great Halloween craft I made and it shows the mini haybails we decorate with.http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-decoration-craft.htmlEntry #5 ( I think I got them all) :)
October 8, 2009 7:54 AM

Three little characters are hanging in the closets ready for the 31st.

The kids and I pulled out the Halloween decorations, pictures, candles and books today. Now there are "perfectly placed" pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders all around the house.

We are anxious to hit the farmer's market to pick out some real pumpkins and gourds to add to our decor.

Gibson even tried on his new "Boo!" jammies for the first time and boy was he excited about it!

Are you also busy planning for Halloween? How about some extra October inspiration with a "Not-so-Scary" Halloween Giveaway? Treats without the tricks!

You Can Make This offers an amazing variety of projects for sewers and crafters of all ability levels. Since I'm still learning to Tackle my Sewing Machine I'm pleased to see that the site even has projects for people like me!

I was excited to see that they offer projects for children, holidays, applique, business, home decor, clothing, graphic design, and scrap booking. Yes! They even have digital embellishments, like these not-so-scary Halloween frames.

You Can Make This is offering us quite a treat this season. One reader will win a $50 bundle of Halloween downloads. The bundle includes the following books:

Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"

I've been wanting to figure out how to make our own tutus since Anne Hope started her first dance class. 40 different options...that would be a pretty amazing dance class & dress up wardrobe.

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
This one is listed as "perfect for a beginner "

Can you believe it? I know I have some talented sewing friends and blog readers, so best of luck for this Trick or Treat win!

To enter please leave a comment here telling us what your children, or you, will be dressing up as for Halloween this year!

For additional entries:
~Share a fun Halloween decorating and/or celebrating tip
~Take a look at You Can Make This and tell me which of the MANY ideas you think you could make
~Share a link to a post you've done about Halloween in the past and/or a recipe that would be fun for Halloween
~Tell us your favorite trick or treat goodie to eat

This giveaway is open until October 17th to readers world wide.
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  1. This is an awesome giveaway. :) Molly is going to me a ducky for Halloween, she is so excited to quack and flap around.
    Entry #1

  2. We like to use mini haybails to decorate, they are so cute, and can store for a few years. And we always celebrate by having a special Halloween themed meal.
    Entry #2

  3. I checked You Can Make This and they have so many ideas I'd love to make. I am most excited about the table runners, right now I don't have any.
    Entry #3

  4. My favorite trick or treat goodie is the new red caramel apple suckers. YUM
    Entry #4

  5. Here is a great Halloween craft I made and it shows the mini haybails we decorate with.
    Entry #5 ( I think I got them all) :)

  6. I think Blaze is either going to be Brobee or a horse. I know that is a big difference...lol.

  7. We always have bonfires for a weekend party for halloween. This is how we celebrate and all the family and a bunch of friends get together.

  8. I think I could make one of those tutus. Now if only I had a girl...hmmm.

  9. My favorite treat is Reese's Cups. MMM, heaven!

  10. Emmah is going to be Dorothy! Jake still can't decide, and I can't find one I like maybe a dino!

  11. For Halloween, we always let the kids choose their pumpkin design. It is always fun to see what they will come up with, and we have fun carving together too!!

  12. i'm gonna be pippi longstocking for my bunco night...

    the kiddos are going to be minnie mouse, mickey mouse, a ninja and i still have one undecided.


  13. Jackson is going to be Superman and Will is going to be a giraffe...unless he decides we need to have 2 superheros at our house! :)

  14. I have some hurricane like vases that I like to change for the seasons. For Halloween I like to fill the bottom with candy-corn and stick an orange or white candle in.

  15. Great giveaway!

    I have a Cleopatra and a mermaid this year! Costumes are already bought so no changing minds! ;)

  16. I'm a huge fan of YCMT - so I already have quite a few patterns from them. But I love to try to make the handstamped jewelry!

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  20. I am making my 6yo son a Perry the Platypus costume and my 4yo daughter a Sleeping Beauty costume (if I ever get busy!)

  21. I made a fall wreath for my front door, a really nice fall centerpiece for my table and I hang the cute things my kids make at school in the front windows of my house... makes them happy... last year me and the kiddos built a scarecrow...

  22. YEAH!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! I am jumping up and down, this is the first giveaway I've won, and I can't wait to start sewing. What do I need to do?
    Here is my email,
    Yeah, thanks. :)


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