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Okay, time to vote…”What do YOU Want to Make?”


Wow… guys have gotten me all excited about this next project that you’d like to vote on and make. 


Several of you asked if we could just make them all.  Ha!  No joke, I’m thinking these may be my next several project ideas, even the ones that don’t win.  When I was gathering inspirational photos to send you…..I had no idea that those actual items would be ones that you’re dying to make.  Kinda perfect, right?


But since I am the worst at actually picking the first one to make first, I’m glad we’re turning this into a vote.  Because sometimes, while trying to decide what to make……these are the types of things that run through my head……”oh yes, can’t wait to make that play house! but wait, a new maxi would be fabulous for summer!  but hmmmm, I want a new duvet cover for my unhappy bed…”  See?  I need focus!




Okay, so voting time.  From the comments, the majority of you wanted the same top 6 things.  So, let’s just vote on those.


And just as a visual reminder……the project will be something similar to the photos below.  (And sorry, just for your very VERY top pick.  Even if you want to make all of them — like I do!)




1. Maxi Dress (…we can vote on the style/type later)

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2. Play House/Tent/Stage (…we can vote on the style/type later)

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3. Simple Elsa/Anna Dress Ups




4. Basket Weave Curtains

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5. Bedding (…we can vote on the style/type later)

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6. Nursing Dress/Top

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7. Purse (…we can vote on the style/type later)

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And may the most loved project win!




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***Sorry, I thought the results would show up here.  I’ll keep you posted as to who’s winning. -Ashley


Edited 5/22/14: 1600+ votes are in and the leading 3 projects right now are the Maxi Dress, the Kid’s Play Tent, and the Purse.



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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Okay, time to vote…”what do you want to make?”
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  1. Daphana says:

    4. The basket weave drapes as so elegant. Would love to make them for my daughter.

  2. Lani says:

    Nursing top, please! I’m super desperate for more nursing dresses!

  3. Mya says:

    Isn’t there 7 projects?? You typed in the beginning that there are 6 projects……

  4. Jennifer M. says:

    Would love all of them but my house needs window treatments and bedding and a stage for my little singing soon to be 4 year old lol just great full you have this for us thank you.

  5. Emma G. says:

    It is so hard to find maternity and nursing clothes!!

  6. Candace Austin says:

    I would really love to see some nursing tops or maternity clothes. I seriously can’t find much out there that doesn’t cost a fortune.

  7. Vanessa says:

    Difficult to choose, but as my daughter-in-law is pregnant again, and still has a nursing child, I would love to make her something special to wear while breast-feeding.

  8. Janet says:

    I voted “Purse” but, will not be disappointed with the winner. Thanks.

  9. Maria says:

    Purse please

  10. Liz Mathew says:

    No. 4 please, the basket weave curtain, looks so awesome…

  11. mouna63 says:

    Merci .J’aimerais faire tous mais je prefaire le 5

  12. Jane says:

    I would love a maxi dress and yep with some type of sleeves (to hide the bingo wings) would be fab but I also wanted the basket weave curtains as they just look SOOOOOOOOOO cool and I have just the window for them!

  13. Yolandi says:

    I would like the window treatments and the girl deresses, especially tutus with different layers

  14. kanga - ruby says:

    purses only because I have already done t-pees for 2 lots of grand kids,
    or I would be very temped to vote for play house.

  15. diah says:

    I voted PURSE as I still learning on making it :)

  16. Katey says:

    I voted for the nursing dress, but it was hard to choose. I am short so maxi dresses never work for me. I LOVE those basket weave curtains and then I love 2 and 3. (We LOVE Frozen, but I have 2 boys and only one girl lol.) Yay! I cannot wait to see whichever one wins!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Number one

  18. Sandi says:

    I would love to see the bedding project. Feel that my bedding really needs a pick-me-up.
    Thank you.

  19. Janai says:

    Nursing dress!!

  20. Jeanette Andre says:

    I love the dress, I can just see my daughter wearing it.

  21. Jessica says:

    I love Maxi dresses, but I need a nursing dress, so that is how I voted.

  22. Janet McGraw says:

    I love purses but I know my grandsons would love the tent/house. Hope you do them both!!

  23. Saree says:

    I voted for the nursing dress, as I had a baby 2 weeks ago. However, maybe if the regular maxi wins, you could do a special nursing alternative? ;) I’m sure you’ll be needing one for yourself!!!

    1. Hannah B says:

      I like that idea! I’m nursing now & need more ideas also!

    2. Chelsey says:

      I agree! Having a baby soon and there just never seems to be a good outfit for nursing.

    3. Lani says:

      That’s my second choice. Nursing maxi dress!

  24. Sheila says:

    The maxi dress is my choice!

  25. Mauri says:

    The maxi all the way! Then the frozen dress up.

  26. yolanda says:

    I voted for the purse. It would be awesome if you’d also make the curtains and bedding…I just redid my room.

  27. sharyn says:

    my 3 yr old loves Frozen and can sing all the sings with her microphone. She lives far away and I would love to surprise her with Anna and Elsa costumes. She’d also like the corner stage…..that’s my 2nd pick… your tuts, they are awesome. Thanks

  28. ChrisandNicole says:

    Voted!:) Do you think you will make that travel high chair (more likea little harness that straps to the chair if I remember right)? That would be awesome!!:D

  29. Jessica says:


  30. Anonymous says:

    Love them all too, but would love to make simple Elsa/Anna dress-up. or the basket weave curtains

  31. Alexaus says:

    I agree with maybe making all of them… they look so fun and are so neat.

  32. Lorena says:

    I tried to vote for both 2 & 3 but could only choose one, that was tough cause my daughter LOVES Frozen but she would adore a play tent to be used as her private quiet time the would protect her from her tormenting brother (if I instill the do not cross this line rule). Of course then I would have to make one for him too right? I don’t think it matters, all your tutorials are fab fab fab!

  33. Melanie says:

    I love so many choices, but voted for the maxi dress. I agree it would love something with a bit of a sleeve, as it is difficult to find something with sleeves in the store. Thank you!

  34. Linda R says:

    I’m torn between 1 & 3 but if i had to really choose i would say 1

  35. Nylka Rivera says:

    After giving it serious thought, I pick Number 1, the Maxi Dress. Although, would definitely love to do number 3 for my girls.

  36. Anne says:

    Playhouse/Tent, would be my first pick but I am excited to see any of them. You have the best tutorials!!!

  37. Jennifer says:

    Maxi dresses – love them, can’t get enough of them.

  38. adrienne w says:

    I voted, but I’m excited about almost every single one of those!

  39. christel says:

    I thought I’d definitely pick a purse, but then saw the Maxi dresses and they’re so cute. I’d love if you could make one with little flutter sleeves or the shorter sleeves as shown as it’s so difficult to find something with sleeves in the stores!

  40. Alicia says:

    I voted for the purse but I was so torn!! Because I know my mom would love the purse AND the dress lol

  41. Jennifer H. says:

    Wow, Ashley! You had 279 comments on the original announcement when you were asking for ideas! Wow!!!! It must’ve taken forever to get through those comments and give us this voting page… Thank you for everything you do… taking the time to ask our opinions and giving us a chance to vote! As many others have stated — it’s really hard to choose just one! … …

    1. Christina says:

      I completely agree with you. We’re very lucky aren’t we?

  42. Christina M. says:

    Oh my heck – I’m torn between 2 & 3! (I have 2 girls…can you tell??) I think I’ll say 2. (But still dream of 3…;) )

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