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What do YOU want to make?


I get requests to make specific things pretty often.

And I add all of these ideas to a list. (So, thank you.)


Sometimes the things I blog about are ideas from you.  Sometimes they come from things I’ve seen.  And sometimes it’s something I’ve dreamed up.  And many times, I realize that I need something and don’t want to buy it, so I get to work creating my own. And then drop everything and don’t eat, sleep or breathe until it’s done. Ha.

You’ve done that too?  Oh.  Yeah, that’s why we’re friends! :)


Anyway, I was thinking.


I want one of my next projects to be a reader request. 





Maybe you have seen something on TV, or at the store, online, or on your neighbor (haha!)………that you’d really like to figure out and make.  It could be clothing, an accessory, a home decoration, a…..something.  Anything.  Even if you haven’t seen something like it here, I’m almost completely willing to try something new (unless it requires that I buy 75 gallons of paint…..or something).  So give me some of your ideas.


I was thinking that if you all would leave a comment with something that you’d really like to make…….then I’ll read through everything and then pick out a list of 8-10 things that are either really popular requests or things that I think most would enjoy. 

(And then of course, something that I think I could figure out.)



And then, I will create a poll and let you all vote on your favorite thing from the shortened list……and then maybe I’ll make the top 2


Or maybe just one if it’s something crazy and time consuming.



How does that sound?


So start thinking… 

Send me a link of something you have seen. 

Or email me a picture if you need to ( 

Or you can just describe it really well in a comment……and I can try and figure it out. 



Have you had your eye on something…….but couldn’t justify the cash?  Or maybe the cash isn’t an issue but you want to figure out how to do a certain technique.  Or maybe re-create something……but make it all your own style and color.



Maybe you need a little jump-start.


Have you had your eye on some bags or jewelry?



bag source, bag source, necklace source



Or maybe you have been browsing some clothing styles you’d like to try…


skirt source, dress source, dress source




Hmmmm…..maybe some of you are dying to create your own home decor.


curtains source, bedding source, pillow source, chair source



Or maybe something random.  Or something for the kids?


memo board source, playroom source, buckets/dolls source



Whatever it is…….it can be sewing, painting, gluing, stone carving (hmm, maybe), whatever.



I don’t know, I just thought it would be fun to hear more of your ideas.

And then make something that the majority of you would really like to make

And not just the next thing on my “oooh, I need to make that” list. 



Okay, let me hear it.



By the way.  Tomorrow is September.  Is it just me, or is that crazy?!!


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
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!
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  1. funny shirts for women says:

    Awesome post.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know it is a bit late but I only dicovered this post now.. If you are still open for new ideas, I would lover to know how to sew a proper petticoat.

  3. Latisha Farley says:

    I saw that you have a tutorial for a fleece sleepsack. I wish I had seen that before I bought a new one for my son last fall. They are so expensive. I know this may be a little late, but I would to see a tutorial for a kid’s fleece pullover or vest.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i loved the zippered pouches, they came in handy. do you think u can make something like that?

  5. Alia says:

    Can you please tell me from where I can get a manican like the one in the above pic ?

  6. Alia says:

    Can you please tell me from where can I get a manican like the one in the above?

  7. Gina says:

    I’d like to make those little cloth baskets that make organizing shelves so pretty! (Like the green and red ones shown above)

  8. Tara says:

    Hi, Ashley um I have an old BORING bedroom…Do you think you could tell me how to Spruce things up a bit?
    I have Boring colors an Old rug (NO COLOR) and I have No Idea what to do about decorations to make it Nice looking. Whats a good theme? or what could i do? Please help! Thank you!

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