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What would YOU like me to make??

I love blogging.  And I really love making the projects for this whole blogging thing.  The best part of it, is that whatever I make changes every single time.  It’s new, refreshing, and a brand new challenge each time.  However, you sweet readers have to look at whatever I’m in the mood to make.  And what I decide to make depends on where we’re living, what activities my kids are in, what new thing I need for my bedroom/kitchen/office, etc.  I’m all over the place sometimes.  Ha! 


But sometimes a few of you are in the middle of a project and need help or have a really great project idea that you’d like to see me tackle……so you send me an email.  But I’m not always able to tackle every single project request.  So, just like we did last year, how about we vote on another highly requested project idea……..and let me see if I can attempt it.  (No promises!  I’m not Wonder Woman!)  Last year, the winner was Fabric Storage Boxes.  That was really fun for me to figure out and write up a tutorial for.  I hope it was useful for some of you.





A year has passed and interests have changed.  So let’s chat again about what types of things you’d like to see explained or a project that you’d really like to seen executed, start to finish. 


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.  I’m almost completely willing to try something new (unless it requires that I buy 103 yards of silk dupioni fabric…..or something).  So give me some of your ideas.


Need a little jump start to get you thinking??



Are you dying to make a new skirt?

What would you like me to make??
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Or maybe a simple new dress?

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Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to make fabric dolls?

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How about a new bed skirt?

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Maybe you need a quirky new tote? 

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Or possibly you want to learn how to recover an ottoman?

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Or how to piece together more intricate quilt patterns?

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Okay, I’m sure there’s a whole slew of other things as well.  And that’s why I’m asking YOU.  I think it’ll be fun to do this more often…….just so I can see what the majority of you are trying/wanting to create. (Even though I’ll still make my own projects in between.)  And then I’ll try my very best to re-create it (or simplify it for all of us to try and create).  Sound fun?


If you’d like to chime in, leave a comment with something that you’d really like to make. Then, I’ll read through everything and pick out a list of 8-10 things that are either really popular requests or things that I think most of you would enjoy. 

(And 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 I’ll make it.


How does that sound?



So start thinking and… 

  • Include a link of something you have seen, in your comment below.
  • 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.
  •  If you really like someone else’s idea, just “reply” to their comment so I can keep that idea all grouped together.


Have at it.  And let’s see what you all are itching to make! :)


We’ll talk soon!





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  1. Anonymous says:

    can you do a how to on a stuffed whale

  2. Lisa says:

    i would LOVE to see Fabric dolls my daughter would love to have a ballerina one I just find it intimidating!!!

  3. Kristina Calkins says:

    I would love to do a bean bag.

  4. heidmarie says:

    My daughter is older (9), and I would love to sew a cardigan with gathering under the yoke like one of these from mini Boden:

    My daughter has this in turquoise, and she wears it with jeans, over baby-doll tops, and with sundresses. It’s great to extend her summer wardrobe, and it would be fun to make in a knit fabric.

    I would also love a tutorial for a kindle case/cover that can fold and make my kindle stand up. I like this style, but the tutorial has NO photos, and the covers look like they’re strangely bulky.

    I have three boys (3,5,7), and it is so hard to find cute things to make for boys! I made this sleeping bag for my son’s beanie baby puppy, and he LOVES it!

    It’s easy to find stuff to make for girls’ dolls, but I would love to make more stuffed animal or beanie baby accessories that my boys would enjoy. Maybe a carrying case or soft fabric house?

    I also love your dolman-sleeve top tutorial. I have a bazillion skirt tutorials, but it’s much hard to find one for a cute top!

  5. Jenny says:

    I have never been able to find a pattern or tutorial or anything for a little boy’s suit. If anyone could figure it out, you could!

  6. Tiffany K says:

    I know you already have the stuff up to vote on (which I did), but I have been longing for a pentunia picklebottom diaper bag (backpack style), but I can’t bring myself to spend so much money on one, especially when baby #3 is almost here. But I would totally try to make it if I knew how!

  7. lery says:

    can you please teach me how to make a romper with sleeves without using elastic thread or anything, i’m just a beginner in sewing and i would really love to create one for myself. thanks! btw, i super love your blogsite, i’m a housewife and a mom of three, so looking at your blog really inspires me to create new things at our home. :D

  8. Anonymous says:

    i would love to be able to make some new home slippers for the cold weather :)

  9. Olivia says:

    I would Love it if you could make a wall decor like on here:
    Or doing flowers instead like in the picture on here

  10. Stephanie says:

    Before I even scrolled down, I was going to suggest fabric dolls. Those in the picture are ridiculous and awesome!! I’ve made these ( before, and they’re super cute. But with shows and skirts and crowns…holy cow, I want one right now. So teach me, Ashley!!

  11. Mindy says:

    I would LOVE a tutorial on one of these half-shirts – they are soooo handy to have when you are pregnant or when you want to layer clothes and don’t want to wear two full layers. The ones on this website need a little more length on the sleeves, though. (I have two but I’m not able to wear them because they need a little more coverage!) These are almost like wide tank tops.

  12. Alexia says:

    Would love to learn how to sew a vinyl raincoat for myself! Just like the one Amy Butler has! Hope you teach us something similar! Thank you!

  13. Karine says:

    Hi Ashley,

    What about a dress from the fifty’s? Surely more up-to-date but with the inspiration of the fifties… Or a flapper dress from the 1020s… ???

    I vote also for this poncho. It is REALLY nice… :)

    Or a dress like this one :

    Thank you Ashley for doing this!! I love your blog.


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