ABOG Giveaway & Review: Personalized Name Pillows eBook (2 Winners) [CLOSED]

You Can Make This is an award-winning website that offers a vast selection of sewing and crafting ebooks. There are also books for cooking, woodworking, digital scrapbooking, and much more.

I do enjoy doing simple sewing projects and crafts during my spare time, which I use to have a lot of before we added twins to our little family. Now with 3 children (6 if you count my 3 blogs too) I have not been able to make the time to do any sewing projects. I was both happy and sad to receive the chance to review this ebook for making personalized name pillows. I was happy because it is something that is right up my alley, but I was sad because I knew I would not have time to make use of it in the near future.

What I thought about this ebook from YouCanMakeThis.com:

1) The step-by-step instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

2) I like that the ebook comes with the patterns for the letters. Yes, it would be easy to draw your own, but having the patterns makes all your letters consistent in style, shape, and size.

3) In order to make a name pillow like the ones pictured, you must already know how to operate a sewing machine and at least be able to sew a straight line. I would say that if you can sew a very basic machine-made quilt, then this project will be easy for you.

I look forward to having some extra time to make one of these for each of my children. As I am always saying, I love personalized gifts. How great would it be to give a gift to each family you know with their last name spelled out on a pillow for their living room next Christmas?

If you are curious about the products at You Can Make This, then I encourage you to check out their free ebooks. There are lots of fun projects there and they are free to download!

What you can win:
The prize for this contest is a PDF version of the Personalized Name Pillow eBook, complete with instructions, patterns, and color photos. There will be 2 winners for this contest.

(The winner will need to download this book onto their computer and print it out on their printer in order to use the patterns. Although this contest is open to worldwide entries, this ebook is only available in English.)

This giveaway is open to Worldwide entries. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
You MUST do #1 to be eligible to win the prize. After that, #2 thru #7 are optional ways to gain extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1) Take a minute to look at all the categories of ebooks on the You Can Make This website. Then leave a comment with name of the category that interests you the most. (If you do not include the link, then your entry will not count.)

2) For 5 extra entries, blog about this giveaway linking back to this post and to YouCanMakeThis.com . Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.

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Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!!