I Can Make That!

Okay Nerdy Chicks. You know that feeling you have when you see something in a store and the first thing that pops into your mind is, “I can make that!” And the second thing is, “I’ll save money doing it!” If you are one of those people, you are definitely a nerdy chick…  and  this post is for you.

With Halloween is right around the proverbial corner, now seems like a good time to talk about a particularly successful project I completed about two years ago.

  •  All by itself, it has brought hundreds and hundreds of people to CRAFTY CRAFTS, the craft blog I run with my daughter.
  •  It has been copied and worn by a teacher in a Halloween parade in Sewell, NJ.
  • It has won a Halloween Costume Contest judged by the mayor of the booming metropolis where we live.
  •  It is…

 The Hippie Vest.

And we (my daughter and I) made it ourselves.

Sometimes being a Nerdy Chick means making your own costumes, or your own birthday cakes. Sometimes it means thinking you don’t want to pay for something because you assume you can make that something better yourself.

Sometimes you are wrong about the previous assumption.

But not in the case of the Hippie Vest. The Hippie Vest rocks. It was created from a $2.50 brown fleece blanket, iron-on patches, a needle, and a pair of scissors. It didn’t take long to make. But long it will dwell on the Internet, and bring hits to the craft blog, especially around Halloween.

Long live The Hippie Vest! I wish all of my ideas were this good.

To find out how to make The Hippie Vest, click HERE.

And if you’ve ever taken the “I can make that!” challenge, tell us how it turned out in a comment!