Why I don’t make VIDEO TUTORIALS…

I have been working with another company to produce a few projects.  Originally, I was asked to record the tutorial with video instead of pictures.  Like in my home.  With our own little cheap-y camera.
But they said they would edit it and fancy it up a bit.
Luckily, they changed plans and will make the videos themselves.
Do you think I was the cause for their change of plans?

You decide.

(Turn up your volume nice and high so that you can hear everything!)

(And if you to see it really big, click on those 4 arrows in the lower right corner of the video.  I’ll be all up in your face!)

Apparently I’m not made for TV.
Maybe I’ll give it another try when that big bump (even bigger now!) has disappeared from my midsection.
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158 Responses to “Why I don’t make VIDEO TUTORIALS…”
  1. 1
    Louise says:


  2. 2
    Lori Orr says:

    So cute! You seem like such a blast to be around!

  3. 3
    Biz says:

    <3'd watching this morning! Thanks for helping start my day with a smile!

  4. 4
    zoe.k. says:

    Love it all the way!

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    Jūlija says:

    So cute video! :)

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    Brenda Ginos says:

    Love it :) I hate being in front of the video camera myself – cameras are a lot easier to stage and pictures are much easier to edit! You did great, thanks for the smile this morning!

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    Rebekah says:

    You are so cute! Love your tutorials and doing them pictures-only actually works better for me because I can look at work!

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    Janna says:

    I loved it!

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    Katie @ Hippos and Dinosaurs says:

    this was hilarious! Thank you for the early morning giggle:)

  10. 10
    Tinklknit says:

    Thanks for posting this video – I love it with its nice actress and lovely comments. It made my day ;-D

  11. 11
    Never A Plain Jane says:

    Ashley of Make It and Love It = Cute Cute Cute! Your smile was infectious.

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    Candee says:

    Loved it! My brain is the same. When I get in front of people or a camera my mind goes blank and I can't get the word I'm thinking of, out!!! It's so frustrating. I totally understand, and the video just makes me love you more!


  13. 13
    Lee Ann says:

    Hilarious! Love it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles on camera!

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    Sarah says:

    Hehehee!! Oh how I feel your discomfort through the screen!! But you're SO CUTE so you should do them anyway :)

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    Anonymous says:

    that was awesome! i love that you can laugh at yourself. you are so adorable!! thanks for getting my day off with a smile. :)

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    A Jennuine Life says:

    That's hilarious! I love that you put this together and posted it – it's nice to see that the "pros" are real people, too!

  17. 17
    Ryan and Meagan says:

    You. Are. Adorable!!

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    Taylor says:

    That was adorable! I love the whole thing, especially the Ingrid Michelson song!

    It's so nice to see that your more human and not completely perfect like it always looks!

    Thanks for posting that!

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    Alaina says:

    Loved it! And you're too cute with that little baby bump. :) Cameras make me act that way too. I hear you get used to it. Maybe… ;)

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    [email protected] Boots says:

    hey you have potential….didn't you ever see the first season of when Giada did her cooking show? look at her now! I'm thinking you will go far! :o) thanks for the funny! made my day!

  21. 21
    Daphne says:

    Thank you for making my day!
    I hate the video camera….but you were adorable!

  22. 22
    Simply Complex says:

    That was adorable. Man, they should use your video because you know that theirs is going to be too polished.

  23. 23
    Brenda Sue says:

    I say you have every right to blame it on the pregnant brain syndrome.. I am suffering through that as well… It's a good thing the little bambino's are so adorable when they finally get here that it makes all the stupid things we do and say worth the embarrassment!

  24. 24
    melliepetunia says:

    This made my day! I watched it first thing this morning – and I think we can all relate. Love it, love it, love it! Cuteness – love the Take 1 through Take 57. Mine would be more like 257. You are awesome!

  25. 25
    Bre says:

    That is so funny! That would totally be me too!

  26. 26
    Janel says:

    LMAO!!! I promise I am laughing WITH you and not AT you! I had to do a video submission for a try at Ultimate Cake Off – it went SO HORRIBLY WRONG it makes your look like an oscar performance! It was so so so so so so so sooooooooo BAD! I didn't even want to send it off, but I just sucked it up and sent it anyway!

    Did you see me on Ultimate Cake Off??? oh, NO?? hmmmmmm…wonder if it was that video! hahahaha!!!!

  27. 27
    Amanda says:

    Super cute! I think its great that you are able to laugh at yourself! So many people cant do that…. a good laugh makes it so much more fun to live life! :)

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    ...julia... says:

    Ha! I love it! This would be me too :o)

  29. 29
    Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk says:

    Hahaha! That video had me laughin' :)

    Nice try with the video, but in all honesty, you looked great :D

    Your hubs deserves a pat on the back, too!

  30. 30
    Lindsay says:

    It's called placenta brain. Totally normal.

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    Katie O. says:

    Too funny, loved it! Good for you for expanding your super generous willingness to share your mad sewing skills. . . . . even if your video needs a little editing! :D

  32. 32
    Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home says:

    So cute!!! You are way cute and that is too funny. It was nice to see you in action though!

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    Britney says:

    Haha! That was so cute Ashley! It's good to hear your voice again. Here's another giggle inducer . . . remember the black sequin clogging outfits? lol! Good times ;o)

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    Jeanette says:

    Made me smile…..and your not alone:o)

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    Mely says:

    awwh! You are absolutely adorable. not an easy thing to do anyhow!I prefer written ones, so I can go back to the spots I need to more easily instead of trying to fast forward!

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    Lil Mama Stuart says:

    lol thanks for sharing, so cute!

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    Elizabeth Farnsworth says:

    You are so stinking cute!!! Thanks for the giggle!!

  38. 38
    Katie says:

    OK, I absolutely love it. You are so cute.

  39. 39
    Leslie says:

    LOL! That's awesome, thanks for the laugh.

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    I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says:

    you are too cute! loved the video!!

  41. 41
    Paula Louceiro says:

    Hi Ashley.

    I loved the video. You are adorable.
    I love your blog.


    Paula Louceiro

    sorry for the English. I'm brazilian.

  42. 42
    Tami says:

    so funny, I am the same way with the camera. I must say that it was fun to hear your voice though!

  43. 43
    ~Melissa~ says:

    That was too cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    WannaBcrafty says:

    That was fun to watch, Maybe if someone else was doing the camera.
    hahaha I enjoyed your clip

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    [email protected] mom, a wife, and a me says:

    Thank you for some morning laughs! Gezzz what are husbands for ha ha ha

  46. 46
    Clare G says:

    I think you're great on the video- don't give up!!! The camera loves you!!

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    Sisters of Grace says:

    Fum to see what you are really like but i much perfer pictures anyways.


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    Tiffany says:

    What a cute video! I brought a smile to my face. I actually prefer picture tutorials because I can follow them on my own time. Your tutorials have helped teach me how to sew! If I need to learn a new technique…I look here first!

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    Elisa and Morgan says:

    I love it!! That is one reason I love your blog so much, you are so down to earth!!

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    Logan and Sydney says:

    You are Adorable:)

  51. 51
    Jamie Thompson says:

    You are so adorable! Its just hard to "be on camera". I have been a behind the scenes part of our church's video department. One time I was on camera…NOT good! LOL We are all our own worst critics!
    You would do great I bet, just practice. It feels weird at first, then you get use to it!
    Good luck!

  52. 52
    Jen Jensen says:

    You are too cute. I loved this video. Too funny.

  53. 53
    Amy says:

    You are adorable! You did much better than I ever would have done.

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    Anonymous says:

    haha! this made my day!

  55. 55
    Stephanie says:

    haha! That was cute!

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    BBQGAL says:

    I just dig your photos so I will vote for written tutorials!

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    Allison and Mason: says:

    Well look at how stinkin' cute you are!!! It's great to put a face to the brains!!!

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    Wani says:

    Your "bump" is adorable!!

  59. 59
    Joslyn says:

    You seem like a lot of fun! Too bad we don't live closer to eachother. Love the baby bump! I actually enjoy your picture tutorials….much easier to follow than having your hands caught up in something and then trying to reach the mouse to pause and rewind!

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    Colette says:

    I loved it! I would never be willing to try this, I would get too nervous!

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    Pat says:

    What would we do without our very adorable, but clueless, husbands?
    The world would be much emptier!

  62. 62
    GaMtnScrap says:

    You SO crack me up! By any chance, are you having a boy? They seem to eat the brain cells more than girls! But it's okay, you're okay, we're all okay, that's why we all love you so!

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    Jacie Saltzman says:

    haha thats so funny!

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    GaMtnScrap says:

    Oh, and forgot to add, I happen to LOVE your picture tutorials better anyway! First of all, they don't slow down my ancient computer like the videos do. And secondly, I like that I can really study and look at the detailed pictures better than I could a video. See, I'm a true blonde and it doesn't help that I've had boys, too!

  65. 65
    Dena says:

    Thanks for the smile. Too cute! Great editing skills…really! It's nice when we can laugh at ourselves. :)


    p.s. Thanks for your AWEsome tutorials!

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    Casey Marie says:

    YOU are absolutely gorgeous! You have one of the most friendliest & stunning smiles I have seen in a long time. Pregnancy suits you, beautiful glow!
    I think I have a girl crush now, lol.
    ~Casey Marie

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    Mardi says:

    you are so adorable.

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    Flavio Rodriguez says:

    Soooo funny!! muyyy gracioso!!

    Saludos desde Argentina!

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    Practically Spent says:

    Awesome! You should have kept going. I'm not for stuffy anyway. You could have giggled your way through it and we all would have been better for it. (BTW, that's how I feel when I'm trying to sew in general….except for not nearly that happy.)

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    Elizabeth (Beth) Moore says:

    Awww… it was so cute… the mess up's would have been fine.. we all adore you and your projects! :-)

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    Amanda says:

    Thanks so much for the smile today! I've had to make some video tutes for Kaboose and refused to have face in the shots, only my hands LOL You are so cute though, how could you NOT include your face? :)

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    Amanda says:

    Thanks so much for the smile today! I've had to make some video tutes for Kaboose and refused to have face in the shots, only my hands LOL You are so cute though, how could you NOT include your face? :)

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    Jenny! says:

    This is too cute and sweet lol…Regardless it was still a good video for its purpose lol…ever try voiceover? its probably less pressure than having to be present and speak on the fly! :)

    you can try to just do what you do, then go back and talk over :) that way the "honey come closers" wont be heard!! U did a great job with editing, so I really don't think you would be terrible :)

    its also about comfort :) with time you will be better, think about it..ur are already great at make it and love it! :)


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    Creator of this Blog says:

    Ha! I love it!!

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    Kari Ayers says:

    You are adorable. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    RP says:

    You are uber adorable though! I love you even more now I've seen you in video :)

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    Leigh Anne says:

    Super cute & funny! Thanks for sharing :)

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    krystin says:

    so cute! thanks for the laugh! =)

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    Sarah says:

    Hahaha! That is hilarious!!! I'm not really one for being on camera either. I totally understand. =)

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    Kirby says:

    I don't know many people who just LOVE being on camera! You are so adorable and such a good sport for putting this out on your blog! I'm sporting that same bump of a midsection! When are you due? I'm due Feb. 17 and just shared a REALLY "nice" compliment on my blog that someone paid me yesterday!

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    Neena Jay says:

    I love the video! Gave me a very much needed laugh :D

    Have great weekend


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    bethanndodd says:

    You are adorable! Video tutorials or written it is guaranteed that we will all still love you and all that you share with us :)

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    Weddings With The Cricut says:

    Very fun! Actually, I love that we could see one of those beautiful maternity tops on you so that I can get an idea of what it looks like on a real person. You look fabulous!

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    [email protected] says:

    Hahahahahah! Love it! Your tutorials rock no matter what. And had to laugh at the "come closer"- awesome.

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    Anonymous says:

    That was great. Some of us are not ready to be in the movies yet. Good try and best wishes on the birth of your baby.

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    Heidi says:

    I think your photo tutorials are WONDERFUL, but I'll take your creativity anyway I can get it! Your video makes me want to be your neighbor, so we could hang out :)

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    Heather says:

    Lol so cute thanks for that! Love it it's nice to see that we are all real people!!!

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    laundryontheline says:

    Too funny! (in an oh I feel your pain kind of way…..) Thanks for sharing!

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    msmf says:

    You are so cute! I can't stop smiling. :)

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    Brenden+Nikki says:

    BWAH HA HA Oh Ashley I love you. I was smiling the whole time I watched it. That brought back so many memories :). ha ha you haven't changed a bit.

    And I love the "honey" side comments. I can just imagine him behind the camera wondering what in the world he's supposed to be doing. ha ha. That's what I do to Brenden too. Well, not that I make video tutorials, but you know what I mean.

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    Jenn and Kylann says:

    You're adorable! And SO cute prego! I get the prego brain too. You're definitely not alone there!

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    Donna's Daze says:

    Very funny. I'm not a video tutorial kind of person either. I'm much more comfortable behind the camera.

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    [email protected] says:

    Aww…you are such a cutie preggo! I think your photo tutes are perfect anyway.

    I have you on my top ten list btw:

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    Anne says:

    my kid's a year old and i STILL have pregnancy brain. i hear it never goes away. :o)

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    Angie says:

    Like everyone else, this made me happy. You seem so perfect in writing :-) I would totally watch a video tutorial with you, happy and normal and all that. Still, I love the step by step pictures and written guide, so don't stop that once you've got your acting skills ironed out!

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    mamatamera says:

    I think your tuts speak for themselves.
    Thanks for sharing the video – I laughed right along with you. I just delivered a baby on Sunday and can totally sympathize with the pregnant brain.

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    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom says:

    You are super cute. Hilarious and adorable.

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    Nina says:

    I enjoyed it :)

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    Makenzie & Jordan says:

    I loved it!! I'm just glad to see that you're not perfect at everything!