Episode 3: “Spring” into a Festive Dinner Table!

March 30th, 2010

Join us in Episode 3 as we create a festive dinner table, perfect for your Spring or Easter gathering! We’re fitting in all kinds of DIY projects in this episode, plus there’s a new giveaway you won’t want to miss out on! Today’s episode features a

project for both those with embroidery machines, as well as for those who love papercrafting. It involves some of my favorite things — burlap, scrapbook paper, AND chocolate!

Thank you to our sponsor this week, www.SWAKembroidery.com, for making the episode possible.

To download your free accompanying PDF file with the paper birdie pattern and materials, click here.

To download your free machine embroidery file for the birdie, click here.

SWAKembroidery also wants to send you something special — FRESH flowers and a Spring Table Runner! Because there’s nothing like having fresh flowers in your home, right?  To be entered to win, simply leave a comment here on the blog!  This giveaway is open to those 18 years and over. (Void where prohibited.) Giveaway ends April 30, 2010 and winner will be announced on the blog the first week of May.

Don’t you just love that embroidery design found on the burlap tablerunner?  It is by Meringue Designs and is also found at SWAK!

Did you love the patterns featured in Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine? You can find the downloadable patterns for Carla C here. You’ll also love her blog!  Be sure to check it out! How about the darling crocheted sailor hat? Find that pattern from Becky of Lullaby Lamb here.

Here are some more photos from the “Dinner Table”…


Come back later this week for our “2nd Helping” post! You’ll find another tutorial on the fabric eggs! Plus, we’ll reply to your feedback you leave in the comments.

And one last thing: If you have an embroidery machine, or are in the market to buy one, check out www.SWAKembroidery.com! They have an offer happening right now, just in time for your Summer embroidery projects! Your order of $20 or more will also get you a free bundle download of Summer Picnic designs as well as a “Number” set! It’s a $25 value and will be sent to you separately from your order. Enjoy!

We want to hear from you! Leave a comment and you could win that sweet table runner, plus fresh flowers sent right to your door!

  • March 30, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Can’t wait for the “second helping”~

  • March 30, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Can’t wait to see the fabric eggs! I love burlap projects too. I have been saving some burlap wondering what to do with it. Now I know. Thanks!

  • March 30, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I’m loving this episode! Keep up the great work! I’d love to be chosen for the drawing! :)

  • Pam Warren
    March 30, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Kris & Kim, I loved the bird place settings, and the burlap napkin
    rings ! I love decorating for Easter, so I am going to make some of the place
    settings ! Pam

  • Pamelak
    March 30, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I love it! i thik my favoriye part is the big basket of easter eggs. The whole thing is adorable!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Another great show thanks. 😀 Looking forward to the fabric egg second helping!

  • Francisca
    March 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Can’t wait for the textile eggs, love it when the kids also can help. So now I don’t have to wait untill my daughter is a sleep.

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

    these shows are wonderful! Love all the projects you are sharing…if only I could find the time to do them!! :)

    March 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Easter is a time for color and you nailed it with these designs.

  • March 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Love those embroidery sets but alas I don’t own an embroidery machine…yet! Someday!!
    Love your show!

  • Susan
    March 30, 2010 at 10:22 am


  • Sue
    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Loved the carrots made with buttons. Those would be very cute sewn onto a pastel colored sweatshirt with either yarn or fabric pinked strips for the tops.

  • Pat
    March 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Another great idea. Love the videos and all the useful information. Keep up the great work.

  • Elizabeth Keller
    March 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Love the new fresh ideas. Never made anything with berlap-guess I’ll have to give this a try;o)

  • Mirja
    March 30, 2010 at 10:48 am

    great episode!

  • Pat
    March 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Love the fabric eggs. Thanks for all the tips.

  • Robin
    March 30, 2010 at 11:13 am

    i love burlap. i used it in my wedding, on the walls of my sewing room and also on drapes in my den. this project is so cute. thanks for your creativity!

  • nancy hawes
    March 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

    great ideas!!!!!-keep them coming
    can’t wait to check out the fabric eggs

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Love those napkin rings and place cards! What a fun idea for Spring or Easter parties! I even noticed my little cake pincushion on there! Thanks for the great ideas and keep them coming!

  • Mary Jane Hendrickson
    March 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Great idea for my Easter table.

  • sara
    March 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Another great show and great ideas!

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Love the little birdie embroidery design – can’t wait to use it! Thanks SWAK for the freebie!

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i really enjoy your shows. FINALLY somebody that loves to craft as much as i do! thank you!

  • Sunee
    March 30, 2010 at 11:58 am

    My daughter and I love this! She loves making place cards! Can’t wait for the fabric eggs!

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Those fabric eggs are too cute! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

  • jen
    March 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Love the burlap.. Have a ton of it. Going to make those napkin rings this week

  • Cherry
    March 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Really a cute idea, especially when you have kids in the house. My great grandkids are going to love helping me with this project. Thanks.

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    LOVE that little birdie! And I’m sure I’ll LOVE when I win that cute table runner and flowers! 😉 Thanks for all the cute ideas!

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Cute, natural and easy !

  • Denise
    March 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Cute idea. Can’t wait to try the birdie name tag.

  • Debbie
    March 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Loved the birdies, so cute. I was excited to see my pincushion cake on your show when you were showing the ones that had been sent in!! Thanks for the show!

  • Carol Archinal
    March 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Some really cute ideas! I especially like the nest name plates!

  • Michelle Norris
    March 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Another huge success!!! What cute ideas for our Easter table! I am really enjoying each episode and eagerly await each new one. Thank you for such inspiration!

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    another great idea -love the eggs and the birdies.

  • March 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Great show again. Love the little birdie.

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    WOW who doesn’t love fresh flowers! Not to mention the lovely table runner. Please enter me.


  • Mindy A.
    March 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Another great show! Can’t wait for the 2nd helping!!

  • Vicki
    March 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Your show is fabulous! Looking forward to the next episode!

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    The Easter/Spring table setting is wonderful! I can’t wait for the second helping!

  • Rachel
    March 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love the table, I can’t wait to see whats in the next episode

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Love this week’s projects! I’m looking forward to seeing the Easter egg tutorial too!


  • Gen
    March 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas! So much FUN.

  • Barb
    March 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Thank You for another great idea. I can’t wait to see the eggs and i will be watching for it to be posted. You girls ROCK!

  • Carrie
    March 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Very cute!! I will be back for the egg tutorial too =)

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Love the show and the projects.

  • Tiffani
    March 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    You both always do such a great job. I love the Birdy, it’s so cute!

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I’m ready for my second helping–and thirds and fourths!
    my kids love watching your videos with me!

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I had fun with the little cakes!
    So I am going to try these napkins ring.
    Thank you for the show!

  • sharon
    March 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I am enjoying your episodes! however, the sound and picture don’t exactly match and the dialog is usually ahead of the video. Keep those fresh ideas coming.

  • Joanne
    March 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    So happy to see burlap being used. I like the natural aspects of it and hope to see more uses for it. Cute napking rings with use of buttons (I like buttons, also!). I look forward to your weekly episodes and second helpings. Can’t wait to see what to do with all those plastic eggs I have been hoarding all these years.

  • Michelle
    March 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I love your fun and cute projects!

  • March 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    How clever!! I love the ideas that you come up with!! Darling!!!

  • Hilda
    March 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. You two are doing a great job!

  • carmen
    March 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Love it! Those are great ideas, thanks so much!!

  • Michelle Hatch
    March 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Wow…you guys are so ambitious!!! Glad to call you my friends. This looks like a lot of fun.

  • Anna
    March 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Great projects – thanks for all your ideas!! Also, I love the necklaces you are both wearing – did you make them? If so, would you share your pattern with us? Thank you…..

  • Gail
    March 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the cute instructions!!!! Happy Easter!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Great episode. I look forward each week to the new ones!

  • Kim A
    March 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I think you ladies are terrific! You inspire me to just create!! Keep the episodes coming!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I am relatively new to machine embroidery and was excited to see that included in this week’s episode. I love learning new things I can do with my machine! Thanks!

  • Missy K.
    March 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Love the show! Great job.

  • angie balling
    March 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Love your enthusiasm, thanks for sharing!

  • Kay
    March 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I just love the place cards-can’t wait to make them this week. The grand daughters will love them!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Another cool, easy project …. thank you. Burlap is a great fabric and needs more recognition in the craft world. Looking forward to next week.

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I am addicted to DIYDish! Great easy project ideas. I especially liked the burlap napkin rings. The orange button carrots are adorable!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    thanks for this great episode-it’s my first time hosting the family for Easter dinner and I’m so excited to make the table special!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    such fun … can’t wait to get the kids to help me with the birdie place settings – thanks again for your willingness to share your inspiration & creativity

  • Tricia Deen
    March 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    When I received the email about Episode 3, I searched the email three or four times without finding the web link. Please list the web link, so I don’t have to type in the web address. I do not have high speed internet, so that takes longer. Another great episode.

  • Lexine
    March 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    What a cute place setting! You girls are so fun. These are great ideas. I would love an embroidery machine. Someday?!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    The birds are cute. I have a little suggestion. My three year old loves looking at all the decor, but she can’t keep her hands off it. There’s no way all the little birds would be standing for long which would leave mom pulling out her hair. I would make it more mommy friendly by making it mobile; I would cut a circle out of brown paper big enough to fit in the center, off the table enough not to be seen, and hot glue it in place. Then I would glue the moss in place. Oh she would love to string that out. Hopefully those two things would keep the birds nest stable enough for us to enjoy them in my house even if they get moved around. Right now I have a table full of eggs, including the 16″, 12″ & 8″ ones from Hobby Lobby, these little birds would look cute lurking through my eggs.

  • Vicky
    March 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Once again, I’ve totally loved the recent episode. Your ideas are always so fun and easy enough for a beginner. Another thing that I have liked about your episodes is that the supplies have not been extremely expensive and I haven’t had a buy lots and lots of new equipment, etc. Thank you so much.

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I love this idea, I’m always looking for new ideas for Name Cards. Also, I didn’t know you could embroider on paper, How Exciting!!!!!!! I’m goona have to try this.

  • gwyneth
    March 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    fresh flowers!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That was such a cute project. I loved the carrot buttons. Too clever! Fresh flowers and a fresh table runner would be fantastic! I would love to win this indulgence!

  • Martha
    March 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I really like the machine embroidered birdie. I was thinking you could add another piece of paper below the hoop with right side down just before you started the embroidery. It will sew everything together and it would be pretty on both sides.

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for another great show! I’m loving this!
    I’m hosting Easter, so this was great.
    Happy Easter, Maria

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Another helping of super cute ideas!! Love the napkin rings with the button carrots – so clever! You two are so creative – thanks for sharing it with us!!!

    Leigh Ann

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    You girls are the tops! Loved this and look forward to later this week! Joyce

  • Kelly
    March 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Loved this episode. I really want to try those carrot napkin rings.

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Great show! Thanks for the table setting ideas. I will have to give them a try.

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Great Eastern ideas.

    Happy Easter

  • Brennen
    March 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    What a cute table runner! And I always love fresh flowers. Thanks for this oppurtunity to win some great prizes. : )

  • Cathy
    March 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I just love your crafts and look forward to your new and fresh ideas.

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Very cute and easy to do! Thanks

  • carol
    March 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Another GREAT show…..keep it up girls!!!

  • Mary
    March 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I just love these quick and easy to do crafts.
    You have left me wanting to see more and more. Looking forward to the next episode!

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    What fun and inexpensive ideas to use what some of us may have just lying around our home. I love not having to go out and buy anything!

  • Erin King
    March 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Those burlap napkin rings are so cute! I am going to make a set(along with fabric eggs) as a gift for my mother-in-law for Easter. She will love them! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • Jen Olsen
    March 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Love what you guys are doing. You’ve got a real gift for it. Can’t wait for these to keep coming:)

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I love all things spring-y!!!!! Especially fresh flowers!!!

  • Ruth
    March 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I am looking forward to more great videos! Thanks Ladies!

  • March 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Love.Love,Love your videos each week. I think my favorite was the name cards, How creative.

  • Laurie Kotter
    March 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the fabric eggs!! They are too eggdorable!!! (Sorry just had to say it)

  • Connie T
    March 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Wonderful Easter Ideas!! Thanks

  • Dawn Rowley
    March 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I just love the table runner. Also I love you can make this.com thank you for including thier web site links.

  • March 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    these bird place cards are just too cute! I had no idea that you could embroider on paper;}
    these woud be so cute hanging on a tree in the center of the table too!
    seconds please;}

  • Sandra
    March 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Loved this week’s show! I was thinking that on the inked version of the bird place card, you could make faux inked “stitches” around the edge as well as finishing it off with the ink pad. These are too cute! I downloaded the machine embroidery file…TY!

  • Liliana
    March 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    What wonderful ideas! I love the napkin rings, too cute! Great job ladies!

  • Shari Butler
    March 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    What a cool giveaway, and what a fun way to decorate eggs with fabric! I am going to have to get right to work on all this fun goodness!

  • March 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Those are lovely place cars!

  • Cindi Lutz
    March 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    How very cute and creative! I’m getting busy right now to make these as table favors for our church Easter Sunrise service! Thank you for these great, quick ideas.

  • edyB
    March 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I look forward to each new episode! You two are fun!
    Best of luck with this adventure.
    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.

    Keep Smiling and Stitching…

  • March 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Love the video, thanks so much. Can’t wait for the next video.

  • Chiara Aldridge
    March 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Love the napkin rings!

  • Katherine P
    March 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I have never worked with burlap but these projects look great

  • Lisa B.
    March 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Can’t wait for the next episode. You both have such creative ideas… keep them coming!!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Just discovered your site and I love it! Thanks for all of your great tips!

  • March 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Love the fabric eggs..

  • Sew Blessed
    March 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    So cute thanks….Terri

  • Deborah K
    March 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I love all of these great ideas!

  • Brenda Rowton
    March 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Love the burlap napkin rings. I would like to see more designs out of the buttons on the rings. Maybe a chili pepper. Thanks Brenda

  • March 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Having a new embroidery machine I love to see all the new ideas! Thank you for your fun episodes!

  • jacki
    March 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    WOW!!! Prime time here you come :)

  • Shirley Krahn
    March 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Wonderful site!

  • Hilary
    March 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Fun projects, enjoy the show, thanks for the giveaway opportunity SWAKembroidery!

  • Jamie
    March 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    This show is one of the highlights of my week! I just love it! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • March 30, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Those are great ideas. Very nice table setting.

  • March 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Love, love your ideas! Look forward to every new episode. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gail Beam
    March 30, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Looking forward to your fabric eggs! Love all of your Easter fun goodies!!

  • Kay Halford
    March 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Love everything both of you have been making, everything is just so festive.

  • Reita
    March 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I love my embroidery machine too!

  • Alex B
    March 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    thanks for sharing your fun ideas!

  • March 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    SUPER cute:) Love the birdie name tag!! LOVE IT!

  • Dempsey
    March 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Ooh!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Love SWAK embroidery – such a cute project. I never would have thought of burlap. Well done, ladies!

  • Janice Bryant
    March 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Love the Napkin Rings. I can see making these for different seasons. 4th of July, thanksgiving, etc…

  • Marilyn
    March 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Birds must be the “it” thing this moment–I’ve seen a lot in several stores. Love the little nest idea!

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Love your shows. Is there any way to know when the second helpings are coming out? I always forget to check unless I am reminded. Love your ideas, thanks for sharing.

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    i LOVE all the adorable different Easter ideas. :) how do you get so creative??

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Super cute! Love your ideas this week and love that you’ve made it possible for those who don’t have an embroidery machine. This makes me want to WIN that new machine though!!!

  • Mandy
    March 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Loved the show again girls! I love decorating for Easter/Spring so these ideas will go into my stash of decorating ideas. How fun! I look forward to each episode.

  • March 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I love those bird name tag/place settings. My nick name is Jenny Wren so I have a thing for birds! I’d love to win the table runner- it may motivate me to make the coordinating napkin rings!

  • Cami
    March 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    That table runner is adorable. And fresh flowers would be a perfect way to welcome in Spring!

  • Ruth Bittner
    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for another great episode, really enjoyed the burlap napkin ring idea using buttons!

  • Queen Patricia
    March 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Spring in Maine is early this year. This project looks lovely. I have purchased the embroidery designs to get a head start. Now all I have to do is keep three cats off the table. Good luck with that.

  • Tanya Watson
    March 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I love all the ideas you girls come up with. Very helpful with easy to do projects. Love the embroidery you 2 are so creative. Thanks for all the shows

  • Heidi
    March 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Oh, so cute !!

  • Elaine Allen
    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Hello Ladies –

    Great show and I loved that the little bird could be sew by machine or done with paper only. Great idea! Love the table setting also.

    Elaine Allen

  • Enis
    March 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Well Kris & Kim, you’ve sure got a hit on your hands with The DIY Dish. I’ve loved all three episodes and the Second Helpings! Wonderful, quick, easy and fun craft ideas. I only wish this show, and your websites, had been around when my children were young. They would have had a ball right along with me. Thanks for the great idea and fun projects!

  • Kaelyn
    March 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Such cute idea’s! I pray that your show continues to be successful, so that you can share your awesome idea’s with the world!

  • Karen
    March 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Really cute name cards. This looks like something I might be able to use for crafts at the healthcare facility I work at. Thanks!

  • Karen Mortensen
    March 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I love all of this. You two are awesome. However, I am still having trouble watching the videos. The voice and pictures don’t match. The picture is real slow and choppy. The words are way ahead of the pictures.

  • Mindy N.
    March 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    You always have such cute ideas! Can’t wait to try them!

  • Jolene
    March 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Enjoy the episode today, interested in the 2nd helping will check it out.
    cheers, and thanks

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    very cute ideas!
    Thanks so much for showing us.
    getting my thinking cap on as I haven’t got burlap but other materials so – I need to used up some of my old stash before buying more.

  • Kim Valentine
    March 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    You make crafting so fun. I love quick and easy projects.

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    very cute waiting for 2nd helping

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I’ve got to get my hands on an embroidery machine!!! Maybe someday. I’ll have to try the ink pad edge instead. Thanks for another wonderful episode! Can’t wait for the 2nd helping!

  • Mom&Grlz
    March 31, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Love, love, love these shows! Today, 5 girls (7-9) and I gathered around to watch the show. I can’t wait to see everything these girls can create!

    We are having more problems watching the streaming (maybe because the show’s becoming more popular?), but now that you’re on iTunes, we’re just watching the show there and I’ve subscribed, so I won’t miss anything.

    I would love to see a pdf or even just a jpg for each show.

    Thanks for everything!

  • Jessica
    March 31, 2010 at 12:31 am

    everything was beautiful. can’t wait for more.

  • Cheri
    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Love the shows, keep up the great work! Thanks!

  • Ginger
    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Another great show. Love it!

  • Shannon Dillard
    March 31, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I must say until seeing this… I was less excited about having 8 extras for Easter. Now I can’t wait to decorate our table!!

  • Sue D
    March 31, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Very cute table decor–love the little bird–thanks for the pattern.

  • March 31, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Ladies you have done it again! Awesome project..I love the bird just so pretty!Can not wait to see the next episode.

    Suzann (grannyZann)

  • Lola
    March 31, 2010 at 2:28 am

    love the tablerunner.

  • Kathy Kauth
    March 31, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Loved your third episode, the napkin holders look cute and I can see how they could be used for a fall table settings as well, the birdie and nest are just too cute. Looking forward to more good stuff.

  • Susan
    March 31, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Love the webisodes! Plus the 2nd helpings! Can’t wait for more.

  • Jeanette
    March 31, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Waiting for burlap egg

  • Lynn
    March 31, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I was just at the craft store today trying to think of new ideas for my table setting this year. This is great and I can have my granddaughters help me while they are here on Sat. Thanks so much. Back to the craft store tomorrow. Who knew there were round spiral paper clips?

  • March 31, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I think the little placecards are a perfect welcome to a spring dinner table!

  • Melissa
    March 31, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Love the show. Keep up the great works ladies.

  • Wendy
    March 31, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for all the work you put into the show. I am really enjoying it. You make everything so approachable.

  • March 31, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Love your Easter stuff and all the sweet tweets (birds).

  • Bonnie
    March 31, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Love the project. Chris, I was wondering about your necklace, it is too cool. Will you be showing any kind of jewelry crafts on future shows?

  • charlotte poteet
    March 31, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Cute ideas, can’t wait to try them with my grand daughter!

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I’m really enjoying the projects. Looking forward to more.

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I enjoy your tutorials so much! Can’t wait to see the one on fabric egg decorating and give that a try! Please keep the fun coming! : )

  • March 31, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Love it, love it, love it!

  • Meagan L.
    March 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I love the DIY Dish! It is wonderful to be able to see a demonstration of a project before I start. I have learned such great information on here! Good job

  • Nicole
    March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I love your DIY ideas for a beautiful Easter table!
    Thanks for the giveaway, that table runner is fabulous and who doesn’t love fresh flowers??

  • Missy K.
    March 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Love the Easter table decorations. Great job.

  • elizabeth
    March 31, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I really like the napkin ring holders! Too cute!

  • Rachel
    March 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Cute! I’m loving all of the spring-y projects!

  • Dollie Buss
    March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Just love your projects – so many can be done with my Grandchildren in just a single crafting time for pennies. This instills in them a sense of achievement which is great for any age. Thank you again.

  • Peggy
    March 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Cute, cute ideas. And I’m loving SWAK’s embroidery site, too. We get NO sewing shows down her in Jacksonville, Florida which is a real shame! But, I’m glad I can go to the internet to get my fix!

    Keep up the great work.

    Peg in sunny Fla!

  • Jo
    March 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Sorry to say, but I can’t watch any of your videos. I have a very fast computer with wireless
    internet service, so my connection is not the problem…I have tried it on several other computers, and
    the videos can’t be watched…The voices are fine, but the video portion stays frozen or moves
    extremely slow.

  • Jill Hicks
    March 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Kris and Kim, I really enjoyed your “Spring” episode today. I liked you name birds. They are so cute.

  • peggy swain
    March 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    When I watch the episodes I don’t get a video I just get a slide show kind of screen. Is this the way it is suppose to be.

  • March 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Another great giveaway. Site is working much easier today for me :)

  • Sarah
    March 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Love your craft shows. So glad you are on the net. TV has deserted us crafters, which is a shame. The ideas you are giving us are great.
    Thanks many many times.

  • Kelly Sas
    March 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    This was a great episode Kim & Kris. I have a bunch of burlap I just got that was my grandmothers – I can’t wait to give this a try!!! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Happy Easter to you and your families.

  • March 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    how cute! i love your weekly postings and what you are offering each week! thank you!

  • March 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    […] Episode 3: “Spring” into a Festive Dinner Table! […]

  • Katrina Hertzer
    March 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the cute ideas!

  • Ariana McBride
    March 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    LOVE IT!

  • Sarah
    March 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas every week!

  • Tricia Dau
    March 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    That is something my daughter and I will making for our Easter table. Thanks!

  • Barbara
    March 31, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Love your shows & especially how you each finish what the other is saying. Your ideas are so fresh & cute & up to date. I enjoy making them & anxiously anticipate what it will be next.

  • March 31, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Yay.. can I get it in time for Easter?? :)

  • Darlette
    March 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    What a wonderful ideas, Thanks I get really inspired..

  • Debbie
    March 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for the great place card. I can’t wait to get started.

  • April 1, 2010 at 12:40 am


  • April 1, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I would love a new table runner and fresh flowers!!! :)

  • Susan House
    April 1, 2010 at 2:32 am

    My husband says that my Easter (which I decorated two weeks ago) table looks like a bunny barfed on it – can’t wait until next year when he’ll get birds nest and cute little fabric eggs! :-)

  • Marilyn
    April 1, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Your easy projects are so much fun. Love the table runner.

  • Deb
    April 1, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I am so loving this!!! You guys are awesome!

  • Heidi
    April 1, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I love those napkin rings!

  • Dottie
    April 1, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Fun Crafts! Great ideas!

  • Sue Smith
    April 1, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Love this website! Unique presentation and awesome ideas!

  • Kirstie
    April 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Great ideas! Love this site.

  • April 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I ahev a fancy embroidery machine that I thought that I had to have. Unfortunately it has never been used. I really need to retire for all of this fun stuff. Thanks for the fun idea. I realy like the eggs with fabric and flowers…

  • April 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Burlap…really?? Who knew it could be so cute and charming. Nice job Kim and Kris!!
    Love the button carrots with raffia tops and the bird nests from tiny grapevine wreaths.
    We’re putting pom-pom chicks in our wreaths!!

  • Bonny
    April 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Love it! Especially the eggs to make with the kids, simple, fun and cute!

  • April 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    My goodness, the carrot and burlap napkin rings are so cute, and I can’t wait to make dozens of little birdies for cards and decorations!

  • Vickie
    April 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    What cute table decorations! You two do such a good job and everything is simple to make.

  • nellie diaz
    April 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    what a nice table runner setting very pertty and very spring looking ,keep those idea,s coming ladies

  • Heather
    April 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Awesome table decor and runner!!

  • Grace
    April 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I have been enjoying your webcasts and love seeing all of the new ideas for fun and fast projects. Keep up the good work!

  • Lynne
    April 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you so much for the fun and creative webisodes! I love fresh flowers and I also love tablerunners! Thanks so much to SWAK for the giveaway!

  • Rachel S.
    April 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Love the eggs! What a great idea. :)

  • Kath
    April 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    love the webisodes and second helpings too! I never tried paper embroidery… thanks for inspiration, I’m going to try paper on the the back too.

  • Jamie
    April 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I’m in the middle of making my own little batch of fabric eggs right now. They are SO fun! And even my 2 year old has been able to help- which is always a plus for me! Thanks ladies!

  • Hali Cavin
    April 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I just loved the carrot napkin rings! They are sooo cute. Are you going to be doing any fun projects for Mother’s Day? I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I need a cute activity that my students could make for their mother’s. (second graders) Any ideas?? Your show was awesome. Look forward to hearing from you. Hali Cavin

  • Brenda French
    April 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

    How cute!! I love the carrot made of buttons!

  • Christi
    April 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you guys and these great ideas! Making these projects simple and fun is really appreciated!

  • Lynda
    April 2, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Love the burlap napkin rings. What a cute carrot made with simple raffia and bright orange buttons. How creative! Going back for my “2nd Helping” now.

  • Kay
    April 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Loved this show as well.

  • Roxanne
    April 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Love your creative ideas!!! I can always find something I want to try!

  • Shanyn
    April 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I love EVERYTHING you two do….ha! You two do! That’s funny. Ok, seriously though….love watching your shows and love that you have the 2nd helpings. You guys ROCK!

  • April 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    So cute, so fun and it looks easy! Thanks for sharing !

  • Kristi F.
    April 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Cute! Cute! Cute!!

  • Marcia
    April 3, 2010 at 1:01 am

    This was a great program

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Fun projects

  • Bonnita
    April 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I love everything that you have shown us so far! Keep up the GREAT work!

  • April 3, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Would LOVE to win!!!

  • Patty
    April 3, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Love the little bird. The fabric eggs are CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! I’m looking for cute, quick, and easy table decorations for my sons July wedding. Any ideas!

  • Kari V.
    April 3, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Love it! Thanks for the great Spring Table decor ideas. I sure wish I had an embroidery machine to make the cute bird place markers, but I will try the scrapbook paper method for now! Keep the ideas coming!

  • Pamela Follett
    April 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Your Episodes are getting better and better. I know there will be no limit, in the ideas that you post. I am so ready for your next Webisode! Keep up the great work .

    God Bless

  • Cheryl
    April 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    The bird nest place settings could be used all summer. When you run out of chocolate eggs, look in the craft section near the artificial birds for little plastic bird eggs. They are just about the same size as the chocolate ones.

  • ana
    April 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hello ladies,

    loved this weeks was great. I have gotten great complements fire these crafts. thank you for putting this together.


  • Karen Propes
    April 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I’m learning so much, Thanks for all the great ideas!


  • DCB
    April 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

    The ideas presented are so cute – I made the pin cushion and everyone commented how cute it was! Loved all of the Easter preparations! Look forward to seeing many more ideas in the future!

  • Jo
    April 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I’m already thinking of how to turn the napkin rings into HARVEST rings!

  • April 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Very cute idea. Thanks for putting on the show and the blog. It has been so much fun already.

  • Doreen
    April 6, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I thought the carrot out of buttons was very cute. The projects have been fun so far. Thank you.

  • April 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Cute stuff! I adore the button carrot! Great ideas that can be applied to any season!

  • Holly Dewilde
    April 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Absolutely fantastic projects using this machine. Thanks for the opportunity to win it, for the great projects and show episodes. Just awesome!

  • April 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Fresh flowers and a table runner? Doesn’t get any better than that! NOTHING says spring more than fresh cut flowers!

  • DeannaCurrie
    April 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    What awesome things tomake. And so realistic. Going to have to make them.

  • April 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    This was a great episode! Such cute ideas and fun spring projects!

  • Jen Pohm
    April 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Love the table runner and would absolutely love fresh flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lynda Taylor
    April 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    That is just fabulous.

    I am really loving your shows and blog.
    Keep up the great work.

  • Debbie Weiler
    April 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Great video, such a cute project and so easy! Can’t wait for more!

  • Shannon
    April 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I love fresh flowers in my home!!!! I wish I could have them every week!

  • Danielle
    April 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I loved Episode 3! What fun, and creative ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Carol
    April 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I enjoy your blog. What a nice giveaway.

  • Judy
    April 8, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I have never worked with burlap but think it might be interesting to try. (especially since I just bought a new table)

  • Debra
    April 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Love the napkin rings! It is a great project to do with my girls!

  • April 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Would love to win this machine. There is so many things that I would love to do. THanks for another great video!!!!

  • April 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Would love to win the table runner and fresh flowers (just in time for Mother’s Day?)

  • April 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Adorable way to cover the plastic eggs and I have a huge bag of them. What a cut idea for the place setting. What a great idea for even a tea party! Thanks

  • Penny Kitzmiller
    April 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I love, love, love your website and fun and easy projects you offer here. I can’t wait to see the new video and new project you teach. Keep up the good work.

  • Shelley C
    April 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Glad I came over to check out the blog! I didn’t know you served up a 2nd helping so this is so fun! THanks for bringing us these great ideas…wish the internet and computers was around when I was young….but I still love fresh new ideas even at my age! Got grand children to impress now! hehe.

  • Lori W.
    April 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Love anything with burlap!!

  • Kathryn Rife
    April 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I am having so much fun watching your webisodes. I just finished #3 and although it is after Easter, I am going to make all the items so far seen. Can’t wait to watch #4, and #5 plus future ones. Love you and your projects. Almost makes me wish my children were small again to make them with me. Guess I’ll have to DRAG my granddaughter over. No, she doesn’t need dragging. She loves working at my “craft” table. I have punches, watercolor pencils….you get the idea. She’s not new to crafting and she’s only 8. She’s just like her grandma.

  • Carolyn
    April 15, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Love anything with machine embroidery!!

  • Marianne
    April 16, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Great video. Burlap is getting to be so popular. Seems kind of funny. Now that spring is here, I am only going to cut it outside, it makes such a mess.

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Just getting caught up on videos. That table runner is adorable!

  • Phyllis
    April 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I have fallen in love with your clever ideas.

  • Olivia
    April 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Enjoying every moment spent here at this site! So much that inspires me and will continue to look forward to future projects.

  • April 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    That table runner is beautiful – I LOVE the embroidery!!!

  • Lisa B
    April 30, 2010 at 4:00 am

    I LOVE the sweet burlap table runner!! Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!!

  • June 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I am looking for half a dozen quick easy ways to make the dinner table look “fun” or “creative” etc – you know the old one of putting an orange slice on the side of the glass – that kind of thing.
    Any other quick and easy ideas using just what we have in the kitchen?
    Many thanks indeed

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