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!

  • 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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