Are you ready for a SHOPPING SPREE?

August 31st, 2010

The summer is just about over and the new season of The DIY Dish is about to begin! And so we thought it might only be fitting to do another giveaway! (We’ve missed those this summer!)

Are you ready? Thanks to our most wonderful summer blog sponsors, there are 5 fabulous gifts to give to our viewers. It’s open to a world-wide audience and all you have to do is leave a comment!

You don’t have long, and we want to hear from YOU! Tell us something you did this summer, maybe a current project you’re working on, or maybe what you are looking forward to learning in the new season. You name it…we want to hear! Good luck!

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  • August 31, 2010 at 1:46 am
    #1

    I stayed indoors all summer due to summer school, but I am now free to start on my new project – scrapbooking! :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:50 am
    #2

    I’ve become addicted to fabric.com thanks to you! And consequently I’ve been doing a lot of sewing for my little girls this summer. :)

  • Shannon Margaret Brott
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 am
    #3

    I made around 20 bibs from various Michael Miller and Henry Glass fabrics…I donated them to various places around town here for new mom and dad’s that are unable to afford the simple things…..It will be part of a package that local places give to deserving momma’s……I did it under my daughters first name and no address…..I wanted to just give something without getting a note or anything….I handed it to the agencies and they took them and smiled and asked for my name and I just said my daughters name and thats it….they understood. I enjoyed more thought of giving it to someone then anything else….Every new mom and dad deserve something extra special for the newest lil bundle of joy……

  • Rose in Ohio (@RoseMillsOhio)
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 am
    #4

    I just staged a retirement party at work. The retiree is an art lover who is especially fond of Monet. I chose Monet’s “Water Lilies” as the theme for a small dinner party (30 staff members attended). We had a French menu, and the decor evoked the surface of a pond, with sparkling water lilies hovering over the surface of mysterious, dark water. It was a lot of work, but it was so worth it when the guests arrived and saw the magical transformation that had taken place in our institutional-style meeting rooms. It’s probably my favorite event I’ve planned so far…

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:01 am
    #5

    I’ve missed your smiling faces, giggles and fabulous projects. I hope you had an awesome Summer with your families. Did I hear you’ll be in my neck of the woods in a few weeks? Oh – now to answer your question … I am recovering our dining chairs, have been participating in an online Home Ec class through Freckled Nest and I’ve fallen in love with chalkboard fabric. Love being creative!

  • Kelly F
    August 31, 2010 at 2:03 am
    #6

    My girls and I just enjoyed a lot of swimming and regular ol’ summer fun. I am trying to finish up a quilt for my daughter. I hope I get it done before the cold weather sets in.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:07 am
    #7

    I sewed a ton of dresses and items for my girls, a dress for myself, baked a ton of zucchini bread and banana bread and cakes and brownies, kept the house clean, went to the local amusement park with the kids for the day and got so burnt I was a lobster for two weeks, took the kids to the farm to pick fresh fruits a few times and celebrated four birthday partys all within a few weeks!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:10 am
    #8

    Last summer I did loads of furniture repainting. Now all the furniture in my bedroom except for one small piece is co-ordinated. What a wonderful feeling. Cherrie

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:14 am
    #9

    I have been sewing all summer for my sweet grandson that is due in October! I can’t hardly wait for his arrival and I just LOVE sewing for babies!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:21 am
    #10

    I started a sewing circle at my church this summer. So far, the response has been great and we’re having so much fun!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:25 am
    #11

    Spent the summer relocating to the east coast to be closer to family and friends!

    Looking forward to getting my studio, machines and supplies back for some winter sewing! Predictions are that New England is in for a rough winter and after living on the west coast for 15 years I’m sure to stay huddled inside for a long winter!

    Looking forward to your new season!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:27 am
    #12

    I’m busy working on a bunch of sewn items for my new etsy shop soon to open!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:40 am
    #13

    I have been in an earring mood, making tons of earrings and other jewelry items.

  • Amie F
    August 31, 2010 at 3:10 am
    #14

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this season. I loved last season and can’t wait for season 2!!!

  • Jennifer
    August 31, 2010 at 3:20 am
    #15

    As far as crafting goes I did sew a dress and do a few headbands and such. Also, my family had a big reunion and party for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. But mostly I tried to spend lots of time enjoying my sweet baby boy!

  • Susan Spiers
    August 31, 2010 at 3:22 am
    #16

    I have been working on my arts & crafts room all summer long. I changed my guest room, as the other room has more room & I was bulging at the seams. Oh, but what a job! Hard work, but I know it will be all worth it when I am finished!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:33 am
    #17

    I’ve been bemoaning the fact that summer is almost over and “nothing got done”! I did manage to get a fair bit of sewing in, mostly baby girl things. I managed to have a newspaper article written about my sewing blogging, I organized the heck out of the sewing studio, and I even have inspiration for the fall. There. Stuff done!

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:37 am
    #18

    I’ve been busy getting back into blogging and sewing. I’m working on a cute little felt book for my friends little girl, she turns one in September. I’ve also been getting a super early start on planning for Christmas… My list of crafty gifts is growing by the day – thanks to you :)

  • Angela D. Smith
    August 31, 2010 at 4:48 am
    #19

    I was in Montana visiting family with my kids while my husband stayed home in Utah and worked. it was a very long (but much needed!) 10 weeks~!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:40 am
    #20

    I have been making fabric flowers to clip in my hair and to give to my little granddaughters. And for my daughters’ birthday gifts, I gave them sets of handmade aprons, dishtowels, handmade hot pads, knitted dishrags, and crocheted scrubbies.

  • Theresa N.
    August 31, 2010 at 6:05 am
    #21

    I’m so excited for the second season! I was with you from episode one (or is it webisode) and am so looking forward to all the new projects and inspiration in season two. Welcome back girls!

  • Kathy Kauth
    August 31, 2010 at 10:40 am
    #22

    I can not believe season two is right around the corner, can not wait to see what you gals will come up with next. I love each and every show.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    #23

    Yahoo! I can’t wait for the new season, and would always love to shop!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    #24

    I am behind on crafting because of the summer. Looking forward to getting started again!

  • Greta
    August 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    #25

    Excited for a new season and some great ideas!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    #26

    I’ve been working on losing weight so I can get “quilter’s butt” all winter without guilt! Additionally, I’ve been working on a reversible quilt with a pattern on one side and my design on the other–I’m loving it!

  • Sharon Aitchison
    August 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    #27

    I’ve been looking after my 84-yr-old mother quite a lot this summer due to some difficult health problems. I’ve also shot 5 weddings in 4 weeks, made 5 quilts and traced out enough redwork designs to hold me while we are with my 87-yr-old father-in-law in England for 2 1/2 months end October – early January. I could really enjoy a shopping spree!!

  • Hannah
    August 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    #28

    Super excited for the new season : )

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    #29

    I havent been sewing much this summer due to a hard pregnancy but my little baby girl is set to arrive any day now so as soon as we get settled in after her arrival.. Ill be back to work on all the outfits i have swirling around my head :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    #30

    Hello

    Love all your patterns and embroidery designs. What a great selection of products you offer. I love the new DIY site. I learn by watching and it makes it so much easier to make something . I would love to see more.

    Linda

  • Judy Chaffee
    August 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    #31

    Hurry, hurry, hurry. I can’t wait for your Season Two! Best of luck, Judy

  • Mariette
    August 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    #32

    I made my first ATC recently for a swap. What fun! So small…instant gratification! My only problem: knowing when to stop embelishing!

    Mariette

  • Debbie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    #33

    I spent most of the summer moving my sewing room…so I am ready for some serious sewing

  • Kristi
    August 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    #34

    Can hardly wait for season 2. My daughter and I have missed our DIY Dish time together.

  • Louise Marsalko
    August 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    #35

    been doing a bit of everything all summer. sewing, machine embroidery, knitting and crocheting. finished several projects and ready to start more.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    #36

    Hello..

    we did nothing special.. the summer project for me was, sewing for a market stall.. i sewed some Babyclothes, handbags, Hats, a.s.o.
    now i am starting to sew some things for the christmas market stall.. =)

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    #37

    Busy, busy, busy!! I’ve been working on other’s quilts, and made a few cards with my new AccuQuilt GO!. Looking forward to finishing a few of my own projects. thanks for the fun giveaway!!

  • pep
    August 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    #38

    So very ready for the new season!

  • Tammy
    August 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    #39

    I am so glad I found DIY Dish. I am ready for season 2. You ladies are the best. We love you.

  • Deborah
    August 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    #40

    I actually wanted to thank you both. Because of your segment on tile jewelry and tiled frames, we used that knowledge for our Ladies Ministry Craft Session just a week ago. They all truly loved it and are so ready to do so much more for Christmas presents. Thanks again for your hard work and I look forward to the new season!

  • Prissy
    August 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    #41

    I’ve spent the summer getting ready for my daughter’s wedding. It has been so much fun but I’m ready to see my dining room table again. Can’t wait for season 2 of DIY.

  • Valerie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    #42

    I made new curtains and fabric baskets to match. Looking forward to another inspiring season!

  • Melody
    August 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    #43

    I moved this summer! I can’t wait to get all my crafting/sewing stuff unpacked so I can MAKE something! Looking forward to the new season!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    #44

    How exciting–can’t wait to see what you’re doing this season!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    #45

    I spent my summer working on collage art, making lots of baby shower and bridal shower invitations, and prepping for my best friend’s wedding! Now that it’s back to school time, I need to reorganize my schedule to fit in craft time. No more lazy summer afternoons in the studio!

  • Nancy Gustavson
    August 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    #46

    I have been busy making fabric flowers, this past month. Especially the singed ones, they’re so pretty and delicate and the possibilities are endless!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #47

    I have been making all sorts of crafty Items I hope to start going to craft shows soon as husband retires.
    I have made weaved head bands, pillow case dresses, bows, ribbon socks, and fabric bottons plus a lot more. Really to much to keep going and can’t wait to you start your new season. I would love to win the shopping spree as we are limited to what I can spend on items and would love to have some new things to do. I am ready to shop want to win bad. Terry

  • Rose
    August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #48

    Looking forward to all the new and exciting projects on the new season! Great ideas always! I’ve been busy making twirly skirts for the girls in the family and now working on a “ton” of purses, lol! It’s been hot in the mid west, so staying inside and sewing is always wonderful!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #49

    I’ve been making garments for children in Saints and LSU and UL themes for our Louisiana football fans. Love your show,

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #50

    I’ve done a lot of little projects over the summer (I can’t believe it’s almost over!) but I’m gearing up for a big project for the fall….I’m going to make my daughter’s Halloween costume! I know it’s a tad early but I do need to start thinking about it now! We don’t know what her costume will be! I’m really excited (I don’t do make clothes so this is big for me!!)

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #51

    Looking forward to fall with the two of you. Love your videos.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    #52

    Looking forward to the next season! I recently made my first pattern purchases from YCMT and am looking forward to making outfits for my daughter for our December Disney trip. I just about have all my fabric that I need, now just need to get SEWING!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    #53

    I’m knitting a special baby sweater….it is for my husband’s niece, it is the first baby in that generation…how exciting! I need to finish my daughter’s quilt…..before it gets cold…..and am still wondering what to put on a few blank walls around here!
    Look forward to season 2, you all are so fun to watch!!!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    #54

    I made a bunch of things for our family reunion…now that it’s over I feel like I need something elses to make. :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    #55

    Happy you both love what you are doing, so many crafts! I have more ideas than I have time to implement. But once in a while, I choose what I love too. Thank you!

  • Michelle Norris
    August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    #56

    I am so anxious to start the new season with you! I have missed the programs and creative projects! So let’s get started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    #57

    I made a few tote and baby blankets. Can’t wait to see your new webisodes!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    #58

    I ADORE your webcasts. The cake pin cushion is my favorite thing. I made them in different colors for all my friends. I dream of having a Janome embroidery machine. I am saving my pennies for one!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    #59

    I worked hard this summer on towels, overalls and bib/burp sets. I am ready to start new fall sets now.

  • maria
    August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    #60

    Wow… summer is almost over ! where did it go ?? I spent most of it in the garden and working on an embroidered baby quilt for a friend. I am finally working on the quilting and should get it done for the sept deadline ! Have also found time to make a few purses and embroider a few shirts.

  • Gina
    August 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    #61

    Too busy to do any “crafting” this summer. I did get 2 swimsuits made for 2 of my daughters though! I’m looking forward to another season of DIY Dish!

  • Amie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    #62

    I have spent the summer trying to get the hand of sewing SIMPLE projects for my 6yo. We have done recycled t-shirt skirts with ruffles…. and a few other skirts… all very easy… I am starting to get the hang of it!

  • Cindy Luedeman
    August 31, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    #63

    I made some table runners for friends and a quilt for my newest grandaughter. The best though, was teaching my daughter in law to use a sewing machine. She made herself a tote bag and a pouch to keep it in. Seeing the look of accomplishment on her face was priceless.

  • Sandy Wagner
    August 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    #64

    Love, love your site. Thank you for helping to feed my handmade addiction.

  • Tanya
    August 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    #65

    Well I made a lot of the hoodie bath towels for gifts and OH THEY LOVED THEM. I made a quilt for a friend I met on an embroidery site and she loved it. I am in Texas she is in New York, I am now making pot holders and another quilt for my bed and just finished making my new granddaughter a quilt for her. I am staying busy and really look forward to you new season and to see all the good things you teach us. I am also about to tackle some pin cushions for Christmas gifts for the ones who sew. I am gonna be busy for awhile…lol
    Tanya

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    #66

    Bought some cute fabric to make aprons from strips but haven’t started yet!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    #67

    I have been purchasing LOADS of fabrics and two industrial strength sewing machines (on vintage) to start my new sewing business. In the beginning I will start with all kinds of handbags and accessories. My FB Profile Page is here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001496071757&ref=ts and my Lambitious Creations Fan Page is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parsons-KS/Lambitious-Creations/121568351226178?ref

    After Labor Day weekend I will be converting my large living room into my Sewing/Craft Room. I hope to start adding product to my fan page late September. Next year I will be adding various craft projects. I’m excited about my new adventure!!

  • debby hodges
    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    #68

    summer has been filled w/ outside yard activities & inside hobby of knitting primarily.

    I’m getting back into more sewing, & trying more embroidery.

  • Lisa
    August 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    #69

    I am making my daughters skirts for their yearly pictures. I am making beautiful fabric flowers to accent them. Thanks!!!

  • anna
    August 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    #70

    My summer was filled with my two boys – lots of scout activities, swimming at the pool, cookouts, parties. Now it’s time for mommy time with school back in session. Perhaps I’ll get a headstart on holiday crafting.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    #71

    I spent the summer dealing with a couple family crisis’s so I am so excited for things to “settle down” when school starts tomorrow! I have the projects lined up and ready to be sewn…I have been a cutting machine the past couple days waiting anxiously for my time on the machine! Baby blankets, a fall dress for my niece, nie nie skirts for my girls, the projects never stop!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    #72

    I’ve been busy working all summer, but when I find some free time I cruise around all my favourite craft websites for inspiration for winter!

    I love your blooms.

    Arabella

  • Jackie Stowe
    August 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    #73

    I can’t wait for the new season to start looking forward to all your great projects.

  • joanna purgason
    August 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    #74

    I am excited! Now that school is back in swing, I have time to actually think about crafting and sewing! Can’t wait to see what your new season holds!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    #75

    Well, it took me two months from the time I bought it, but I reupholstered a garage sale find chair that I got for $3. I just finished it this past weekend!
    http://amycornwell.blogspot.com/2010/08/chair-redo-done.html

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    #76

    I’ve been sewing purses and other stuff. Updated my web site and writing on my blog. My baby is 18 now, so my summers of parks, swimming and outings are pretty much over. So now my days are filled with stuff I want to do…sewing and perusing the internet for fun and crafty sites!

  • Susan
    August 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    #77

    I can hardly wait for the new season. I loved almost every project last year!

  • Mary Lou Zoeller
    August 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    #78

    Last year I went thru a double mastectomy and chemo, and couldn’t do any sewing. This year I’m feeling fine and would love to get back to my machines. They’re calling my name, and I would be honored to win and make something for members of my family who have been so good to me and supportive during my treatments.

  • Robin
    August 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    #79

    I continued to sew projects for our local fair.

  • Dolores Travis
    August 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    #80

    I have been sewing for many years, and am a fabriholic as well. Now you are showing me how easy it is to make everything from jewelry to stepping stones! I love it, and can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    #81

    Hi Kris and Kim! I can’t believe summer is almost over already~ bring on the fall craft ideas!!! I love you two!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    #82

    I was so inspired by your last season felted wool purse that I am collecting wool sweaters from my local resale store to make assorted items to sell at fall craft markets. I am interested in any wool felted projects in the future. I love your program you are so cheerful and inspiring to watch. Keep up the good work.

  • B. Leonard
    August 31, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    #83

    This summer I had the opportunity to attend several excellent classes at my local sewing/embroidery store. Represented were Walter Floriana, Anita Gooddesign, Hatched in Africa, Sewing with Nancy, and others I simply can’t remember now. It has recharged me!

  • Angie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    #84

    Thanks for a fabulous website!

  • Patricia Beaulieu
    August 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    #85

    I work two jobs and don’t have a lot of time for my addiction to sewing and all things related, but when I saw your fabric flowers I figured I wouldn’t make them because I can’t think of anything to do with them, but I have made some and it’s just the whole process that is exciting. I think they are a bit primordial to start, but they are getting better. I have six sisters and I think I will come up with something they will each like. All in all, your site is very inspiring. Thank you for being so creative and sharing the knowledge.

  • kARIN bENNETT
    August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    #86

    I love your sewing room one of these days I am going to have a nice organized sewing room, love the designs you have , been sewing all summer since we have to stay in because of the heat here in florida, but a good time to do xmas presents.

  • katklaw777
    August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    #87

    Mostly did garden and yard stuff this summer…I did make some cute rock plant markers.
    Would luv to see more “green” projects promoting the reduce, reuse and recycle theme and crafts using “found” items, thanks.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    #88

    you have no idea ho excited i am that the new season is starting!!!! this summer, I made a toy tote for my kids, 2 pairs of baby leg warmers, some fabric flowers. really wanting to start some new stuff.

    i emailed you guys through the “you can make this.com” site… I was hoping you could help me out… did you get the email??

  • Teresa D
    August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    #89

    Spent the summer organizing my quilt/craft room. Donated the fabric and crafts I did not want anymore to a local guild that makes things for charities. Purchased a flute and will be re-teaching myself to play again. Working on putting projects together for the winter.

  • Betsy
    August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    #90

    I am not sure how the summer passed by so quickly. My daughter, son-in-love, and one year old grandson from California spent the summer with us. She recently received a Brother embroidery machine for her birthday so I spent some time teaching her some embroidery and applique hints and secrets. We had a good time. I recently made 30 crayon rolls (ITH) with a child’s name monogrammed on each roll for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday. Little projects take lots of time.

  • Laura lyles
    August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    #91

    I have just found u this past summer. What an amazing and encouraging sight to people like me who are recently out of work and trying to find a crafty way to fill my time and make a few gifts. Thanks for everything!

  • Renna
    August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    #92

    I am so looking forward to the next projects that you share with all of us.

  • Wilda
    August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    #93

    I’ve been busy traveling and doing family things this summer.
    But I’m ready for fall and craftshows and sewing and new projects!

  • Laura kennedy
    August 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    #94

    How exciting!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    #95

    I spent most of my summer preparing for and moving across the country. I have been able to sneak a little crocheting in, because it is portable. I am making a rag rug from “tarn” (yarn made from old t-shirts). I can’t wait to get started on a new project! – maybe a quilt! I have missed my sewing machine! I love DIY Dish and can’t wait for the new season.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    #96

    hi kris abs kim i have a new bother embroidery machine and love the pattern i can get from swak the are vert nice and love the way the patterns finish the project.

  • Tonya
    August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    #97

    It has been a difficult summer. My daughter had surgery in June…my mother-in-law has had surgery in July and now in August….I have spent most of my summer in hospital and dr. offices. I am so looking forward to the fall!! I will be teaching little girls to sew and handcraft items….I love teaching my passion!!

  • Marianne
    August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    #98

    Looking forward to the fall, and to season two!!

  • Karen Fox
    August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    #99

    My most wonderful boyfriend bought me an embroidery machine for an early birthday/christmas present and if it is cloth, not nailed down and fits in the 4×4 hoop, it’s getting embroidered!!! I have also been working on my cloth dolls for my one & only holiday craft fair in 2010. I am looking forward to working on some projects from DIY to make for Christmas gifts…..Christmas season for me starts September 1st when I start making my gifts for my loved ones.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #100

    I have finished two art quilts, learned how to doodle with Zentangles, worked on visual journals, and I am working on my pile of quilt UFO’s.

  • Lana
    August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #101

    I have been very busy this summer alot of baby showers. Waiting for your new season!!!!! Hope everyone had a good summer and can’t wait for Halloween!!!!

  • Sue
    August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #102

    I’ve recently retired and am recovering from rotator cuff surgery. I’m ready for the fall and winter months where I can spend hours in my craft roome working away! I’ve got so many projects planned, I’m not sure where I want to begin.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #103

    I made some cute pillowcase dresses/shirts for my two daughters. I also did a LOT of hemming (pants)! I think I’m going to make some more shirts for my daughters before our trip to MOROCCO! Exciting!

  • Bonnijean Marley
    August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #104

    I would so love to win this giveaway. I need to get pictures into scrapbooks.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #105

    Great site to use! Enjoy using the ideas!

  • Cathy Bremer
    August 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    #106

    Can’t wait for the new season to start! Miss some of the old shows but am really starting to get into the new shows and am getting excited to see what they will get me hooked on this season!

  • Kelly Mosier
    August 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    #107

    I spent the summer enjoying my three kids!! We went
    to water parks, movies, visiting friends and family, and
    did some fun arts and craft projects on the way too too
    HOT days! I hate to see it go but will enjoy the cooler
    weather. :-)

  • Mame Johnston
    August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    #108

    I completed a gift quilt for my son & daughter-in-law and a lap quilt for my living room. I’ve completed 6 pillowcases and made 2 decorative pillows. I can not wait until your new season begins. You guys are so creative and fun to watch with all of your banter!

  • SusanC
    August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    #109

    Looking forward to making my Christmas cards this year! This will be my first year! Great giveaways!

  • Christy
    August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    #110

    I have had a wonderful summer, enjoying the sunshine and water. Looking forward to fall now and doing more crafts.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    #111

    Any one of the gifts would be a wonderful addition to my crafting repertoire. I love doing different things instead of concentrating on just one thing. I love sewing and have since I was about 5 years old, learning to sew by hand, then “graduating” to my grandmother’s Singer treadle and then to my mother’s electric White sewing machine (and mind you, this was 58 years ago that I started sewing). I also love to crochet…knitting was never my “thing”. I also have an embroidery machine on which I make items for gift-giving and selling. And, and I just “looovvveee” my Cricut Expressions. I know this sounds like I’m “bragging”. But I’m not. I just love to craft, and have all my life, including painting using the Donna Dewberry method. Since I’m retired, I now have more time to indulge in my past times, which now includes more reading. Good luck to the winners. I hope I’m one of them.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    #112

    Sewing for the fair, knitting and machine embroidery, with a couple of formals for my oldest daughter thrown in there have kept a couple of machines busy in my sewing room! Currently on a “skully” kick and have made a couple of things for myself that my teenager envies!

  • Mary Ricketts
    August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    #113

    I have made several pajamas for my 4 grandsons, dresses for my 2 yr. old grandaughter and about to start a pageant dress for my 12 yr. old grandaughter. Did some scrapbooking also. Enjoy my grandchildren so much.

  • Kirstie
    August 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    #114

    Who doesn’t love agood shopping spree? Can’t wait to see what you have in store for this next weason!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    #115

    SEW***SEW***SEW*** I sewed my FIRST EVER cushion cover WITHOUT a pattern for a friend! It was a very large, round cushion! She said she would rather pay me than an upholster! I admit I was scared and intimidated at times but I pushed through and finished it! She was very pleased with the cushion!

    I’ve also been adding new things to my etsy shop too! Sewing is FREE THERAPY for me!!! LOL Summer was too short! Even though fall is my favorite time of year!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    #116

    I’ve had a wonderful summer, traveled from the south to New England to visit my family. Lots of nieces and nephews to sew for, with another on the way. :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    #117

    I really love your creative ideas! Thanks

  • Tamara S
    August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    #118

    I have been sewing for clients and I sewed my daughter’s 1st day of school dress. She loved it!

  • Kellie Dodds
    August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    #119

    I have made a handful of rag rugs this summer among other things for my granddaughters. (tooo many to list lol) I am looking forward to the new season. The both of you give alot of inspiration to me and I need some more Christmas gift ideas. LOL I absolutely love the show and the websites, you guys are great!!

    Kellie D

  • Jessica
    August 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    #120

    Oh boy! What wonderful give aways. Thanks to the sponsers for their great prizes. And Good Luck to everyone!

  • Maggie Potter
    August 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    #121

    I just love your show. I especially loved the pin cushions. made one for all my family and friends;

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    #122

    Count me in for the drawing. Can always use more stuff.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    #123

    This summer has been busy with a big move and finding out we are having a new addition to our family.
    Making Ribbon Shoe laces have been keeping me busy also. I can not wait till season 2. (I love the Bloom episodes) There are so many things I want to learn. Maybe something for older boys. I am always trying to find something to do with him or for him. Missed you guys.

  • Janice
    August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    #124

    Awesome! Can’t wait for the return of your new season. These giveaways are wonderful; I’d be thrilled with any of them!

  • Elizabeth Keller
    August 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    #125

    Made a cool 2 layer pin cushion cake this summer. Love your ideas! Where do I send a picture? Can’t wait for more stuff;o)

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

  • Lindsey
    August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    #126

    I have made a couple of dresses and headbands for my daughter and a few pair of shorts and a shirt for my son. But mostly, I’ve spent the summer trying to play with them as much as possible!

  • Karen Carapezzi
    August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    #127

    Made new curtains over the summer and -Thanks to you guys – added some great fabric flowers to them. Even had my 8 year old daughter helping me make some. She did a great job and even came up with the idea to hot glue a sea shell in the middle to add something extra to them!

  • Ruth
    August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    #128

    I share your love for the fabric flowers! I’ve purchased the first two “episodes” and some of my efforts have been successful and some–well, not so much. Presently I have two fingers bandaged from recent surgery, so my fantasy is that once my hands have healed they will be more co-operative and my future flowers will be consistently beautiful. Thank you so much for the directions and tips!

  • Ashley
    August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    #129

    I’m working on do-it-myselfing my wedding. Already did my bridesmaid’s tote bags, my decorated bubble blowers, and now I’m working on my save the dates. Next up is invitations, which I have a kit for but I am customizing it with stamps and ribbon and different paper.

  • Boleyn
    August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    #130

    I spent time with my 5.5 yr old, 3 yr old and 6.5 month old. We love summers! It’s a time to reconnect with one another. I also made lots of bibs, blankets, curtains, burp cloths. I love sewing and turning something old to new…..ie. daddy’s old pants to kids’ new shorts!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    #131

    We traveled a fair bit over the summer and it seems like there was not much time for sewing. I made a couple of handbags and started a quilt for my new granddaughter. With school back in and a little more free time, I’m hoping to start more projects. Thanks for your terrific giveaway – the lucky winner will certainly have a lot of great prizes to inspire their creativity.

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    #132

    I’ve been monogramming and working on my daughter’s two cheerleading teams’ bags–55 to be exact!

  • Leesa
    August 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    #133

    The summer has flown once again. I have been busy with the local Farmer’s Market. Am ready to have the inspiration jumpstarted again. Looking forward to the new season. Now to go finish the ufo’s from last season, I have 13 days, right?

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    #134

    I am doing a lot of crochet lately, so I hope to see some crochet projects in your show this season. But what ever you are going to do, I know I will love it. i so back into sewing and crafting due to your shows

  • Rachel Addison
    August 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    #135

    I’m excited to start sewing some great new fall dresses for my daughters and with Halloween right around the corner that means COSTUMES! I can’t wait to start on those. Its always a fun creative experience for me.

  • Jody Gregory
    August 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    #136

    I’m looking forward to catching up on my scrapbooking this fall. Just got back from Paris, London & Corsica and have over 1000 pix to share! I just found your website this summer and can’t wait for the new episodes. I did make the cupcake/cake pin cushions. They were so fun and so EASY! I’ve got several and their great for using up scraps of fabric from other projects. Thanks so much for the website, I really enjoy it!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    #137

    I’ve been sewing, sewing, sewing this summer to keep up with all my orders. I’m looking forward to working on Holiday projects soon.

    Thanks for all your ideas!

  • August 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    #138

    I just made a fabric trash bag for my car. And of course, there’s always a quilt or two in progress! Love your site.

  • peg presley
    August 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    #139

    I havent gotten to sew as much as I would like. Quilted a quilt for a friend and made a couple of tops. I also had my computer crash and spent considerable time gettin that goin again. Luv your website

  • April Hurley
    August 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    #140

    Wow this is an amazing giveaway!! I can’t wait for the new season of the DIY Dish to begin! I have certainly missed getting to watch you girls!! I have been sewing getting ready for a show, and need some new ideas!! Thanks for everything you do.

  • Rachel Reddin
    August 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    #141

    I would love to buy some great fabric to make my 3 kids some super cute outfits for all the holidays coming up!

  • Tina
    August 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    #142

    I found out I’m having a baby cousin. I need to get some blankets, bibs, and some gifts for the baby ready. I will also need to figure out what to do for the new mom. Can’t wait!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    #143

    Did nothing different this summer. Sewed and sang. Right now working on a muumuu for me and shirt for hubby for Aloha party next weekend.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    #144

    A long hot summer left me mainly searching for a project to start when it cooled of. I have ordered the wainscot wallpaper. So excited to redo my kitchen island, maybe a wall or too. I also have paint just waiting to be applied to my front door. Come on FALL!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    #145

    I didn’t get to do many projects over the summer, but I did have my daughter and her friends make the tile frames with their pictures. They loved it!! Can’t wait for the new season!

  • Bonnie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    #146

    I bought your DVD and kept my 4 grandchildren( ages 4-12) for 4 days. We made the bandana pillows and the kids love them. They slept with the pillows and watched videos with them. I bought bandanas and pillow forms and explained how to do it. I had to help the 4 year old but she liked the cutting and did a fantastic job. Thanks for DVD projects. Can’t wait until Sept. for your new series. I’ve told all my family and sent them links to your show.

  • Rosanne Holley
    August 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    #147

    I came across your site and immediately entered my name for your newsletter. I enjoy watching your webisodes and wish the best of luck to the both of you in your continued success!

  • Dawn
    August 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    #148

    I kind of dabbled this summer. I did a little bit of alot of different things. I can’t wait for you show to start up again!

  • Pat Barry
    August 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    #149

    The summer has been sooooo boring without you two to cheer it up, can’t wait for the new season and loads of lovely crafty projects to get my teeth into. Hope you will feature patchwork and quilting, my favourites! Pat

  • charlotte poteet
    August 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    #150

    Although I cherish the summer months with my 3 and 4 year old grands, I can’t wait for the fall. Then there will be 2 more grands to sew and create for! I’m looking forward to your new ideas and projects for either girls or boys as we will be having another one of each!

  • Nancy B from Many LA
    August 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    #151

    Looking forward to cleaning up the spare bedroom so I can sew again!

  • Barb Kys
    August 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    #152

    Thank you for the chance to win such a great shopping spree! I’ve been busy doing paper crafting this summer; some mini books and cards. But, I’m looking forward to getting into some sewing and fabric crafts now that Fall is coming, the DIY Dish will be online, and I can prepare for the birth of my First Grandchild!!!

  • Sarah pozdell
    August 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    #153

    Biggest project this year was cleaning out my sewing room! It’s technically my spare bedroom and when I had a summer guest I was forced to clean it top to bottom – that was a good thing. Now everything is organized and I’ve been chipping away at UFOs & using up some of the supplies in my stash. It’s been very nice to have some new clothes that I didn’t have to spend money on because the fabric was already there in the stash.

  • Marilyn
    August 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    #154

    Summer went by so quickly!! But, I am ready for you and your great ideas.

  • May-Lynn
    August 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    #155

    Can’t wait for the New Season to start. Let’s go

  • Jennifer
    August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    #156

    I hate to see summer end but if it means that DIY Dish Episodes will be starting again then I guess it isn’t that bad afterall:-)

  • Joyce
    August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    #157

    I am working on crazy patch victorian handbags. I am making good use of my new embroidery machine. Summer is winding down so now I will start sewing new clothes for myself. Garment sewing is my favorite thing to do with crafts a close second. I need some new ideas for my end of the summer party. I like to give everyone a favor and I am running out of ideas. HELP!!!! Can’t wait for your new show to start. Best Wishes.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    #158

    now that school has started I can finally get back to my sewing & Crafting. So excited!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    #159

    Hello! I am so excited that the new season is about to begin. Cannot wait! I’ve been quilting away all summer long, finishing up 125 quilts for our local Dept. of Social Services. Please…..more quilting projects on the show!!! Looking forward to fall and cooler weather.

    ~ Thank you so much ~

  • Jodi P
    August 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    #160

    Looking forward to the kids going back to school so I can get started on my Christmas sewing projects!
    And to watching all of season 2 episodes! You gals are great. I was so excited to find this website.

  • Karey
    August 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    #161

    Now that the kids are back in school I have been catching up on the DIY DISH episodes and boy did I miss some great stuff. I am so glad I can go back and watch. I loved the quilting tips and feel inspired to give it a try. Thank you so much for all the great info and ideas!

  • Melony
    August 31, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    #162

    Hello, Ladies! Well, this summer was filled with lots of baby showers (there must be something in the water)! I was busy making hooded towels, burp cloths, bibs and blankets most of which inspired by DIY DISH and YCMT! Counting the days until the new season starts, can’t wait to get started on some new and fun projects!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    #163

    Your clear pocket garland has inspired me. (I also love all of the readers’ suggestions!) I’ve been sewing ruffly garlands and embroidering birthday scenes, too. When the pool hasn’t been calling me, that is!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    #164

    Well here in Arizona it has just been so darn hot that most, if not all of my time has been spent somewhere very, very close to an A/C unit and small floor fans hitting directly on me. I have a little corner of heaven in my very own backyard. My husband built me my very own “Craft Hut”. It’s a small little place to go to try to create and sometimes just to finally sit down and relax from a very hectic day at the office. I love to scrapbook, make cards and sew and I can do all three if I want. So this summer I turned on the small A/C unit, turned on the T.V. and I created tons of cards, scrapbooked my son’s missionary experience and sewed aprons & baby bibs to give away. It’s been a hot, but very fun summer!

  • Melissa
    August 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    #165

    This summer I worked on crocheted baby blocks. This fall I hope to get caught up on my scrapbooking! Thanks for your fun giveaways.

  • shannon
    August 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    #166

    I have been trying to get an early start on some Christmas presents. I have finished some, but now I am taking a break to get my classroom ready for new school year.

  • Cindy
    August 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    #167

    I finally have 2 granddaughters after having 2 sons….I am having a ball making girly things and you are my inspiration!

  • Stephanie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    #168

    this summer i made the fabric flower clips where you burn the edges. i made a project for my livingroom that says “TRY” a little harder to be a little better. i love home decor with (not so) subliminal messaging.

  • Debbie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    #169

    Due to the birth of my first grandchild I am looking forward to learning to smock.

  • Sieglinde
    August 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    #170

    I have spent the summer landscaping, planted bushes and trees probably 40+ all totalled, moved 7 yards of dirt, and 10 yards of muclh. Needless tos ay that was all I completed along with cutting the grass this summer. This chore reminded me daily that I was getting “older”. lol Now with fall coming and yard work going away soon, I plan to learn how to quilt using my new emroidery/sewing machine. I have never wanted to quilt and suddenly I have caught the “bug.”

  • Nancy
    August 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    #171

    so happy that it is time for a new season, can’t wait!!

  • Judi
    August 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    #172

    I spent the whole summer cleaning out and organizing my house and I’m still not finished! My goal is to get things streamlined so that I can spend a lot of time at the sewing machine this fall. My one major craft project for this summer was turning old t-shirts into crocheted throw rugs. I finished my first one last week and it’s not sitting on the floor on my husband’s side of the bed! I know he’ll enjoy having that when winter comes! No more stepping out of bed onto the cold basement floor!

  • Lisa N
    August 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    #173

    I have made 38 pillowcases for charity for the “one million pillowcases” challenge. And I have been trying to use up some of my stash so I keep making fabric coasters that I fussy cut so they are real cute! I just came back from a quilting retreat that I had looked forward to for about 8 months!!! I had a wonderful time with my friends.

  • Jean
    August 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    #174

    Can’t wait for the new season so many great ideas but, oh so little time. You ladies really spark the creative side of me! Thanks for a great job!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    #175

    Summer has been filled with painting- decks, baseboards, bedrooms. Now I am ready to start my Christmas projects…wish me luck!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    #176

    Looking forward to your new season and all it holds. There has been little time for creating…just some knitting and stitching in the evening so I am ready.

  • Nancy M/
    August 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    #177

    Love your ideas! Such fun and cute things to make and do! Thanks!

  • Reita
    August 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    #178

    I’ve missed you guys this summer. Can’t wait to see what creative things you have up your sleeves!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    #179

    It has been so hot here !!! I did many sewing projects with instructions that I bought from YCMT!

  • Patty Kline
    August 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    #180

    I wasn’t able to do any sewing this summer with 5 kids and all the summer functions. so, with 3 of them back in school, I hope to start sewing in again!!!

  • Dottie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    #181

    This summer, I did several sewing projects (including a skirt make over and a laptop cozy. I’m currently working on a set of cards for a gift using a die cutter and hole punches. I would love to see more gift ideas this season and crafts to do with children.

  • Catherine Downs
    August 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    #182

    As a mom to 7 daughter and 10 grandchildren I am always looking for unique ideas and projects for birthdays, etc. and love your site. What fun and so interesting! I do a lot of sewing and embroidery, heirloom, modern, simple and complicated and enjoy it all. Keep up the good work.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    #183

    Hi there! Lovin’ all your stuff!

  • Michelle Williams
    August 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    #184

    I spent the summer camping and crafting with my husband and kids. We especially enjoyed tie-dying whatever we could and making beadie buddies. Now that the kids are back in school I plan to redecorate my main living space and my master bedroom. I just checked out the “Opal Never Shouts” website and am signed up for their newsletter. I hope to get some great inspiration. Thanks for all the inspiration and motivation you give!!

  • JULIE
    August 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    #185

    I coordinate a mom’s group and need some new ideas for crafts! Looking forward to learning some new things from ya’ll!

  • Shelley
    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    #186

    Studio looks great. Cant wait for season 2!!

  • VickiT
    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    #187

    I haven’t done a lot this summer but did rearrange things a bit in my sewing room and made lists of things I wanted to make for holiday gifts. We spent time helping one of our boys move to another state to attend law school. Other than that it’s been a quiet summer.

  • Kristie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    #188

    Your program has given me inspiration and a pick me up when I was feeling down. Like most Americans, we struggled with trying to sell our home of 15 years and losing all of our equity due to the down turn of the market. That on top of husbands early/forced retirement and a household move (from VA to FL) my sewing has been a godsend. Whenever I can spend a little bit of time in my room, I instantly feel better. This summer I made two baby quilts and I am ready to start on a new project just for myself!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    #189

    I’ve made a variety of things this summer: sundresses and skirts for my sweet gd’s, cropped cardigans, skirts and ruana wraps for my online store, and earrings, bracelets, and throw pillows for a three day craft fair that we had in our little town. Oh, and I also got run over by a tractor trailer truck which totaled my poor car!

  • Sharon
    August 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    #190

    I moved recently to a new city, so summer has been an exciting experience of discovery and exploration. I am so excited for seasn two! Thank you for all your great projects. Love your site!

  • Amy
    August 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    #191

    I gave birth this June to my 3rd wee one and have been cooped up inside all summer with the children. My creative side is “busting at the seams” with wanting to get my sewing mojo up and running again. I am so looking forward to Christmas projects!!! I would love to see more ideas for crafts to do with children. My little ones love to play a part in creating for others and themselves.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    #192

    What have I done this summer? Kept my kids occupied with camps, VBS, swim classes, swimming, roadtrip up the northeast. To keep me sane I did my sewing when they went to bed. I’m so looking forward to back to school and earlier bedtimes, LOL!

  • Lauren S.
    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    #193

    My summer was rather slow, design-wise. Three kids home all the time! But I got a few home dec projects done, and some scrapbook pages. I recovered some chairs? Woo! It was nice, relaxing few months… =)

  • Misty
    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    #194

    Bouncing back from a recent illness that had me down all summer. Looking forward to getting back to sewing and my crafts and I’m looking forward to teaching my 12 yr old daughter how to sew and make her own crafts to share with her friends. All of them enjoy the handmade gifts for their birthdays too!

  • Patricia
    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    #195

    So ready for the new season. Can’t wait for cooler weather, so I can be in my sewing room. No AC up there.

  • DeeDee
    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    #196

    It has been an eventful summer to say the least . I have become knowledgeable about cancer, and chemo treatments ect, as our DD has Non-hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
    She will be starting radiation the first week of Sept, so I will be traveling over to her quite a bit for
    a month or so. In the mean time her little 6 mth old cutie needs some tutu’s sooooo Grandma
    better get busy. Look forward to your new season…..the show is a lot of fun and a wealth of information.
    DeeDee

  • Connie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    #197

    It would be sweet to win so I could get some silk ribbons for embroidery! That is my next wish list item.

  • Jaime B.
    August 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    #198

    My family spent some much needed quality time together this summer. It seems like our school year is so hectic and a planners nightmare. It was nice to have the summer to just do what we wanted. I spent time with my sewing machine this summer. The goal . . . to figure out knits. I have 3 girls and love the flowing shirt dresses. I was tired of paying $30 for something with 1 yard of fabric in the garmet. I have proudly won the fight against knits and now can make the cute shirt dresses.

  • Conniecrafter
    August 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    #199

    I have been making cards all summer, I finished a crocheted baby blanket for my nephews new baby. Two nights a month the girls from my church get together and do crafts so I have been stitching a pillow during those nights, but a week ago I started working on a quilt that I will be giving my Father for Christmas this year to keep him warm in the evenings while he watches tv, I am still in the cutting stage, lots of little blocks, can’t wait to see it come together. Thanks for the chance to win, and so look forward to more of your video’s.

  • Dana
    August 31, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    #200

    I have missed you guys! I am anxiously awaiting the return of this season. I love all the great projects you offer. Now, with the kids back in school, I’m very excited and ready to “get my craft on.”

  • Mary Anne
    August 31, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    #201

    I am waiting to start my fall creations and love yor fabric flowers. I can use them to embellish my pumpkin pillows. THey make great gfts and now they will even be better Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Holly Tolman
    August 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    #202

    I made 3 pioneer dresses, 3 pioneer vests, 2 nursing covers, 3 school outfits for my daughter, and 2 shirts for the oldest son to start 1st grade. And all this while settling in to a new 2 bedroom apartment with 4 kids and a hubby off learning a new job. Oh and I’m a slip hem away from being done with a dress for a baptism this weekend.

  • june
    August 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    #203

    My children and I enjoyed your episodes together and are looking forward to more neat ideas. They just finished crafting some cards and I did some sewing for an expectant friend. Your project ideas have sparked our creativity and I can’t wait to try some of them as we are indoors more! Thanks!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    #204

    So many cool projects, I just don’t know where to start. Thanks.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    #205

    Busy summer!! Spent time in the garden & made stepping stones with my grandchildren, spent time with my embroidery/sewing machine using patterns I got from SWAK and YCMT–two of my very favorite sites for designs and inspiration.

  • Kelli Ball
    August 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    #206

    I’ve been amassing lots of fabric over the summer – from the thrift store! I’m looking forward to using the Selfish Seamstress pattern to make pants for my boys (7 and 2) in preparation for our March Disney World trip!

  • Linda
    August 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    #207

    I have been enjoying visiting my ‘out of town’ children and grandchidren’. Now I am feeling at loose ends because this is my first year of retiremen grom teaching. I enjoyed completingsoooo many of the projects!! I am looking forward to your NEW season and my retirement!!

  • Billye
    August 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    #208

    I’ve had a trying summer with my sewing machines acting all wonky. I have joined a quilting club and am learning new things every meeting. I’ve made a top for my great-niece and am working on the ruffles for the cropped jeans I’ve made for her. Going to be a first time Grandma in November and I’m making the nursery curtains and bedding. Such fun!

  • Laura
    August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    #209

    Wonderful! Can’t wait for the new season to start!
    Great giveaway.
    I have been quilting all summer.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    #210

    Hi Girls! Boy, have I missed “seeing” you this past summer! I have been sewing up a storm making things for 2 nephews’ up coming marriages, baby items for a my new Great-Nephew, dresses for myself to wear to the weddings! And I am not remembering, but the list goes on :-) Whew! Can’t wait for your return! Joyce

  • Ashley Smith
    August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    #211

    We moved this summer! The moving truck was barely out the driveway by the time I started stripping old wallpaper from 3 rooms in the house. After the wallpaper was painstakingly removed, the patching began. After the patching….PAINT! Now that the house is just about in order, I am looking forward to the fun stuff…Getting out the sewing machine!

  • Missty
    August 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    #212

    I was kept busy with my Etsy shop!!!! Lots of chalkboard tags and labels and 1000′s of retro red/ and white paper straws. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MySweetLife

  • Cledith
    August 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    #213

    What an explosion of excitement. This is the site I’ve been looking for I am a crafter and a sewer. Wow O’ Wow! Thanks for the inspiration when now I draw a blank. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

  • Julie
    August 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    #214

    I worked on some fun sewing projects with my 14 year old daughter and she made two baby quilts all by herself! So awesome to work on something with her. Can’t wait for your new projects :)

  • Terri
    August 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    #215

    I have been making tons of monogrammed badge reels for the girls at the local hospital. But I am most proud of the back-to-school outfit I finished for my granddaughter, who just started kindergarten.

  • Lisa
    August 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    #216

    We just purchased a new (to us) home and I’m looking forward to making curtains and getting ready for the holidays! Can’t wait to watch the new season and get lots of fresh ideas! Thanks!

  • Patricia A Martini
    August 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    #217

    I love your blog….keep up the good work. Yes, I would love to win a shopping spree!!!!!! I have found many things I would love to make…..

  • Gail
    August 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    #218

    Love giveaways and maybe this time I’ll win. :-)

  • Shonda Hill
    August 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    #219

    I’ve been taking kids to lots and lots of b’day parties and pool fun, along with a sweet little trip to the local park to feed the ducks. I haven’t sewed too much this summer, but I did make a cake pin cushion for me and my friend for her b’day present. It is the ones that you showed us how to do in episode 1. I did some cute little stick pins (maybe episode 2, not sure) to match the fabric too, so super cute. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this upcoming season!!!

  • Kris Presley
    August 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    #220

    We went camping, camping, camping…going camping on Labor Day! We love camping! Almost as much as I love sewing, but not quite! Still wanting to do some projects from last season…I did make the hooded towel…but that was it. Still want to make the mosaic tiles picture! One day hopefully! Was wanting to do that before y’all brought in new projects! There is still hope!!! Love your shows…can’t wait for the new ones!!!

  • Pat
    August 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    #221

    I can’t wait for the new season. I really enjoy the projects that you show. I would love to win a shopping spree.

  • Jennifer
    August 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    #222

    love this site. I am a big crafter and love incorpating it into my homschool stuff.

  • Connie Haack
    August 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    #223

    DUE TO MY HUSBAND BECOMING UNEMPLOYED, I HAVE DUG INTO MY STASH AND HAVE BEEN SEWING LITTLE GIRL SKIRTS, PILLOWCASE DRESSES, HATS, AND ADDING RUFFLES TO T’S. ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT I HAVE FOUND ON BLOGS. I JUST LOVE THESE CREATIVE BLOGS! STARTING NOW ON HALLOWEEN PROJECTS, AND CHRISTMAS PROJECTS.

  • Marlena
    August 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    #224

    I created name tags for our homeschool group; and designed a “morning checklist” for the 1-5th grade girls. They will be assembling the parts at our meeting. It has a tag for getting dressed, brushing hair/teeth, and making the bed. I have made checklists for my daughters before, that were wipe on/wipe off…but eventually we couldn’t remember if the check was today or yesterday…
    So, after much praying and thinking…I was led to make it “slide” across the page. Each tag sits on a thin rope that can be moved from one end “haven’t done” to “done”. We shall see if it works for the girls!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    #225

    I love your blog and can’t wait for the new season. For me, this summer was all about fabric. Sewing til the needle broke! I purchased a book called one yard wonders and have been trying out all their patterns and blogging about it Julie and Julia style (although so far I’ve only blogged about one project so far LOL). Thank you for the chance to win, who wouldn’t want a shopping spree?!

  • Jessica
    August 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    #226

    Didn’t get to start any new projects during the summer, but about to start a new project in the next week! Finally going to try my hand at making korker bows for my baby girl :)

  • Becky
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #227

    i managed to do quite a few dresses and outfits for my little girl, then half way thru summer it got too hot to sit at my machine, so packed it up. am now looking forward to your new season and new ideas to do some crafts and hopefully sew some autumn/winter outfits. thanks

  • Patrice
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #228

    We’ve had a busy summer with a lot of projects started and only one finished. Currently working on a camera strap cover for a gift, an apron for a gift and I finished a napmat for my 19 month old with another one in progress for my 4 year old. He really wanted a “cuddly” one like his brother. I’ve yet to start on the Picnic Quilt, but will soon. If only I could decide on fabrics. Love your blog!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #229

    Summer was traveling home and to a conference. I’m hoping to re-learn how to use my serger and continue some repurposing projects. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your shows (and my kids do too)!

  • marlene
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #230

    Made the lunch box for my daughter and it was really cute. Embroidered several towels for my brothers gator hunt.

  • Jen
    August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #231

    I would love to win the shopping spree. There are so many cute patterns on youcanmakethis.com!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    #232

    We made a big move, downsized in a major way. My big project has been clever organizing ideas and diy has been a big source of inspiration. Thank you for an awesome site. You are in my Google bookmarks!! Which I rely on heavily. Thanks again

  • Barbara
    August 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    #233

    We are currently remodeling and I am finally getting my own sewing room – I am thrilled. This however is not the highlight of my summer. I made my great niece, Aubrey (22 months old), a what I would call a safe neck modified pillowcase dress to wear to in a parade she was going to be in with her grandparents. The dress with red and white 1/8″ gingham check and the ties were blue ribbon with white stars. I french seamed the only seam. It had a self facing for the neck and armholes. There were no unfinished seams on the inside of the dress. I asked my nephew’s wife to send me a picture of Aubrey in the dress. When she sent the picture (by email) she said that Aubrey’s dress was the hit of the parade. I opened the picture and there she was with her red, white and blue top hat and the DRESS ON INSIDE OUT! — I laughed so hard but after I looked at it you really couldn’t tell unless you were a sewer. The self facing made a little ruffle. I wish I could send a picture. This was actually the highlight of my sewing experiences.

    Thanks again for the wonderful ideas – can’t wait to try your Bloom Volume 3 – just haven’t had a chance yet

  • Mary Jo
    August 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    #234

    Looking forward to a new season with great ideas and inspiration. I plan to do much more sewing and quilting this winter!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    #235

    Can’t wait for the new season! My kids are all in school and the craft room needs some action!

  • LisaLovesToSew
    August 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    #236

    Thank you both for sharing all this great information with us! I have subscribed to your RSS feed and have downloaded all the episodes available on iTunes. It’s great to have you two in my iPod, so I can watch you on the go! I purchased ShrinkyDinks and an embossing heat gun to make the pin heads and plan to use them as gifts for an upcoming quilt retreat. Thanks for everything and I’m looking forward to more episodes.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    #237

    Now that two of our kids are in school, I am hoping to finish a few quilts i have started. Also, I have a newborn to sew for! So I want to learn how to make the cute appliqued onesies I see everywhere!

  • Carol McNab
    August 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    #238

    Can’t wait for the new season. I really enjoyed watching your shows last year. I even taught my craft guild how to make the pincushion of felt. I liked them.
    :) Carol

  • sarah
    August 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    #239

    I love DIY Dish! Thanks for all of the amazing giveaways!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    #240

    Did someone say shopping spree?! Woo Hoo! There’s nothing better than some retail therapy — and let’s face it, retail therapy boosts our economy :)

  • Angela C.
    August 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    #241

    Currently I am working on some baby presents and I have a whole list of fall clothing for my girls that I want to make. Also, I want to try my first quilt for my youngest daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Leah
    August 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    #242

    I taught summer camp at an art museum and sewed apron for friends in my spare time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    #243

    I am so excited for season 2 to start. I missed the first season but know it’s never too late.

  • August 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    #244

    I’m working on repainting our master bedroom after 10 years – can’t wait!!!!

  • Gran - The Knot-y Embroidery Lady
    August 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    #245

    WooHoo! Another season! Please enter me in your giveaway.
    It was a fun summer and I am ready for the Fall!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    #246

    I finished several projects this summer. The major one being my daughter quilt for her full size bed. Thanks for the chance! We love the D.I.Y Dish!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    #247

    I’ve spent my summer making cards and staying inside in the A/C trying to stay cool!

  • Doris - "Jolylady"
    August 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    #248

    I cannot wait for new things this Fall! I am working on hand quilting a quilt right now. I love to hand quilt as it keeps me calm. I am also working on two bunk bed quilts for my grandson (sewing these and adding an ocean theme on them. A new grandson will arrive in January so I need to start sewing something for him as well.

    I’m definitely busy!

  • DebbieCA
    August 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    #249

    I was preparing for my youngest daughther’s wedding on Aug 21st. so I stayed busy sewing 4 bridesmaid dresses and 3 jr. bridesmaids also made te 7 ties for the groom and groomsmen and jr. groomsmen. Busy but what a great time had by all.

  • Stacey
    August 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    #250

    I have been working on organizing my craft room, but with the projects I was asked to help do with our Churches move, not much organizing got done. The Church, however, is looking quite nice!! I just found a great fall tablecloth at a yard sale and am turning it into skirts for myself and 2 daughters. I just love to repurpose what I can!!

  • brendajos
    August 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    #251

    finished my first quilt… well… except for the binding. :-) Also started some jewelry making. loving playing with shiny beads!

  • Kelley Quigley
    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    #252

    I haven’t had a lot of time over the summer to sew, so I am more than thrilled to be getting back into the swing of things now – especially since my kids are in desperate need of new clothes!! My goals are to learn how to do button plackets and zips on the back of the girls’ dresses and to make polo shirts for the boys!! Love your show and can’t wait to watch more :)

  • Suzie
    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    #253

    Thanks for the show-I love seeing how the craft actually comes together. I really liked the frayed edges on the picnic quilt!

  • Amy R
    August 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    #254

    Who doesn’t love a giveaway? And who could lose with the nice assortment you’re offering? I’ve been focusing on completing WIPs (works in progress . . . is that different from a UFO?!) and using my stash. Some thing fresh and new would be, well, refreshing! ;-)
    Amy R, Galesburg IL

  • Jane
    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    #255

    Can’t wait for the new season to begin. Need a little creative push to get me going again. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • sherry
    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    #256

    pick me!

  • Linda Meziere
    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    #257

    Oh my gosh! A shopping spree from so many of my favorite places!

  • Carol
    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    #258

    Just love all the energy you guys share!!!!!! Keep all the wonderful projects coming*S*

  • Chris
    August 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    #259

    I finally finished monogramming our EXTRA LARGE beach bag. It’s been on my to-do list for 4 years! I LOVE my new embroidery machine!!!!

  • Missy K.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    #260

    Can’t wait for the new season. I’m sure you’ll show us how to make some great things.

  • Dawn Rowley
    August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    #261

    I did not do as much crafting this summer as I had planned, But I am in the process of refurbishing a large wooden sign for my formal living room. I am excited to get it done and up on the wall. Also I am planning on trying my hand at quilling for cards.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    #262

    I wanted to sew all summer but the weather was to nice. We went to the beach, enjoyed the park a lot, cook outs, and visited family. Now that summer is almost gone, I started sewing again for craft shows I have coming up. I can’t wait to see what you have instore for us this fall. I have enjoyed all the projects you have shown.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    #263

    In these days lack of cash for extras, something for fun would be nice.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    #264

    In these days of no money for extras and hobbies, a little surprise would be nice.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    #265

    To win would be a good thing

  • Chiemi
    August 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    #266

    I haven’t done much this summer. A couple of room decor projects for my kids, but that’s about all. Between kids, traveling, and lot’s of other things I have been a busy girl, but I am looking forward to being inspired by the new season!

  • Shirley
    August 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    #267

    I did your fabric/torn flower (using plastic rings) and they came out GREAT!

  • Margaret M
    August 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    #268

    This is such good therapy and stress relief, I’d have to turn to alternative treatments without it.
    I love it all.

  • lorene nelson
    August 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    #269

    am looking forward to another good season. liked the things we made for the kiddies.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    #270

    I had fun with family, relaxed, and made swimsuits for my nephews!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    #271

    Busy sewing for craft shows,always looking for new ideas.

  • Louise
    August 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    #272

    I’ve been sewing lots for people, local theatre costumes, headbands, wedding party alterations and now I’m finishing up a ton of pillows and curtains for a house re-designing. I also teach apparel production classes at a local university

  • Melissa Meilleur
    August 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    #273

    Very busy Summer! I made a quilt for my daughter, who is turning 2, for her big girl bed. I also made a quilt for baby #2, who is expected for October! On top of it all, I have started knitting, which I love, and started on some Xmas gifts too! Busy bee!!! ;)

  • Jess
    August 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    #274

    Whoowee! How exciting – Season 2 already! This summer I went completely sewing-crazy – my husband said “I married my grandmother.” If only he knew how cool our grandmothers would be today!

  • nangy
    August 31, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    #275

    I am a gourd artist so this summer my grands and I worked on gourds and I am teaching my 8 year old how to crochet and some knitting.We are learning to do some freestyle crochet and she is an AMAZING ARTIST and a local shop wants to sell some of her artwork(she is only 8),and she is very excited about that!! Im just so proud of her I could spit!!!!I have been telling everyone about DIY DISH and everyone is hooked and loving it.

  • Kristi F
    August 31, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    #276

    I recently finished college so after I find a job, I look forward to being “crafty”. Love the projects!

  • mindy
    August 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    #277

    Can’t wait for season 2.

  • Jayne
    August 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    #278

    Summer went by WAY to fast, but now I’m enjoying some free time to get caught up on all my projects. Right now . . . . headbands!

  • Lilach
    August 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    #279

    Hi, Summer was so hot… Now I’m working on “Rosh Hashana” gifts: romantic fabric covers for pictures albums and some colorful hair clips for my cute niece. Waiting for more creative ideas and inspiration! thank you (:

  • T.K.C.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    #280

    Looking forward to season 2! I love the DIY Dish! :)

  • Debbie Salgado
    August 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    #281

    I love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration. I would love some new goodies to get creative with.

  • Kim C.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    #282

    My 15 year old daughter loves the DIY Dish…she loves to craft and enjoys watching your episodes!

  • Tiffani
    August 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    #283

    I can’t wait for the new season to begin and I can get my fill of the DIY dish again. For some reason I can’t seem to get much sewing done with the kids home but now that they are back in school, I’ll be sewing every day. Today i’m making little zippered coin purses.

  • Remy
    August 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    #284

    My Dear Hubby’s Halloween costume has been taking shape bit by bit over this summer. Two months left to bring it all together. The fabric is from Joann.com and the buttons are from TrimFabric.com.

  • Cynthia S
    August 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    #285

    I can’t wait until the new videos start!!

  • Lisa
    August 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    #286

    I am on the end of finishing my bonus room. The carpet gets installed next week. Then, it’s my dream craft room. I will be able to get serious about sewing and stuff…. Yippee!

  • Shonda S.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    #287

    I spent the summer doing fun things with my 3 kids! Now that school has started, I’m looking forward to doing some sewing for my 3 year old.

  • denise c
    August 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    #288

    I played with my three beautiful granddaughters in the pool a lot. Worked on some altered-items scrapbook projects, worked in my garden, went on a cruise to beautiful Alaska. Ready now for fall and fall projects and gift ideas for the holidays.

  • April
    August 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    #289

    oh so excited for the new season!!! wow what fun prizes.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    #290

    I learned a few new ways to make flowers and am looking forward to my “helpers” going back to school so I can work on them more often!

  • Chris
    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    #291

    I worked on redecorating my parents new home. My mother and I made curtains for the kitchen and bedrooms. We had fun finding discounted fabrics and putting trim on them and trim on the new lampshades. What a difference it made in the rooms. I also sponge painted an old mirror with several colors. It really changed the look in the room. It gave the frame a marbled look. What fun we had!

  • marjory
    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    #292

    I had a wonderful vacation with most of my kids and grandkids. If I really have to endure cold weather and snow, I am looking forward to reading lots of books on my reading list. And sewing, of course.

  • Virginia
    August 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    #293

    I spent the summer sharing my love of sewing with my grandaughter. She just turned 12 and loves using my fancy machine. She has become so confident with herself that she does most of it herself including her cutting with a small rotary cutter to sewing without me not even being in the room. She loves all the fancy decorative stitches on my Janome.

    She made small pillows with her friends names on them by recycling old school uniforms that no longer fit and roll up marker holders for their markers and colored pencils. She even applied hot fix crystals to them.

  • valarie
    August 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    #294

    I made Reggie the Reindeer (he took first at the county fair) and I am working on a Mini Kimmy doll, only I am making one half of her head with a sleepy face and the other side smiling. I’m going to give her pigtails so that she is a “sleep/wake” doll. I love how easy the patterns on YCMT.com are!

  • Caron Cory
    August 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    #295

    I spent the summer painting the deck, my 84 year old moms room and having relatives come from april through July visiting mom. Very hectic. Then my moms basement flooded last week so we had to redo her room all over. Too pooped to do my own room though. Will wait till next year.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    #296

    Can’t wait for the new season!

  • Erin S.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    #297

    I am so excited to see more fun crafts. I have three girls and we love to craft together.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    #298

    Yeah! Can’t wait for you gals to start again.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    #299

    Lovely giveaway!
    I’m slowly learning to knit, sewing herbal sleep pillows and lavender sachets, and dreaming of the cool days of fall!
    Blessings,
    Catherine

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    #300

    We didn’t swim enough during the summer. I still can’t believe that it’s back to school time and that August is nearly over!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    #301

    I am placing my first order for iron-on vinyl today. I’m determined to add to my tie dye business by making school spirit shirts for our local schools! I can’t wait because I think this is going to be something super fun that I can try.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    #302

    I love seeing your new creations and getting some new ideas! You guys rock! Thanks for being an inspiration to many! Here’s to a bright new season and many more!!

  • Carole M.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    #303

    Spent the summer painting the rooms in a house (6) and still the decks to do, that we are trying to sell. I could use a surprise prize. Looking forward to getting back to quilting.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    #304

    I am planning a wardrobe for my three little ones for fall/winter. I love sewing and this is something I enjoy doing!

  • Erin S.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    #305

    Love your craft ideas. They are all so different and soooo creative. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Daphne
    August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    #306

    Love the Dish, thank you ladies for all of your time and effort. Just know that it is appreciated.

  • Nancy
    August 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    #307

    I’m so glad to know you gals will be back soon with more great projects. I enjoyed watching and re-watching the project how-tos. So many fun things to try! My DD and I hope to get some jewelry made with washers. This summer we’ve been sewing and jewelry making. Sewing soft minky blankies and taggies. It’s so much fun to sew for babies!

  • Kelly L
    August 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    #308

    Can’t wait for season 2! Great contest!

  • Natalie Christensen
    August 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    #309

    I am working on Christmas!

  • Susan
    August 31, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    #310

    The main thing I did this summer was TRY to endure the heat (Arizona). We also took a fun trip to Disneyland and the beach. Also 2 trips to Utah to cool off.

  • Shar
    August 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    #311

    I designed wedding shower invitations, favors and centerpieces for my niece. (I used a pink damask-like design on heavy card stock paper – turned out so cute.) Now, I am creating/designing invitations, favors and centerpieces for a friend for an Ohio State themed baby shower.

  • Alexis M.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    #312

    I have made a few outfits for my girls here and there, but the summer kept us busy! I am looking forward to getting back into my crafting!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    #313

    I finished my very first fabric scrapbook!! SOOOO much fun!!! Also did a bit of sewing, and started working in a Donna Downey Inspiration Journal, trying out different art mediums…also SO much fun!! My creative juices have been flowing!!!!

  • Melinda
    August 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    #314

    I have signed up to have a booth at a Holiday Bazaar the first weekend in November. So this summer I have tried to start on sewing and embroidering items for it. I didn’t really get started until August, procrasting was my friend, lol! Now that my daughter will be heading back to school, I know I’ve got to really get busy as November will be here before I know it!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    #315

    I’ve just begun sewing and am in love, I already loved the idea and now that I’ve started I can’t wait to get better and make clothes for my girls.

    Spreading the word bc I love you guys.
    http://www.home-mom.com

  • Ana
    August 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    #316

    Dear Kim and Kris,
    this is the first time i am leaving a comment on your website even though i have been following your show since the beginning. The reason i like your show so much is that you remind me so much of my mother. She has been doing the same crafts as you, although on a much smaller scale and with less. For example, she made and embroidered all the linens for me and my baby brother and even made some toys when times were rough. She lives on a different continent and i miss her very much, and your show is helping me get over my nostalgia along with giving me great ideas.
    Thank you for doing all this,
    sincerely,
    Ana Mitrovic

  • kasey
    August 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    #317

    Those are fabulous prizes!!! I would love to have any of them. So ready for the new season to begin. Currently i am working on a few projects…halloween, thanksgiving and christmas trying to get samples started so i can start a small crafting business. Good luck in all your ventures!!

  • Shelly
    August 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    #318

    It’s been hot, so I’ve stayed inside most of the summer. With a little one to watch, my sewing time is limited, but I have made a nursing cover. I also made some shorts and decorated some shirts with freezer-paper stencils for my girlie. I’m very excited for it to cool off and I can sew some more without melting!

  • Susan S
    August 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    #319

    I’m so excited for the new season! You guys are full of great ideas and SO inspiring! Keep up the great work! :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    #320

    I enjoyed summer sewing with my BFF and hanging out with my family.

  • Francisca
    August 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    #321

    My project is my new sewingroom! I am still unpacking and folding fabric. Can’t wait to see the first episode and the new studio.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    #322

    Just been doing the usual work for my embroidery business…now getting geared up for the holiday season. Looking forward to the new season. I love appliques…so always looking for new things to do with appliques.

  • Paula McMenamy
    August 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    #323

    Can’t wait for your new season. You have great ideas!

  • Anna
    August 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    #324

    This summer I collected stones with an odd shape and made drawings on it with simple markers. I looked at the stone and sometimes I saw what I had to draw on it. A lion or a rose, a little bird or a funny face.When the drawing was done I secured it with sprayable varnish. It was fun to do, and I had lots of succes with it. (It became very handy when the wind was treating us with little gusts of wind, and tried to take the newspaper to the other side of the field.) I’m glad I made some pictures of it, because my husband was giving my stones away to people who liked them very much…

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    #325

    I’m looking forward to putting together my new sewing & utility room. It’s under construction now!

  • Rachel F.
    August 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    #326

    I sewed some nightgowns for my daughter and a dress for my niece with matching legwarmers. I also made matching pinafore tops for my daughter and my niece. I can’t believe summer is over but looking forward to fall. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    #327

    I want to work on my kids halloween costumes. I would love a pattern so I could make superhero capes with their monogram on it.

  • Wilma
    August 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    #328

    I have been doing charity work this summer, I have been making pillow case dresses for the little girls in Africa and then I was on to making pillow cases for the children with cancer. And lastly I made a quilt for children who are in need. It has been a hot and busy summer. Looking forward to fall and cool nights.

  • Ranae Kempe
    August 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    #329

    oh, I would love to win! thanks for the great giveaway!

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    #330

    This summer I did crafts with my girls at camp. And right now we are making some baby quilts to donate to the pregnancy center in our town. I’m looking forward to season 2 and all the inspiration you give to me.

  • Marilyn
    August 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    #331

    I went to the Sisters, Oregon Quilt Show. I have wanted to do this for a few years and finally made it.
    Every quilter should see this sight. Wow, some people are so talented.

  • August 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    #332

    Oh my goodness this is an absolutely wonderful giveaway! I’ve been doing a lot of crafting this Summer including Gourd Art, crochet and painting. I would love to win this giveaway.

  • Mary B
    August 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    #333

    I’m totally excited for the next season. I’m out of fun stuff to watch on my Ipod. Got a little knitting done this summer, that’s about it.

  • Janet
    August 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    #334

    I started out the summer directing Vacation Bible School. I made “watermelon” purses for all of my neices and embroidered lots of baby things for friends who have new babies and grandbabies. I spent a little time in the hospital and now I’m spending as much time as I can recovering at my embroidery machine! Looking forward to the new season!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    #335

    This summer we remodeled our kitchen! Since we didn’t fit in any vacations over the summer we are taking the family on a cruise to Mexico in January. I’m hoping to stitch up some new clothes for fall and for the trip.

  • Linda
    August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    #336

    Living here in the south summer is not over yet so you can imagine how I am looking forward to the cooler days of fall. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year.

  • Mandy Gurr
    August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    #337

    I have had a great summer playing with my kids. I also had made some time to work on some quilts make my girls some skirts and now I am working on some nightgowns.

  • Kirsten
    August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    #338

    I have been working on making little girls dresses and matching hairbows.

  • Sumer
    August 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    #339

    I’m embarking on making baby’s crib set – myself! ;)

  • Martha
    August 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    #340

    I went to the Sisters Quilt show too. Amazing! I’ve been working on blocks all summer to make a quilt. When I need a change I’ve crocheted and sewn some small projects.

  • Robin A.
    August 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    #341

    I have just finished my first quilt with the help of friends, but I just can’t seem to get the hang of laying out and cutting pieces on my own to get the best use of a piece of fabric. This fall I’m going to pursue this knowledge by taking a class!!!!

  • Shell
    August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    #342

    I have just enjoyed hanging out with my kids. I think it is time for a routine and some learning. : )

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    #343

    Enjoyed your spots on Studio 5 and have managed a few projects! Turned my ten yr.old niece on to your website and she loves it. She wanted to go buy silk flowers at the store and I said NO-STop wait–I have a HUGE box of flowers my sister-in-law had given me a few years ago when she sold her flower shop. She has had a great time making head band and ankle and shoe things. What she wanted for her birthday was a dress form–aspiring designer–made some really cute things–she is like her great grandmother–sees in a store or on someone and goes home and makes its. AMAZING!!

  • Amy Bohner
    August 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    #344

    Well I turned the big 60 this summer. What an accomplishment. Also spent my time crafting fabric flowers{love those Bloom books} and prepping for the upcoming craft fair season. Can’t wait for the new season and the cooler weather to arrive!

  • Jennifer
    August 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    #345

    I would love a shopping spree. I just found out I’m having a baby girl. So I need all the goodies I can get. Thank you!
    Jen

  • Bonnita
    August 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    #346

    I spent my summer learning to sew, and having been having blast doing so!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    #347

    I spent this summer looking for and starting to make Christmas ornaments to sell in my Etsy Shop.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    #348

    oops….forgot all of my website address. I spent this summer looking for and starting to make Christmas ornaments to sell in my Etsy Shop.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    #349

    This summer? Wow, to cope with thinking I was gonna die from the heat I made a gazillion reversible bibs, a bunch of aprons, and other lovely items and attempted to sell at Craft Fairs and my etsy store.

  • Alison
    August 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    #350

    I spent my summer at the pool playing with the kids…I’m spending my time now sewing like a mad woman…I totally neglected getting my girls back to school wardrobe done over the summer! EEK!!! Crossing my fingers I win!

  • Katherine
    August 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    #351

    I’ve been getting ready to start my first small business in textiles that launches this month, have an 18mo old running around who is an absolute hoot and have a lil one on the way in October….so I would love to get my hands on anything that would inspire me in any of those facets of my life. Thanks for keeping up such a wonderful site!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    #352

    I have been crocheting wool Pinecones to felt and trying to write a pattern for my blog. I am also going to try a giant Spider and web for Halloween. I want to try making the voile flowers where you burnish the edged. I was looking at “You can make this” and they have a very nice downloadable flower pattern PDF file. I also love the Harvest Mummy too adorable. I would love to win the “you can make this” gift certificate for their downloadable patterns.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    #353

    Hi, I love your quick projects! I made the hooded towels in no time for my 3 grandchildren before we left on vaction and they were the hit of Daytona Beach. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Lettetia
    August 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    #354

    Great, a new season for DIY Dish! I can’t wait!

  • Stephanie Brakensiek
    August 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    #355

    I’ve spent the summer working on a new house addition which includes a new craft room for me – - YIPPEE!! Unfortunately my money tree is empty so it will be a LONG time before my craftroom is actually complete. It’s fun dreaming about how I want things to be for now. I can’t wait to get back to crafting again. The only projects that I completed this summer were some embroidered shirts and towels. My “to do” list is forever long . . .

  • lizzy kay
    August 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    #356

    We bought a wonderful ini sewing machine for my girls. they have already made several things and will start a new sewing class tomorrow. looking forward to getting some mommy sewing done as well. thanks for the give-away.

  • colette
    August 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    #357

    Thanks for all of the great ideas so far, can’t wait to get your new ideas coming soon! You are doing a great job!

  • Nancy Hamblin
    August 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    #358

    I’ve been making tutus!!! Soooo fun! Need to order your “Blooms” so I can start embelishing. Hope you’ve had a wonderful summer.

  • Debbie
    August 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    #359

    I am looking forward to the fun resuming this fall. I would like to beable to make more gifts this year and I am sure you girls will be very inspirational.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    #360

    I am currently working on my kids outfits for our family pictures. They will all have a vintage/rockabilly feel to them! :)

  • Deb MacDonald
    August 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    #361

    Been a long summer!! Dealing with a neck injury & all kinds of procedures done on that.(been outta work for almost 3 months). Lost a close friend to a motorcycle accident. Just lost my newborn nephew on the 26th of Aug. Did get stuff made for baby shower(for the baby just lost). Working on embroidering patches for motorcycle clubs(several), wedding album & blanket for a friend of my daughter, wrislets from picklepie designs have been pretty popular. Have played a little with my 2 new toys…cricut expression & big shot die cut/embossing machine. That’s very enjoyable!! Have also attended MANY benefits this summer. Silent auctions KILL my wallet! LOL. & have my 2 grandsons every other weekend. Have hit a couple NASCAR races, monster truck events & the grandsons love the local rodeo. Gottin in a bit of fishing, a bit of riding my motorcycle, & a few parties. Guess I’ve been pretty busy…doesn’t seem it. Got to finish up all the other WIP’s!! LOL Looking forward to being able to go back to work on the 16th of Sept so I can chillax a little!!!LOL

  • Sandra Higley
    August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    #362

    So excited to see your new episodes start up this fall season–I’ve missed them over the summer!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    #363

    Spent the last half of the summer vacationing in British Columbia with my daughter – glad to be back to NY and ready to start some great Christmas project – need a few great ideas and cannot wait for your new season to start and hopefully using some of your great give aways. You have the greatest sponsors and was happy to use some of them. How wonderful they are to give you give aways to their customers. Thank you for your wonderful sites and blog.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    #364

    This summer we went tent camping for the first time! We had a beautiful weather and a beautiful time in NH!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    #365

    I LOVE your bloom flower tutorials. I’ve been making my little girl so many bows it’s not even funny!! I look forward to many more fun cute projects from the two of you!

  • Laura Turick
    August 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    #366

    This summer I made your fabulous layer cake pin cushion as a gift for my friends birthday. She’s a quilter, so I hid a pull down elastic wrist strap in the top smaller layer of the cake/cushion. I did it by cutting a hole in the center of the sheet magnet used to attach the top to the bottom layer. I also made the center piece of felt in the top layer slightly narrower, so that when I lined up and wrapped all of the layers of felt, a small recess was formed to hide the elastic strap.

    Now she can pull the strap out and wear it as a wrist pin cushion when she needs to have many pins close-at-hand, or she can tuck the strap back in and put the two layers back together for a tabletop pin cushion. She loved it and I loved making it! Thanks for the great idea! I just got a new Singer Curvy machine. I’m so excited and can’t wait to start on my next project!

  • Lynn
    August 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    #367

    I made the hooded bathtowels and embroidered designs and names on the back of them with my embroidery sewing machine. They are so cute…thank you for sharing how to make them. I’ve loved all the cute things you have shown so far….can’t wait for the new stuff to start!

  • sherr
    August 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    #368

    I have made 2 afghans, inspired by the book ” beyond the square” and i would love to win the shopping spree.

  • Garlynda
    August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    #369

    You gals are so talented, always fun seeing what you are up to next.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    #370

    This summer I was on the hunt for a cute backpack for my preschooler. Of course I wanted to make one, but couldn’t find the perfect pattern. After seeing some cute ones that weren’t just perfect I made my own pattern. My daughter started her first day of K3 with a pastel Toadstool Backpack. Since the first one I’ve sold one and have two more almost complete that will be sold.

    My other tackles this summer were ribbon socks, tumble tile coasters, Elmo hair clips, and a framed fabric hand turkey. I’m currently working on a Stripwork Ribbon Top by Dainty Designs. My daughter would have been wearing it to school today if I hadn’t decided to embellish the top. I couldn’t get a small part of the tear away stabilizer off the top so I used a seam ripper in the tiny area and… sent it through the fabric! Ack!!! Thankfully I hadn’t sewn the ribbons on yet so other then loosing all the embellishment I already did, I only lost one little piece of fabric.

  • D Pinyan
    August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    #371

    Love your new workspace. Yard and garden work takes most of my summer but am anxious to settle into my sewing/craft room for a long peacefull fall and winter.

  • Sue F
    August 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    #372

    Looking forward to a new season and a lot of great ideas! I have started to scrapbook for the first time this summer and just love it.

  • Cindi H.
    August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    #373

    Went to a family reunion…and made a quilt!

  • Robin
    August 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    #374

    I did a lot of what I call utility sewing: hemming, refitting, broken zippers, etc. Doesn’t sound like fun but it sure feels good to have it done! Now on to more fun things.

  • Marilyn
    August 31, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    #375

    I can hardly wait for Kris and Kim to start up the weekly DIY Dish again. Your enthusiasm is very catchy. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    #376

    I have had a very busy summer and have done a few projects here and there but now must get focused. I have several small quilts to get made before christmas, already have all of the fabric. I will have to work a little Fall cleanup of the yard in somewhere. I want to try your fabric flower tutorials.

  • Sandy L
    August 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    #377

    I grew salad veggies for the first time! I also grew upside down tomatoes – that are the best ever! I joined a new CT for digital scrapbooking. And I found you!

  • Carol
    August 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    #378

    I’m ready for a new season. Love the inspiration! I am currently making the most adorable pillowcases for a friend’s beach house. I saw this Oh, so cute fabric called Beach Babies. It is sort of a multi border print. Loved it but couldn’t think what to do with it! Then I had my light bulb moment! Cut the “border prints” for the hems on pillow cases……cuuuuute!!!! Looking forward to the new season, enjoy your spunkiness!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    #379

    I love you’re quick and easy ideas. I’ve got too many hobbies already, but
    it’s fun to revisit one for a quick project. Thanks!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    #380

    This summer I have made several personalized quilts for some of the young adults I know who have gotten married. It is fun to make something for the young married people I know. Especially the ones whom I have known since they were little children! I love all of the ideas and helps I have gotten from DIY Dish. I made several of the felt pin cushions. They were fun and easy. Thanks DIY Dish!

  • Lily
    August 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    #381

    Summer has gone by fast and my kids are back to school. How wonderful to start some new projects. Miss seeing DIY DISH, hoping to see more new projects.

  • Edie
    August 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    #382

    I have made tons of twirl skirts and appliqued shirts to match. I am in a sewing group that meets once a month and last night we made some fabulous fabric flower brooches.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    #383

    I sold my first homemade items, some bibs and I made a quilt. I also inherited a BUNCH of sewing and craft stuff and I am in the process of sorting and organizing. I am looking forward to the new season.

  • Jen Ross
    August 31, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    #384

    So excited for more DIY Dish!

  • Genia
    August 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    #385

    My 3 granddaughters visited for a week and we had ” sew” much fun making dresses(for them and for charity), tops(with cute pattern from ycmt.com), make-up bags and doll clothes! I also made boxer shorts for my grandson. WHEW!!! Love your project ideas and can’t wait for new inspiration!!!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    #386

    I have been up to my eyeballs in tulle, making lots and lots of tutus for my first summer markets! Now that I am through with those, I have been working on some dresses and screen printing. So much fun to be had…if we could just acquire a few more hours in the day!!! ;)

  • Jody
    August 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    #387

    Thanks so much for sharing your easy and quick ideas. My favorite, so far is the segment on quilt binding……what a time saver this has been for me! Thanks for sharing your ideas and your joy in ‘doing it yourself!’

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    #388

    I have tried to be lazy this summer! I sure have missed DIY dish! Looking forward to the next episode!

  • Geina
    August 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    #389

    I love DIY!!!!!!!!! I have used several of your ideas for projects at home. I love ycmt.com and fabics.com. Thanks for all the ideas. Keep them coming!!

  • Sharon Goodrich
    August 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    #390

    My great granddaughter loves the filled tutu I made for her 2nd birthday – she’s 3 1/2 now and still wearing and loving it. Anxious to make another and be a little creative with the design.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    #391

    I have been sewing like crazy for the past 2 weeks in an effort to restock my Etsy shop…I’m almost there! :)
    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

  • Loral
    August 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    #392

    Can’t wait to “see” you both again! Hope you had a awesome summer. :)

  • Tiffany
    August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    #393

    I’m looking forward to a new routine… classes for me and school for the kids! I’ve been trying the “blogging thing” lately and am enjoying it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Debbie Erwin
    August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    #394

    I love your Grandma Camp ideas, my grandchild loved the projects!

  • robin sellers
    August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    #395

    can’t wait for the new season! would love, love, love to win a shopping spree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! am trying to start christmas projects and also make things for my first grandbaby on the way, woohoo! a girl…finally. thanks so much.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    #396

    I’m working on making swaddle blankets for my business (www.elislids.com) and burb cloths for my 2 month old baby! I got rid of most of them after my last baby and our new lil’ guy spits up a lot!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :) I hope to win!!

  • Lynell
    August 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    #397

    It’s been a crazy summer can’t wait to do something fun. Looking forward to New Season

  • Emily Robinson
    August 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    #398

    I am just learning how to sew–my husband gave me a sewing machine for my birthday. My first project has been making crib bedding for my baby. I am almost done—just trying to learn how to put a binding on the quilt!

  • Gail
    August 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    #399

    Love your new site! Your ideas are so cute!

  • Alicia Marzette
    August 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    #400

    I love everything about your websites, I think I need to go to rehab for crafting…..or maybe crafting is my therapy! Yes! that’swhat i’m going to call it.

  • Mindy
    August 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    #401

    I love your site! Thanks for making it possible for me to be creative

  • Joyce
    August 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    #402

    Over the summer i found out i was to be a Granny again so i am now busy with making bibs i think you call them onecies (vest) in the U.S.A and i am wanting to make a baby quilt so hurry back i need a distraction (hold on your never a distraction i end up wanting to make more things lol) and i have also missed both your smiling faces.

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    #403

    HI I have two grandsons coming one in Nov and one in Jan so I am working on baby blankets.I your projects they are easy Thank you.

  • Connie T
    August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    #404

    Can’t wait till the new season….Pick Me ….Randomness….PLEASE pick me!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    #405

    This summer I spent some quality time with my family in Dallas Texas! We had a blast!!! I love your site!!! You have fabulous ideas that really get me inspired to CREATE!!! Thank you!!!

  • Jenny Nohar
    August 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    #406

    I’m making several of the fun pictures on canvas and decorating as gifts for Christmas! Great idea! :P

  • Melanie
    August 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    #407

    Now that the kids are back in school, I am looking forward to starting some new projects with lots of new inspiration from DIY Dish and YCMT!!

  • Taiwo O.
    August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    #408

    I made my first garment from a pattern and tons of fabric flowers for use as brooches and hair pins. I’m especially proud of the skirt and wore it to a graduation ceremony. I’m also in the process of completing another skirt and a dress. My deadline to complete them is this weekend..I’ll keep my fingers crossed. :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    #409

    I have been working on making prints of my art! Exciting now that they are almost finished!! :)

  • Chrissy
    August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    #410

    I made some cute and flirty halter dresses from men’s button down shirts my brother didn’t want. I look at everything as a blank canvas now. :D

  • Cindy Mueller
    August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    #411

    I made covers for outhouses. My girlfriends daughter was having an outdoor wedding and was renting outhouses for the wedding. I used light blue for the men’s and light green for the women’s. The material was upholstery weight. The doors had fitted coverings with openings for the handles. I also embroidered pictures for the inside of the doors.

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    #412

    I love to sew, the problem is finding the time! I am a foster parent to infants, so I do make a lot of baby related items to have for them, like bibs and diaper burp clothes. I’m going to make our little baby boy we have currently some pants when it gets cooler.

  • Hawley
    August 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    #413

    So excited to start a new season with DIY. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the holidays. You always have such great and easy ideas.

  • becky
    August 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    #414

    Thx for the inspiration! I’m a crafty gal, but am a super busy working mom. I often need inspiration and you gals do it. Cute stuff, keep it up!

  • Tammy
    August 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    #415

    What fun! I look forward to the episodes coming up.

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    #416

    i just love you guys i have bought several of your patterns and my friends say where did you find that pattern and i all ways say at your web site [you can make it .com ] they cant see not kowning about youguys sooner but now they do thanks a bunch, love you guys.

  • Leigh Ann Steele
    August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    #417

    I had high hopes of getting a lot of projects done this summer, but that didnt really happen since I have a newborn and a 2.5 yr old. Hoping now that the 2.5 yr old is in preschool that I can start accomplishing some of those projects! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Brooke Granger
    August 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    #418

    At 35 years old I am back in school so I am not sewing as much as I would like to be but I just did a project for a house warming party. My friend just purchased a house and she loves pickles and has decided to do her kitchen in them. Pickle themed items are hard to find so after finding ONE fabric with pickle slices on it I sewed her a hot pad and curtains for her kitchen. She was thrilled!

  • gayven
    August 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    #419

    I bought lots of fabric this summer and I am ready to SEW. I love love love the new studio and look forward to the fall episodes. Thanks girls for all your hard work. You are the BEST11111

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    #420

    I have had a busy summer. I recently set up a new sewing studio and have taken up quilting in a big way! I am making a quilt for my couch and quilted pillow covers to match and it has turned into a huge quilting project! I down to doing the actualy quilting at this point. Hoping to be finished in the next 2 weeks or so. I have 3 sisters scattered around the county and we all got together this summer in my brand new studio and sewed up a storm! We dubbed it TBASSS which stands for The Broke Ass Sisters Sewing Soiree`. We have all suffered either a broken bone on medical set back in the last year or so and we had a wonderful time sewing, laughing, and having a ball! There are photos of my studio on my blog and a few preliminary photos of the new project.

  • Charlene
    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    #421

    Shhh…don’t tell! I’m secretly so looking forward to school starting!!! This will be one year I won’t be crying when I send my little darling off to school :)

  • Becki Cullipher
    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    #422

    I spent the summer moving my dad, cleaning out his house and putting it on the market. We close the sale tomorrow!!!
    Right now I am making a fleece scarf cover with lace scraps! Very vintage looking. Even some lace from my wedding dress! :)
    Can’t wait to see the shows.

    Becki

  • Linda J
    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    #423

    I hid from the heat in the bsement most of the summer but I did go on a bus trip to do the Minnesota Quilt Shop Hop. It was a blast! Went with my sister and visited 1 shops in 2 days got some very cool ideas and are now working on them.

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    #424

    I CANNOT wait for the new season to start!!

  • CatlynnSews
    August 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    #425

    Sewing, Sewing, Sewing – all summer. A group I belong to made pillowcases for the “One Million Pillowcase” challenge – we each committed to make 12. Another interesting project – I had lots of left over quilt blocks ( some not sew perfect) and we put them together and made two blankets for our local “Project Warmth”. I am ready for the new season.

  • Tina
    August 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    #426

    Hoping to get back to projects now that I have schedule again. Summer is just tooo little schedule and tooo much to do.

  • Candace Graves
    August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    #427

    I love the DVD. I purchased it and I have used several of the crafts with our 4-H kids to make for items for the exhibit building. We have had a great craft filled summer. Can’t wait for the new season.

  • Kelly Sas
    August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    #428

    I am so excited for a new season of DIY! I love everything about DIY. You both do such an awesome job of teaching and think of the most amazing projects that even I can do! My summer was filled with fun times with family and friends. Made a quilt, paper crafting, and altered some items. I also helped get an estate together for a sale, but got wonderful vintage fabric, laces, trims, buttons etc for helping! Thanks for doing such a great job!

  • Dee
    August 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    #429

    Can’t wait for your new season!! Have been doing LOTS of sewing for new church – banners, linens etc. Ready to get going on Christmas now. So glad you’re growing your business. We love it.

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    #430

    Great giveaway. We didn’t do much this year aside from home renovations. I am planning sewing up a laptop bag as soon as the kids head back to school and I have some more free time.

  • Misty
    August 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    #431

    Not much sewing or crafting happened this summer, but we managed 2 trips to SeaWorld San Antonio with the family. Looking forward to getting back to sewing and the DIY Dish this fall!

  • raizel
    August 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    #432

    Just followed a simple pattern and made the cutest fabric baby shoes!

  • Dollie Buss
    August 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    #433

    Looking forward to another season with the “Dish”. Spent the summer trying to clear out clutter. Looking forward to Grandkids this weekend and having alittle Grandma Camp. A prize would go along way toward making a great fall. Thank you girls.

  • Connie
    August 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    #434

    I am really looking forward to the new season.

  • Mary W Adams
    August 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    #435

    I hope I win! thanks!

    maryadams@gmai.com

  • Shelia White
    August 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    #436

    LOVE all of you projects! Looking forward to more in the fall

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    #437

    I love your site and all the crafty goodness you share!!! Pick me Pick me!!!LOL!!!

  • kathy
    August 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    #438

    Girls, I’m ready for a new season! I’ve missed you over the summer.

  • Harriet
    August 31, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    #439

    This summer I made my 3 year old granddaughter some skirts and, using DIYDISH as a jumping off point, made flowers that matched each skirt, included a buttonhole in each flower, then sewed a button onto the store purchased T-shirt. Now the 3 skirts/flowers mix and match with 2 different shirts!

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    #440

    I have been making all kinds of flowers this summer! Flowers for pillows in my living room, flowers for clips…even flowers with magnets on them for my new memory board! I’m loving all the different types of flowers made from different materials!! Thanks DIY Dish!

  • Maria
    August 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    #441

    Wow! Hope I win!

  • Greta K
    August 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    #442

    So glad you are coming back!! can’t wait to see your new ideas!!

  • Brandy Nettles
    August 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    #443

    WOW! This is awesome. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for season 2! Thanks :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    #444

    Your site is an inspiration!

  • Judy
    August 31, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    #445

    Very glad you are returning to us again soon. Totally enjoy your show and I hope both your families had a wonderful summer.

  • Elena
    August 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    #446

    Have been working all summer on dresses and skirts for girls! Can’t wait for 9/13 and I’m looking forward to lots of color!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    #447

    I worked in the garden. Worked on renovating the house, Canned peaches and made peach jelly. It’s been one busy summer. Fall crafting here I come.

  • lynn
    August 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    #448

    This summer I did what I should of done last winter! Cleaned and organized every nook and cranny. At the same time…..taking an inventory of what I had, needed, or should give away. I am almost finished. The kids start school next week. Phew! I am SO happy it’s done. It feels good. More efficient of the supplies I have.

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  • Lois
    August 31, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    #449

    Too hot outside, so I’m starting to sew my new winter outfits.

  • jacqui
    August 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    #450

    Thanks for sharing the goodies!! SOOOOO looking forward to the next season!! And so are my girls: 6 and 7 =)
    —Jacqui

  • Kathy Young
    August 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    #451

    I got very interested in Lazygirl design purses. I made several Wonder Wallets and gave them to friends. They loved them! I also made sever Runaround bags, and had a fantastic time embellishing them. I had family and friends asking for them when they saw them. Then I tried the new bag, Margo. It was so much fun, because you can use about 4 or 5 fabrics from a collection. I added handmade beaded zipper pulls, bead embellishments on the front, and color coordinated topstitching. I have none left for me, so I have to get busy and make more. The temperatures were in the high 90′s and low 100′s most of the summer, so this was a great way to spend my spare time, and soooooo rewarding.

  • Chiara Aldridge
    August 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    #452

    I have been sewing some skirts, shirts into dresses, and some vampire costumes. I have also been adding ruffles and appliques to onesies.

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    #453

    I cant wait for season 2!!!!!!!!!

  • Mimi Disher
    August 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    #454

    I was working a temporary job during the summer. Now I’m ready to start a new project and can’t wait to see what neat things you have in store for us to make!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    #455

    Missed all of your great projects and can’t wait to see what you have instore for us this season!!! I’m ready to be inspired!!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    #456

    Now that school is back in session, I am reclaiming my craft room! My first project will be the cake pin cushions! LOVE THEM!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    #457

    looking forward to learning to do free motion quilting well. involved in a quilt along and very excited about it. have a darling quilt all pinned waiting to be quilted on my machine this way

  • Debra W
    August 31, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    #458

    I WANNA WIN! HA! :)

  • Linda Stokes
    August 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    #459

    I took my Mom (85) and my aunt (70) on a 3 week road trip to visit family and friends.

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    #460

    I worked on making jewelry all summer. I am looking forward to learning how to draw and paint.

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    #461

    I just love your shows, they give such fun ideas!!! I was able to meet the both of you at the Women’s Expo in Utah! I received your handout…a little pin-cousin, it was a blast to make! Thanks for all the cute projects!!!

  • Ana P
    August 31, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    #462

    I learned to put zippers this summer, so I became an adicted to little purses. I became a japanese fabric fan too. Love it!! I can’t wait for your new episodes!!

  • camie deHollan
    August 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    #463

    Recently found your DIY site. I made the several hood towels and plastic garland. Directions were easy to follow. Looking forward to the new season.

  • Nina
    August 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    #464

    I love your videos..Thank you so much for the inspirations..

  • Linda Kish
    August 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    #465

    My mom passed away on the first official day of summer. I spent my summer cleaning out her house, moving my sister in and settling her estate. Finally, I am almost done…yay. I know it sounds bad but that is what I did.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    #466

    what HAVEN’T i made this summer. ha!! a little bit of everything: pillowcase dresses, custom t-shirts, carseat covers, diaper and wipes cases, stroller tags, baby blankets, lovies, and recreated an old favorite for a new friend!

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    #467

    hi There I made 2 18 inch throw pillows with a black flange to match my new Bargello Quilt which i finished in June, i made myself a new lined clothes pin bag which I put a floral design on. I spray painted to basket gold along with pine cones to make my Grandaughter a Christmas basket with mini lights ,she just loves them. I also put designs on some hand towels with designs for her . She belongs to q swim club so i put her name on her Tshirts ,hodded sweatshirt and her sweat pants she was thrilled. I made my grandson a scrappy flannel quilt . sheila mcintyre

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    #468

    I’d like to make tshirts for my first grader and her class!

  • Janet Pierce
    August 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    #469

    I am so excited and looking forward to your new season and lots of exciting new projects. I haven’t been able to get as much sewing and crafting done as I had hoped this summer, but I am looking forward to this fall. Thanks for the giveaways and good luck everyone.

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    #470

    I am looking forward to what you two will come up with next. I really enjoy your reparte,and your creative ideas.

  • August 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    #471

    It’s back to school time, and for the first time in 9 years, I find myself with large chunks of time *alone*, and a new craft room where I can leave my sewing machine out all the time (instead of using the dining room table). I look forward to finishing up a couple of quilts, doing projects for my girls’ and maybe even sewing some clothes…

  • Vickie
    August 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    #472

    Summer has come and almost gone way to fast! My vegetable garden is going crazy so I am busy canning dill pickles, mustard pickles and now tomorrow will do salsa. I have lots of novelty jellies I want to make. So glad to welcome you back for your second season and I will be right there with you! It was so much fun last year! Will be watching my e-mail for your posts!

  • CarrieMJ
    August 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    #473

    What I am looking forward to doing this fall is a quilt for my daughter.
    flowerpower0097 at live dot com

  • Kim Evans
    August 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    #474

    Hey love your new studio! Loooks great. Kim

  • Edwyna Wackrow
    August 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    #475

    I have spent the summer with my grandchildren, We have made lots of little things for children. Now I want to start making Christmas gifts. I am thinking a making a polka dot lapthrow for my 96 year old Aunt, Her name is Dot so I thought a Dot quilt would be a cut idea. I am also making dog collars and leashes for some of my cousins dogs. We give each other something small each year. Love your show and can’t wait to get back to regular showings. Thanks a lot for you great ideas. Edwyna

  • Denise
    August 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    #476

    I’m working on a quilt. Can’t wait for your new season!

  • Traci Major
    August 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    #477

    I had fun stamping cards…a big hobby of mine, and loved the flower tutorials for using with paper also! I want to learn to sew basic fun home decor items…or not even sew, just using glue and fabric would make me happy. At this stage, it would have to be simple but classy!

  • Claudia DiNardo
    August 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    #478

    I did some catching up and finished a few projects that were in the wings. WOW, I was just amazed at all the FREE pattens, embroidery designs, and ideas available at your site. I need three lifetimes to do all the projects and sewing on my list.

  • Niecia R
    August 31, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    #479

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. It sure makes my life easier knowing I can get tons of great ideas from one site. ;)

  • Lena
    August 31, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    #480

    This summer, I spent with my 3 kids and husband, trying to relax and get my mind off work. I made some note books with my BIA and made a few cards. I also did some sewing (tee reconstruction) and a few resin necklaces :-)
    This fall I hope to sew some more… Maybe you’ll have a few projects on here!
    Have a great day.
    Lena from Sweden

  • Tammy
    August 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    #481

    I have been busy stitching this summer….so many fun designs out there :-) My kids and I are getting ready to make some homeless gift baskets for the Holidays this year. It will be a great way for my family to give back :-)

  • Catherine B
    August 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    #482

    I have been working on painting used furniture. I get an old piece, sand it down, paint it, the do some detail work, varnish it, and then sell it. It has been great weather to get outside and do my crafts.

  • Pat
    August 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    #483

    sounds like fun!

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    #484

    I have been canning this summer…lots of it too! :) We also started homeschooling for this year. August has been busy and I am looking forward to the fall!!! :)

  • Elliot Marie
    August 31, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    #485

    I just finished sewing 80 aprons!!!

  • Kim H.
    August 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    #486

    This summer has been super duper busy! Kinda glad to be able to get some sewing done now with the kids back in school! My project right now is a new party dress for my daughter to wear to a baby shower I am hosting in two weeks…she had to have a “homemade one…not store bought mom!”…this from my 11 year old…gotta love she is staying young and still likes the clothes I make her!

  • Sirena D
    August 31, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    #487

    I have missed you guys, Can’t wait for the new season to start…. This summer my husband and I worked on turning the other half of our laundry room into a sweet little craft room for me! I’m just putting the finishing touches on it now, And I can’t wait to start creating in my own space !! I think my first project will be School clothes for my little girl, who will be starting kindergarten this fall!!
    Can’t wait to see you guys again, thanks for everything,
    Sincerely,
    Sirena :)

  • Sue D
    August 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    #488

    This summer I’ve been working on baby gifts (bibs, sampler, quilt)as two new grandbabies are due this year-one has already been born and the other is due any day now.

  • Rebecca Pinquoch
    August 31, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    #489

    This summer I made an insulated lunch bag for my son and ribbon embellished a set of towels. I’m looking forward to getting back to sewing this winter and fall!

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    #490

    We traveled 9000 miles to Alaska and back to Northern California. I managed to knit 50 hats to sell at local craft fairs and other places. Now back to sewing.

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    #491

    i have had an absolute ball making paper, ribbon and fabric flowers and rosettes!…it is an addition to my already long list of “addictions”!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    #492

    I always have a “hunger” for new ideas and projects.I have 12 g’kiddos that keep me inspired!

  • Barbara Godfrey
    August 31, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    #493

    I made my daughter”s wedding dress, my grand daughter”s flower girl dress and my own MOB dress! Whew!

  • Jean
    August 31, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    #494

    I have been working on a very colorful quilt for my son with log cabin patches, flying geese, bear paws and mountains. I have been working in sections getting each kind sewn together. I will assemble and quilt after all the sections are sewn. I will do a quilt as you go type of quilting so that I do not have to struggle with a large quilt at the machine at one time. I love it when the item is finished. There is a quote: To quilt is human; to finish divine”.

  • Gail Beam
    August 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    #495

    I embroidered some zippered sweatshirts, towels, and shirts for my grandchildren. I am looking forward to your new projects and ideas.
    Gail

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    #496

    My daughters and I are crafting a camping set for their dolls.

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    #497

    Looking forward to fall for quilting and knitting!

  • August 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    #498

    That would be an amazing win! I have my fingers crossed :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    #499

    lots of sewing for my girlies- pillowcases for craft hope, building beds based on plans from knock-offwood.com, downloading ebooks from youcanmakethis.com, buying ribbon from the ribbon retreat, and fabric from fabric.com. I think I have done a little of everything this summer except vacation :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    #500

    I made a table runner, a new camera strap, and some pillowcases over the Summer. For the Fall I’m working on new pillowcovers and curtains…and maybe some stuffed fabric pumpkins, because those are SO cute. :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    #501

    Thanks ladies! You inspired me to dig out all of my half-finished projects, sort ‘em out, make lists and set dates to have everything DONE or tossed/donated by the end of the year so that I can start fresh in January. Congrats on a 2nd season!

  • Trish
    August 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    #502

    I love DIY Dish!

  • Kelie
    August 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    #503

    I am currently working on our wards ‘christmas in september’ we have taken on 15 projects!!!! Maybe a bit too much, but they’re all darling crafts (thanks to your ideas)

  • Rachel
    August 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    #504

    We had a very fun, busy summer doing all the things summertime allows! As far as crafting goes, We did it all this summer. Lots of crocheting, sewing, jewelry making and wood crafting to name a few. Now we are just enjoying some cooler weather waiting for our lives to slow down (cause it hasn’t yet :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    #505

    It’s been a really crazy summer! I look foward to it calming down now that school has started and I’m down from 4 to 2 kids at home. Hopefully I will find the time to start sewing again. I can’t wait to see what you girls have cooked up for the new season. This is a great giveaway!

  • Lauri
    August 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    #506

    I bought a pleater and I am looking forward to learning how to smock.

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    #507

    Great giveaway and keep up the great work!

  • Elaine McD
    August 31, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    #508

    I’ve been working on aprons, a pin-up rag quilt (for my hubby), a book-bag (for my best friend’s daughter) and a tattooed sleeve jean jacket for my mom. It’s been way too hot to go outdoors for any length of time so I’ve been stitching my fingers to the bone….lol

  • Elaine McD
    August 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    #509

    I’ve been working on aprons, a pin-up rag quilt (for my hubby), a book-bag (for my best friend’s daughter) and a tattooed sleeve jean jacket for my mom. It’s been way too hot to go outdoors for any length of time so I’ve been stitching my fingers to the bone….lol

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    #510

    Now that summer is almost over, homeschooling starts and the rush to get all the Christmas presents made!

  • Cathy Aquilina
    August 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    #511

    I got my daughter married (and we used your cake pincushions for shower gifts, they were too cute!), went to see my new granddaughter, went to the Big Apple, made some purses (and have more to make) and also sewed a ton of fabric books for my grandson. It has been a busy summer, too hot though, but we have survived. Can’t wait for your show to be back!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    #512

    Summer went by too fast but looking forward to cooler temps! :)

  • Susan Muir
    August 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    #513

    I made an a-line skirt for my daughter, embroidered several shirts with school logo for a friend and am starting a dress for another daughter and then will start Halloween costumes for my 3 youngest girls.

  • Tami Sprague
    August 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    #514

    I love your site, SO many projects TOO little time! My creativity was in need of a jumpstart and your site did it. Thank You!

  • Cindi
    August 31, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    #515

    I am really looking forward to your new DIY Dish Season! I am learning to work with metal
    embellishments for my cards and collages…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • kelli
    August 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    #516

    Well, this summer I finally got my garment sewing mojo back on and made clothes for my daughter and myself. I also got a quilt made and a bunch of scrapbook pages done. My machine is in the shop now, but when it comes home I’m planning on finishing up some birthday present cheerleader barrettes, a couple of Halloween costumes and a quilt or two…and then start on Christmas presents!

  • Nancy
    August 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    #517

    I’m a soon-to-be first time grandma. I love your site, videos, and projects. It’s fun to visit and I love the youthful vibe!

  • Deborah
    August 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    #518

    I worked with older adults with Alzaheimer’s and Dementia teaching them how to make beaded bracelets and we sold them for $$ to raise money for the Alzheimer’s walk

  • Cary
    August 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    #519

    I’m working on what my guild called the grocery bag quilt for charity. we wre give a grocery bags with scrap fabrics and had to come up with a baby quilt for charity. It’s been a really fun project and to see what others came up from their bags!!

  • Debbie T
    August 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    #520

    I spent the summer reorganizing my craft room…. a def chore but well worth it !!

  • katie b
    August 31, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    #521

    I’m currently working on a castle playhouse made out of felt.

  • Cecilia Young
    August 31, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    #522

    I made a quilt for my new granddaughter, Bailey Elizabeth. I also made the bumper pads, crib sheets and a dust ruffle for the crib. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    #523

    This has been a super hot summer in Texas — so I have been practicing my stay cool strategy! :) I spent some time learning about how to make paper flowers.

    What a cool giveaway! Thx! :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    #524

    I have been making sock creatures. I’m on my 26th of the goal of 30. I’ve also been making zippered pouches, cloth bags, and linen napkins. Love the videos!

  • Bernice Madsen
    August 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    #525

    After my husband finished his board exams, we went to the beach!! Loved it!

  • Lori
    August 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    #526

    I didn’t accomplish a lot of sewing this summer although I did make a reversible apron (with fabric purchased from fabric.com) as a birthday gift for a dear friend. I AM quite proud to say that I finally made time to organize fabrics, trims and patterns. Now I’m ready for more inspiration from the DIY DISH mavens!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    #527

    I am totally pumped about DIY Dish bringing on the crafting goodness. Summer had been full of fun, a few painting projects, BBQ’s and sun, sun and more sun. I love everything that you all share on the DIY Dish. I have learned so many great tips, tricks and new creative ideas. Can’t wait to see you both with your beautiful smiles!

  • Laurie S.
    August 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    #528

    I have been playing with Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks – misting them on to watercolor paper, rubbing them onto paper, etc. Love his masks, too! I’ve also been sewing some cute summer dresses.

  • Maggie
    August 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    #529

    I have missed you guys! I have spent the long wet winter here in NZ making your fabulous pincushions as well as wee felt dolls- all handmade and just lovely!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    #530

    Can’t wait to be inspired again this season!

  • Line
    August 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    #531

    I had so many sewing plans for the summer… A skirt (for Little Ol’ Me), 2 extra doorstops, pillow covers for our sofa, extra pillows for our bedroom, a handbag. And I made… nothing! everything is started but nothing is finished!
    Now you can understand how much I need a shopping spree!
    Thanks a million for the chance (a dream for those of us living outside the US)
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    #532

    It has been winter here is Australia. I have spent most of it sewing things for my sons kindy fete. But that is over now so I can do something for me!

  • Janet
    August 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    #533

    I’m looking forward to seeing you girls in the new season! You remind me of myself when I was younger (much younger). I’ve always loved all kinds of crafts and needlework and could never abide sitting and watching TV. I’ve made several wedding gowns and hand beaded them. I always had a needle or a bottle of glue in my hands. I can’t wait for the season to start. You are both so creative!

  • Liz
    August 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    #534

    In the beginning of the summer I was inspired by your ideas and I made lots of hooded towels for the beach for my family. Most recently I completed a t-shirt for my nephew’s “Garbage” theme birthday party using a great applique from SWAK. I am looking forward to more inspiration in the new season.

  • Mindy Gwinn
    August 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    #535

    Although I have not been making any of the things that I soooo badly want to make (lack of time) I really enjoy looking at the website and making a list of things that I want to do.

  • Teri Huckeba
    August 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    #536

    I have so enjoyed your web site. And am looking forward to the new year. I would love to win. Thanks so much.

  • Ricki Duke
    August 31, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    #537

    Wow I can’t believe all the comments. Your guys have really gotten popular! I can’t wait for the new season to start. I caught all the episodes on the first season and now ready for some new ideas.

  • Shannon H
    August 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    #538

    This summer was WAY too hot so we spent most of it inside. But we did squeeze in a beach trip that was a blast!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    #539

    I just finished 3 baby dresses, baby burp cloths and sock monkey for my sister’s baby shower. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next.

  • Marion Collins
    August 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    #540

    I am looking forward to Autumn. It is my favorite season. I hope to get back to my knitting. The summer heat makes knitting too uncomfortable. The wool sticks to my sweaty hands. Thanks for this great contest.
    Marion

  • Lindsey
    August 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    #541

    I have spent the last 2 weeks remodeling a bedroom in our basement that had a little flooding issue. Hopefully I’ll get that finished up in the next week or two. Then it will be on to painting and decorating our master bedroom. I love crossing things off of my “To Do” list!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    #542

    I have been working on making some pocket prayer books to give away to family and friends as a small keepsake to remember me by. I have posted a tutorial on my blog page. They are quick and easy to make and fits nicely into a regular envelope for mailing.

    Also, had a great vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. I posted pictures on my blog. I can’t wait to go back and see the new boardwalk.

  • Angela
    August 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    #543

    I am *so* looking forward to actually sewing some projects I’ve been collecting this year since taking a sewing machine class 6 months ago. A dog bed and a metal hinged purse are on my to-do list first!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    #544

    Hoping to get some of my UFOs done this winter as I had a busy summer looking after my grandson and working. Love your show, great ideas and more ufos from it.

  • Susan Benjamin
    August 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    #545

    I am always looking for new and exciting ideas. You seem to have lots. Keep up the great job.

  • Carol
    August 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    #546

    I’ve been sewing for my three grandchildren this summer. I made them hooded bath towels from your episode 9 and they loved them at the pool. I even put their names on them so they wouldn’t get mixed up. I can’t wait to see what clever things ya’ll will be making in the upcoming season. Keep up the good work!!

  • Sarah C
    August 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    #547

    Been busy working, knitting, shopping online for crafty goodness, and getting ready to break-in my new Cricut when my work season ends this fall! Thanks for the inspiration through-out the year!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    #548

    Can’t wait until your next season starts. All your ideas are great and very useful!

  • Karoline
    August 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    #549

    I love summer! Lots of baseball games, swimming and gardening!! I managed to fit in some fun sewing/embroidery projects from my kids, grandkids and neighbor kids. I would LOVE to win one of your shopping sprees! Keep up the good work!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    #550

    I’m working on a new project using my Cricut Expression – personalized laminated placemats. I’ll also be using my Cricut to cut letters for t-shirt designs. I can’t wait! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Looking forward to hearing who won.

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    #551

    Love the DIY Dish! Look forward to another season.

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    #552

    I’ve been busy with my garden and yard work this summer during the week and visiting the beach on the weekends. Looking for to the next season between volleyball games!

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    #553

    Can’t wait to see the new projects you gals are creating. My summer has been fun looking for material for blankies, burppads & diaper covers for a new grandchild due in March, 2011. Don’t even know the sex, yet, but there are so many flannels, fleeces & cottons available!

  • Jeanne Urquhart
    August 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    #554

    Can’t wait for the new season to begin. I’ve missed you ladies and all your very clever ideas. Thanks for all the inspiration and for boosting my confidence to try things I would not have tried before. I’m not quite ready to share photos of my end products, but rest assured I have tried some of your projects and shared your site with others.

  • Susan Gruber
    August 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    #555

    I’ve discovered Fabric.com as well…OMG. I just finished a crib blanket and was just notified of going to be a Great Aunt again…my 6th… Looking forward to doing a circus theme crib blanket.

  • Demitra Wiper
    August 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    #556

    WOW!! A chance to shop for free. I have the most fun shopping for craft supplies. Please pick me.

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    #557

    Episode #6 has me anxious to seek out some old wool sweaters to experiment with!! I will be at the thrift stores soon in search of the wooly sweaters for purses, flowers, ect. You have some great ideas and wish I could spend more time doing projects ! Love your sight, thanks Paula

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    #558

    I didn’t do too much sewing this summer. Just normal stuff. However, I did finish growing a baby, and delivered a beautiful baby girl. That makes three girls and five boys for a total count of eight children. My next project is to learn how to crochet. I’d LOVE to shop for free. We have lots of people to sew and craft for!

  • Judith
    August 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    #559

    I”d love to shop for free and thank you in advance, should I win! I’ve recently gone unemployed, and while I’m job hunting, I also have more time for those crafts and sewing projects I’ve been meaning to get to! :)

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    #560

    Made some cute fabric flowers you showed us. Can’t can’t wait until the first episode!!!

  • Jill
    August 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    #561

    I am really looking forward to your next season and very sad not to see you over the summer!

  • Andria
    August 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    #562

    I’m finishing hand sewing the binding on a queen sized quilt I made.

  • Melissa Ballard
    August 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    #563

    My Mom recently gave me an old kitchen hanging. It was my Great Grandmothers. It is a row of 4 hooks with large utensils (spoons and forks) hanging from it. It is in a brass finish and doesn’t match my kitchen so I am painting it rubbed bronze. I can’t wait to see it finished!

  • August 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    #564

    Ididn’t do much sewing this summer – jsut enjoyed my son and the hot weather at the pool and the Lake. Ready for preschool to start so I can get some projects finished!!
    Would love to win ♥

  • Kristina
    August 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    #565

    I was so busy this summer that I didn’t have nearly as much time for crafting, sewing, knitting, etc. A bit bummed about that. I think even with homeschooling, I’ll have more time in the next month or two. I can’t wait to get restarted.

  • Lela
    August 31, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    #566

    Can’t wait to see what you have to show the rest us this next “season”!

  • Collette
    August 31, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    #567

    My twin sister and I have been making a lot of cute things this summer like headbands with fabric flowers, skirts for our girls, and right now I am working on a way cute peasant dress. Sisters are the BEST to do projects with!!!

  • joanna
    August 31, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    #568

    I can’t wair for your new season to begin

  • Karen Pelletier
    August 31, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    #569

    I worked on my quilts. Made one for my son-in-law and have two tops ready for quilting. I am off this week for a Ricky Tim’s Seminar. I am so excited and hoping to learn a lot.

  • Lisa Howell
    August 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    #570

    I bought a Cricut Expression and am having a blast with all of the new possibilities that have opoened up…been sewing childrens clothing for retail in a local shop (Pickles & Pixies is my “brand”) and just having fun in general! I thank God each day for granting me the ability to create!!

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    #571

    I like to watch your videos they are very helpful. I am a hands on person and they help with being able to replay.

  • Vickie Orlando
    August 31, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    #572

    So glad to hear you will be back soon…..I spent some of my summer making Small Cake and Cup Cake Pin Cushions. My next project is the large cake to be passed around our sewing group when there is a Birthday!
    I also made the paperplate and cup 3 tier Cake stand to display the small pincushion cupcakes and pin cushion petit fores….It was a great gift!!! Look forward to seeing you…..Vickie

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    #573

    I love to sew and embroider, and am familiar with most of the sites in the contest.

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    #574

    Can’t wait to see your new season.

  • Kim
    August 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    #575

    I worked in the garden this summer. My yard look beautiful

  • Connie Douty
    August 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    #576

    Keeping cool after battling breast cancer has been my goal. DIY Dish had given me plenty of projects and ideas and many folks will benefit from all of my efforts that your site encouraged me to finish this summer.
    I look forward to the new series, the fun, the ideas, the exciting projects you will offer. The Life’s A Picnic has been my favorite. It kept me focused on helping others by sewing, crafting, and all the fun things you teach me.

  • Melissa Brockett
    August 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    #577

    I completed my first jelly roll quilt along! and I got to go to Florida for a much needed vacation!!

  • Linda
    August 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    #578

    I’m enjoying making flowers from the Bloom series. Looking forward to your new season! Like the new studio look!

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    #579

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  • August 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    #580

    I have been busy trying some of your projects. I really like the 2 minute crafts. Can’t wait for season 2.

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    #581

    I’ve been upcycling all summer–all kinds of things!

  • Terisa Clawson
    August 31, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    #582

    Well, after breaking my knee cap (playing basketball), I found myself with some time on my hands. So, I made several dresses for my granddaughter’s American Girl. I made a baby quilt, burp pads and changing pad for a friend’s new baby. I made three car seat coverups for three other new mommies. And I started making cute hairbows for my 4 granddaughters.

  • lisa
    August 31, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    #583

    I’ve been painting old furniture around the house since they needed a new look. Love your site.

  • Sonya
    August 31, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    #584

    I can’t wait to see what the new season will bring. I always enjoy the projects.

  • Donna
    August 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    #585

    don’t have a web site- im a background viewer and simply love your site and all the other sites you two have. Can’t wait to see the new season- it’s kindof like waiting for your favorite T.V. show season to start

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    #586

    I had my daughter this summer and we did some crafting, I taught her how to sew pants and we made cards and tags. It was a fun summer with her. Then she had to go back to her father. :-( We also did some shopping. We spent a decent amount of time in Joanne’s looking at stamps, fabric and paper.
    She is a little mini me and I do miss her so much!

    Pookie

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    #587

    I’ve sewed almost everyday this summer, working on some clothing and quilts.

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    #588

    love your videos! looking forward to the next season!

  • Tammy Donnelly
    September 1, 2010 at 12:10 am
    #589

    I am so glad that you are almost back for season 2. Some of the crafts that you did for season 1 are going to be made into Christmas presents.

  • Nicki C K
    September 1, 2010 at 12:10 am
    #590

    I can’t believe that summer came and went in almost the blink of an eye! I’m ready for fall though. I love the fall. I did more traveling than usual this summer and didn’t have a whole lot of time for sewing or crafting. BUT…I did sew some school clothing for my little girl, who started 1st grade this year. AND..I sewed up a quilt for my cousin’s new baby boy. I love all of the ideas on the show though and I can’t wait to try lots more of them. Keep up the amazing work ladies. LOVE WHAT YOU DO!! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway..once again. :-)

  • Katherine Hawkes
    September 1, 2010 at 12:13 am
    #591

    I just love you two! You have the greatest projects and I feel like you’re just a couple of clever friends stopping by for a visit!!

  • Cass
    September 1, 2010 at 12:14 am
    #592

    SWAK embroidery invites so many compliments for my sewing, embroidery and applique creations. What a compliment when someone asks, “where’d you buy that adorable dress?” My granddaughter’s dress collection has really grown this summer! I LOVE your site,

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:18 am
    #593

    i have been very busy this summer doing backyard work and all. (although san diego hardly saw a summer this year-it was pretty cool). I spray painted my fireplace grill. easy peasy project. it was very old ..like from the 80′s and didnt go with the updated interior we did after buying the house. so wen to walmart, got a few cans of paint and after an hour-viola..new grills :)

  • Agnes
    September 1, 2010 at 12:18 am
    #594

    Had a great summer, spending time with the grandkids. Now I am ready for some me time. Can’t wait to see what the 2 of you, have been up to . Looking forward to the new season, bring it on.

  • Melva Sabbatini
    September 1, 2010 at 12:24 am
    #595

    Love this blog. I am a grandmother that so for the grandkids and make baby or childrens gifts when ordered. The summer has been horrible down here in the South and no rain since May. So I was indoors to sew. Make burp cloths, onies, quilts, nap rolls and what ever they asked for. Love it all!

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:29 am
    #596

    I love this blog, in fact I got my mom hooked, and she is making stuff for my kids from your blog. This summer I spent glued to my embroidery machine, trying to perfect my applique skills. Now I get excited when a t-shirt has a stained, because I look for a creative way to cover it with an applique that my children will be proud to wear.

  • Eileen Powell
    September 1, 2010 at 12:29 am
    #597

    What a great way to start a new season!

  • Bettyann
    September 1, 2010 at 12:30 am
    #598

    For me, the best part of summer being almost over is that my Amish friends will have more time to share their handquilting expertise with me. Sharing my quilting with women who have the most wonderful talent and stories to share always reminds me to take time to slow down and enjoy what I do. Getting ready for craft/quilt show season is always so hectic. When I head out to the Amish community to pick up quilts to take with me to shows, I know that my love of quilting has provided me with great friends!

  • Mona
    September 1, 2010 at 12:42 am
    #599

    I’ve been TRYING to organize and decorate my sewing room this summer. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for ideas. I can’t wait to get it finished. Would love to win shopping spree!!

  • Ng Lay Yen
    September 1, 2010 at 12:43 am
    #600

    I just dug out an old but still usuable piece of quilted blanket made by my dear aunt who passed away last year. In Singapore, the weather is kind of summer all year long, so the quilted blanket was made without the batting layer. It was used by my brother when he was young and now is passed to my elder daughter. I would love to learn quilting all over again so I was reading up on books and websites. Hope to make one Singapore style quilted blanket for my younger daughter soon. Thanks again for all the creative ideas.

  • Karyn
    September 1, 2010 at 1:01 am
    #601

    It’s just coming out of winter into Spring here in Australia. I have just returned from Kuala Lumpur with 55metres of gorgeous Japanese cottons to sew for my Madeit.com.au shop called eva mei & me. The fabrics are beautiful and a pleasure to sew with. My daughter keeps asking each time I make something new, “is this one for me Mummy”? So I have promised her that yes the next one I make WILL be for her. Love your shows and your ideas. Thanks for sharing with us all.

  • Karen Rowell
    September 1, 2010 at 1:02 am
    #602

    Welcome back, and I’d love to win! Thanks!

  • Beverly
    September 1, 2010 at 1:06 am
    #603

    I look forward to your show. It has been a long, dry summer!! Glad to hear you are coming back.

  • SherryB
    September 1, 2010 at 1:06 am
    #604

    I made some of your pin cushions and sent them back to the states to our daughters and made sun dresses for our baby granddaughter. Love your videos and giveaways. Keep them coming and God bless!

  • Teri
    September 1, 2010 at 1:07 am
    #605

    I started a full time job in March working six days a week so I do not have very much free time. I have recycled and embellished some clothes and jewelry for work. I am really looking forward to the next season!

  • Sara
    September 1, 2010 at 1:07 am
    #606

    I really look forward to each of your episodes. I love the things you show.

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:12 am
    #607

    Looking forward to your new season and some great sewing tips.

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:13 am
    #608

    Thank you for your blog! i love it,i wish to win….

  • Melissa Boclair
    September 1, 2010 at 1:17 am
    #609

    Momma needs new supplies!! Would love to win.

  • Pat Hayrynen
    September 1, 2010 at 1:25 am
    #610

    What a great end to summer! (Or a great introduction to the new season with The DIY Dish.)

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:26 am
    #611

    this would be AWESOME!

  • Hawley Rogers
    September 1, 2010 at 1:42 am
    #612

    I’m so glad the new season is about to begin. I was able to make a diaper bag & 2 car seat covers for some friends. Now I’m working on 3 dresses to be done by Saturday! Whew! I hope I can get them all done!

  • Laura
    September 1, 2010 at 1:45 am
    #613

    I am already starting on my Christmas projects. Everyone is getting something homemade this year so I need an early start!

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:52 am
    #614

    I’ve sewn 2 adorable back-to-school outfits for my little girl, and one cute outfit for a friend’s little girl. I love to sew cute little girl outfits!

  • Nancy
    September 1, 2010 at 1:55 am
    #615

    I’ve been busy this summer doing lots of sewing for babies and toddlers, due to all those great free patterns online. I also made a cool, market skirt for my 23 yr. old daughter. I’m starting to think about what I can sew for Christmas presents. I’m SO looking forward to a new season with DIY. I’ve missed your smiling faces and all your great ideas. Perhaps you’ll give us some great ideas for Christmas presents?

  • Marilyn Parks
    September 1, 2010 at 1:58 am
    #616

    Hello sure have missed your programs this summer . Ready for fall and all the new things you have for us. Thank you! I really enjoy the DIY Dish

  • September 1, 2010 at 1:59 am
    #617

    I can’t wait for the new season to begin!!! I got many great ideas last season, and enjoyed getting to know new products & websites. Keep up the good work!

  • Rita
    September 1, 2010 at 2:01 am
    #618

    Love to sew. Have made several of the fabric flowers. I’m addicted to YCMT website. I have way too mant of there patterns, but they are great.

  • Sherry Niles
    September 1, 2010 at 2:10 am
    #619

    I am patiently waiting for the new season to start. Love the DISH. You do great projects that I love. Keep up the great work!!

  • Ginger
    September 1, 2010 at 2:11 am
    #620

    I’m excited to see the new season!

  • Enis
    September 1, 2010 at 2:20 am
    #621

    I have so much missed The DIY Dish episodes this summer. I can’t wait for them to start up again. All the projects are so easy and perfect for so many occasions.

    But, while waiting for the new episodes to start, I’m busy make fall and Halloween projects. I’m working on my version of the “Spooky Setting” table runner featured in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery right now. Just taking a break to check emails and make a few posts.

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of the two of you soon.

  • Joan Dahl
    September 1, 2010 at 2:21 am
    #622

    I made my grandaughters TuTu’s and it was a fun and easy project.

  • September 1, 2010 at 2:29 am
    #623

    looking forward to your new season! I have done some embroidery this summer–we were busy with kids at home/traveling etc., so it was nice to sit down and do this!!!

  • September 1, 2010 at 2:33 am
    #624

    This summer I have been making quilt tops for our guild community service project. We give the finished la size quilts in November to the local police (Acworth, GA) so they can distribute them to children that they find that are mistreated, homeless, etc. Last year we had about 75 and we are hoping that the quild members make that many this year. For fun my husband and I spend 2 weeks in Hawaii visiting friends that we know there.

  • Debbie
    September 1, 2010 at 2:40 am
    #625

    I have had a busy summer with work and family visiting, Just returned from a visit to family in NY state and recently purchased a Cricut, Looking forward to letting my creative juices get started. Also looking forward to your new season and motivating ideas, Thanks

  • Rachel
    September 1, 2010 at 2:53 am
    #626

    All of my summer projects were baby-related because (seemingly) all of my friends are expecting in the next 6 months! It’s been fun, though, making everything in miniature and thinking of new, cute gift ideas.

  • Denice
    September 1, 2010 at 2:54 am
    #627

    Love your show! It’s so fun to watch you make so many project, they is something for everyone! Because of you Fabric.com is now added to my favorites. I love to sew, and come up with special items that are useful as well. Nobody has ever said normal things in life can’t be CUTE!!!

  • Cindy Dahlgren
    September 1, 2010 at 2:55 am
    #628

    I am repainting my living and dining rooms a gorgeous deep warm color! I have also been using my cricut a lot, and plan to use it even more for halloween!

  • Denice
    September 1, 2010 at 2:56 am
    #629

    Love your show! It’s so fun to watch you make so many projects, there is something for everyone! Because of you, Fabric.com is now added to my favorites. I love to sew, and come up with special items that are useful as well. Nobody has ever said normal things in life can’t be CUTE!!!

  • Vera
    September 1, 2010 at 2:58 am
    #630

    I’ve had a busy summer with my boys… we’ve been crafting all summer long. Plus, I’m expecting baby #3 and I’ve been sewing up a storm for our little ladybug. Can’t wait to see your upcoming projects!

  • Denice Bergerson
    September 1, 2010 at 2:59 am
    #631

    Love your show! It’s so fun to watch you make so many projects, there is something for everyone! Because of you Fabric.com is now added to my favorites. I love to sew, and come up with special items that are useful as well. Nobody has ever said normal things in life can’t be CUTE!!!

  • Mona
    September 1, 2010 at 2:59 am
    #632

    Looking forward to 13 Sept – Summer is almost finished and Christmas is sooooo close!

  • Denice Bergerson
    September 1, 2010 at 2:59 am
    #633

    Thank YOU!!!!!!!!

  • calbrecan
    September 1, 2010 at 3:06 am
    #634

    I think ya’ll make a great team. Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects!

  • Nancy Reis
    September 1, 2010 at 3:09 am
    #635

    I’d love a giveaway. Can’t wait for next season.

  • Vicki
    September 1, 2010 at 3:38 am
    #636

    I really like the variety of projects demonstrated. Looking forward to start of the new season to see what projects I will be trying first.

  • ROXANNE WALL
    September 1, 2010 at 3:48 am
    #637

    I spent my summer trying to use up old fabrics (sad to say some where almost 20 years old!). I made my first purse and bunches of summer clothes for the grandbabies! Looking forward to buying some NEW fabric and sewing something for me!

  • Jude Bates
    September 1, 2010 at 3:52 am
    #638

    It’s been winter here so I have been happily indoors sewing and embroidering 12 chefs hats and aprons (thankyou YCMT and SWALK) for my eldest dd birthday party, they look great and went down a treat. looking forward to the next season.

  • Loreen
    September 1, 2010 at 4:04 am
    #639

    I’ve worked on a few projects and started going through my fabric stash…locating items. I forgot I purchased…and looking forward to making them fabulous! Great ideas from your show…looking forward to more creativity!

  • Kerri
    September 1, 2010 at 4:08 am
    #640

    I did find time this busy summer to learn more about polymer clay and to make a dress for my teenage daughter.
    There are many things I would love to see on your show. Anything about jewelry, home decor, painting, sewing, etc. I like to see good detailed instructions for each item made. Love the show so far!

  • Paula Moses
    September 1, 2010 at 4:15 am
    #641

    I made a lot of cards this summer using my scrapbooking supplies, cricut, and SCAL software. I can’t wait for your new season to begin.

  • Bonnie
    September 1, 2010 at 4:16 am
    #642

    I love the Dish…

  • Sindy
    September 1, 2010 at 4:34 am
    #643

    Looking forward to the new season!

  • Yvette
    September 1, 2010 at 4:37 am
    #644

    Started a”african flower”afghan to justify all the time spend infront of the fireplace during the rainy season. Nearly finished …. just in time for spring!

  • Kelly Price
    September 1, 2010 at 4:50 am
    #645

    We took a road trip to Utah (which was nice except for the night my 2 year old son fell 3 feet into a neighbor’s driveway and we had to go to the emergency room). That was the most traumatizing thing ever for me to see him like that. Then we decided to move so I’ve been packing frantically for the past week and a half. We’re moving in two days so it’s almost over. I also crocheted two blankets, made some baby shoes and lots and lots of bows for my friend who is pregnant with twin girls! I’m also trying to get ready for a boutique I’m doing in about 6 weeks. There’s nothing better than staying busy, right?

  • Denise DiFalco
    September 1, 2010 at 5:03 am
    #646

    This is phenomenal! You all are so kind!

  • Jolene Griffin
    September 1, 2010 at 5:09 am
    #647

    I have had a very busy summer making Christmas ornaments out of polymer clay (Santa’s coat – my father was Santa’s helper for as long as I can remember – he passed away this past March). We (my sister’s and I) made 125 for our family reunion. I live in Arizona, but was born & raised in Utah, where my sweet husband lets me go and spend 6-8 weeks with my family. This was a tough year for my family, and I needed some time with them.
    When I got home he remodeled our bedroom and the kids made me a NEW SEWING / CRAFT ROOM!!!! It was a surprise to me…I can’t wait to break it in!! My daughters and I have enjoyed getting patterns and making things for their kids. It’s fun to think we (DIY Dish & I) will both have new studios and I will be decorating it with things I learn from you darling girls!! Keep up the good work and keep the ideas coming!!!

  • Shanyn Claycomb
    September 1, 2010 at 5:10 am
    #648

    I have spent the summer organizing my “craft room” so I can be more organized for your second season! :)

  • Rusty
    September 1, 2010 at 5:17 am
    #649

    Been making clothes for a four year old granddaughter that started preschool this year.

  • Amy T
    September 1, 2010 at 5:18 am
    #650

    i actually took the summer off from crafting. looking forward to the new season and all the great projects that are done on the diy dish!

  • September 1, 2010 at 6:44 am
    #651

    I did a bit of late night a crafting this summer. Made a dress for myself, upcycled a pair of shoes. Still have some ideas stewing in my head.

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:07 am
    #652

    I love your shows! I can’t wait to learn more from the both of you. I just made a DIY duct tape dress form for myself last month. :)

  • Judy
    September 1, 2010 at 8:17 am
    #653

    Been doing lots of sewing this summer. Even got my 10 year old doing some sewing. Can’t wait for season 2!!

  • Kim Santre
    September 1, 2010 at 8:27 am
    #654

    it’s been an awfully hot summer spent alot of time indoor. would love to start making rag quilts for the grandkids for xmas. Maybe learning how to make a quilt with bindingwould be a change of pace. made replacement canopy for my swing outside. a nightgown for myself. would love to make a fabric doll tried one before. maybe something whimsical. maybe ideas on clothes for girls. there into the peace and tie dye.
    Looking forward to some new things to do from the DIY dish
    looking for some new and great ideas for the coming months. Hope you both had a great summer!! Can’t wait to see the new studio!!

    See you Soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jo Derouin
    September 1, 2010 at 9:14 am
    #655

    can’t wait for new season

  • Lynda
    September 1, 2010 at 9:23 am
    #656

    Hi
    It’s winter here in Australia so the perfect excuse to stay indoors and do lots of crafting. My current obsession is card making. l am making hand embroidered cards at the moment and l love it.
    l am looking forward to the new season of DIY Dish l love the lovely things that you create and the way you make it look so easy and fun.

  • max
    September 1, 2010 at 10:27 am
    #657

    I spent a lot of my time this summer organizing and shopping for supplies to use during the long winter months. Mostly I went to yard sales and bought broken and old jewelry that I will be taking apart to rework into new fun jewelry pieces for myself.

  • Felicia
    September 1, 2010 at 10:50 am
    #658

    I spent most of the summer playing with my kids! I did sneak in a couple of sewing projects, and one day of scrapbooking. My youngest goes to Kindy next week, so I have lots of big projects planned! Sewing, scrapping, learning to crochet—the list is endless!

  • Sarah
    September 1, 2010 at 10:53 am
    #659

    Projects in the works…..oh so many. Of them, the next on my list is sewing a few skirts and dresses with knit fabric. That will be a first!

  • Susan
    September 1, 2010 at 11:17 am
    #660

    I took an art journal class which was really fun. I also worked on making my first quilt and have renewed my love for embroidery. I can’t wait till your new season starts. I miss those weekly episodes!

  • Stephanie
    September 1, 2010 at 11:19 am
    #661

    This was a great Summer! I made a great window treatment for my girls’ room, some gigantic fabric panels for my bedroom wall, and a cute little apron for my daughter for art class. I recently ordered all 3 of the “Bloom” series and I’m ready to take on some new projects using these great fabric flowers! I can’t wait for the new season of the DIY Dish to start!

  • deb e
    September 1, 2010 at 11:32 am
    #662

    i love following you. i have had a busy summer trying to get my new house ready for winter.

  • September 1, 2010 at 11:54 am
    #663

    Took lots and lots of photos of my boys and learned how to use Photoshop… it’s become a small addiction. =) Looking forward to another season of the DIY Dish

  • Carole Briggs
    September 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    #664

    I was going to a family wedding in Nova Scotia this summer (I live in Montreal), my nephew was married last summer so I made him and his new bride a scrapbook album of some of their wedding photos to give to them when I visited. I guess I will have to do another one for next year to give to my niece who just got married. :-)

  • Tanya
    September 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    #665

    I have been sewing a lot this summer. I have made several skirts, aprons and baby quilts. I am looking forward to seeing all the fun projects you guys have for us in the new season. Thanks.

  • Christie W.
    September 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    #666

    I have made many baby gifts! I am also working on refinishing furniture for our house.

  • Diana del C
    September 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    #667

    This has been a very interesting summer: I traveled with my family, “upcycled” several items in my wardrobe, organized my embroidery designs, and now I am ready to enjoy your new season !!!

  • kelly M
    September 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    #668

    I was so inspired by your segment on tile necklaces that I started making them and other various pieces of jewelry for my family and friends. I have had a great summer finding great new patterns for the tiles! In addition to that, I have begun prepping my house for sale. I am recycling and donating lots of stuff.

  • Gail T
    September 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    #669

    We are trying to find clever new ways to reuse things. We recycle what we can, but some things are just not recyclable. So we try to figure out how to reuse it. We have some pretty interesting “vases”, pencil holders, etc. Never a dull moment!

  • Michelle
    September 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    #670

    We had our first baby in July, so I look forward to finishing my pregnancy journal while he sleeps!

  • Pam Birch
    September 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    #671

    Started Christmas gifts and working on commissioned work. =)

  • Sharleen
    September 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    #672

    Can’t wait for the new season to start

  • Christina Giordano
    September 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    #673

    I am looking forward to your new season. I sure enjoyed your previous one

  • September 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    #674

    LOVE your show’s! Can’t wait to see what’s new!!

  • Pam
    September 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    #675

    I covered a couple of lampshades this summer. I can’t wait for your new season. Looking forward to seeing your cute faces and learning new things. :)

  • Jerry
    September 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    #676

    This summer kept me busy! I tested a few new patterns for some great designers, traveled a LOT, and made lots of clothing for my precious granddaughter….and even a thing or two for my grandson. Looking forward to fall!! Can’t wait to see what you have “in show” for us. ;-)

  • Anna Ballenger
    September 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    #677

    I am looking forward to a great new season.

  • Tamara Walchli
    September 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    #678

    I made some cute little guy ties for my son and did some family vacationing to Utah. So sad the summer is ending, but looking forward to the new season of DIY Dish!

  • September 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    #679

    I decided to start a tradition of making Christmas PJs for my 3 boys (instead of buying them every year), so I’ve spent a good majority of the summer working on them. I’m still not done!

  • Elizabeth
    September 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    #680

    I did a lot of traveling this summer, but I did manage to make my daughter an outfit for the first day of school and I’m looking forward to doing some more projects soon!

  • Rachel
    September 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    #681

    can’t wait to see what’s coming up next with the show!

  • Sallie
    September 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    #682

    I can’t wait for the furniture refinishing! I have some projects I have been procrastinating on due to my lack of confidence! Yay!

  • September 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    #683

    I have been repainting my kitchen this summer. I was so tied of the pine pannling.

  • Kristi F.
    September 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    #684

    I got to fix a Jersey for a Pee Wee football player! I love all of your ideas!!

  • Ann
    September 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    #685

    One of the highlights of our trip to Disneyland was to convince DH to stop at a couple of fabric stores. Now a pile of neatly folded prints is begging be made into aprons, bags, quilts…

  • Susan Stone
    September 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    #686

    I’ve missed you this summer! Can’t wait for your new shows!!

  • September 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    #687

    We live in our camper and travel and work camp all over the US. I carry my sewing/embroidery machine and my serger with me and make doll clothes and clothes for my granddaughters or whatever strikes my fancy. I have a mobile sewing studio. I love DIY.

  • September 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    #688

    I’m excited to see the new season! I’ve made the cake pincushion and tried felting this summer.

  • Lynda Whittemore
    September 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    #689

    I had shoulder surgery at the beginning of the summer so I could not do a lot of sewing. Now that I am healing I will be able to spend more time.

  • Kerrie B.
    September 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    #690

    Had a great summer with the kiddos home from school, now looking forward to getting back into more creative time. :)

  • kelli
    September 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    #691

    I’m starting to make a holiday list. The sooner I get started, the more progress I can make!

  • September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    #692

    So many goodies to giveaway! I love it!

    Trying to get as much crafting done this fall as possible got a big craft fair coming up in November!

  • Stacie W
    September 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    #693

    I knitted hats and booties for my sister’s new baby due in November. The kids made crayons. Looking forward to the new projects here.

  • Cheryl
    September 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    #694

    I’m looking forward to learning how to use my new embroidery module on my sewing machine. I will be taking a class for embroidered buttonholes!

  • Nanette C
    September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    #695

    I have an Embroidery machine. I’m so intimidated by it! I am hoping your site can enlighten me.

    Nanette

  • Allison G
    September 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    #696

    This summer I discovered how much i like doing crafts! I really enjoy decorating clipboards- they all turned out soooo cute! they’re a great back to school idea! :D
    I’m hoping to learn more about making simple flowers and how to sew better- my sewing skills are just horrible! HELP!
    Allison

  • Allison G
    September 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    #697

    I also taught myself to knit! can’t wait to start making things! little hats, sweaters, and baby blankets, here i come!

  • September 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    #698

    I made a nap mat cover for my son, sewed some new curtains, and I bought paint this morning to take my kitchen out of builder beige and into a fab new green color. :) Thanks for all you do!

  • Lauren P
    September 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    #699

    I’ve been sewing away making cute, appliqued/embroidered dresses for my little girl due in November!!

  • Kristin
    September 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    #700

    I hope I win. I can’t wait for the new season to start! We have missed your videos over the summer.

  • September 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    #701

    This summer I finally tackled a crafting project I’ve had on my to-do list for at least 5 years.
    Freezer Paper Stenciling, and I’m hooked. Painting on fabric is my new addiction!

  • Amy Carsten
    September 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    #702

    I made several of your hooded towels this summer! My 8-year-old son is on the swim team so we spent a lot of time at the pool. The towels are awesome and everyone loved them! We had a lot of doctor’s appointments over the summer before school started. Right now I’m making t-shirts for my friends family that is going on a vacation in November. I’m also making play food for my youngest son’s Pre-K class. :) I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the fall!

  • Sharon Bosser
    September 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    #703

    Finally sewed for us and made new kitchen curtains! Looking forward to learning many new things in the upcoming year.

  • Amy
    September 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    #704

    This summer I made lots of cards and gift card holders. Now I”m getting ready to have a craft night at my house with a bunch of friends. Can’t wait!! Thank you for a great giveaway.

  • September 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    #705

    Count me in. Love give-aways and this is a fun one. Thanks
    Mary

  • Jaime
    September 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    #706

    I’d love to win a shopping spree! Please include me in the contest.

  • Anne Matthews
    September 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    #707

    In South Africa where I stay we are going into summer so all I can say is that we had a cold winter and I have been very busy and I am looking forward to a super summer and all the new things that you are going to show us .
    I am going to be a granny again that is to number 4

  • Marilyn Collins
    September 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    #708

    Autumn always means to me a fresh start or a new begining. I am hoping to get back to my knitting, learn to crochet and master the art of sewing. The shopping spree would be an added incentive . Thanks for this terrific contest.
    Marilyn

  • September 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    #709

    I loved season 1, can’t wait for season 2.

  • Mariana
    September 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    #710

    Hi Ladies!!
    I miss you all so much this summer … I love the videos … and the ideas… This summer I’m working on some new ideas … learning something different … enjoying the weather (I love summer) … and working on my regular job … I’m looking for ideas to make special Christmas gifts for my family … I know is early … but with my schedule is no to much time left. ….
    See you soon … with a cup of tea … ready to have a good time watching the videos again …
    Blessings

  • Kristy
    September 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    #711

    I just love this sight and look forward to your new season. I am totally addicted to You Can Make This also. I used to collect scrapbook paper. Now its FABRIC oh my gosh so much fabric so little time.

  • Darlene Strickland
    September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    #712

    Unfortunately I have not been able to do much sewing or crafting because of a head injury but I am fighting like heck and I will be back to my beloved crafts soon. Happy September and the show is great!

  • Jen C.
    September 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    #713

    I cannot wait for season 2 to begin!!

  • September 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    #714

    Hi
    so glad it is about time to start a new season. I love all the different kinds of crafts you have to offer. Cant wait to get started.
    see you soon
    hugs
    Deborah (damc

  • Brooke
    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    #715

    I mostly increased my to do list while trying to adjust to three kids with just a little sewing and recovering a chair on the side! Wow summer went by quickly!

  • Kay
    September 1, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    #716

    Had a great summer at the lake, but am anxious to start sewing!!!

  • September 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    #717

    I would love to win one of the cool items from your blog. I have totally missed you all so much this summer! I love all the new things and ideas I have gleaned from your site. I love to try out something new or different and your site gives me such cool ideas so thanks again!

  • Brenda Rowton
    September 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    #718

    its been so hot this summer that I have had to stay in the house. Now Im looking forward to sewing and all of your new shows. Lets start the countdown to the new shows. Hugs Brenda

  • Lynda
    September 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    #719

    I am looking forward to the new season of the DIY Dish with Kris and Kim!

  • Darlene V
    September 2, 2010 at 12:31 am
    #720

    My family has grown this summer. I have a new great granddaughter & a new great great granddaughter born 2 1/2 weeks apart so I’ve been making quilts & embroidering on baby things,( bibs, burp cloths & onsies) Now I get to rock & help spoil them. What Fun! Now for a new season of ideas from DIY Dish!!

  • Sarah W
    September 2, 2010 at 12:34 am
    #721

    It’s been a busy summer with 3 kids so now that fall is approaching I look forward to working on my scrapbooks and most importantly sewing a messenger bag!

  • Jennifer
    September 2, 2010 at 1:00 am
    #722

    Love, Love your show! I will be waiting along with all of the above ladies for it to start up again.
    I have crocheted new winter hats and scarves for my girls and I this past week and made sundresses over the summer, a new skirt pattern turned out cute and bags! lots of bags to give away to friends, out of pillowcases. Crocheting myself a new sweater now and setting up a new area for sewing this winter.
    Busy summer, but full of sun and fun and of coarse kids did lots of crafing too.

  • September 2, 2010 at 1:09 am
    #723

    I enjoy the videos and have spent the summer painting.

  • Jamie
    September 2, 2010 at 1:10 am
    #724

    I learned to knit (sort of!) & have been working on a few gifts. I’m hoping to devote a lot more time to gift making so I can stay ahead of the holiday rush this year!

  • Brenda French
    September 2, 2010 at 1:50 am
    #725

    I am excited to get more inspiration from ya’ll! A shopping spree would be icing on the pin-cushion cake! hehe

  • Michelle M
    September 2, 2010 at 2:10 am
    #726

    I enjoyed having the summer off and enjoying each day with my children. Made lots of cute and fun tops for my daughter but my most favorite project was making matching lounge shorts for our family.

  • September 2, 2010 at 2:51 am
    #727

    I have been busy all summer quilting and piecing. I did four quilts for Quilts of Valor, that went to injured soldiers. I made hair bows for my favorite little girl, and some dresses for her too. We all went to a beach house on the beach for a week and I made totes from pet screen fabric for the girls and backpack like totes for the guys. There was 14 of us. I also embroidered cozies for everyone with their names on them and a design. They were a big hit and helpful carrying things to the beach. Needless to say I could use a shopping spree, I used ribbon from the Ribbon Retreat for my hair bows. Looking forward to your new year, you inspire.

  • September 2, 2010 at 3:09 am
    #728

    Please enter me! Thanks!

  • September 2, 2010 at 3:16 am
    #729

    Normal summer for us. Now that it is back to school I am looking for neat ideas for our upcoming Disney world trip. We love having the cute and unusual things. I love the flowers!

  • September 2, 2010 at 3:25 am
    #730

    This summer I taught my grandkids how to sew. One even made her first quilt, another made an apron, and the 2 youngest made pillows. I even got to finish a baby quilt myself.

  • Beverly McKay
    September 2, 2010 at 3:32 am
    #731

    Would love a shopping spree…sewing for grandchildren now!!!!!!!

  • September 2, 2010 at 3:45 am
    #732

    This is so exciting! What an excellent giveaway! I’m excited to see what you’ve got up your sleeves for the fall. :)
    I’ve been spending my summer vacation playing with yarn on my knitting looms! :)

  • Nita Westmoreland
    September 2, 2010 at 4:16 am
    #733

    I have been busy sewing and embellishing little girls outfits, knitting hedge-hogs, 5 so far and boxing up craft items. I love your site and I love the show and take advantage of hints and tricks any chance I get. I am always looking for neat yarns, fabrics and fabric ideas and look forward to any neat new and innovative craft ideas you have.

  • Laura
    September 2, 2010 at 5:32 am
    #734

    I am so excited for the new season! I love your bubbly personalities and fun ideas!

  • September 2, 2010 at 10:28 am
    #735

    I did tons and tons of baby sewing, since there are 2 new beautiful baby girls in my family.

  • Jennifer Mead
    September 2, 2010 at 10:42 am
    #736

    I’m just finishing up a suit and plan to start another to hopefully finish over the long weekend. Just dropped 20 pounds and I need a new wardrobe!

  • September 2, 2010 at 11:10 am
    #737

    Can’t wait for your new season to start as your first one was very nice. I did make the felt flowers and everyone loves them.

  • Bev
    September 2, 2010 at 11:36 am
    #738

    I am about to attempt my first scrapbook and going to a scrapbooking party to learn the techniques. I am a self-taught crafter, so I am always inspired when I see someone else’s great ideas! I’m all excited!

  • September 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    #739

    I can’t wait to see Season 2! I’ve been making a preschool backpack for my little guy ;)

  • Obimom
    September 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    #740

    It will still be summer here in Phoenix ’till around Halloween so I have time to finish my summer projects (that’s a good thing, spent too much time in the pool and not enough in front of my machines!) I’ve started a wall quilt to use as an art piece on our granite, floor to ceiling fireplace. I’m using batiks for the first time and can honestly say I’m in love. Looking forward to more great shows.

  • Melissa T.
    September 2, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    #741

    Awesome website you two! Keep up the good work!!

  • Stacy
    September 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    #742

    I had sewing classes with my three oldest girls and several of their friends. Lost of fun.

  • Sarah
    September 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    #743

    I appreciate the variety and ease of making the projects. Keep up the good work.

  • Kelly Sas
    September 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    #744

    I know Christmas is a few months away and summer is just finishing, but I like making Christmas gifts about now. This year I just haven’t found “the” item I like to make lots of for hostess gifts, gifts for hair and nail techs, neighbors, etc. Could you please do a spot on a variety of fun, easy gift items to make?

  • Rupi
    September 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    #745

    Summer’s been good- sewing small projects for gifting. I plan to take the plunge and venture into quilt-making this year-yeah, haven’t done that yet.
    Your ideas are great- a lot to learn from here.

  • Lori Baer
    September 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    #746

    I deep cleaned the grout in our tile so I could justify buying some new craft stuff. Hard work but worth it in the end!

  • Mandi
    September 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    #747

    I caught up on my scrapbooking this summer.

  • Sharon B
    September 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    #748

    Summer Birthdays are GREAT – I have cash to spend on my stash, new books or just what ever my little heart desires. This year it was yummy romantic fabrics and pattern for a tablecloth AND books for a quilting class – YES I have decided that I need to learn to quilt :)

  • Michelle B.
    September 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    #749

    This summer I was busy sewing dresses and skirts for my girls and a couple others. Can’t wait for the DIY Dish to start back up!

  • September 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    #750

    I got two classes closer to graduation!

  • September 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    #751

    This summer we have been working on buying our first home. WOW what a headache that can be! I was able to make a cover for my sister’s laptop before school started. Turned out pretty cute!

  • Nan
    September 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    #752

    I started to teach my 7-yr-old granddaughter to sew. What an experience. We also spent a day crafting – jewelry, magnets, painting – it was such a fun day!

  • Jennifer Zee
    September 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    #753

    Oh wow! I really want this giveaway!! This summer I got into a lot of different things. Cross stitching, sewing small pouches, embroidery and probably some other stuff too. There never seems to be enough time…

  • Lisa Garrett
    September 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    #754

    I have been quilting, quilting quilting. I don’t remember what I did before I learned how to quilt.

  • Kristin Q
    September 3, 2010 at 1:18 am
    #755

    Hello and thank you for such an uplifting website! I have been working on baby bibs and burpies, journal covers for friends, purses and clutches, and utilizing an old antique quilt for various projects!

  • September 3, 2010 at 1:25 am
    #756

    Love the new studio, can’t wait for the new season! I’ve been hard at work with my sewing and crafting :)

  • Stephanie Hunter
    September 3, 2010 at 1:45 am
    #757

    I am so excited to start some projects for Christmas! The possibilities are endless!!!! :)

  • September 3, 2010 at 1:50 am
    #758

    I am embroidering with the long and short stitch I am learning. I have decided, to make my first crazy quilt. At the agemof 60 I decided to do a bucket lst of all the crafts I haev always wanted to do and learn. So I am buyinhg and doing all the things I have seen and never done. I figure I will have to live to atleast 110 to finishh them all.

  • September 3, 2010 at 2:11 am
    #759

    I can’t believe summer is almost over! But I’m super excited about starting on some new fresh Fall projects!!

  • Jessica Bachman
    September 3, 2010 at 2:23 am
    #760

    You guys have so many great projects…there’s just not enough time! Keep up the good work. I like to have projects on my waiting list. :-)

  • Jenny
    September 3, 2010 at 2:42 am
    #761

    I worked full-time all summer as a nurse because my hubbie is a school teacher and gets the summers off. I’m happy to be back to casual now and home with my two girls…one of which started school today! I can’t wait to have more time to do projects…especially with the cold weather approaching!

  • Heide
    September 3, 2010 at 3:03 am
    #762

    So looking forward to your great ideas for this next season. I am so ready to have some new things to make. Hope you had a great summer.

  • Teri
    September 3, 2010 at 4:03 am
    #763

    Just found your website and podcasts and have enjoyed catching up with them just in time for new ones.

  • R Nichols
    September 3, 2010 at 4:42 am
    #764

    My summer nights have been filled with the buzz of….my embroidery machine. Working on my job as nurse by day then rushing home to my family and my machines. It has been beach towels, beach bags, glass etching for shower gifts, then came mailboxes. I have came to terms with the fact I will never master anything, I want to try too many.
    Football season is gearing up here in the south so guess what I’m doing now, stadium blankets. Bulldog faces, elephants, tigers……………….RRRROOOOOOOOLLLL Tide Roll. LOL

  • Jeni
    September 3, 2010 at 5:16 am
    #765

    I loved spending my summer with my amazing kids. We did everything from boating,camping,baseball games and hikes but my favorite was having a picnic in our treehouse.

  • Melissa
    September 3, 2010 at 6:28 am
    #766

    I spent this summer preparing for my second year of college, its been fifteen years since high school but returning to school has been fun and rewarding.

  • Stephanie LaCroix
    September 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
    #767

    I can’t wait to watch the new season, I just had my baby and can’t wait to make her all kinds of things

  • Rachel
    September 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    #768

    I actually took a sewing break this summer. But after cleaning my craft room two weeks ago, I was able to finish several UFOs and work on two quilt tops (almost done). I’m getting ready to make a princess dress for my dd’s 5th birthday. It always seems like there are so many projects, so little time. ;) I’m looking forward to the new season.

  • Carol Anderson
    September 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    #769

    I am eagerly looking forward to your new season to start. I have quite enjoyed the lazy dazes of summer. I am eagerly looking forward to school starting and my sewing. I plan to make one of your pincushion cakes. They are sooo cute. All the best to you in the new season.

  • Kim
    September 7, 2010 at 5:56 am
    #770

    I’m looking forward to your new season. Just found your site and am going to try to make those hooded towels.

  • September 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    #771

    Great summer doing little projects, now getting ready to make UF gator hats out of collegiate fabric for football season (if the terrorists don’t wipe G’ville off the map this weekend!)

  • September 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    #772

    My summer project was making my son an Indian costume for Boy Scouts consisting of tunic, pants and breechcloth. They were loaded with ribbons, trims and stitching. He received MANY complements on his costume and was very proud that I made it for him!
    Looking forward to the new season!

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