The DIY Dish: Season 2, Episode 1 – Look Whoooo’s Back!

September 14th, 2010

We are so excited for our 2nd season of “The DIY Dish!”  Thank you for your feedback, kind words, and encouragement in this “journey” – we sincerely appreciate it! 

This episode has Kris as the “instructor” and Kim creates the project while anticipating what your questions might be.  We’ll also be sure to bring you an accompanying download with the “main episode” projects that include a materials list and helpful tips or hints. Make this owl into a pin cushion, paper craft, or even a pillow!

We encourage you to visit our fantastic sponsors this season by clicking on their ads found on the right side-bar.  They are the ones that make this program possible and keeps it free for everyone to enjoy.  We would also LOVE if you’d let your friends know about “The DIY Dish!”  Spread the fun and enjoy creating “together!”

We want to thank our first sponsor this season, Janome, for allowing us to give away TWO amazing machines! Details on how you can enter to win are found below.  We are also giving away two, $100 gift certificates to and YEA!!

Visit this week’s sponsor here:

Download this week’s accompanying PDF here: Owl Pin Cushion Pattern

Now, let’s talk about that giveaway!  You could win a Janome 300E Embroidery Machine or a Janome MyLock 640D Serger.  Two more people will win a $100 Gift Certificate to or a $100 Gift Certificate to

There are so many ways to enter. Each item below will have your name placed into the drawing. Be sure to post a comment below this blog post and let us know. Official rules are found here.

1. Sign up for our FREE newsletter! (enter email in blue tab at top of page) You’ll never miss an episode! If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, then you’ve already gotten an entry!

2. Make a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

3. Tweet” (see the Tweet button located at the top of this post) about this giveaway or email/call your friends!

4. Grab our blog button! Find the code at the bottom of our home page.

5. Embed the video above into your blog. (The embed link is found by clicking on the right corner of the video screen.)

Come back this week for our “2nd helping” follow-up post! Have a wonderful week!

-Kim and Kris

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  • Laura W.
    September 15, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Love your site & ideas! Can’t wait to see what’s up this season!

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I embedded your video on my blog and did a posting about your site! Suzie

  • Grammy K
    September 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Girls – I’m so glad your back. Really missed you and hope you had a wonderful blogcation. You always make it seem so simple, I love it and actually think I can do this. Thanks again, Grammy K

  • Kelly
    September 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Absolutely adorable owl! Keep up the good work ladies!

  • Angeline
    September 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Wow!!! I too missed watching your episodes over the summer. The owl is soooo cute! I think I’ll have to try my hand at it and let my daughter make one – or more – as well. They look like they’d make good gifts. Can’t wait to see more episodes!

  • Hope
    September 15, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Can’t decide whooo I’m going to make one of these for first!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Leesa
    September 15, 2010 at 2:42 am

    What a wonderful b’day present. Having my creativity jumped started by my favorite Crafty Ladies! Welcome back, so looking forward to the new season, now a wonderful Anniversary present would be to win one of the drawings lol. Hope you and your families had a wonderful summer. Love the owl. See you again soon.

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Welcome Back Girls! I missed you. Hope I win the serger. I have always wanted one.

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Utterly fab-whoo-lous! The legs are easy AND stinkin’ adorable this way! I already ogled over these owls in a blog post, but they strike my creative bone in so many ways. I can hardly wait to try them!

    BTW, thanks for the very awesome double (quadruple?) giveaway. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting a serger, and an embroidery machine ain’t too mean, either!

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I have your blog button, since last year! 😉

  • Meagan L.
    September 15, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I am so glad that you are back for a 2nd season and thanks for the amazing give aways!!! I love the pin cushions!

  • Rocci
    September 15, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Cute Owls pin cushions, This would make a nice project for my sewing school for kids. I will add your blog to my website.

  • Janice
    September 15, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Glad you are back for another season. The owl pin cushion is really cute, and I always like easy. Thanks.

  • Jen Pond
    September 15, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I did #1, 2 & 3!

    Love the owl, your tips given on your site are amazing. Sometimes it’s the easy things that are explained that I’ve overlooked and you simplify my love of the hobby. That is bliss.

  • Jenny
    September 15, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Wow! Janome is so generous! You two have definitely grown from the beginning and Congratulations on all your success! :)

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I am a blog follower :) Such fun! Congrats on Season 2!

  • Wes
    September 15, 2010 at 2:49 am

    My fiance turned me onto this site and I have to say there are some pretty cool projects even guys can get into. Thanks for the ideas.

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I am commenting ….ok..silly to have to say but you said to do it for each one! LOL I love all of your great ideas!

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I “tweeted” about your giveaway.

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I thought you guys had left us. Imagine my surprise your back! The new pin cushions are adorable and just in time my old one was shorter than the pins and they were constantly poking me on the other side.

    Definitely my next project!

    Keep the fabulous ideas coming! 😀

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I would LOVE an embroidery machine! This is such a great episode, along with the others! Thanks girls!

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I embedded your video on my blog. (Read this post if you want to & have time to see the nice things I said about you.) I love your cute blog, videos, & projects! See you next week with your two-minute-countdown.

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Just posted on Face book and twitter.

  • Debbie in Cleveland OH
    September 15, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  • sharon C
    September 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I loved your video, how cute are the owls, can’t wait to start making them. Thanks for your great ideas.

  • Susan Spiers
    September 15, 2010 at 2:57 am

    The little owls are so cute! Great way to use up scraps!

  • September 15, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Missed you guys thank god your back I had to come up with ideas of my own! LOL! Great to see you guys back and nice touch with splitting up the two minute countdown. Keep us crazed dish fans satisfied.

    Good Luck to all.

  • Tina
    September 15, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Double good all around!

  • L. Ann in Mississippi
    September 15, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Great to see you’re back in action. Love your ideas and projects!

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Just twittered and I’m now following you too!

  • valarie
    September 15, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I love the little owls! I am going to try doing a bunch of them in pink. My daughter competes in February at the Pink Invitational, and our gym is trying to raise money for a breast cancer group that benefits from this meet. I was thinking of pink owls with “save the hooters” ribbons.

    Very fun!

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I just discovered this website, and I am so excited about your information and projects. I’ll definitely be checking it out in the future and am looking forward to new ideas!

  • Susan Spiers
    September 15, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I left a Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter!

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Welcome back girls. We have missed you. Luv the owl pincushion. Great for Christmas presents.
    Cheers Rae

  • Gerrie
    September 15, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Oh, wow, that was great. I love owls. They’re such a hoot! (moan)

  • Virginia Woods
    September 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Great episode, the owls are adorable can’t wait to give them a try

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I’m already an email subscriber!!!

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Boy it took me a long time to read all the comments and they are all good, You two are so special to me I always wished I could have twins, and I did try 12 times in 20 years my oldest is 47 and the youngest is 27. I had to give up I was getting to old to have more. But guess what? I have a Kimberly and a Kristina, and a Katrina. And all the kids are close and their spouses are close too, Now I even have 7 grandchildren – more to come I’m sure. I have always been a sewer, now I have an embroidery machine, and my daughter Kristina sews for a living, she owns a costume shop in Lombard, and she really wears out sewing machines, so if I do win either surger or embroidery machine I would love to give it to her, she really works hard. She has a web site if you would like to see her work, and I try to help sometime, Josie O’Kain Costume Shop, Lombard, Ill. Thank You for a wonderful show. Judie Rich.

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:14 am

    i just made a stuffed owl for my daughter!! hand drew up the pattern and winged it, but it’s totally cute!! I love owls!! this looks great!

  • pat grier
    September 15, 2010 at 3:14 am

    just love to see all the different things you girls come up with.
    Hope this next season will be as great as the last one.
    Can’t wait to see whats in store for us.
    thanks pat

  • Wendy B
    September 15, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Cute owls! Definitely going to be making some!

  • barb czarniecki
    September 15, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love the owl! I’ll have to make some for the quilt guild auction! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Barb C

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:15 am

    i tweeted (re-tweeted) your tweet earlier!!

  • Angela
    September 15, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Just love your show.
    Glad to see you back for another season.
    You come up with such quick and easy projects.
    The owl pincushions are so cute.
    Looking forward to the next episode.

  • JoAnn McCall
    September 15, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I give a hoot for your DIY episode.

  • NancyR
    September 15, 2010 at 3:21 am

    That owl is the cutest! Thank you for showing us such a fun project. I’m so glad you are back for another season.

  • Donna
    September 15, 2010 at 3:24 am

    I missed the first season but looking forward to this season. Loved the owls. Keep the ideals coming.

  • Mari Landreth
    September 15, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Congrats Kris and Kim! Love the project. I just might have to give sewing a second chance! It was so great to meet you both and spend time being creative together.

  • September 15, 2010 at 3:26 am

    These owls are so cute. I had to check out your site after meeting you at Spark. I hope your eye is feeling better after dowsing it with essential oils. 😉

  • Mary Eilers
    September 15, 2010 at 3:28 am

    You have lots of helpful information. Looking forward to all of them.
    Thank you, Mary

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