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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  • Jen
    October 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I love the owls! They would make such cute pillows!

    October 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Already get the newsletter

    October 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    October 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I sent my daughter to sewing classes so she could do what I never learned (And would love to win this for her!!)

  • Sherry
    October 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    My daughter just introduced me to your site. Very fun and informative!

  • Jodi
    October 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    So neat to see!

  • susann zanwood
    October 10, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Hi Twins, Cute owls, 2nd time reviewing it to make more. Thanks for the fun ideas!

  • Soyini
    October 10, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Super adorable! You both do wonderful work!

  • October 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    My Niece thanks these are so cute. I wanted to show you how adorable they both are. Thanks for the pattern and inspiration. Check out their picture on my blog.

  • Virginia
    October 11, 2010 at 3:36 am

    These are great! Can’t wait to make them. My granddaughter will love them, especially if I make them in pink.

  • Kelly Stockstill
    October 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    The owls are sooo cute! I just bought a quilt set for my little girl’s room and it has owls on it. I can use the pattern to make a cute pillow to go with it! Thanks so much.

  • Lori
    October 12, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love these owls, I am excited to make some for myself and friends. It would be a great Christmas gift for my friends who sew. Thanks so much. I love you guys!

  • Rachel
    October 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Those owls are SO cute, I want to make a whole shelf full of them.

  • Rachel
    October 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Yours is the only button on my blog and it’s been that way since the first season :).

  • Steffanie
    October 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    You 2 are so cute! I love watching your videos because they are simple and absolutely adorable! I don’t have a sewing machine so this is an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for all your cute and creative ideas!!

  • Rachel
    October 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I embeded the video in my blog here .

  • October 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Just got back from vacation and started to watch the videos and catch up. This is an adorable project!

  • October 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I just tweeted about this giveaway… not sure if it’s too late or not – there wasn’t any indication of when the giveaway was ending.

  • October 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I posted the video on my blog!

  • October 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I also posted your button on my blog – surprised it wasn’t up there sooner!

  • Tina M.
    October 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Awesome video. Love the owl!!! :)

  • Anna Marie
    October 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    These owls are darling! I love the fabrics you used to make them so “happy” looking!

  • Anna Marie
    October 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway! Anna Marie

  • aymee thomas
    October 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    these owls are cute and creative!! i want that embroidery machine!!!!

  • Janet W.
    October 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these owls – not that I’m a huge owl fan, but these are adorable. I want to make several and just have them set on a shelf or window ledge like in your picture!

  • October 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    […] you want instructions on how to make it head on over to DIY Dish, it’s really easy to make and involves just minimal […]

  • October 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks a LOT for this fun project Kim & Kris – my daughter and I enjoyed doing this together. Some photos here:

  • October 13, 2010 at 12:31 am

    How incrediably cute and fun to make. Thanks so much for sharing this episode.

  • October 13, 2010 at 12:32 am

    How incrediably cute and fun to make. Thanks so much for all your fun ideas…..

  • AliceH
    October 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Amazing giveaway – thanks!

  • Sandy Thomas
    October 13, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Very cute Owls ! I made three of the cake pin cushions for gifts, everyone loved them. Thank you!

  • October 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Love love love the owls…thanks for sharing…hugs Khris

  • October 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I have put the link and embedded the tutorial on my freebies blog too…hugs Khris

  • Theresa N.
    October 14, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I emailed my best friend about this giveaway! Thanks for the awesome prizes!

  • October 14, 2010 at 1:46 am

    The owl is sooo cute…
    Amazing giveaway – thanks!

  • Pat
    October 14, 2010 at 1:57 am

    The give away is great. Your craft ideas are awesome.

  • amelia
    October 14, 2010 at 3:59 am

    this would be so awesome to win. And of course, the owls are awesome too.

  • October 14, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Super cute project! I would love to win one these awesome machines!

  • October 14, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I love these owls. I work with a group called Wildlife Rescue Center in Sanford, NC. We rescue injured owls and raptors then rehab and release, when the owls and raptors are able and ready to leave us. I will be making some of these for my volunteer friends at the center.
    God Bless!

  • October 14, 2010 at 11:34 am

    LOVE the owls – can’t wait to give it a try!

  • October 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I also signed up for the newsletter! Glad I found your site!

  • Lisle
    October 14, 2010 at 11:40 am

    So much fun!!! Thank you for the fun project and great instructions!

  • October 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Delightful project, and just in time for Christmas crafting. I signed up for yoiur newsletter and I am very excited!! ~kaholly

  • October 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing, I’m excited to start making some owls!

  • Jacque
    October 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Wow! I found you because of a link posted on my yahoo creative group! So glad I clicked through! I love your videos and ideas – hope I can win one of the awesome prizes! With the economy like it is, we have had to drop cable, but now I can get my crafty “fix” here at your site! Thanks for all that you do!

  • Robin
    October 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Love, love, love the owl!

  • October 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Great owls! Looking forward to more craft fixes and ideas! Thanks!

  • Debbie Weiler
    October 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I love these little owl pincushions! I am going to make these for my sewing friends. I think I might also make a dress for my granddaughter and put this owl on it.

  • Evelyne Carlen
    October 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Just discovered your website and love your owl pincushions. As a collector I shall definately be making these. Look forward to future shows.

  • October 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Wow! Simply amazing giveaway! I initially was SUPER excited about the Owl Pattern download! And then I saw THIS GIVEAWAY! :) Made my day! Especially if I WIN! :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway…and LOVE the owl!

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