Mix & Match Fabric and Paper

May 31st, 2011

Welcome to a new episode of The DIY Dish! Whether you love paper crafting, scrapbooking, sewing, or quilting, you’ll want to watch this week’s episode! We created some projects in honor of our grandmother and her wonderful group of quilt friends that welcomed her into their circle of friendship. In an effort to combine the beautiful papers and coordinating fabrics that this week’s sponsor, AdornIt, has designed, we are making a memory album, as well as a pin cushion. Take a look…

As many of you know, our grandmother recently passed away. We wanted to do something special to remember her group of friends who were so kind and welcoming to her during her last few years.  Our grandma had not sewn for years, but these sweet ladies invited her into their “quilt group.” They’d get together for hours (even days!) and quilt, eat, share stories, and more. And although she didn’t “quilt” with them, she was right there along their side as the “official presser” of the seams. :) She always got such a chuckle out of that. More importantly, they made her feel loved and appreciated.  Here are some more photos from the album we created using products from AdornIt. Thank you Susan for sending us these photos of your quilt group so that we could include them in this book.

AdornIt also put together kits using the items in this episode. If you are interested in a pin cushion fabric kit (does not include pearl center) or a wooden book kit and papers, they’d be happy to help you!

And…it’s another giveaway this week! You could win one of five “AdornIt” prizes!

  • 3 Vintage Groove Fat Quarter Stacks ($39.00 dollar value)
  • 1Vintage Groove Wood Story Book ($14.00 dollar value)
  • 1- 1lb Bag of ADORNit fabric scraps! ( No scrap smaller than 4″x4″) ($39.00 dollar value)

 This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Last day to enter is this Friday, June 3, 2011. As a reminder, winners of our other recent giveaways are posted on our blog and your prizes will be sent out shortly.

1) Let us know how you shared the episode with your online or offline friends.
2)  Post a comment here on DIY Dish telling us what your favorite crafting memory is! 

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim & Kris

  • Francisca
    May 31, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Well I didn’t share it yet but just hit the facebook button. My favorite are actually 2 one is crafting with my Mom when I was little making things out of dough and now I love to craft with my daughter when she comes out of school. I let her pick what she wants to craft so much fun to do and she always makes things for someone else. Greetings from the Netherlands

  • Francisca
    May 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I forgot, love the pinwheels!

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I plan on sharing this on facebook and twitter!

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

    One of my favorite memories as a young child, was walking into my grandmother’s sewing room – she had lots and lots of fabrics – she had worked as a seamstress for many years. Although I never was able to sew alongside her, I cherish the memories of sewing alongside my mom. And now I love sewing with my mom and swapping fabrics and ideas! :) I look forward to having my daughter share in this hobby too!

  • barbara johnson
    May 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i will be sending this along to my DD…. she has limited time for crafting, but think she’s going to LOVE this wooden scrapbook idea… Thanks girls…wonderful tribute to your Gramma… they are the eyes to our futures!!!! hugs Barbara

  • May 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I tweeted about this episode. You guys are a blast.

  • May 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

    My favorite crafting memory is when I was pregnant and decided I wanted to learn to sew. I tried to make myself a dress. There was no way a human could wear that dress – the sleeve hole ended up on chest. It was too funny. That is why I make quilts and not clothes LOL but what a blast it was to try during a nesting stage of pregnancy.

  • jan schrock
    May 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I am sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing….this episode brings memories of my grandma to me…..I always knew that when I would be spending time at my grandparents that my grandma would have projects planned for us to do….although she did all kinds of crafts and sewing her one love was oil painting which I didn’t get that talent! But my love of sewing had to come from her and I appreciate what she taught me every day….it is how I make my living now….she couldn’t have given me a better gift…..I will share these episode ideas with my best friend’s daughter who loves to make whatever new idea I show her!

  • charlotte poteet
    May 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

    One of my many favorite crafting memories lasted about 2 months. At least once a week I assisted a young Sunday school group to create a memory quilt for a class member using photo transfer paper, t-shirts, embroidery and applique. Their dedication to their classmate and friend will have a lasting joy for me.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Being a young mom, 2 sons, and no money, I taught myself how to sew shirts and pjs with stretchy material. Saved a lot of money 35 years ago!

  • robin sellers
    May 31, 2011 at 11:17 am

    i posted on fb as well. 2 of my favorite things, scrapping and sewing. i love their wooden books and love the pincushion idea. thanks for sharing.

  • Kathy Kauth
    May 31, 2011 at 11:34 am

    That was fun and very interesting and as usual inspiring. Adorn it has lovely stuff on their site too and wooden kits look really nice.

  • Pat
    May 31, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I save the posts and when my girlfriend comes over we go to my computer so that she can see all that is happening.

    My favorite memory is when I was about 15 and the women from my friend’s church would get together and quilt together. There was a large quilting frame and at least a dozen women could sit around and each would quilt a spot in front of her. We would sit around the frame and sew and talk.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I have for awhile been wishing that I would have take the knowledge that my grandmother was trying to share about quilting, but I thought at the time that it was just to slow. I would tell her that I could be done with an outfit to wear while she was putting a quilt together, well low and behold I am 51 years old learning to quilt. Have already started on the pin cushion.

  • Renea
    May 31, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I will be sharing this episode with my quilting friends the next time we get together. I really like the pincushions. Your episode just gave me the idea to use some of my extra quilting blocks to make pincushions.
    My favorite memory of crafting is when I did anything with my children. Now I do special crafts with my grandchildren. Whenever children are involved you never know what is going to happen or what they may come up with creatively.

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I shared it on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/becky.forrester.garrison) and on my blog (http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com). Thanks, Becky

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    My favorite crafting memory, hmmmmmm. Probably when I was a child and my aunt taught me how to embroider. Thanks! Becky

  • Jackie Smith
    May 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I adored mine. My favorite memories are of her teaching me how to make tiny little hand stitches when she was quilting. I don’t quilt but I do sew for my little granddaughters. Love your show!

  • christine
    May 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My favorite crafting moment is just recently sitting on the front porch painting birdhouses with my kids ages 6 and 8. I share DIY dish by watching it with other mom’s during my kids’ sports practices.

  • Karen
    May 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I used Twitter to share. Love all your shows so word of mouth is another way I share the Joy. :-)

  • Karen
    May 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    When my sisters and I were kids my Mom would give us the old Sears catalog to use for crafting paper dolls. She and my grandmother would show us how to cut them out and how to make furniture for them from the front and back of the catalog. We also used cereal boxes for the furniture. I can still make a couch, chair, rocking chair, and table. We also make paper flower bouquets. My sister still has some paper dolls my grandmother cut out before she died. I just put them in a scrapbook for her.
    Thanks for making me remember. I guess my love for crafts and sewing started then.

  • Ricki Duke
    May 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I shared this with my daughter. I thought this also would be a way to remember my grandmother. Thanks for the great idea. Keep crafting.

  • Ricki Duke
    May 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    My fav crafting memory is when my grandmother was sewing she had a HUGH button collection. I would sit at her feet while she sewed and would play with the buttons, sorting, sizing, color combos and just have an all around good time with the buttons.

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Grandmother’s are so special. I’m sure the group will love the book. My thoughts are with you and your family’s. Love “DIY dish”. Take care.

  • Elizabeth Keller
    May 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    love all the great ideas!!

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandma what a great tribute to her. My favorite memories of my grandma are the two of us cooking a huge meal for 50 people and her sharing her secret recipe.
    I share the links at the forum where I hang out and twitter.
    Have a great weekend,

  • Sandra Cunningham
    May 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    My favorite memory was my grandmother giving us a doll for Christmas or birthdays, BUT she always included an entire wardrobe with each doll. If it was a baby doll she had diapers, booties and a whole layette. If it was a big girl doll she had everything from swimsuits, lingerie to wedding dress!
    She would let us cut out ladies in catalogs, paste them to cardboard and then we would design clothes on blank paper and color with crayons–instant paper dolls!
    She taught us to make hollyhock dolls out of the buds, blooms and leaves and toothpicks. They only lasted a day, but they had the most delightful twirly skirts and our imagination!

    Still loving every show. You ladies are terrific!

  • Lana Nettles
    May 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I too have fond mermories of my Grandmother who taught me how to sew!!!!! I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Thx for the walk down memory lane. My Grandmother Evans taught me to sew on her trendle machine and I was always so excited when I got to go for a visit all alone (5 siblings) and would get her full attention. We would do the outdoor chores and then get to sew. She was Grandma with the two aprons-one on top for working to take off -with a clean one under in case company came by or we walked to the post office.

  • Carrie Blade
    May 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    1) Let us know how you shared the episode with your online or offline friends.
    i usually share your episodes with friends/family depending on the craft – but this craft fits all of my friends and i usually just email it to them with a note of how this craft suits them and their interest/hobby.
    2) Post a comment here on DIY Dish telling us what your favorite crafting memory is
    my favorite crafting memory is of my great grandmother who picked up crocheting as a way to keep her hands/fingers limber when arthritis started to set it. Although she was no expert, I enjoyed seeing how much see enjoyed crocheting and making/giving blankets/throws to family and friends. She is truly missed.

  • Ingrid
    May 31, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Don’t know if it’s possible for readers abroad to enter, but I’ll give it a try. I really enjoy every new episode you post and have now shared your site on Facebook. I have a lot of friends who are very creative and to love to craft. They deserve to know of you, and since most Norwegian understand English there should not be any problem to follow your blog.

    My favourite crafting memory is one year old: My friend Hanne and I spent three days in our cabin sewing together old clothes, curtains, some new fabrics, buttons and laces to a whole new collection of tunikas for the two of us. We thought we might make two each, and ended up sewing 6 each! We hardly had time to eat or sleep. It was as if only we and the sewing machines existed in the world. What a bliss!

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I have shared this with my sister-in-law who loves to sew and my favorite things are the pin cushions you have share with us. I love the diffrent cushions you have made

  • Jan
    May 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    You ladies do such a great job explaining each project. I love the pinwheel cushion.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm


  • Mary
    May 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    1. I look forward to every episode you have. I have encouraged my daughter to watch your webisodes as she is wanting to learn how to sew and quilt. I am enjoying the fact that she is now going to take the time to learn as she saw me sewing her entire life.

    2. My favorite creative memory is when my mom first taught me to embroidery. I was about 7 or 8 years old. I still have the dutch girl cup towels that I started with. I enjoyed learning the different stitches and coloring with thread. The pride I enjoyed in creating something has never stopped.

    I know your grandmother was as proud of you two as you are of her. Sorry for your loss.

  • diane
    May 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I always e-mail a link to my mom – guess I should teach her how to set up a bookmark!

  • diane
    May 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I remember my mom was in a quilting club when I was a girl. All the ladies would get together to work on one of the member’s quilts til it was done, then move onto the next member’s.

  • cathy
    May 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Knitting was our thing. I remember watching my mom knit so fast that the tips of her needles would get warm. She taught me to knit as a little girl. I have taught my boys to knit.

  • cathy
    May 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I shared on twitter

  • May 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I just posted the link to your episode and blogpost on Twittter as @FELTit, and I applaud you for honoring the memory of your grandmother, Pearl, with this episode and these projects. My own grandmother, Eileen, was one of my crafting heroes as well as my mom, Barbara. They taught me to look at the ordinary and see what could be through an imaginative lens, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I’d like to think that your grandmother and mine have met and become creating friends on the other side of this life, and that they will have much to show us when we join them someday. Blessings to you both~Anna

  • Anita
    May 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    My grandmother taught me how to knit slippers. I treasure those times!!!

  • Kay S
    May 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I posted a link to my daughter who is a card/scrapbooking demonstrator. She has just gotten into linking rubber stamps with material. My favorite creative memory is sewing on my grandmother’s foot pedal sewing machine. I inherited this machine and now it’s in my sewing/crafting room. Everytime I look at it, it brings back those memories and her love of sewing that I now share with my granddaughters.

  • Melissa A
    May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    My mother was always sewing new clothes for me and my three sisters. She is the reason i love sewing and making clothes and crafts! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Kim & Kris,
    I LOVE this book idea. I do digital scrapbooking and lapbooking academic hybrid scrapbook pages in our homeschool. This would be so neat to do a school project!

    I doubt you remember, but we met at Oprah Land and you guys have the sweetest fun personalities. It shines in person and on your videos. Thank you.

    You told me me how easy it is to video blog with a flip cam and I haven’t done it yet but it is in the works. I bought Camtesia and will be teaching homeschoolers to digital scrapbook school projects we just did one on the Wright Brothers (see my blog).

    God Bless,

  • Linda K
    May 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I have forwarded the link to my daughters. I have lots of memories of sewing and crafting with my grandmothers. And lots of memories of teaching my grandchildren to sew and craft.

  • Connie T
    May 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    WOW…cool Fun Sight…will have to get time to look more!!
    Yes this Episode is Gracing my FB WALL…..

    And hmmmm…half square triangles…lol…ya know I have done those before…..

  • Darlette
    May 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I shere with my friends an family the link to your blog long ago and they follow you since then and every time a new crafter frind came on my way I told them about you guys.

  • Connie T
    May 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    My Favorite Memory to date….Well It has to be all my 10 friends and Lifestyle and You two…..
    and then 4 weeks before my mom passed…she wanted back in her own place so badly…so we rented an apartment..and we made it a home…right down to the Window Treatments I sewn for her..I brought my sewing machine there…and the material I gather up…recycled stuff really…and I looked up..my mom was sitting at the table..and I said..”What”…and she smiled and said to me…” I just LOVE watching you sew”…..Honestly that will be in my heart forever!!

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Girls, What a lovely Grandmother you have! So wonderful to capture those special memories! I shared your link on my FB at http://www.facebook.com/suziebutton

  • Darlette
    May 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I remember in summer time expending time with grandma and learning the arts of sewing, embroidering and croche. It was fun.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    My favorite crafting memory is when I learned to sew in junior high school and the corduroy skirt for my sister for a Christmas present! I was so proud! That was the beginning of my love of creating! Susan

  • dmclem42
    May 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I will send this to all my family and grandkids I love doing all kinds of things that has to do with crafts
    and has had fun doing watch bands and fabric flowers every were I go people ask how I did them
    I love to teach them.my daughter is great at what every she can think of she has a store on Etsy
    cake stands from wood she can not keep up with the orders.

  • Diana
    May 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of your grandmother. What a wonderful tribute to her you are giving those ladies. I love the idea of the wooden scrapbook. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and am just amazed at what you can do with those pictures you put away and can bring them out again in a new format that would be interesting to see. I am finding that I enjoy scrapbooking more and more everyday. I belong to a group of women who quilt, crochet, and knit baby blankets for an organization in our area called the Baby Pantry. Families come in to get items of need for their children who are out of work or in need who can’t afford to buy these items. You gave me the idea to do a book like that to show what we do as a group. Thank you.

  • Lyn G
    May 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Our 9 year grand daughter was ending her visit to our Florida home. We had a whirl wind trip visiting, Sea World, Disney and The Space Center. The night before her return to Illinois, we sat for hours making a memory scrap book of her vacation. Today she is 22 years old, and still has her “Vacation with Grandma/Grandpa book.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    The summer that I was 12 I spent with my Great Aunt Olive. The year prior our family was forever changed when we had a car accident and lost a sister, our father and our mom was brain injured. I was the oldest of 6. That summer Aunt Olive put me back together with her arts. She set up a table in front of french doors that opened and looked out over a tiny balcony. We made dozens of dishtowels using stencils and paint. We made jewelry out of sea shells she collected during her winter stays in Florida and we made tiny doll hats by cutting up men’s old felt hats, wetting the circle, attaching it to the handle of a broomstick and letting them dry to a hat shape. She also taught me how to make pie crusts from scratch! It was a healing time I have never forgotten.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    My favorite crafting moment was when I received an Email from a paper crafting magazine telling me they were going to publish one of my projects!

    Carol B

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I shared a link to your DIY video on Face Book.


  • thelma
    May 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    just shared today’s episode with my sewing camp co-teacher. the pin cushion project will make a great camp project for our students (middle school/high school girls)! i have many crafting memories from summers spent helping my grandmother to “dress” dolls for her annual church bazaar. everyone wanted to take ‘spin the wheel’ for a chance to win one of her dolls!

  • Marietta
    May 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Sixth grade in Chicago, when we made giant paper mache marionettes and learned to “craft” with our peers. I have been so wrapped up with fabric (no pun intended) that I haven’t tried any scrapbooking in years but you have gotten the juices boiling again here in Florida. Thank you twins for the fine show and condolences on your loss of a loved one. I will share this via email with my American Sewing Guild group.

  • Kathryn Rife
    May 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I really like the idea of a wooden album…very sturdy…and the page shapes are cute. I was just given a bag of scrap fabric by a friend and found a few ready made 9-patch blocks. These I think would be wonderful made up in the pincushion you demonstrated. I love all your tips and projects. Thanks.

  • Sandy
    May 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Posted on FB

  • Sandy
    May 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I teach 5th grade girls on Wed night. I love showing them how to embroidery, sew, and just craft in general. Meaningful crafts not something that got left in the car on the way home and then thrown away.

  • Sandra
    May 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Shared this with my offline, paper-crafting, eldest daughter! I plan to purchase one of the wooden storybooks for her as well!

  • nancy saller
    May 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I always enjoy your segments of the DIY Dish! It gives me constant ideas for gifts and/or boutique crafts. Thank you for sharing your many ideas with us!

  • Kath
    May 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I created a sewing journey scrapbook journal for myself of sewing with my mother at an early age. I included various projects along the way with fabric swatches, paper and photos.

  • Destiny Lair
    May 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    My favorite crafting memory is making curtains with Grandma Rosie and helping tie a quilt with my Grandma Pruitt.

  • Destiny Lair
    May 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I ‘Liked’ this episode on Facebook for my second entry!

  • Joanne
    May 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    LOVE everything you girls do. Please, I really could use that fabric, I am making pin cushions as gifts for my friends.
    Bless both of you for all the good works you do!

  • Kim
    May 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I have learned about so many different types of crafting from you two! Keep it coming–I look forward to Mondays because I know there will be something new coming my way!!

  • Glenda
    May 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Love it — and shared it with a friend who has a great blog (hoping she will pass your video on!) Pincushions are my favorite — am going to try them as pillows with fabric I’ve created with photos for a personal twist.

  • Sandi
    May 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    My Gramma has been gone now for a long time but, she instilled in me a love of happy, bright colors and how to be creatively crafty. not a project goes by when I don’t think about her. I think some of my favorite memories are the making of Barbie Doll clothes, my Barbie even had a mink coat! ( hers had been ruined and she used it to trim out matching sweaters for me and my baby dolls , but FAV was that Barbie coat! lol! ) Gramma’s are the BEST!

  • Glenda
    May 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Oh — favorite crafting memory…hmmmm… I think it’s seeing the Christmas gifts my friend Kerry takes out each year. Her family has a tradition of giving ONLY homemade holiday decor as gifts — so everything around her house during that season tells a story! It’s amazing. I wish I had a family like that! It would be so neat to have Christmas decorations made by people I know and love. Someday, we will no longer have them, but we’ll have the memories.

  • Sandi
    May 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I just shared on facebook! Thanks for sharing about Your Grandma today and helping me to remeber mine.

  • Faye Miskin
    May 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I will share this wooden scrapbook with a dear friend who took us under her wing and helped us. She is such a giver to others, filling her day with service to others. I will be making the scrapbook with pictures of her family and the people she has helped along the way. I think the “Love” wooden scrapbook will work perfect. Thank you for the beautiful video ideas!

  • May 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I shared this giveaway with my crafty best friend. And my favorite crafting memory is when I started working on my wedding album. My goal for the rest of 2011 is to finish my wedding album — afterall, we’re only celebrating our 8th anniversary this September. It deserves to be done. And I really think my sons would love to look at the pictures of their family.

  • Megann
    May 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I love crafting with my kids. Everytime I knit I think of my grandmothers, both of whom knit.

  • Aleksa
    May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I was moved by the way you remembered your grandma. As a very young child I would play with my grandma’s button jars – the buttons became furniture, people, anything I wanted them to be. My own mother remembered playing under the table as her mother and friends quilted together.

  • Jaye
    May 31, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am telling the Crafty Ladies group at our church about the pin cushions.

    My favorite crafting memory is when I made angels with my Mom when she was suffering with lung cancer. We laughed and cried while making angels together.

  • Karen
    May 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I have my grandma’s treadle sewing machine,which is very special to me.

  • michelle N.
    May 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I emailed the link to my sisters and friends.

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandma. It is always hard to say goodbye to loved ones.

  • michelle N.
    May 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Some of my favorite sewing memories are from when I was a young girl on my first Bernina machine! I entered in a “fashion” contest of garments that were sewn by the entrants. I WON! :) What a memory.

  • Susan
    May 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I’m emailing the link to this episode to my daughter, a school teacher, who finally has some time on her hands this summer. Thanks so much!! You always have such cute & creative ideas.

  • Tina Osborne
    May 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I’m tellint the ladies in my quilt guild. I think it would be fun to make a pincushion when it is my turn to teach a project.

  • Lori Kramer
    May 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Having my own “circle of friends” (our official group name)
    Gives me the opportunity to share the great projects
    And episode of DIY Dish. We meet every Tuesday morning
    To enjoy handwork, applique, quilting and friendship.
    My favorite craft memories reside in our laughter filled times
    Together. My absolute favorite included a few days in a house
    We use for beach trips, an heirloom recreation of an old
    Family Christmas Tree Skirt where I used hand dyed wool,
    Threads, beads and trims and the misinterpreted
    Hand signals which caused one of us to
    Drive into a large car sized hole in the ground.
    (it was dark, causing no damage and ultimately

  • Diane L.
    May 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    My grandma started the sewing trend in my family. Love the ideas.

  • May 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Tweeted and liked on FB. Can’t remember my favorite crafting memory because there are so many!

  • Susan Matheson
    May 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    So far I have shared these ideas with my 23 year old daughter who likes to scrapbook. I love the pin cushion and plan to make one for myself.

  • Julie
    May 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    The crafting memory that comes to mind is making my own Christmas ornaments for my first Christmas tree when I got married. We couldn’t afford to buy ornaments, so I made them all. I still have some of them left 20 years later. My boys like to put them on their tree now that my “Mom” tree has new matching decorations on it. It is always nice to be able to DIY projects to save money! Adorn it is brilliant! Love all their stuff!

  • Michele Deedy
    May 31, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    As a kid, I was always crafting! My sister was always at the sewing machine. I would sit and watch her for hours. That is how I learned to sew! She was so patient and seemed proud to teach me! My mom also had a hand in my craftiness, teaching me to cross stitch, embroider, and even smock! I also loved to “scrapbook” as a kid. Whenever I meet someone who does something fun, I always want to learn. My newest love is jewelry making! So, today, as an adult, my house is a mess and I always have a lot of projects going on! I love it!!!

  • darlene
    May 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    love the combo of fabric and paper and i’ve shared it with good friends … i love all the ideas and hope to win on the giveaway, making it easier to start …. LOL …

  • Beverly Roberts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Loved this episode…just getting into scrapbooking and will want to try one of the albums. I am always looking for pincushion ideasl, also.

  • Jeanelle
    May 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    My favorite crafting memory is learning to sew on my grandmother’s sewing machine.

  • May 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I shared on facebook!

    One of my favorite crafting memories is of my Mom taking me to the RS craft nights and learning to tole paint!

  • Debbie Cooper
    May 31, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for another great episode! The book is just what I was looking for for my son and his future wife. I will share this episode on facebook.

  • Edie Fagg
    May 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I keep making some of the items you have demonstrated and my girls always ask where I got the pattern. I had them both over yesterday and went to some of the episodes you have done. I think I have them hooked. They said they were going home to look up the DIY and look at all your designs. I kept telling them how easy they were. Keep making these adorable items. I really enjoy them. Thank you.

  • Kelly Sas
    May 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I shared this post today with my cousin and friend. We got together to sew a kit that we all had bought at a sewing seminar.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I let all my crafting friends and family know about your cool website and all the fun crafts you share with us. Keep the ideas coming please.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I have such fond memories of my times quilting with my friends. We call ourselves the Double D’s which doesn’t stand for what you think it does! It is for the Domestic Divas. We get together as much as we can to share our love of crafting and quilting. We always meet at least once a month to quilt together and share good food with each other. We would love to make it a weekly get together but unfortunately work, family and other commitments get in our way of crafting fun!

  • thelma
    May 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    well girls, believe it or not, at the age of 52, i just made my first pinwheel square! yup, it was my first ever quilt square……and i used it to make a pincushion! love it, love it, love it! thanks to you and your grandmother’s memory!

  • Kelly Sas
    May 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was a newlywed. I was fortunate to live near her and she had a sewing machine. I would go to her house on weekends. After making a few easy sew items like pot holders, place mats and a easy top. For our first Christmas as a married couple my grandmother helped me make a bathrobe for my husband. I used some of her fancy stitches to line the lapel of the robe. That was 33 years ago and my husband STILL has that robe. Thanks for the great trip down memory lane. I miss my grandmother but am so blessed to have wonderful memories of her!

  • Sandi
    May 31, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Shared this episode on FB and also emailed my crafters. Favorite crafting memories are when my friends, daughter and I got together weekly to scrapbook with a bottle or two of wine.

    Also, starting creating crafting memories with my 8 year old granddaughter…she loves to craft!

  • Winifred
    May 31, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I love to craft with my Mom. She is in her 80’s and paints pumpkins at Halloween time – Everyone in the family gets a happy face pumpkin. Last year my sister and I helped her paint pumpkins and we laughed and had the best time. We will probably help her again this year. We still color Easter eggs together too. Some things you just never out-grow!

  • Janet C
    June 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I shared with my mom, she’s a sewer and is always looking for gift ideas. My first craft memory is my grandma showing me how to sew doll clothes.

  • Susan
    June 1, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I loved having Pearl over for quilting…she was always so much fun to be around. We shared many stories and experiences! Pearl was full of “life” lessons….I loved her very much and she was a great woman and teacher! I will treasure her memory always….

  • Alana
    June 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

    This is such a special episode. I am a G’ma now but memories of my Grandmother came flooding back. What a special way to remember a special person in your lives.

  • Alana
    June 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Forgot to add that I hit like on facebook.

  • Tonya Muller
    June 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I will be sharing on facebook and twitter. I don’t have a specific memory. My mom was always encouraging and we tried all kinds of crafts when I was a girl. I still have a zodiac ashtray we made together.

  • Kira
    June 1, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I scrapbook and quilt, now I have a cute project to use them together!

  • Karen Rowell
    June 1, 2011 at 1:06 am

    My favorite crafting memories are of making t-shirt quilts for both of my daughters. We had fun picking out the fabrics to go with their shirts, and figuring out how to put it all together!

  • June 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I shared on Facebook…I don’t “Twitter”. My “crafting” memories are with my Mom..more particularly sewing. Between her and her mother (my grandmother), they taught be to sew…starting with “hand sewing” when I was about 5 years old (I’m now almost 64). And, I still love sewing…and anything connected with sewing to this day. The pinwheel pin cushions are absolutely adorable. I’ve got to get busy making some of those as gifts.

    Thanks for these “how to” videos.

  • Denise S.
    June 1, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I remember 5th or 6th grade and my teacher Miss Orr who loved arts and crafts. One project that stands out was a tall candle holder made from jars and covered with paper mache. She also taught us how to use a real ink fountain pen to do our cursive writing. Good memories of a wonderful teacher.

  • Ginger
    June 1, 2011 at 1:41 am

    What a lovely tribute to your Grandma.
    My favorite crafting memory is when my Aunt taught me to sew as a child.

  • Michele
    June 1, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Shared with FB friends and took my laptop to coffee today and shared the show with them!
    It’s now expected that I share the latest episode, lol!! So much fun!
    Crafting memory…hum, hard to pick one! My fave is working with my BFF as we sewed my wedding dress!

  • patty
    June 1, 2011 at 2:02 am

    My 2 loves, paper and fabric, put together!!! I shared it on Facebook!

  • Jen Orozco
    June 1, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Sharing on FB. Favorite crafting memory: making christmas ornaments with all the gals from my church. Sewing, gluing, laughing and talking, eating and staying up way too late. Came away with beautiful felt and fabric dove ornaments.

  • Melinda
    June 1, 2011 at 3:28 am

    ooo, I love the pin cushion!

  • Nancy
    June 1, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for all you do. I always look forward to your shows. What a great way to memorialize your Grandmother! My Mom has been a big influence on my crafting life. She was always creating something and thinking outside the box. I appreciate her creativity and working with me all those years I was at home. It was always fun. Today I’m a graphic designer and love sewing and crafting so much!

  • Nancy
    June 1, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Thanks for the chance! I am sharing on facebook.

  • Mimi
    June 1, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I’m sharing this episode with my daughter by forwarding it to her. The love of “handmade” was instilled in me very early by my grandmother telling me stories of the fabric in our quilts. She knew where every piece of fabric came from and who had clothing made from it. One of my fondest memories of crafting is learning to piece a quilt on square pieces of paper sitting beside my mother. I wanted to learn to sew so badly to make clothes for my dolls. She taught me to make tiny straight stitches and watched me carefully as I learned safety rules for needles, pins, and scissors. I was 5 years old. My mother passed away 2 years ago, but I found in Mother’s picture box a picture she took of me sitting on the couch cutting out fabric to make doll clothes. This was several years after Mother had taught me to sew and the proper use of equipment.

  • neddie58
    June 1, 2011 at 5:03 am

    toooo cool

  • June 1, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I tweeted about this post. I can’t wait to try some of these ideas!

  • June 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

    My favorite crafting moment??? Well, when I was in my crochet kick, my then 4-yr-old daughter asked me to crochet her a dress. Now, I’m no expert. A novice really, but I did it and made it up as I went. She looks (and still does) so cute in the finished product!

  • June 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

    When I was very young, my grandmother taught me to embroider by helping me make doll clothes and embroidering them. I remember pulling the needle through, and as I stretched the thread out, she thought I was asking her to re-thread the needle, and we laughed and laughed about that. I was only 6 when she died, so I was very young, but I was able to do everything she taught me except the french knots.

  • June 1, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I liked this on fb and tweeted about it…my favorite crafting memory is teaching my daughter to sew and the proud look on her face when she tried on the corset and twirl skirt she made…

  • Leigh
    June 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Crafting with my daughters is the best! Time spent with them is wonderful and they love to craft!

  • June 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Shared through facebook and direct links to family members.. this is a lovely craft!!

  • June 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    hmmm.. my favorite crafting moment??.. hmmm.. i love the crafting/sewing projects i’ve done for friends.. one year a friend wanted to be a diet coke can for a costume party.. so i made her a diet coke can out of a white sheet and colored fabric.. she was a hit! i even missed worked that day to get the project finished for her to wear that night.. another time i made a friend a velvet cloak.. it was beautiful.. black on the outside and lined purple on the inside.. both were made with no patterns and came out great! :) only wish i would have gotten pictures of the creations.. and of course.. anything i make for my girls now.. clothes, outfits for the local flag day parade, you name it.. it’s fun.. :)

  • Nancy Lindquist
    June 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    HI, I’m the grandmother/great grandmother, and it has been and is fun to do things with the precious ones. My own grandmothers passed when I was pretty young. I know yhou feel the loss of yours. Sorry.

  • June 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I am so excited to have found your site! I have been sewing and crafting with my mom since I was a little girl. My favorite memories are quilting with her in our cozy Alaskan craft room. After she passed, I lost my sewing mojo for a few years. I am happy to say it is back, and in full force! You girls are inspiring and fun! I have a group of friends that get together and tackle patterns (usually cute little purses) and I always share my most recent internet find! Thank you for all you do!

  • Kathryn Tienter
    June 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Love it. . . . once again. Love your shows. Thank you for sharing with us. KLT

  • Marilyn
    June 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Cute project once again! What a great way to honor your beloved Grandmother and her wonderful friends. I hope we can all have wonderful friends like that!

  • Marilyn
    June 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Added a post on facebook for your cute ideas….thanks

  • June 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Grandmothers are a treasure and I have a very special bond with my very dear grandma, Mary. You have put together a wonderful memory of something that she loved coupled with something that you love to do as well…perfect! I love the creative ideas of ADORNit and how you have put it to use in such a special way. I’ve tweeted and facebooked this great episode so others can share in this creative fun!

  • Janelle
    June 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I remember my mom teaching me how to sew and then us making some quilts together! I plan on sharing on facebook!

  • Deb
    June 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    My mom taught me how to sew & craft & the joy it brings. She did it with my children & now I am doing it with my grandchildren & she does it with them, also(great grands). Her mom, my grandma did this also as long as she could, & now she is gone; I have great memories. I am glad mom still enjoys these same things & now we are into machine embroidery & have so much to enjoy with each other.

  • Martha Hughes
    June 2, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Some of my favorite memories of my mother is going with her to her quilting group, where they quilted for those in need in the community.

  • June 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I shared your link on FaceBook.

  • June 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite crafting memory is when my Grand-daughter (5) asked if she could go to my studio and “do art”. While I worked on a mixed media piece, she cut up papers and used those and paint to do her project. We talked and laughed the whole time. It was Awesome!

  • Susan
    June 3, 2011 at 5:53 am

    My favorite crafting memory is when my aunt taught me how to crochet. I used up a whole ball of crochet thread just doing the chain stitch. My aunt wanted to teach me how to do single crochet, but I was content just doing the chain. That chain looked like it was a mile long! Later I did let her teach me more and crochet is a passion of mine now.

  • Debbie B
    June 3, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Kris and Kim I love the excitement you bring to crafting. you have the cutesy ideas for all ages. I tel everyone I meet about your many projects. Your web sites and your new store coming to Logan just can’t wait until your opening.

  • Teresa S
    June 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Love all that you do…especially loved the segment using ADORNIT products and ideas….. :-) Thank you.

  • LuAnn R
    June 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Love the fabic and darling pin cushions.

  • June 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    My favorate crafting memory was scrapbooking with my two girls when they were little.
    Also making beaded flower bracelets for them. Ollie

  • Kristi
    June 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    What a great show! It reminded me and the happy time I spent watching my Grandma sew. Thanks for sharing your memories with us!!

  • Tamara Toomey
    June 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    My favorite memory is the overnight sewing retreats with several of the ladies that worked at a local quilt shop. After the shop closed on Saturday night, we would pulll out projects and sew, sew, sew until we were so exhausted that we would fall asleep in our sleeping bags on the floor of the shop. It was so great waking up between the shelves of your favorite fabric. I will never forget those nights with my friends!!

  • Christy
    June 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I ran across one of my favorite memories not long ago when I was moving. The first thing I had ever done was a needlepoint teddy bear pillow. It was really awful, but as a kid, it was such a source of pride. I still have it packed away. It’ll go to my daughter someday.

  • Janet Licari
    June 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I shared on my facebook by clicking the like button at the bottom of the post. I checked and it did show up. My favorite crafting memory was hard to choose. I like it when my daughter crafts with me and before she left for college last year we made a dress for her open house and some rice filled flannel heat bag packs. Some friends got involved and we went through quite a bit of rice 😀
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  • Maggie Potter
    June 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I always enjoy watching your episode on my lunch hour at work. It was so precious to see what your grandmother’s friends did for her.

  • Sandra
    June 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Looked for your epidode today…Are you taking the summer off? Oh, what will I do without my weekly DIY-Dish-fix??

  • Susan
    June 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Love the simple!! I’m teaching my Grandaughter to sew this summer!! she’ 7!! and thinks it’s great!! thank you for the clips! Love them, and I always share on Facebook!!

  • Kerry Sortor
    June 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I am going to send it to my quilt group.
    Both of my children enjoy crafting with me. My 10 year old son has started to sell the items he creates. It is so cute to watch him interact with people, use his math skills, and develop a hobby.

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  • Pam Norris
    July 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    My condolences go out to you both in the passing of your grandmother. I am thinking about my little great aunt who so enjoyed hand stitching little borders on any little scrap of fabric she could find. She lived with us for a while when I was a teenager. I learned the importance of being content with basic necessitites of life. Those little scraps of fabric, for her, were the “extras”; the splurges. Thank you for your show. It brought back a wonderful memory for me. Prayers going up for peace and happy memories of your grandmother.

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  • Chris Brown
    November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    LOVE the pincusions! Shared on FB for all my crafty friends and will definitely include this in my stocking stuffers!

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