Los Angeles, Here We Come!

January 28th, 2011

From cold, snowy weather…

…to the SUNSHINE!


So, so happy to be at CHA this weekend! The Craft and Hobby Association is about to go into full gear! We’ll be sure to keep you posted all weekend long. Can’t wait to see the new and upcoming products in the industry!

-Kris and Kim-

Sew a Valentine Quilt and *WINNER* of the Gamestop Giveaway!

January 27th, 2011

The newest pattern in our line of downloadable eBooks is here! And just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day! It really is so simple to make,  you can get it done in a weekend or YES, even an afternoon of sewing!

And how cute will this be with your coordinating placemats? It’s a perfect combo!

Have you always wanted to try quilting, but never dared? Then this is a quilt that will have you singing the praises of quilting! With easy, step-by-step directions (WITH PHOTOS!), you really can’t go wrong! Promise!

It is now available for purchase from YouCanMakeThis.com! And if you do sew this, remember, we want to see pictures!

And we have some more fun news for you! We have a winner for the bundle pack of games from Gamestop! Below is the name and partial email address. We will be in touch with you shortly! And the winner is….

Tami – t.pixeltr….

Congratulations!

We’re working on getting our bags packed right now as we head out tomorrow to the place we grew up- Los Angeles, California! It will feel like coming home again for sure, but this time we are heading to the Craft and Hobby Association Conference! We can’t wait to tell you all about it this weekend so keep checking back for updates on the latest and greatest in the world of DIY!

Queen of Hearts – So Sweet! (And maybe not-so-sweet!)

January 26th, 2011

For those of you who machine embroider, we were thrilled yesterday to launch Kim’s newest design in her collection of “Mini-Kimmy” accessories- the Queen of Hearts outfit!

Isn’t she adorable?

Here’s a little video to check out on this sweet little thing…

But I have to tell you… once you’ve spent many long hours sewing, getting just the right photo, writing up instructions, working on video, (and the list goes on!), you seem to let your “all-in-good-fun-humor” take over. And with a little help from my son’s dinosaur, some of the photos turned into this…

We’ll see if Kim ever puts me in charge of  product pics again. 😉

Have a great Wednesday!

-Kris

Episode 11: Satin, Sequin, and Paper Rose Hearts

January 25th, 2011

We had a lot of fun this week finding ways to decorate a simple  STYROFOAM™ Heart. With 3 different techniques, we covered them in something we hope you’ll love!  So take a look at our DIY Dish Craft Countdown this week — and we took away the 2-minute clock this episode!

Here are more photos of the project!  We’d love to know which are your top 2 favorites!  We’re going to post each of these techniques on our Facebook page and we’d love for you to vote for your favorite by either “liking” it on Facebook or making a comment here or on the photos you’ll find on Facebook.


Valentine Heart #1: Satin Roses! Click here to vote for Satin Roses on Facebook!



Valentine Heart #2: Paper Roses!  Click here to vote for Paper Roses on Facebook!


Valentine Heart #3: Sequin Hearts! Click here to vote for SEQUIN HEARTS on Facebook!

Finally, we’re excited to let you know about a new quilt pattern we’ll have coming out this week! Here’s a little look!


Don’t forget…Vote for your favorite Valentine Heart! Make a comment on Facebook or here on our blog. We love to hear from you! And if you have any other ideas for covering these styrofoam hearts, we’d love to hear those, too!

Kim & Kris

Sneak Peek: Episode 10 Next Monday Night!

January 21st, 2011

As you know, Season 2 has brought the “DIY Dish 2-minute Craft Countdowns” every other week.  Well, this next week is just a little different. Come back on Monday evening, the 24th, and you’ll see why! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek! :)

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We hope you have a wonderful one!
-Kim and Kris

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