Me and My Laundry Basket…

January 13th, 2011

Kim makes fun of me ALL the time on this one. “There goes Kris again, with her laundry basket!”

Oh sure, it might be admirable…perhaps even praiseworthy if I was actually using it for its intended purpose. But as of right now, it’s my tote. Whenever I go to the office, it comes with me. If I go on a long car ride, the laundry basket filled with my current project I’m working on is right at my feet. Heading to The DIY Dish studio? Yep, it’s there, too.

Crazy, I know. 

Maybe it’s like a security blanket. A security BASKET?  Hmmmm…

I really should get something that is designed for crafting on the go. But for now, I suppose it works!

Here’s my basket filled with my needle felting supplies, all ready to go to Studio 5 today! If you’re local, it will air at 11 AM MST on KSL-5. If not, we’ll be sure to post the segment as soon as we can. I’ll be showing Brooke how to make some beautiful felted jewelry as well as showcasing some other fun projects using needle felting techniques!

The basket has made many trips to Studio 5. What would I do without it? :)


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Cupcakes?

January 12th, 2011

So if you want a real “behind-the-scenes” look at what goes on behind finished projects and pretty photos, then here it is.

I came into the office this morning after picking up this beautiful box of cupcakes for a photo shoot. And ka-bam….one little tip, and it was over. Not one was even salvagable.

The next step was to act as anyone would do in this situation…Yummmmmm!  😉

Guess we’ll be picking up some new cupcakes tomorrow!

-Kim and Kris

P.S. – It’s all for a photoshoot you’ll see next Monday, the 24th when Season 2 starts up again!

We Had a Visitor…

January 11th, 2011

Today we filmed an upcoming episode of The DIY Dish. Oh, it feels great to be creating again!

Step-by-step directions ready to go. Check.

Show notes reviewed. Check.

Lighting and audio working full-steam ahead. Check.

Fabric and materials ready to go. Check.

And a 30-pound pooch not wanting to miss any part of  the action?

Checkity-check. 😉 Love you Mandy!

-Kris and Kim-

Sing it with us, “Paper Roses…”

January 9th, 2011

We’re crafting away right now and we can’t get that song out of our heads!
We wonder why?

We’ve had a wonderful holiday break and hope you have, too! We’re excited about getting back to work and so we wanted to share with you a few pics of a project we’re currently working on. Oh, yes! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  And our regular season of brand-new episodes will begin again on January 17th! 

In the meantime, we hope you will join us as we begin posting on the blog again! Let’s chat crafts, sewing, new projects, industry trends, upcoming projects, goals, kids, grandkids, pets…you name it!

What’s in store for each of us in 2011?

Let’s hear it!

 All Our Best!

-Kris and Kim

Sew “Twirls for Girls” – A Great Way to Give Back (Day #12)

December 17th, 2010

There’s just something special about this time of year.

A spirit of giving.

And so though it is a very busy time of year, it can also be a great time of reflection and gratitude. Christmas is just around the corner and we want to share with you about a campaign we began 4 years ago. It’s called, “Twirls for Girls.”

We have 3 different doll skirt patterns to choose from and they are yours for free. Click for the link to the patterns. Each differs in difficulty and style – the patchwork twirl, the reversible skirt and the pettiskirt. If you are short on time or even a beginning sewer, you will definitely want to watch Kim’s “how-to” video down below. You’ll quickly see that if you have some scraps of fabric lying around, you really can finish the reversible skirt in just a few minutes!

We love what Eva shared with us last year after hearing about this project:

“As a little girl who was not going to have a Christmas with present’s, I remember what loving peron(s) who lovingly gave their time to sew a doll dress and nighty for a doll I had never seen. I now had a Christmas to remember. I would love to give back. With money tight, one can always find a ‘piece of fabric’ to sew something for a little someone to make their Christmas. This I intend to do this Christmas. Thanks for the information. Now I MUST get sewing! Thanks for the ‘nudge and a place to start. Sewing grandma who never forgot!”

Kris’ daughter made several all by herself last year. For a first-time sewer, she was so proud to be able to turn them into our local Toys for Tots drop-off box! Even just days before Christmas, she couldn’t have had a wider grin on her face!

And that’s what it’s all about. :)

Merry Christmas!

-Kris and Kim

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