Welcome Viewers from The Rachael Ray Show!

April 26th, 2011

We want to welcome new viewers who found us through The Rachael Ray Show! We were beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to “craft” with Rachael. We have to admit that when we first got asked to be on the show, we thought…”Do they know that ‘The DIY Dish‘ is NOT a cooking show?!” 😉  Of course, they weren’t looking for a cooking segment…rather they wanted us to come and  “CRAFT” with Rachael. And who would say no to that?! We’ve watched Rachael for years, so this was such an exciting trip for us, to say the least.

It was also a quick trip. We flew out one day. Filmed the next day. Flew home at midnight that night. Just another day at the office, right? Ha! Although it was a fast one, it was one we will never forget.  Our excitement grew as the day to tape got closer…and imagine how hard it was to keep this a “secret” for the last month!

We hope you enjoyed the segment. If you have any questions on anything shown in the segment, let us know and we’ll try our best to answer. We’d love to hear from you!

We want to thank the entire team at The Rachael Ray Show — it is an amazing collaboration of talent and time that comes together to produce a show like hers. Rachael is also just the kind of person you think she would be – “down to earth”, funny, friendly, the girl you could talk to for hours, and of course, talented.  Now if we could just cook like her. 😉

-Kim & Kris

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Here are more photos from the day!

Here are more up-close photos from the table settings!

We glued small squares of white tissue to the branches to look like small blossoms.

The burlap “vase” below was made from an empty orange juice container.

We took store-bought plastic easter eggs (yes, the bright purple and pink ones you can find!) and covered them with fabric and Mod Podge. Other eggs were covered with small pieces of masking tape and then painted for a “crackled” look.


Can you tell what Kris made these napkin rings out of??? Yes, you got it right — hair rollers! :)




It’s a Studio 5 Day! Make a Spring Felt Purse!

April 25th, 2011

We are on our way to NBC/KSL’s Studio5 program! Today we will show you how to make a Spring Felt Purse that was designed by our friend and co-worker, Shelli Christiansen! You can find the free pattern at www.YouCanMakeThis.com . Click the video below to watch the quick how-to video on making the purse, as well as a simple felt flower.  The pattern is available to download at YCMT.


Have a wonderful day everyone! Don’t forget — tomorrow is the day to watch The Rachael Ray Show! We’ll be crafting with Rachael! WOW!

-Kim & Kris

Make Summer Porch & Patio Pillows and More

April 19th, 2011

Welcome to a new episode of The DIY Dish! Do you love spending time outside? This week we are making decor for your porch or patio! Take a look!

Here are some more photos of this week’s pillow project!

A big thank you to Janome for making this week’s episode possible! You will LOVE the new Janome Horizon machine that we used in this episode. It’s great for sewing, quilting…well, just about anything! You won’t believe the number of features it has. Find out more here.

And don’t you just love that fabric? It is so bright and cheerful — just what we’re looking for when we think “summer!”  If you are looking to have a pre-cut kit to make the tablerunner or pillows (all fabrics included!) then you may be interested in checking out Jacki’s etsy shop: Cut in Seconds. SHE will do the cutting…giving you the time to create something very simple and quick to put together! Find more information on her kits, click here. 

That darling fabric was designed by our friend and fabric designer, Amanda Herring. It is called “Sugar and Spice” and couldn’t be sweeter. 😉 You’ll fall in love with her fabric…and Amanda!

Thank you for spending some time with us this week! We can’t wait to see what you make!

Click here to download the accompanying PDF.

-Kim & Kris

Make a Garden Apron – A Perfect Beginner Sewing Project for Kids!

April 12th, 2011

We just finished up “Spring Break” with our families. Since many of you will be going on Spring Break soon…and Summer is just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to have an episode dedicated to the kids!  Learn how to make this easy garden apron — it’s a great sewing project for the beginner — and it comes from our DVD: The DIY Dish Summer Crafts for Kids.  So go ahead and gather the kiddos around…they may want to start sewing this week!

The DVD is divided into four fun weeks of summertime crafting activities.  Each week is based around a theme with something fun to do every day! (Of course, you could always spread out the project throughout the summer, too!)  The DVD also comes with a companion guide in PDF format that includes step-by-step instructions for the adult to read while watching the videos.

If you need to entertain older and younger kids, no worries!  Many of the projects include an easier version for the little kids and a more challenging version for the big kids. Your children will love learning new skills and the confidence gained through creating. You’ll love that you only need inexpensive materials or things you likely already have around the house.

The projects included on the DVD are great for parents and kids, grandparents and grandchildren, summer camps, scout troops, family reunions, and both boys and girls!  They’ll be excited and proud to say “I made it with my Mom!” (or grandma, troop leader, etc.)!

The Summer Crafts for Kids DVD features:

  • In the Garden:
    Wooden Spoon Garden Markers, Watermelon Maracas, Placemat Garden Aprons, Tin Can Planters, and Edible Worms
  • Gone Camping:
    Camping Bandana Pillows, S’Mores Stick Puppets, Explorer Boxes, Nature Notecards & Bookmarks, and Nature Jewelry
  • Cookies In The Kitchen
    Dishtowel Aprons, Decorate Your Dishtowel Aprons, The “Cookie Concoction Contest”, Cookie Containers, and The Cookie Cookbook
  • Love Your Country
    Handprint Flags, Firework Crafts, Salad Spinner and Straw Fireworks, Soft Candy Holders, and Dress Up Flip Flops

The projects are not intended for children under 3, and are best for ages 3-12. And for a limited time, the DVD is on sale for $10. We also have a limited quantity so this price is for the DVD while supplies last. Payment by Paypal or Credit card is accepted. We are currently shipping to the US and Canada. Click here for more information.

We also had a great response last year when we introduced the idea of creating a “grandma camp” where grandmas and their grandchildren would do these projects together.  If you’re interested in this idea, be sure to download these free bonus pages here. It will include a “s’mores invite” and other items that will make your summer special.

We can’t wait to see the garden aprons your children will make! Be sure to post on our Flickr or Facebook pages!

What kinds of fun things do you like to do with your children? Let us know by making a comment below.

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim and Kris

How to Make a Clutch Handbag

April 5th, 2011

Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3! This week we are making a basic clutch handbag — and we can’t wait to see what you do to embellish it! Take a look!

A big thank you to Janome — this week’s sponsor of The DIY Dish! We used the Janome MC11000 to complete this project.  Talk about a fantastic sewing AND embroidery machine in one!  If you’d like to find more details about this fantastic machine, click here.

Here are some more photos of this week’s project!  We can’t wait to see how you embellish yours! Be sure to post photos on our Facebook or Flickr pages!

We used this modern floral embroidery design found here.

We used this tropical floral embroidery design found here. It is a FREE design found at SWAKembroidery.com!

And finally, we took fabric scraps, tied them in a knot, and sewed them in a row to the clutch!

We’d love to hear YOUR ideas on how to embellish the basic clutch! Post your thoughts below!

Have a wonderful week everyone!
-Kim & Kris

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