DIY All Up In Here Episode #96

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Does autumn make you wanna get crafty? It sure does for us! In this episode we’ll give you some updates on what’s happening and then share a few of our current DIY projects that we’re loving.

Mentioned in this episode:

Maymay Made It

Stephanie Socha Designs Make and Decorate Podcast

Lisa Robertson

The Witchy Stitcher (Meg)

Real Housewives of Stitching 

Bendy Stitchy (Michelle)

Check out our Flosstube video #5! We have our first giveaway! If you’d like to be entered to win a goody bag full of stitchy goodness (yes it’s cross stitch!) leave a comment and tell us about your retreat experience or if you’d like to go on a retreat!

I’ve also got a DIY Needle Minder tutorial available on our YouTube channel. If you want hints or tips on making your own needle minders, then click here!

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Guilded Episode #68

It’s official, Dori has joined a guild!
In this episode we update you on our health, our finished projects, and our time at the Orange County Quilters Guild quilt show!

Dori recent gave a beauty a hack a try. After watching this video, she attempted an “eye lift” technique that ended up best saved for the pros.

And it turns out that my chicken tender Pinterest recipe was a pass except that I accidentally used pancake mix instead of flour to dredge the chicken in before coating. HAHAHA! Only I would make a goof like that!

We both had some very big finishes this week!

Dori finished my sister Jennifer’s quilt, the curved log cabin quilt!

I finished my splendid sampler table topper!

I did my binding using this video from Youtube. It’s a great demonstration of how to bind using your backing fabric.

We got to go to the Orange County Quilters Guild annual quilt show.
We saw fabulous quilts and met with wonderful vendors like:

There was a lot to see and do, so definitely check out our Instagram page (link below) to see some of the quilts and goodies from the show!

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Problems With Patterns Episode #62

We all know that feeling. Reading a pattern and it’s going along fine until you hit a snag. Suddenly, it’s like the instructions are written in a different language, one you don’t understand.

Well, we asked our fellow quilter’s and listeners what their go-to solutions were when facing a problem with a pattern and today we share those thoughts and comments! So tune in and maybe you’ll learn something new along with us!

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And to celebrate our friends all going to Quilt Con this week, there is a Quilt Non 2017 Instagram hop happening. Last year we had the chance to go to our first Quilt Con and it was amazing!!! So even though we aren’t there in body, we are there in spirit.

Happy Birthday to G and Sherri, some of our wonderful quilty friends we met at Quilt Con last year.

If you want to see any of the original comments from our friends and followers about the topic today, feel free to check out our Instagram feed and our Facebook page with the links below.

And if you are interested in a very details tutorial on binding your finished quilt, check out the Fat Quarter Shop video below that Dori really got a lot out of!

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What’s New With Us: Episode #57

It’s an episode without a theme. This week we update you on what we’ve been up to and also what’s to come on Hobbies Up To Here!

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We have a few posts and projects up and coming so be sure to come back and check them out!

  • Basting Gun review
  • Our first guild meeting (eek!)
  • Road To California (mid-January)
  • Design wall how-to post

Jake and I finished his Darth Vader quilt. We’re very pleased with the out come!

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My dad finished his crocheted doily.

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And my mom is still working on her future grand-son’s knitted baby blanket.

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #46

Hey hobbyists and crafters! Episode #46 is ready to roll out!

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Going into this episode we had NO clue what we would talk about. We were without a topic!!! Instead of our usual discussion about some crafty topic, we decided to just sit and chat about what’s going on in our lives.

We chat about our new healthy lifestyles and the few crafty things we’ve got our hands in. I share my issues with too many electronics in everyday items (I see you Sleep Number bed). My mom shares some of her thoughts about exercise and getting herself moving again!

My mom is super happy with her interaction with the people over at Doll Makers Journey. Not only has she learned a lot from their tutorials and videos but they have been nothing but wonderful when an item she ordered didn’t arrive. They were quick to resolve the issue and with a great sense of humor about it. Thanks Mary Ann!

My baby quilt is moving along. I shared my disappointment in it this week but the positive response from our readers kept me going and I’m now putting the blocks back together. I’ll post updates soon!

Myra over at Busy Hands Quilts is hosting a new Friday link up. It’s for those projects that just don’t get finished by Friday but you’d like to share all your hard work. Check it out by using the link attached to the button below!

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #41

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Today’s podcast comes to you from my new craft room! It’s not ready to be photographed yet BUT it’s getting there! I can’t wait to share with everyone once it’s put together a little more.

We share all the recent happening in our lives. We also talk about some lost and found projects and some future ideas for more DIY projects to come!

Definitely check out Holly Vlogs and her great mod podge video. She recently sprouted my interest in mod podging again!

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #37

Hey Hobbyist and Crafters, it’s time for a mini episode!

I’m the lone host (boo!) this week as my mom flies home from Ireland (yay!). While we wait for her to arrive and settle back at home, here is a little update from us!

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We had some BIG milestones this week.

We hit 500 likes on Hobbies Up To Here!
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We also hit 100 followers on Facebook!

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Thank you!!!!!

Current on our Youtube channel, I shared my coloring book hobby!

Check out these cool blog hops, one is weekly, one is coming up in May, and the other is a year long project!

Color Play Friday over at Laurel Poppy and Pine!

Sign up for Alida’s Art with Fabric hop in May!

The Splendid Sampler is still going and is open to join at any time!

A big shout out to Christa for her newly published quilting book, The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting! Check it out!

This podcast episode was a live Periscope broadcast. For 24 hours you can check out this broadcast OR check out our Youtube channel where I will be posting the whole video! Our Youtube channel is listed below!

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #31

Hey hobbyists and crafters.

It’s been a full week since Quiltcon 2016 and we’re dealing with the aftermath. New followers (hey everyone!!!), lots of content (hello blog posts galore!) and a few bumps in the road (where are all of our podcasts in iTunes?). But we’re managing to make it through and to continue doing what we love: getting’ crafty!!!

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Dori managed to crank out a new quilt top and I finished block 2 of my Splendid Sampler.

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Dori’s Jelly Roll top.


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Block 2 Wings

We love hearing from our followers and listeners so feel free to sent us a message via Twitter: @kekibird or @doricrafts. We really appreciate your friendship and your support!!!

The music heard in this week’s podcast is a live recording of my dad playing Fire and Rain by James Taylor.

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #13

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Well hobbyists and crafters, episode #13 is here and we give nothing but updates! Updates on projects, what’s new in life, how we’re doing with our healthy lifestyle choices, how school and work are going. You name it, we talk about it!!

It’s updates and fluff!

The Playful Colors Quilt is layered and ready to be quilted!

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Dori got herself a new machine! The Baby Lock Aria!

 

And she’s got some great new fabrics to play with from Twisted Cedar Studios.

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