05 October 2009

DIY Day and a Giveaway!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

Welcome to DIY Day! The hottest day on the whole wide inter-web! Time for all my internets-peeps to link up your latest and greatest projects from home. Let's see 'em!

If you're new here, every Tuesday we get together to share our newest DIY projects. I'm really flexible about what constitutes a DIY project. A furniture makeover, an outdoor project, an indoor project, some new artwork...heck, even a great recipe could qualify as DIY, right?

This week's prize is so perfect for all of you crazed DIY gals. It comes from my friend, Vanessa, at V & Co (her blog) and V & Co on Etsy (her etsy shop). Vanessa is ridiculously talented and in addition to making beautiful handmade goodies, she writes and sells wonderful patterns and tutorials from her etsy shop.

Like this adorable (minimal sewing) fabric bracelet pattern.

And this fabulous ruffled pillow pattern. I have this pattern and it's the one thing that has finally inspired me to learn how to thread my sewing machine.

One lucky winner will get to choose 4 (yes, 4!) patterns from Uptown Jane.

Or, if you'd rather, you can choose a set of these beautiful decorative fabric balls. The no-sew pattern for these beauties is also in her shop.

To be eligible, all you have to do is link up a DIY project post. So let's get linking!
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  1. Hope Studios - Fall Mantle
  2. Shanty2Chic~ Ashleys Door Turned Mantle Decor
  3. Tab e redo @ Mustard Seed
  4. Richella from Imparting Grace
  5. Rachelle DIY ceramic pitcher
  6. BlueCastle (ChalkDoor)
  7. rehabbing bessie
  8. Framed Scrapbook Paper by Ashlee@WorkmanWitticis ms
  9. Judy@In His Grip~Sweater Pumpkins
  10. your cool friend Cheryl (moss monogram wreath)
  11. m @ tales from an oc cottage
  12. Shanty2Chic~ Whitneys $15 Lamp Makeover
  13. Alice @ Once Upon A Dresser - My First Mistreatment
  14. Project Campbell Ugly to Adorable Armoire!
  15. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Using Newspaper (?!) }
  16. Delightful Dwelling - (Sprucing Up a Plain Corkboard
  17. Soft Cornice Window Treatment
  18. Erin @ Cawfee Stained Life - Gorgeous New Curtains
  19. kojodesigns - DIY ruffle purse
  20. Moneywise Moms (Halloween Paper Bag Decor)
  21. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest (Repurposing a wool sweate
  22. Vanity Makeover @ Mustard Seed Creations
  23. VintageDutchGirl - Simple Grapevine Wreath Makeover
  24. The Shabby Chic Cottage (Removable Chalkboard)
  25. Joy Beadworks : Chair Sleeve Tutorial
  26. Modern Country ~ transforming our home for Fall!
  27. Great Oak Circle - khaki / white painted striped table
  28. Pretty and Practical Platform Bed (PB knock - off)
  29. Feathered Wreath @ Posh Pieces
  30. Pam@Bibbidi - Bobbidi - Beautiful (Lampshade makeover)
  31. Joan@anything goes here : Scary Halloween Decor
  32. Pam@Bibbidi - Bobbidi - Beautiful (Master Bedroom)
  33. JenandJuice : Monogram Oval Frames
  34. Hattie@Little Red Roost (fall flowers & giveaway)
  35. Molly @ A Bit O Shine (Poetry and a paper bag)
  36. Jamie@Something to do - (Two easy wreaths!)
  37. Bibbidi - Bobbidi - Beautiful (Girls Shared Bedroom)
  38. Acorn Makeover! From Ellens Creative Passage!
  39. Life on the Throw - - Fall Porch Decor
  40. Chickie Momma (Boo Bags)
  41. The Huntley Home / bedroom birthday surprise!
  42. Roeshel (Mod Podge pumpkin and FALL letters)
  43. Karla @ Its The Little Things... (Nine.Eighteen)
  44. Sherri at Design to Shine
  45. Pat @ junkblossoms! (table and chairs)
  46. Moody Girl Projects - Front Porch Bench
  47. Southern Fried Gal (Cheerfully SPOOKY Door)
  48. Kara (Pumpkin on a Stick)
  49. Runnermoms Cut and Paste Pillow
  50. sullivanandmurph y ~ leaf ball tutorial
  51. Impress Your Kids - Family Rules decoupage list
  52. Vintage Inspired Halloween wreath @ Brixton Lane
  53. A MUST - SEE comic for dumpster divers and thrifters
  54. Barnaclebutt - Easy FALL / HALLOWEEN decorating
  55. pinecone wreath (v and co) )
  56. Frames @ From the Same Nest
  57. gail MRL Fleu - de - lis window
  58. The Sweet Life {Chocolate Chip pumpkin bars}
  59. Little Page Turners - APPLE PRINT (OR PUMPKIN!) Ts
  60. Kristi Kikis Corner
  61. New Painted Kitchen Countertops
  62. 320 * Sycamore (easy pumpkin plate)
  63. Moody Girl Projects - Autumn Sign
  64. We are THAT family (Fall Decor)
  65. CLOSET OFFICE@home23duncanboys
  66. Coffee Table Transformation
  67. Funky Junk Interiors ~ building a staircase Part 2
  68. Sheri : The great pumpkin project
  69. Sheri : Abstract art
  70. Julie @ The Ice House : Apple plates for the kitchen
  71. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality (DIY Framing)
  72. NewlyWoodwards (Fallified window boxes)
  73. Liz @ IGTBH (cozy cottage kitchen)
  74. Sarah@blessedmam a wrapped faux french soap and ...
  75. Bedroom furniture makeover
  76. Brenda @ Dragonflys and Stars - - bathroom spruce up
  77. Marshmallow and COrnflake pumpkin treats
  78. Paper pumpkin ornaments
  79. COZY KITCHEN BY THE SEA - STROMBOLI
  80. Easy DIY home decorating idea - use what you have
  81. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (DIY Jewelry)
  82. Creations From My Heart (Custom Memo Board)
  83. Stools and tray get a new life!
  84. Rhonda @ BlueCreekHome (Upholstered Bed Make - Over)
  85. perfectly imperfect : backyard transformation part1
  86. Along the Way : simple hallway makeover
  87. Living With Lindsay - Bamboo Placemats as Valance
  88. Funky junky dress - form chalkboards! At JunkFest!
  89. Heidi@TheCraftMo nkey (painted hutch)
  90. pk @ room remix (daisykin?)
  91. Chair re - do / hand stamped burlap Jen R
  92. Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody (Simple Fall Decor)
  93. Tamera@doubledel ight (cubby love)
  94. Jill @ Barnes Yard (A Fall Frenzy)
  95. Boy jeans become OH SO VERY girly jeans.
  96. Big Top Birthday Party @ Another New Season
  97. (Dee) Dining Room Chair Re - do! Spray paint review.
  98. spraypaint + $2 spoon and fork = not Marie Barone
  99. Revamped front door replacement@ Isrelspace
  100. The Schoettler Family (My 1st Ragamuffin Garland)
  101. Childs chair in progress (mombrud)
  102. Mimi (My First Time Posting)
  103. DIY Halloween dress up for framed photographs
  104. B.O.O. Pillows @ Scooterblus Whimsy
  105. Brook - square fabric wall art
  106. Baby Toy Bag For Car with stayhomeandplay.blogsp ot
  107. surviving munchkinlands kitche apron
  108. TheLoydCollectio n (Detergent Tin)
  109. Family Name Frame for 65 cents @ Awful to Amazing
  110. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (DIY mantle headboard)
  111. My Remodeled Nest - (Photo Wall Collage)
  112. Painted Kitchen Counter tops @ SoLovelyCreations
  113. Cindy {recycled dress purse}
  114. Mama Thompson (dracula candy holder)
  115. MyCreativeAttemp ts DIY dowel & fabric bookshelf
  116. Kelly Hicks - SHADOW BOXES
  117. MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TRASH TO TREASURE SUITCASE!
  118. Nori@love - 2 - create (DIY easy ironing board cover)
  119. Jane (DIY Play Kitchen)
  120. Fall Wreath with Fruit & Flowers
  121. Miki - Acorn Twins Intervention & Make - Over
  122. Wall Art by Teri @ A Crafty Clan
  123. More Pumpkin Ideas - Someday Crafts
  124. painted jars pottery barn inspired
  125. DIY Monograms!
  126. Treasures from the Heart Gifts / spooky tales
  127. Pom Pom Trim in Germany
  128. Annette @ Our First Home - DIY Pumpkin Tassel
  129. starz@vintagedow nunder (dressermakeover)
  130. Joyce @ Cheap Frills (Storage Shelving ReDo)
  131. Joyce @ Cheap Frills (Kitchen Stool ReDo)
  132. A Beach Cottage ~ Vintage Hungarian Sea Trunk!
  133. BJ_Mamas Thrifty Halloween Dress
  134. Chrissie Grace (Patchwork Fleece Scarf)
  135. Just Because ... Im addicted to labels
  136. At Home With The Hinsons Monkey Hand Sanitizer
  137. Kathy@Creative Home Expressions {crafty projects}
  138. Ugly formica countertop makeover
  139. Cottage Instincts : distressed wood clock.
  140. Kimbas Door Coffee Tables Long Lost Cousin
  141. Gail - A Little Touch of Fall
  142. {t & t} Tray Chic!!
  143. DIY Ottoman
  144. Anniversary pillow tutorial.
  145. Carved Buffet Gets a Leather Makeover!
  146. polka dot pumpkins
  147. spray painting my chairs
  148. Dukes and Duchesses (puppet theater)
  149. Mommy of Ms ~ Halloween Dinner
  150. Big Art for Under $50
  151. Alana @ Gray Matters - pink ribbon fabric flower

  1. Old Lamps New Look
  2. imperfect (the witch is in)
  3. TidyMom (White Bean Chicken Chili)
  4. Thats {FAM}tastic! (animal c - cakes & bday banner)
  5. seven thirty three {Recipe Cards Freebie}
  6. Faith Family and Frugality (Fall Tunic)
  7. Thrift Frame / Halloween Makeover @Kelly is Inspired
  8. Give Mom a Minute - Numbered Burlap Covered Boxes
  9. Game Room Make - over
  10. glenda (Counter - height Breakfast Table)
  11. One Nutty Girl (fall decor with goodwill)
  12. Amber @ Alittlemorecrazythancool - The easiest art!
  13. Quick little jack o lantern project
  14. Girl Room Magic @ Chatting at the Sky
  15. Furniture Rehab - Park Bench & Dining Room Chair
  16. [sharp stick in the eye] Record shelf
  17. Janell@Isabella& Max Steelmaster Cabinet
  18. Amber @ Alittlemorecrazythancool - fixed link!
  19. Shayna@Texas Monkey - A Monorgrammed Plate
  20. Finding Fabulous - Easy Diy Halloween Decoration
  21. Not the Jet Set... Fabric Name Banner Tutorial
  22. Guest Bath Toiletries Tray - DIY NEWLYWEDS
  23. BLAIR! (Stink turned Chic Goodwill chair makeover!)
  24. THE GAINES GANG{Halloween class gift}
  25. Lori at Our Story..kids lamp makeover
  26. Whimsical Halloween Quilt
  27. Mandi Shandis Toile Chair Makeover
  28. Compulsive Crafter (Upcycled Herb Dryer!!)
  29. Decorate with your kids Silhouettes!!
  30. Anybody can paint a candle!
  31. Lela (Fall Decorating Fun)
  32. Room for Improvement
  33. Goodwill Coaster Redo!
  34. StaciSews (Fall table centerpiece)
  35. Decorating Obsessed
  36. Sutton Grace - another lamp makeover!
  37. Alicia@ThriftyAn dChicMotif : Revamping old books
  38. Halloween Banner Tutorial@ Brixton Lane
  39. This Blessed Life (cheapy side table project)
  40. Halloween Mantel @ Kelly is Inspired
  41. MINESTRONI SOUP - easy!! (naptimejournal)
  42. jenjen - turn an old wreath into a spooky one!
  43. Cooking Up A Family hairbows / sneak peak at sewing
  44. Jen @ More than we deserve : : Stair Redo Part TWO!
  45. fawnda @ F and J (Hanging Pot Holder / Towel)
  46. Frippery - Bead Board Wallpaper Ceiling
  47. Simple Things - Homemade Oreo Cookies
  48. Happy At Home (Beadboard Walls)
  49. Extra Special Newlywed Gift at FTSN
  50. Rather Darling (Photo Wall) First Time Link (er)
  51. Jane @ the Borrowed Abode : Almost - Floating Shelves
  52. Gloria @ Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Fallfest Crafts
  53. Domestically - Speaking (Backyard in Progress)
  54. Sutton Grace - cute simple & cheap Halloween Decor
  55. Old - looking sign :
  56. Thrifted Wool Sweater Blanket
  57. Doris @ Threads Of Conversation (Rocker Redux)
  58. northern cottage {faux built - in shelf}
  59. Doris @ Threads Of Conversation (Screenprint Tee)
  60. Summer Raes Frame Memo Boards
  61. Kimono Sweater Hats and Skimmers
  62. Handmade highchair
  63. whimsy*couture - $39 Halloween dress giveaway 10 / 12
  64. MX Mommas BEEF STEW RECIPE! Yum!
  65. Shirring - Made - Easy Tutorial - - EVA SKYE COUTURE
  66. Organize& Decorate Everything (Fall leaf mobile)
  67. Side Fasten Bib w / pattern
  68. Make your kids their own mailbox.
  69. Fall pumpkin arrangement
  70. Affordable DIY Halloween Decorations
  71. Fake Mustache on a Stick @ Simply Modern Mom
  72. Frenchy Bag at Katies Korner
  73. The Soladay Family (Halloween Decor!)
  74. Debbie at the Shabby Bungalow footstool makeover
  75. learning to sew!
  76. Reusing old calendars for envelopes
  77. Mullis Memories : Go to Dinner Recipe
  78. Hilary (AKA KYredhead) ~ Tie Dye
  79. Mrs. B (DIY built - in bookshelves)
  80. Shabby Chic little girls dress - Ilikethewayyoudo
  81. MonFilRouge
  82. Annie @ Birdcages & Butterflies - Musical Birdcage
  83. Spooky Bleeding Candles @ Blue Cricket Design
  84. Becky & My Four Crazy Kids (twiney decor balls)
  85. Diapers & Daisies - Airplane quilt
  86. Decorative Pillows @ Southern Living
  87. Make your own jeans with Wonderwomancreations
  88. Calendar Trays
  89. Frilly Dilly Bag
  90. Megan@making house a home (diy baby gift)
  91. Sherys Poison Control Pillow
  92. Kitchen Sink Chandy - From My Front Porch To Yours
  93. Porch Fall Fashion with Marla at Always Nesting
  94. Cherry Tree artwork@ Eat Drink and Decorate
  95. A Boo~tiful Paper Craft!
  96. Frog Beanbag
  97. Morgan Lea
  98. Empty Nest Full Life (apron)
  99. Carrot Costume
  100. Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe~ Bella Cucina framed!
  101. Melany @ Pilarinas Workshop - Tie - Dyes!
  102. Well - Rounded Woman (installing vinyl tiles)
  103. Sweater into a Cardigan
  104. Lisa with some domino necklaces / silver jewlery
  105. lisa with some domino necklaces / silver fundraiser
  106. Glass Etching
  107. Paci Clip Tutorial from Create Studio
  108. Best Pumpkin Cookies Ever! @ A Place Out West
  109. Jennifer @ Poppyseeds - Modern Baby Shower Invites
  110. Mama Thompson (fireplace mini facelift)
  111. Little Boy Ties @Seek a Balanced Life
  112. From boring to chalkboard
  113. Erin Rages
  114. Roots of Simplicity (3D Paper Pumpkin for Ages 4+)
  115. Cool DIY Coat Rack @ My Backyard Eden
  116. DIY - Fall Leaf Rubbing with the kids!
  117. Fawn@Party of Five - - Framed botanical prints
  118. I Made it from Scratch {w / love} - Pillowslip Love
  119. Projects 1 2 3
  120. Smashed Fabric Flower Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymou s
  121. northern cottage {N.E.S.T. BANNER}
  122. Pamela @ My Cozy Cubby - Framed Apple Quilt Block
  123. Inspiring Ideas - Fall Ribbon Vase
  124. Miss Smarty Pants
  125. gail MRL green bench made from a baby bed
  126. Jennifer@Our Cottage - Cozy Kitchen Nook
  127. Domestic Fashionista : Wedding Dance Floor
  128. Ambers black and white quilt
  129. JenandJuice : Damask Pumpkin
  130. Autumn Mantel at Thats So Martha!
  131. Fall Decor Ideas
  132. The Pretty Policy BOO Halloween decor
  133. Tea Rose Home~ Romantic Cardigan tutorial ~
  134. Tea Rose Home~Little Girls Ruffled Shirt Tutorial
  135. Halloween Decorating on the Cheap
  136. Deedees Craftspot ( upcycled chairs)
  137. Chair Fair!
  138. Reversible Halloween / Fall table runner
  139. Stylish fix for holes in jeans
  140. How to turn a lovely shirt into memorabilia
  141. R is for Rose
  142. Tammy@Institches Tassels
  143. Dry Ice Root Beer @Roots And Wings Co
  144. Halloween Hand Towels @Roots And Wings Co
  145. Simple Halloween Ideas @Roots And Wings Co
  146. Halloween Banner Sign and Booing @Roots&WingsCo
  147. White Chocolate Ghost Suckers @Roots&WingsCo
  148. Fabric Flower necklace
  149. Glazing a concrete fireplace @ The Magic Brush
  150. Newlyweds (Garden)
  151. Free table Makeover
  152. Halloween Picture Frames - Kat Farmer






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52 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

tales from an oc cottage said...

That pillow is waaaaay too cute!!!

m ^..^

BlueCastle said...

Great giveaway! I love those fabric balls - and the pillows are amazing. :)

Richella said...

Kimba!!

I missed the party last week--yes, I was one of the people who didn't have things lined up for the move to Tuesday. . . although I did get to enjoy some of the other entries! Today, though, I made it, and I am so glad to be here. Thank you for hosting!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Once again, thanks for hosting Kimba!

LOVE the ruffle pillows!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Neat Giveaway, Kimba! :) I can't believe how quickly those links fill up...I clicked on it right at 10...you are a popular chickie! :)

Thanks for hosting!!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, shoot...I have a typo in my link. Oh well...I was trying to work fast! Great giveaway. Those pillows are very cool.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Thanks for hosting. Man my clock must be off by a couple minutes because there were more than 30 of you already at this party when I arrived! You ladies are fast! Great giveaway Kimba!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cracking me up that I can't get my link in right at 9. I bet google - LOVES you! Thanks for hosting!

erin said...

Ooh! I love the pillow and that bracelet is in my etsy favorites!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Vanessa's shop is filled with lovely goodness! I had fun browsing around.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

We've been traveling a lot lately and I've missed the last few parties- I'm so glad I made it today! I love to sew and these look like such cool projects. Thanks so much for hosting, Kimba!

Jill said...

Those fabric balls are gorgeous! Thank you for hosting the party, Kimba!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh wow - the pictures and links just loaded. I love it all - they are way TOO cute! Thank you again for hosting the party!!!

Runner Mom said...

Love these cute things! Thanks for hosting this, Kimba! These give-aways are darlin'!
Hugs,
Susan

Karla said...

Great giveaway! :) Love the fabric balls!

Thanks for hosting once again!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Oooohh~love V and Co. stuff! AND I am loving your fall mantle~simple and beautiful. Thanks for hosting, Kimba!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I can't even remember the last time I was crafty... :)

I made a rockin' Apricot Glazed pork tenderloin... last week.. hmmm I could link up to a flickr page...??

(I'm all about cheating...)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How adorable are those pictures! Thanks again Kimba for the fun linky party! I'm off to go comment comment comment while I peek peek peek!

Donna

Ruth Ann said...

Great giveaway! I'm just drooling over the ruffled pillows! I must make some! :)
Have a wonderful night!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We are here ready to inspire and be inspired!

Sherri S said...

I'm linking in for the first time! Love inspiration so BRING IT LADIES.

Jen R. said...

I looooooove V! Thanks for hosting the party!

Maya said...

I don't craft much myself..., but do publish lots of fabulous coastal theme crafts by others -I guess that doesn't qualify, right?! It's got to be me who makes it, I assume. Anyhow..., I'm enjoying this!

Jo said...

What a nice giveaway I really like the fabric balls. I really enjoy the all the diy projects that are posted thanks for hosting it

shelly said...

Too funny that my project this week was dusting off my sewing machine! Super cool patterns!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My first week linking up! Can't wait to read through everyone else's posts ~ I've been so inspired lately.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

These are very unique and beautiful creations! Great give-away! :)

So glad to be a part of your event today! Thanks for sponsoring it! ~Rhonda

Dianne said...

I love the bracelet--and the pillows are fabulous!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

That Bracelet is beyond adorable. My daughter would love it. I believe this is my first time to link up, fun, fun!
Thanks...Janell

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

Thanks for continuing to host DIY Day.

I do have to admit that this giveaway is my favorite so far. V and CO.'s blog also rocks!

Thanks

Erin said...

i love vanessa's patterns i have been wanting to buy one for a while. maybe i will get lucky!!

thanks for hosting this each week. it is so fun and inspiring.

Take a Break said...

The pillow is tooooo cute !! would love to share my DIY with you all!!

Kristan said...

Fabulous giveaway! I love her patterns!

Frippery said...

That pillow is charming. I am joining the party a bit late this week!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great giveaway!

Elise said...

LOVE those balls!! Everything about them is wonderful!!
Elise

gforrest@talkwireless.com said...

I love your patterns. It would bew awsome to win one..any one!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Kimba! That pillow is gorgeous! I'm trying to get back into blogging. I shared my link for DIY built-in bookshelves. :)

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Just found you today!!! Loving the bracelet!!
Look forward to joining in a bit more!! Might be late for the party though...being in England and all!!
Annie x

h5rus said...

Awesome giveaway!! I added a link ;)

debbiekl said...

I added the carrot costume link. It was one of the costumes in the running for Halloween this year. If I won I'd love the fabric balls!

MelanyTN said...

Oh my goodness... I am late to the party! But - I'm finally here! What an awesome list of projects - my goodness... too many to even get to them all! Thanks for hosting.

Elisabeth said...

I already have a bunch of Vanessa's patterns, I love everything she does!!

Leanne said...

Thanks for hosting. I love all her stuff, but that bracelet is the cutest thing.

Kim said...

I LOVE everything V does!!! Would loved to win something of hers!!!

Katy said...

It's all just darling, I'd love to win!!

whimsy*couture*sewing*tutorials said...

Love you blog! Do you do reviews/giveaways? I offer sewing tutorials for girls clothing. I couldn't get my email to work so I am contacting you through this comment.
ghiadean@hotmail.com
Thank you so much!

prashant said...

although I did get to enjoy some of the other entries! Today, though, I made it, and I am so glad to be here. Thank you for hosting!
Work From Home

Andrea said...

Cute Bracelet!!

lindagerig said...

I have always loved the bracelets. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Paula said...

I just love those pillows. I am going through the scrap bag to make one.

Mystica said...

I dont know how to do the linky thing but just will comment that those balls are gorgeous.