February DIY Challenge Roundup!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the February DIY Craft Challenge. We were so inspired by your creations it’s had to move on to the next theme, but with this amazing collection of projects we’re excited to see what you’ll do next.

A few of you had questions about what kinds of projects we accept as submissions for the challenge, and we wanted to tell you that you to let your imaginations run free! Use the theme for inspiration to try something you’ve always wanted to, revisit an old favorite, or go crazy. We like it all.

Without further ado, here’s what some of you have been up to!


20160131_163450-01-01~2 I make States and Countries pillows for my shop, Mod’s Best Friend. The challenge inspired me to try something new for Valentine’s, incorporating California into the word LOVE for a really fun applique.

You can find some of Jennifer’s creations at www.modsbestfriend.com, and on instagram (@modsbestfriend).

I recently decided to try my hand at embroidery and hope to share this little adventure with you. Your theme is perfect for me as its given me the push to get started.  I had a kit sitting there for ages, looking all sad and lonely. 

Maura is an Irish blogger with and interest in crafty things, especially crochet and upcycling furniture. Follow along at themessybrunette.com and on instagram (@TheMessyBrunette) and Pinterest (@messybrunette)


Although I don’t sew much, I thought that an Altoids tin would make the perfect base for a charming little pincushion.  Two things I like about this pincushion, (1) the tin offers some handy little storage under the cushion for needles, buttons, and notions, and (2) I used a little bit of netting from a vegetable bag to create the floral embroidery that decorates my pincushion.

Check out the tutorial for Donna Herron’s kit here, and her other great projects at hubpages.com/@purl3agony

In August 2015 my sister-in-law was diagnosed with myelofibrosis which quickly turned into leukemia. To keep her warm, I made the beanie in the attached photo.

Rebekah Burr-Siegal stitched this E. E. Cummings poem with a back stitch and chain stitch, and it’s absolutely amazing.

Stitches and threads are my main medium (along with felt) so I knew I had to enter the challenge. All my dimensional felt flowers are hand-stitched. I also love to add stitched details to the the flat flowers as well. 

Cathy is a freelance social media manager/writer/photographer in the Pacific Northwest and makes all sorts of awesome felt creations for her shop Catshy Crafts. Follow her on Instagram (@catshycrafts) and her site catshycrafts.com

Stitches and Threads inspired me to try different stitches and colors to create a sweet heart. I enjoy stitching, knitting, crocheting, quilting, mixed-media journaling, painting, poetry, gelli printing, collage, ….

Uli Day shared this lovely Valentine’s heart with us. You can see her other fun adventures at her site, uliday.blogspot.com.

So glad the challenge is back! I went with a super simple crocheted chain stitch scarf/necklace thing that I really love.

Sarah White shared instructions for this fiber project at her site, ourdailycraft.com.

I’m Dani from California. Each year my New Year Goal is to learn something new every year. This year I chose needlework, and I love it! I’m learning different stitches and mixed media is addicting. 

Dani from California made this sweet little stitched piece from a printable and some needle felting, fabric and buttons for a friend undergoing cancer treatment.

I have been wanting to try paper embroidery for some time now and this challenge provided the push I needed to just go for it. I can’t wait to try another project.

Anna lives in Florida, and is a “teacher by day and sewist, baker, and crafter by all other hours.” She has an amazing step-by-step description of her project at her site, check it out!

Those last two projects are the perfect teaser to March’s theme. Can you guess what it is?


  1. Anna (64ColorBox) says

    Thanks for including my project. I’m going to venture a guess that next month’s project is going to be mixed media. At least I hope so because I have more ideas to test out!

  2. Becky Brooks says

    What a great variety! I’m not a stitcher, but these are truly inspiring to me.

  3. dani donnachie says

    Thanks for adding my project. What a great challenge topic. Learning so much from the other posts