February 09, 2009

My almost Martha Stewart Adventure

My almost Marthe Stewart Adventure involves bunnies. Cute bunnies. Drawstring bag bunnies.
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you probably know i'm not one to be overly excited about things when they are not yet sure to happen. In this case that was a good thing. All though i must say i did have some butterflies in my stomach.
What happened?
Well, i was contacted by one of the producers of the Martha Stewart show! To possibly do a craft on the show! Next to Martha! Whoooo. You understand, even if something like that isn't sure to happen, you will get excited about the thought.
There were some doubts in my mind though. Was i ready? Guess i could be. Who am i to think i could teach Martha something? Well, we would together be teaching the audience something. Was my craft good enough? I think it was, but then again, it didn't feel 100% right. You know, if you ever come on the Martha Stewart show, you want to be on with something you totally love yourself too, that represents you to the fullest.

We, the producer and i, had discussed a couple of possible craft projects and ended up with a variation on my furry drawstring bags. I transformed and updated the design a bit and turned them in a perfect Easter craft; drawstring bunny bags! Perfect to keep your eggs warm at Easter breakfast or to fill up with Easter candy as a treat bag. I also had to do a video tutorial so the producers could see how the project (and myself) would come across on camera. Then the wait began. Unfortunately this morning i got the news my bunny bags won't make it onto the show. Not because they don't love them, or not want to work with me, but just because it didn't fit the schedule/their plans for the season at this time or something. Hm. Too bad. But we're in contact. So you never know what the future might bring.
What is sure, is that i will post the video how-to tutorial of the bunny bags on my blog when Easter is a bit near. So if you love them, you will be able to make your own!

And they are not the only one re-thinking things, i have been pondering the whole second Etsy shop thing and i came to the conclusion that i would rather just place everything in my original first Etsy shop. So i'm currently transferring all items. If you have hearted items from my new shop and can't find them anymore, pls check the other shop, if it hasn't sold, it is probably there! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Now i'm off to file my and my husbands taxes. Keep your fingers crossed for some sort of a refund!


mamutopia said...

What an exciting story, too bad it didn't turn out well. It's not fair, they should've picked you! The drawstring bags are really cute!

Anonymous said...

compliments for you! well done my dutch dear :-)
but, i agree with mamutopia, that it's really a pity that your lovely and original designs didn't make it to the show. nevertheless i'm for sure that you're in a positive flow!

Miss Rascal said...

Wow! You go girl!
Of course your craft is good enough, it's the cutest craft in the world and don't tell me I'm wrong because I'm not. :D

Gracie said...

Aww that would have been awesome! The fact that they even contacted you shows how talented you are =)
I adore the project and look forward to a tute! I do hope that you are able to go on the show one day!

Tizzalicious said...

Oh wow, how exciting! Too bad it's not gonna happen, but hey, it's still a great compliment that you were asked!

Zesty Gal said...

I'm sorry to hear about the decision :( *hugs!* But the fact that they've found you and chose you is something to be really proud of!

I'm sure they'll contact you again :) And I love the bunny on the right! Too cute.

Mod and Mint said...

You are all so sweet! Thanks for the kind and encouraging words!