The reason it's been hard to post lately on Coquette is all the stuff that is happening in my day job. I promise when I'm back from Chicago after BlogHer things will be back to normal. Last Thursday, I went on the local Bay Area TV show, The View from the Bay to help promote the Stitch N' Pitch event at the SF Giants that is happening tonight. It was my third time on the show and in addition to showing off our recent entries from our Stitch N' Pitch Contest, I showed the hosts how to make fun drink cozies from felt that showed our SF Giants team spirit.
It was a lot of fun to get a chance to experience live TV again and this time, I learned how to improvise and "go with the flow". We realized in the beginning of our segment that one of the scarfs I had set up on the table, must have fallen off while a stage hand was moving it onto the set. Ah, good times. Inside my heart was racing and I had no idea how it was going to magically appear again. Thankfully the hosts, Spencer and Janelle are seasoned pros and just went for it. We had used the scarf in rehearsal and they didn't want to miss it from being on the show. Everyone thought that was fun/exciting while inside I had a mini-heart attack since i'm pretty anal about setting things up and got there early to strategically place everything correctly. But I learned you can't control everything, especially on live TV, and that everything works out in the end. Yay!
A huge thanks to the following people who sent me their contest entries to go on the TV show: Liecel Tverli Scully, Karen Agen, Janice Ogata, Katie Startzman, Christine Schwartz, Alicia Kachmar, Caitlin Walsh, and Barbara Bergsten. I have some fun behind the scenes pictures here on my Flickr. You can watch the video of segment online and see the how-to of the project I made on the show on our special page on craftzine.com. If you are coming tonight, please come by and say hi to myself and my colleagues Katie and Arwen while we are at the CRAFT magazine table.