On Tuesday, you may get to see me on TV! I'm going to be an audience member on the Martha Stewart Show, which will be focused on crafting that day. I'm super excited. Oddly enough, this is the first TV show I've ever seen live, even though I've lived in New York for 8+ years. (Thanks, Emily!) I've been lucky enough to meet Martha a couple times at a few press events, so I'm not nervous about seeing her. I'm nervous about her seeing my craft! Everyone in the audience must bring a craft to hold up at some point in the show. Holy pressure! So I'm experiencing a crafter's block. Do I make something inspired by the papercut works I've been drooling over? Do I attempt some creative handmade card? Do I just bring in something I've already crafted and blogged about and call it a day — I'm not sure Martha would approve. I have a couple ideas I'm going to try out and if I fall flat on my face, you may see me holding up this or this or this. Please, don't tell Martha.
On a random note, I heard the funniest thing come out of my mom's mouth recently relating to my ticket to Martha. After sharing that I'd be in the audience for the show, my mom stressed this important tip, "Jen, you must wear something kooky. Crafters look kooky so you should dress kooky, so you fit in." I'm not sure what to make of that, but I couldn't resist sharing. Mom, love you, but I'm not dressing kooky. And I'm not sure how kooky is defined but I'm pretty sure every crafter I've met has super cute style.
If I had a table like this one above, maybe I wouldn't have crafter's block. Instead I wind up crafting on my living room floor. This lovely photograph is by Alana K Davis, and she has a blog and papergoods shop you should for sure check out.