By Sarah Moore, Editor-in-Chief
I don’t know about you, but meeting Martha Stewart has been on the top of my bucket list since I started subscribing to Living, 20 years ago. As a crafter, and a woman, I am contractually obligated to worship her. Simone and I were thrilled when we recently received the invitation to live blog from the audience for a special “Craft Show” edition of the program.
We had no idea what to expect, as the details given to use were vague. We hoped to at least get a glimpse of ourselves on camera, and maybe a mention for the site.
When we arrived at the NYC studios we were ushered past the line of eager fans and led into the waiting area where comedian and audience “fluffer” Joey Kola got us all psyched up for the big event!
After being practically ordered by the show producers to use the washroom before the show, we entered the studios. They smelled delicious even though there wasn’t a cooking segment on our show.
The spacious studio was decorated for “The Craft Show” with huge pom-pom flowers! As the excitement over took us we were guided to our seats right in the front row!
The atmosphere was so energetic. Simone and I were so impressed with the staff, rushing around, setting up each project with perfection for Martha and her guests. There were tables set up for each craft, laid out with supplies carefully. The staff would them move the tables in and out of place as the show progressed.
Camera shots for each segment were being set up ahead of time, the cameramen checking whatever it is they check, zooming in close to each area and setting up their shots. Meanwhile, Simone and I got our computers fired up and ready to blog and tweet!
We thought Martha was in rare form. She was funny, and seemed to really be enjoying herself. One of the things we loved most is how Martha didn’t “drop character” or the craft she was working on during the commercial breaks. We watched her finish each and every craft, paying careful attention to the quality of her work.
If you missed “The Craft Show” you can watch most of it online. Unfortunately you will miss the end where we all got to stand up and introduce ourselves and Craft Critique. Simone live blogged the entire event while I tweeted, and honestly, we were so wrapped up in the excitement of it all we needed to watch the show ourselves to see the highlights!