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The Martha Stewart Show: Impressions from the Audience

Reported by Dana Vitek and Sarah Moore

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We were thrilled to get the invitation to visit the Martha Stewart Show live and in-person. Martha’s staff was amazing, and we got lots of special perks for being in Martha’s “Tech Section.” We got a special tour of the set, premium seating (we got a lot of camera time!), and permission to blog and tweet during the show.
Craft Critique hosted a tweetchat, which you can find here (#mscraftwk), which was fast-paced and very fun! Our friends from BurdaStyle, CRAFT, and Handwerk BKLYN joined in the fun from the audience.

Nora from BurdaStyle and Sarah from Craft Critique

The set was full of energy – staff members buzzing around making things look perfect, camera guys capturing all the right angles, and Joey Kola keeping the audience hopping during the commercial breaks. Between all the off-camera activity, the quick set changes, and our furious tweeting and blogging, it was almost bewildering at times. That hour sure went quickly!

Joey warms up the crowd before the show

The staff at the Martha Stewart Show couldn’t have been more gracious or accommodating. These kind folks always had their game-faces on, and we could tell that they all thrived on the fast pace and close quarters.

The studio is very large and spacious… bright too!
We were given a tour of the show floor. Here is Brooklynn Morris from Craftzine snapping some shots
Sneaking behind Joey during the tour!
Everything in the studio is usable… And so lovely.
Martha has all her Plaid paints very organized.
The view from where Martha stands. How about those bright lights?!?
Check out Martha’s shoes! Those are some high heels!

Last but not least we snapped a picture with Martha herself! She was super nice and cheerful and we were so grateful she took the time. We don’t have a copy of the pictures yet… But when we do we will post them here!
Thanks all for sharing in our adventures!

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Dana Vitek

Dana Vitek is a craft-‐‑supply hoarder with an obscenely understanding husband. She works full-‐‑time as a geologist, and spends her free time sort of paying attention to her two kids, reading a lot, and crafting. She's a crocheter, but not a knitter because knitting seems way too complicated. She's a card maker, but usually only 10 minutes before a birthday party. She cusses at her sewing machine. She has at least 12 different types of glue, but can never find the scissors she wants when she wants them. Dana started writing and editing for Craft Critique in 2008. She is perhaps best known for her Mother of All Black Ink Tests, and her annual April Fool's posts. She blogs extremely irregularly at Stamping Science. http://stampingscience.blogspot.com

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6 Responses to The Martha Stewart Show: Impressions from the Audience

  1. Naomi October 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    How I would love to craft with Martha for a day and have access to ALL her supplies, and then be surprised to received one of everything to take home! One could dream right? Thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Suzys Crafts October 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    WOW! Thanks for sharing. Must say those bright lights would give me a headache, but I would deal with it to craft with Martha!

  3. Amazon Coupons October 7, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    A great breakdown of the non-craftbeer drinkers. I know some people from each category. I’m going to try your suggestions with some of them.

  4. Jan Castle October 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Looks like you have fun!!!
    Jan

  5. Luanne October 10, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    wow! everyone who was on the show should have had a great time.

  6. Joan B October 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    awesome!!!