1.12.2010

The Blog Show (and Yarn Card)

It's almost impossible to describe how I'm feeling right now as I begin to pack for my trip to NYC to be on the Martha Stewart Show on Thursday morning. It's a mix of heightened anticipation, pure excitement, amazement and a touch of nervousness. (Just a touch!) I leave tomorrow morning and will have a day in the city to settle in. The next morning I'm at the studio in Chelsea at 8:00 a.m. sharp for check-in and preparation. This particular day the show is going to be airing live! Please be sure to watch!

The show I will be on is The Blog Show, naturally, and the guest of honour that day will be network anchor man Brian Williams who will be there to discuss how blogs are changing the way news is gathered and reported. Martha's Cooking School blogger will also be on, as will several other bloggers. I will be on to make a craft with Martha as we discuss the genesis and meaning of Martha Moments. The craft I chose to make with her is one of my favourite Good Things: the yarn card! I love it for its simplicity and elegance, quiet charm and attractiveness.

Below are the instructions for the craft:

An event that comes but once a year deserves a special card. Match the singularity of a birthday or anniversary with a homemade card 'drawn' in yarn. Don't be shy about your artistic ability. You'll need to sketch only simple outlines - the colours and the body of the yarn fibres will complete the picture for you - so they are easy to make. When designing the card, include only the details necessary to make the shape recognizable. A cake, for example, will need a stack of only a few shallow curves. A basic spiral easily renders a flower.

Make rough sketches on scratch paper first to determine the design you will use. Lightly pencil a clean version of the design onto the card stock, folded in half. Trace the drawing with craft glue using a fine-tip dispenser. Carefully place the yarn against the glue lines. Let it dry and then snip away the excess yarn.

Materials: card stock, pencil, yarn, craft glue, fine-tip glue dispenser, bone folder

22 comments:

Kevin said...

Andrew, I am SO EXCITED for you! My DVR is all set to record! :-)

Kevin

Vera said...

Good trip....good luck....and fabulous day!!!!!

Wendy Chaiken said...

Have a wonderful time. I will watch the DVR of you on Thursday evening.

Jeff Blumenkrantz said...

Hey Andrew- Looking forward to sharing Martha with you on Thursday. :-) See you soon!

Mo said...

have fun! tell her to enter the german market ;-)

Anonymous said...

Andrew,
Have ever so much fun! I'm really looking forward to your show
Cheers,
Vicki

Anonymous said...

The best to you and Martha! You're going to make the heck out of those cards!!! I can't wait for the show.

Do you get to pick what you wear, or does everyone have to coordinate?

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

wooohooo! All the best for you! That is fantastic and I will be sure to dvr it! I went to see the show a few years back and when I saw Martha in the back, before she came out onto "stage" and I whispered, "there she is". I was in awe!
Have a great trip to NY and enjoy! It will go by fast. :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be watching. Have fun!

Pru said...

Andrew, I really cannot wait to see it. I hope you have a wonderful time preparing for the show, on the show and of course meeting Martha. I am sure the yarn card will go really well and that we will all be making congratulations cards for you out of yarn!

Maureen said...

You must be pinching yourself right now - yes this is the real deal!!

Enjoy yourself in the Big Apple.

CrimsonBruin said...

Lucky bum! I went to her sewing show in 2007. Of course I was just in the audience. I hear that Martha is no longer on in Canada. Hopefully, that will change (not more me, but for my Canadian friend who went with me to the show). Have a fabulous time. Perhaps you were able to witness Project Runway day in NYC? I know, completely different show!

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

I'm wathcing the show right now....oh, they are giving you a hard time right now! Jennifer and Alexa, about being a stalker! I hope you get a moment to talk about your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Andrew, I'm watching the Martha Show right now and you're doing great! Sitting next to Alexis and Jennifer.... phew, how fun! What a dream come true.

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

Great Job! Hope you had a fantastic time. :)

Julien Floyd said...

Just saw you on the Martha show, which brought me to your blog. You are wonderful and an inspirational to your fellow Canadian bloggers out there!!! Great work and enjoy those fabulous cleaning products. JEALOUS!

Content in a Cottage said...

Andrew,
I am watching you on the show. It's so nice to finally "meet you" in person. Looking forward to your next post with all the inside scoop.
Best, Rosemary

Dainty Deity said...

great job!

Dainty Deity said...

Great Job! Tell us all about the day.....

Rosy said...

I'm watching you right now! You are completely fabulous.

Congrats!

Sugar said...

I was there in the front row audience yesterday and...can I just tell you? You were so charming and super funny. I really enjoyed your segment. Congrats!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I was in the audience. Love your blog!