Have you been watching the new crafting show on NBC, MAKING IT? The two hosts are kind of silly but I enjoy the creative aspect of it. The show is loosely based on British competitions like Great British Bake Off and another Sewing show. Why not have our own USA Crafting competitions?
I've been watching Making it and last night, the interior designer ( and I am one of those) created a She Shed with a wall that looked like a quilt. She painted wood slats in bright colors and then arranged them in a chevron pattern on the wall. She won the challenge this week and well deserved. If you missed the show, you can watch the video https://www.nbc.com/making-it/video/inside-out/3782930
This isn't just about a new show on TV, there is a whole history here. Back in the spring,
Craftsy Unlimited offered a free weekend and then a membership with 4 $25 bonuses for product, I watched and then signed up. Then it converted to Bluprint and I've been watching Making it. Pat Sloan talked about it on her blog http://blog.patsloan.com/2018/08/a-review-of-whats-included-at-bluprint.html?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=A+review+of+what%27s+included+at+Bluprint&utm_campaign=20180826_m146854564_Pat+Sloan+Article+UPDATED&utm_term=A+review+of+what_27s+included+at+Bluprint Many the comments on her blog were negative about Craftsy being sold, etc etc. People dont like change. There is comfort in the old ways but the world is moving ahead at a pace that it is hard to keep up with.
As an interior designer, when we travel I look for quilting designs in buildings and walks and store windows. I appreciate painted doorways and stained glass windows. I did not know that Craftsy had been purchased by NBC but now I look forward to future shows like Making it. It could open up a whole world of shows that high light the craft industry. Making it is sponsored by Etsy and Bluprint. Imagine all the traffic that is going to Etsy now from folks who didn't know about it.
I intend to enjoy the journey!