Friday, January 18, 2008

New Year = New Opportunities

So much has happened since the last time I've posted...where to begin?

On December 7 I was on LIVE National Television with Martha Stewart herself, making faux tart Christmas tree ornaments. It was truly an experience! Martha was kind and warm for the few minutes I saw here as we were making our treats.

It all started back in October when a producer of the show contacted me through my little Etsy shop. A couple of months, sleepless nights, and overnighted newly developed ideas later, I was in New York City with my mom and in-laws enjoying a new adventure. Being on live television wasn't the most pleasant experience but all the adrenaline made me sort of numb so I was able to perform. Click here to see my Martha Stewart Show footage!

I was only in New York for 2 days and it all seems like a dream now. My mom fulfilled her life long dream of seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and seeing Central Park in the snow. New York City truly is a magical place during the holiday season! Twinkling lights, millions (literally) of shoppers, cold air, and high spirits.

When I returned, it was so much fun to see all of the orders for faux food that were coming in. My mom and I worked day and night for a week solid to get all of the orders in the mail. It was great fun!

After seeing an article in the paper with a picture of me with some of faux treats, I got a call from a local public television station. The man calling thought my desserts were real and wanted me to host a cooking show! After meeting with him and explaining to him that I wasn't exactly the best chef, he offered me my very own crafting show. It will only air once a month at this point in three counties, but I am extremely excited about it.