Friday, July 27, 2012

Sew It All TV & Magazine Feature

Last fall I got an invitation from Ellen March to be on the show Sew it All TV to talk about my fabric designing process as well as to introduce a sewing project. The sewing project I'm sharing is a cute sketchbook cover with a ribbon bookmark and full of pockets. In addition to the TV show 'Material World', Episode 302 that is currently a part of their new season 3 which is currently airing, the project is also featured in the latest issue of Sew It All magazine, out on newsstands now!

{Look for this magazine cover on newsstands!}

You can find the pattern and instructions to my fabulous sketchbook cover here.
Also, you can find the actual 7"x10" sketchbook I used here.
These are my new favorite sketchbooks as I love the thick paper and the tooth. I bought a huge 11"x14" one that I just LOOoove! But, yes, they do need to be prettied up.

{Sketchbook featured in the magazine and TV episode}
{Other sketchbook ideas...} 

The public television series Sew It All is hosted by Ellen March and is a co-production with Iowa Public Television. Each episode teaches a fundamental sewing technique and a quick-and-easy project that utilizes the technique. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced sewist, you’ll love the casual, fun vibe and no-fear approach that Sew it All offers. For a listing of showtimes and airdates, please contact your local PBS station—and request that they carry the show (if they don’t already).

Soooo, let's back-up a little bit, and I'll give you a little behind-the-scenes glimpse into my life. When I received the invitation to appear on TV, my first response was...terror - TV? Um, no thanks! But I decided to sleep on it and see how I felt in the morning (highly recommend!). Something bubbled up that I've always allowed to guide me and that is to "do something that scares you" because I believe it's one of the key ways you invite growth into your life, and don't allow your fears to control you. And who wants to live a still, non-progressive life full of fear? So I welcomed the invitation even though I was scared out of my wits, all for the sake of growing.

I had an absolute blast doing it! Ellen is so natural at it, warm and inviting. The team there was absolutely fantastic. I just got a chance to watch the episode (Series 3, Episode 302) which was fun to see. You can also purchase previous seasons 1 & 2 on DVD here.

Let me know if you get a chance to watch the season and the episode!


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