Hello from TV Crafts!
We are really thrilled about the new blog! We crafters over at "The Martha Stewart Show" -- Hosanna, Aaron, Kristin and Kirsten -- will be blogging weekly on the various goings-on in the television studio and our workroom. We have an extremely fast-paced schedule and we're always on our toes creatively, and we hope you will enjoy this small glimpse into the excitement and frenzy of our TV world.
For our first post, we thought we'd answer, or partly answer, the question we get all the time, which is, "Where do you get all your craft ideas?" The truth is: everywhere. We are always thinking of what we can bring to the show that Martha, our viewers, and our celebrity guests will find interesting, and therefore, anything we see or experience is fair game. We might be inspired by the novel way a menu is folded in a restaurant (greeting card!) or the gorgeous colors of a tropical location (crystal bead jewelry!). All four of us love to travel, and during a recent week-long show hiatus we split up (sort of) to go find inspiration outside of our New York bubble.
The gallery below shows highlights from the most interesting trip: in a very last-minute decision Aaron found cheap tickets to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and convinced Hosanna to join him.
Hosanna says: There is a lot to see in Buenos Aires, but if you like yarn even a little, I highly recommend hitting the yarn district located at Avenida Scalabrini Ortiz just south of Cordoba. I was almost grateful that I am not a full-fledged knitter, since there are numerous stores and with the exchange rate, it’s very inexpensive. My tiny carry-on could only hold so much.
Look for us on Tuesdays -- we'll have more posts from ourselves as individuals and plenty of peeks behind the scenes. In the meantime, enjoy the show!