A Craftsy Class in the Making - Sharing my First Craftsy Instructor Experience11/28/2015 01:58:00 PM
|A nice surprise on my dressing room door.|
I would love to share a bit of my experience with you. I can't tell you what my class is about yet, but I'll share more at the end of December and it should be released early January 2016. I can tell you that it's about bag making, but I'm sure you already guessed that.
Here's an exciting tidbit: I was the first to use this new set. In fact, they were putting the finishing touches on it the morning of my first day of shooting. I love it. Sort of a country in the city look, with the Craftsy orange playing centre stage. Actually, you probably won't see much of that orange in my class though, as we are zoomed into the machine. Tissues on the desk? Yes those were for me, but thankfully not for crying.
|The new set!|
I do really hope that I pulled my own weight during this class and come off looking good, because I was quite nervous! I have to be honest with you all, because you will see it soon (hopefully) - I did some of the worst sewing in that class. Sewing crooked, forgetting to backstitch. I cut the fabric when I was seam ripping - seam ripping, yes. I hit my hand on the iron and yelled - AHH!! They had to cut the take and we started over.
There are several scenes where I have blue ink all over my hands.
I instructed to sew something, mentioning to make sure that you paid particular attention to the top of your directional print - and then sewed it on upside down!
I did get melted chocolate from a cookie all over my project after my kind producer, Karen,
suggested I wash my hands, and I didn't listen. Out came the Tide wipes!
But…….. I did not cut of the tip of my finger with the rotary cutter, I did not poke myself with a pin and I did not trip and fall. So.. not altogether perfect, but a successful sewing session for me ;)
|My cute dressing room. And I did sign my name on a star!|
Seriously, it was a very, very enjoyable experience for me. Scary, because of the new experience and the unknown, but a time that I will remember forever and be very proud of.
The Craftsy staff were so friendly and patient. They really are a talented and professional bunch. We did have some laughs, and they made me feel so comfortable, but you could tell they loved their work and had a lot of passion for what they do. They did tell me that despite all of my wee mishaps - they will make me look awesome.
Of course they will, it's Craftsy!
A few pics from my trip:
|A welcome gift from Craftsy!|
|A gorgeous, welcoming hotel room with a cool retro theme!|
|I enjoyed some beautiful evening walks downtown.|
|I did not need this!!|
|But… I absolutely DID NEED this!|