January 29, 2009

Where Have I Been?!? Part the Second

Well? Out with it already!

I spent this past Monday and Tuesday preparing for and then taping a segment for the Martha Stewart Show! I am still not quite over the adrenaline, let me tell you. The show is taped live, and the broadcast will be on February 18th - I hope you all watch! I will be demonstrating my Little Cardboard Furniture, and building one of the chairs with Martha as part of a show with several kid-oriented crafts. So, so, so exciting!

Obviously I can't show you any of the actual episode yet, but here are some backstage photos that my intrepid lovelies Alexis and Deidre took. Thanks so much for coming, girls!

No Martha dressing room is complete without a beautiful collection of all sorts of vases. I love the juxtaposition with the more utilitarian office phones and computers directly below this display.



Here I am getting my makeup - definitely the most relaxing experience of the day. The show's makeup artist, Deborah, is an unbelievably kind and gentle person, which is a wonderful way to be when you are trying to make people look confident to be on TV!



And here, in a few surreptitious shots of the TV, the rehearsal of my segment with the producer Lenore, who was just the best. She is an island of calm in a sea of chaos - and really, it was absolutely amazing to see just how hectic putting together a live TV show actually is.



18 comments:

M. B. Karger said...

You. Are. Awesome! Congratulations! Big kudos to you for the success, the fame, the spotlight, for looking gorgeous on screen - and all while you're in the throws of early pregnancy! Wooo Hoooo!

ANI said...

This is so exciting! I love Martha, can you let us know when the segment airs? AND you are wearing one of your new fun shirts! You look absolutely radiant.

Linda said...

Like everyone else, I'm thrilled for you and a smidgen envious! But congratulations and of course you'll be brilliant!!!

mwg said...

YOU look awesome! Thank you for the pictures!!! Looking forward to February 18th!!!

Karen said...

OMG! I was impressed with the magazine spreads and now you've gone and topped those with being on MARTHA STEWART! How amazingly COOL is that?!?! You have got to be so incredibly proud of your cleverness and talent. And... you've got to share how all of this came about!
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! I'll be watching on the 18th!

adrienne said...

Congratulations! Your little kitchen has gone a long way in such a short time!

Jeremiah said...

Congratulations, and looking forward to the video. I think Martha's on Hulu, right?

Amy said...

Anna, how wonderful! I can't wait to see it. I have to go set my DVR.

Jim said...

Congratulations. Your first foray into the big leagues. Looking forward to seeing the segment.

3XMom said...

oh my gosh!! Congratulations!! Will definately TIVO!!!

Rach_Spencer said...

Impressive!! That is so great that you get to share your idea on TV. I've been reading your blog for months but never commented. I love to see all of the projects you come up with. The Close Your Clothes book is what got me hooked. Congratulations on your Martha appearance and on the new one on the way!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Oh, how wonderful! I can't think of a nicer or more creative blogger to deserve such attention!

Allison Tate said...

Holy CRAP, Anna! Congratulations!!

Aunt J-ha said...

And you'll be wearing that cute grey t-shirt you made. I can't wait to watch!

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,
I watched your segment on Martha on the treadmill at the gym this afternoon: I had to come straight home and read more! Congratulations to you!!! I'm curious, what was it like behind the scenes at Martha? I was fascinated by the pictures. Thank you for including them on your blog. I've been to the show several times and wanted to know more, if you could tell me? For example: what kind of a "walk-through" did the producers provide? Was Martha pleasant to you off camera? Thank you and best wishes for your continued success, Lumiere

Sinclair said...

I am late to the party. I just now found you and watched your Martha segment. Wonderful! My daughter is five, so she and I will definitely be making a project of doll furniture creation together. Thanks!

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