Well…we’ve been keeping you all in such terrible suspense, I know! It’s time to alleviate your “dying to know” strains, lol…
As you’ve already read, Isela Phelps, Jenny Stark, Shannon Erling, and myself have been very much blessed to be able to have the opportunity to work on a project together for Provo Crafts! It’s been an absolute fantastic time getting to know these 3 ladies better and in person!!! I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, truly!
The first part was to help produce a new infomercial promoting the Knifty Knitter Looms. The 2nd involved another trip on a plane to Utah, to create a tutorial project DVD that will be placed into every package of Knifty Knitters sold…can you believe it?! 😀 This is so exciting! We each got to show, step by step, how to do 3 projects… the ones I demonstrated were these:
Felted Wooly Pumpkins
Beaded Butterfly Choker
- Hopefully it all comes out smoothly on the DVD, because it actually took about 6 hours to film my part of it…Yikes! But the cameraman, Cameron, was a very nice, gentle soul, who made the whole process very laid back, smooth & easy. There were a few technical issues as well, so the entire 6 hours weren’t exactly filled with just my own monotonous dronings-on, lol! 😉
After the filming, I was met at Provo Crafts by Jenny, Isela, and her hubby, Sam! 😀 We all went on a fun tour of the whole facility, and then headed back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner. Sam was great to taxi us all around town, searching for just the right place to eat…we ended up at TGI Fridays, and the funny thing is that we all ordered the exact same thing: Combo Chicken/Steak Fajitas! Mmmmm…they were delish! Isela was once again very happy to be fed, lol. ;D Sam was a really fun person to meet and get to know a bit better. He has a great sense of humor and a quiet, polite personality. Between the two of them, Isela and Sam make a very cute couple indeed! We were all joking and laughing throughout the entire meal, and just having a great time in general. 🙂
Then it was back to the hotel where Isela gave herself a manicure for her filming the next morning, and Jenny finished up some last-minute looming on her projects for the next afternoon.
Then, guess what? I got to have a sleep over with Miss Jenny Stark! 😀 She’s such a little sweetie and even though she has a very quiet demeanor, put her in pajamas and she’ll talk your ears off, lol! hehehe…I’m just joshing…we both had plenty to say to one another, and I completely enjoyed having her company that night. She’s really a true kindred spirit! Thanks so much for your friendship, Jenny!
To finish off the trivia bits (in the previous post I shared about Isela), I’d like to share 5 things I learned about Jenny:
She looks great in the color purple!
She’s very diligent about her daily exercize…100 pushups!…not even if I tried, lol…
She loves to laugh and giggle. 🙂
She’s extremely giving…even when she will end up going without.
Her family comes first always, and she can be a ferocious mama bear when her kids need sticking up for. 🙂
Here are 5 things I learned about Sam:
He’s got a great sense of humor…once the ice is broken, lol. 😉
He used to be a substitute teacher.
He doesn’t really care for my car, lol!
He’d rather read a book than watch a movie…especially a Jim Carey one 😉
He’s extremely polite and opens doors for his wife! 😀 I know…awwwwwwww!
Well…that’s about it for now…except to remind you to be watching for our smiling faces and loomy projects in the new infomercial that should be making it’s debut the week of Thanksgiving on most major networks, including your local and DIY channels. It will be just like we’re popping by to chat about looming for a bit, right in your own living room, lol! ;D
Have a wonderful week!
Ohhhh….I so look forward to seeing you all on TV. Plus can’t wait to share that with my friends. Who knows, maybe with all of this extra publicity…I’ll finally get some more friends interested in trying looming! LOL Everyone always loves mine, but seem to think they can’t do it too.
But the lady that has been cleaning for me came over about a month ago with her daughter. We have become good friends and enjoy our time together (even if it is cleaning…ugh! LOL) Her daughter learned how to make hats and she learned how to make a shawl. And I’m proud to say, they have both got their projects done. Her daughter has made several hats now, for Christmas. And Kelly is on her second shawl. It has been so fun to share looming with them.
Thanks again all you lovely ladies for sharing with us! I have learned so much from all of you these last 3 years, now if I could just have 3 or 4 pairs of hands to be able to work all the wonderful projects I’d like to do at the same time! LOL ;oD
WOW! What fun!! I love the projects you picked to demo, too. I know you said the DVD’s would be packed in upcoming KK loom sets, but I was wondering if they will be made available separately.
Jackie, it sounds like you’ve made a couple of true looming friends! Isn’t it so fun when you can share your love for your favorite craft and have them start to love it just as much? 🙂
Happy Looming to you!
Brenda, I haven’t heard what they’re going to be doing with the DVD outside of the kits…I guess I’ll have to find that out! 😉
I’m very glad you like the projects that will be featured…Have a great day!
Bethany, it was super fabulous to spend some time with you, Isela and Sam. I hope we get to do it again sometime ❤ Haha, sorry about keeping you up late when you had a flight in the morning. I consider you a kindred spirit too ❤
Push ups – I have to be diligent if I want sculpted arms, haha. It's only a recent good habit too. Lots of work to do still 😉
I'll have to get going on a post about all the loomy fun too. You and Isela looked great and had wonderful projects to show. I think it's going to be a great dvd!
I’m glad you could finally spill the beans. Did you get to give any input at Provocraft on what would work better on a few aspects of the looms? Like the new plastic in the purple hat loom or the pegs closer together and such.
That is great that a DVD will be included now with the sets. Authentic Knitting looms just posted a few new kits with DVD’s in them too. They have the new tadpole out with a kit with yarn and a scarf DVD for beginners.
Sam uses that many pegs every month??? Unbelievable.
It must have been so exciting to not only meet up with each other but also to film an info-mercial too. Being on TV would make me so self conscious and nervous.
I’m excited to see the info-mercial, I’m sure you all did a fantastic job.
Jeannette, you know, it’s funny you mention the suggestions about the purple loom plastic, because we DID talk about that when we were having the tour! They seemed very interested, and wanted to hear more about it…I didn’t think to mention about the peg spacing, but will now remember to do so in future contact with them…thanks for the reminder! 😀 Hugs!
Oh now come on.. Sam is soooooo not funny he is WAAAY serious.. tsk tsk tsk..
How very exciting for all three of you!
I was wondering the same thing as Brenda – Will the DVD be available to purchase separately?
Bethany, I’ve always been a big fan of your project tutorials that you’ve posted at your blog so I’m sure your segment of the DVD will be just super. You have the cutest voice.
Congratulations on the infomercial 🙂 this is fantastic news indeed. Make sure you send me a link to it as obviously not being in the US I wont see you all otherwise. Gosh I feel so out of the loop being so far away, its sad sometimes 😦 so make sure you remember me ok ?
Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend with your wonderful family, I love gatherings like this and adore cooking for everyone myself too.
Huge hugs to you
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