Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You can watch the new “Let’s Craft with PattieWack” webisodes right now on LifetimeTV.com, just like I promised. To debut the craft videos, I have 3 segments there with a little intro from my front porch, a cowgirl vintage style apron, and transformed luggage. What fun!
Crafty girls unite, and spread the word…
Help me send a message to the folks at Lifetime, by going to see the webisodes, and blowing them out of the water with our numbers!
Thanks again for all of your support. This is just the beginning, as 2 fresh new webisodes will be added every week with a new crafty project. At the end of the month, Crafty Chica will be launching her webisodes there, too! Holy Cow!
One of the cool things about this is, you don’t have to pay to play the videos, or be a member. But, if you register, you can be a part of the message board there, and we can exchange craft ideas and advice. There is sooo much to see at that site, and tons of fun with the games, the romance, and other experts like Jane Seymour who has decorating tips for us. You could literally spend the whole day, hanging out with women from all over the world. So, come on…..come see me….and craft with me….on…
“Let’s Craft with PattieWack”
Monday, September 17, 2007
LifetimeTV.com certainly knows how to capture a personality, and that's what they did on my Portrait Page at the website! When Melissa Macron called to interview me, I knew that she was going to dig up more about me than I had shared with anyone else. I can't believe I told her how much I love the character Pee-Wee Herman. His humor and the fabulous set design for PeeWee's Playhouse just makes me giggle and think about creative ways to transform chairs and wigs and plants into completely unexpected art.
Oh, and Amy Sedaris cracks me up, too. She has the guts to take a handful of peanuts to David Letterman, and show him how easy it is to glue google eyes onto them. Jeeeez, crafting and gluing with David Letterman? How fun is that!
Anyways, if you are so inclined, you can go to my Lifetime Portrait page and read it all for yourself. Who knows what you'll learn about me and my crafty past.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Time for a little fun with friends! After all that crafting for the Lifetime videos, Scott and I headed downtown to check out the hot cars at Cruise Night in Santa Paula. We do this every first Friday night of the month, and it is HUGE! Everyone from all over brings tricked out, custom cars and line the streets for a big car show. I fell in love with this old Mercury 50-something Fireman’s cruiser. Wow! The pleated seats were incredible.
We hung out with these peeps and sold tickets to the upcoming charity event for the local firefighters and policemen. Moonlight At The Ranch is September 29th, and I can’t wait. Music, dancing, wine, fine dining, balloon rides, bocce ball, and crazy friends. Speaking of… That’s Connie, John, Catherine and me before we headed to the Mupu for a late supper. They have the best cheeeeeese burgers….yummers.
Oh, Insight Film and Video (our production company) produced the PSA ( Public Service Announcement ) for the local TV stations. Be sure and click on the video and watch. It looks preeety good, if I say so myself!
Monday, September 10, 2007
It all happened behind this door, baybee. Four days of staging, lighting, equipment, directing, audio, set styling and crafts! My design studio was filled to the brim with all that stuff, plus the shiny happy people from Lifetime Network’s Broadband Video crew. So come on in, and let me give you a behind the scenes sneaky peak.
AND, get ready because…..
“Let’s Craft with Pattiewack!”
will be launched on SEPTEMBER 17th!
Director Harriet Ells was a total blur during the shoot as she ran around checking each step-out, camera angle and script. She has a fantastic eye for detail and made sure that whether it was an apron, necklace, tote bag, or martini glass, it was shot with perfection.
I especially liked how Ruben our DP/Camera OP, kept track of his C47s. (That’s “clothespins” to the rest of us.) He was extremely patient with me as we stopped and started for each set-change and pick-up. I think he even got “into” some of the crafty stuff, too! I mean, what guy can resist “Girls Night Out” crafts with girlie girl papers and bows and ice buckets?
I want to be sure and thank everyone who sent awesomely abundant boxes of products. I just have to say thanks to Ed Murphy at EK Success , Linda Selnick and Alyson Udell at Duncan, Michelle Neuhauser at Krylon, Doxie Keller at Deco Art, Nancy Jewell at Singer, Coats and Clark , and Provo Craft for making me look good. You were ALL amazing with your efforts to get last minute supplies to me. And I know that you are just gonna LOVE the crafty things you made possible!
Did I tell you that we did 16 WEBISODES? Yes, sixteen! It was a ton of work to get the step-outs just right, but Harriet and I made it fun, and we came up with some spankin’ new ideas just for LifetimeTV.com that I have never done before.
After shooting 3 out of 4 sewing projects, we were just about to roll tape on the fourth one, when we heard a big truck outside and had to stop everything. It was the UPS man, and he had a big box with a fabulous new sewing machine inside.
Check it out. It is the Singer 7470 Computerized Sewing Machine with 1000+ Stitches. I can embroider, seam, stitch and hem with endless styles and options to work with. It’s fantastic! Needless to say, we stopped everything and threaded this puppy up, and sewed the cutest cowgirl aprons you’ve ever seen. Big thanks to Nancy Jewell, Director of Media Relations at Husqvarna Viking, SVP Worldwide and her amazing team!
I fell in love with Mike’s dimples. (Don’t tell Scott…) What a cutie-pie, and what a fun Production Assistant he was, too. We all just died laughing when this humongous reflector came out of the bag. My goodness, it was HUGE! You could LIVE underneath it! I think we might have attracted some attention from the Santa Paula Airport with this big guy flashing sunrays around. Actually, Scott was behind the scenes helping me all week. He was great at telling me if my outfits worked and what jewelry to wear, and if my hair was too crazy. Thanks, babe.
Harriet busted up laughing at the big honkin reflector, too. Oh, and Mike did a super job with the cue cards for my open. Nice penmanship, dude. Now what font is that exactly?
There’s Ruben! Yeah, that reflector is BIG, but he can’t hide from the camera.
Oh, I almost forgot…(because we didn’t get a pic of him), Evan Blackford, Senior Lifetime Producer, was great at the shoot, too. I LOVE him! He was truly interested in the paper crafts and told me that he and his fiancé did handmade cards with embossed rubberstamping for their “save-the-date” announcements. Now THAT'S cool.
Our front porch was in full bloom with my hot-glued flower chairs and the gorgeous basket of plants that Joan Fee gave us as a housewarming gift. The red begonias were the perfect touch to brighten up my open as I welcome all of you to my crafty webisodes.
Well, it’s a WRAP until next time. We had great food all week from the some of the best places in Santa Paula , and I want to thank Richard at the Mupu Grill, Hozy’s, the Santa Paula Coffee Company, and the Familia Diaz restaurant for keeping us going!