Thursday, January 18, 2007

The "Back in the Saddle" Show

Well... our first show will air tomorrow! Back in the Saddle - Episode DUCT-#214 on Jan. 19th 10:30am CT on HGTV and the "do it yourself" info. is now posted on DIY's website, HERE so I feel I can safely spill the beans! I’ve been busting at the seams waiting to post pictures and tell you all about what projects I did for Uncommon Threads.

My shipment of seagrass!
Here I am just opened my shipment of seagrass from Atkinson’s Country House (this is Baby Seagrass OOO-SGOOB) I embark on my stepouts for the Seagrass Cowgirl Hat. I develop a deep callous (on top of my permanent callous) shred and fray skin on several fingers, bleed occasionally and develop a greater appreciation for soft yummy yarn.

The Step-Outs
Step-outs allow you to demo your project in a progressive manner, giving the illusion that you are creating it right there on the set, as they film. I don’t think we are really fooling anyone, but it seems to work on TV!

The Seagrass Cowgirl Hat and Matching Bag
I finish the matching bag and feel I've completed it "as I had envisioned it." We originally pitched the cowrie shell band on the hat, but we all agreed that black ribbon/sash looked smashing with the black handle on the matching bag. This is such a smart set, it goes with several colors and has an elegant look (contrary to the “cowgirl” tag.) I did re-attach the handles to the handbag, they looked a little wonky. The hat also got scrunched in-flight, the sides bend a bit. The pictures on DIY website don't look the best, it almost looks green, but the true color of this segrass is coming through in the photos here.

Looking out the window, my son Drew takes this picture in August 2006, I’m finally done with my seagrass hat, the matching bag, I breathe a sigh of relief and now have a few days before I fly to L.A. to shoot the episodes. In this picture I look calm but I begin to get the butterflies as I realize this is really going to happen!

----addition to post-----episode pictures via my TV set----

This is the very begining of the show.

"Side shot"

Talking about seagrass.

Me and Drew watching Allison on her sewing project.

The end of the show, we have alittle show and tell.
Amie shows her SUPER COOL bike seat cover and Amelia, her very sexy summer top, the pattern is available on her website. Drew's funky handbag grabs Allison's attention.
We all have fun "showing and telling!"


Karla said...

Hi, Pam! I am visiting from Drew's blog because I am watching ya'll (that accent goes with that hat!) on Uncommon Threads this morning! I recognized Drew and didn't even KNOW that he was going to be on the show (don't tell 'em! I mean it's not like I read his blog everyday....) But when I passed by the tv I saw you crocheting the hat, and the camera showed Drew for a moment, and I said "Hey! I know that guy!" (You see, I hadn't heard anyone being introduced.) Then I went to his blog this morning and saw your name there and had to come by and say "Hi!" You did great and you looked great! I love seeing crocheting fiends on HGTV! (and 'friends', too!)

Xia Diaz said...

Hey!! Watched the segment and loved it!! You look great and the hat is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Pam you are toooooo cute, I love this last pic of you, ahhhh.... looking to the future. You did great on the show, I love the matching bag. Please put that pattern up on your blog, and those Mary Janes too!

Jayne Kerry-Klien

textile_fetish said...

You were awesome! What a neat project! I'd tell Drew that, too, but his blog won't let me post comments :(

You really did look like a super star ;)

Rae Rae said...

AWWWWWSOME .... you rocked! LOVe that HaT, the SheLLs are wayyyy cooler, BeAcH BuM here I'm come! Later!

Amie said...

Pam, you look so cute in that hat. Way better than I did.

~drew emborsky~ said...

The show came out fantastic!! You did wonderfully!! Woo hoo!

kansas crochet mom said...

Loved the show! You did great :)

Mimi said...

Wow, you're beautiful Pam!
I'm so glad you showed a lot of pics here, that hat and bag is so lovely!
I wish you could share a video of the show for us who cant
watch it :(

Mary said...

My Dear Pam, I just watched my recording of your show and I have to tell you that it was wonderful! You did a great job and looked fantastic! I don't think I'll ever work with seargrass, but I sure did like that hat you made. I can't wait to see your other shows! Mary

Anonymous said...

I saw the show, great hat. I read the post on the 'ville regarding the amount of sewing vs crochet, lots of others felt the same way, don't take it personally, but the other two should have had some air time, I'll wait for the next show. I'm curious for what you do next, would like unique designs and ideas. Don't take it the wrong way, but to succeed in this business you need to be able to stand out from all the others.

andi said...

I saw the show! You guys did a great job!!

Anonymous said...

I saw the show last Friday! You guys were terrific! Good job!

Pam said...

Thanks to everyone for the super suportive comments. There are several folks who felt that the show should have had less sewing and more crochet, but the beauty of this show it features all types of handiwork, not just crochet. We did not know that there was going to be a sewing demo until just before taping, and Amie had a project totally cut from this episode, so we were all surprised on what was actually on this show. I wished that Drew and Amie could have had a project, but just wait until the next two episodes, both Drew and Amie have some FANTASTIC work to show, so stay tuned and watch for our next 2 shows. -Pam