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.
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.
ReflectingLooking 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"