Hey! Big happies. In May, I spent a week traveling with DIY Network to film a bunch of video tutorials. Being an on-camera talent is entirely new to me, and not only that, but up until this trip I had never even met the Knoxville-based Scripps Networks team that I’ve worked with for 3 years! It’s been 3 years since I began writing for DIY Network! A long overdue joy of joys. I had the great opportunity to tour the Knoxville offices, and then traveled to Asheville for 3 days of filming with four other blog contributors and managers (three of whom–Kelly, Michele, and Hannah–are Scripps Networks employees, and Ellen, a fellow contributor and writer over at Minnow & Co).
I’ll get right down to it and tell you that the reason for this post is that the video content I was involved with just went live on diynetwork.com (links to my videos are below the image), and I think you’ll really like the projects that we produced. And even if watching tutorials isn’t your thaang, you get to see me, in my real person form, on-camera, talking, in a high-quality production setting – a true rarity, especially since most of you out there have only ever seen me in still photos and read posts like this. If there were emojis in my WordPress toolbar, I’d be dropping in that one with wide eyes and nervously clenched teeth, but it’s all good, yo.
The videos turned out better than I could have ever expected, as in, all of my fumbles and bumbles were left on the editing room floor and creatively masked. You can catch the five videos that I was in at the below links (they’re mostly just a minute or two long, and all work appropo if you’re in the cubicle):
- How to fold a bunny napkin
- How to fold a fitted bed sheet (SO NEATLY)
- How to make an origami crane
- How to make a heart bookmark
- How to make paper flowers
If you’re interested in seeing the other videos that were filmed during that trip, you can navigate to them through this link. Ellen’s tutorials educate on essential knots (and I just saw a Monkey’s Fist for sale at a store for $$$ – glad I know how to make my own, thanks to watching her make hers about 10 times during filming!); Hannah’s videos focus on DIY Cleaning Products, all things I should totally be making for my own home.