It was two and a half years ago that Elena and I headed off to Colorado to make our Craftsy class. Although there was a huge amount of preparation before hand and I nearly had a nervous breakdown making sure that I sent them all the stuff I would need (like a cooking show, I had to have projects at various stages of completion on looms which meant a lot of looms with a lot of stuff on them plus I needed all the materials I was going to use . . . the list filled two huge boxes!) and before even that planning out the projects. But once we got there and they slapped some make-up on me and made my hair pretty, steamed my first of nine outfits, I was ready to go . . . and I stumbled through about ten takes before I could even spit out my introductory lines. Finally, with Elena directing me from the far side of the room, I got the hang of it.
In three days we filmed what became six hours of instruction. The crew at Craftsy was amazing. Everyone was nice. We were treated really well. The hotel was fabulous. It was one of those great experiences. And the class itself was really, really good. The editing was fabulous. My nine outfits were all very well pressed! The make up artist did wonders.
Yeah, we worked really hard but we also laughed really hard, sometimes collapsing in a pile on the floor after a particularly insane mistake. And they were so patient. Twenty-one hours of filming condensed to six hours. I don’t know how they survived that.
We have sold 5,500 of this class. Amazing. The price is right . . . never more than $19.95 and sometimes on sale for half that.
It’s nice to still be proud of something we did a while back. My tendency is to start disliking something I’ve worked hard on in this past. But for some reason, I seem to like this class more and more as time goes by. Maybe because I just can’t believe what a great job Craftsy did to edit it into something really worthwhile. I guess that’s what happens when you deal with pros.
For a preview please go here: http://www.craftsy.com/video/course?courseId=78 If nothing else you can see what a great job they did on my hair and make-up.