Monday, December 14, 2009

Quilled Poinsettia on HGTV

Ages ago.... well, two and a half years to be more accurate, a camera crew from the HGTV network came to my house to film a quilling demo for the show, That's Clever. I really enjoyed the whole experience and was thrilled to have been asked to do it, but alas... pretty soon the program disappeared from HGTV's lineup. Until now. That's Clever recently returned just one morning a week and at long last my segment is scheduled to air tomorrow at 7:30 AM Eastern/Pacific.

Quilled-Poinsettia-Card-DIY

This is a holiday card I showed how to make... an ivory poinsettia of quilled marquises and tight coils.

Quilled-Poinsettia-Card-DIY

The card is actually a little gift because the poinsettia can be detached and hung as a Christmas ornament.

And here's a larger version.

Quilled-Poinsettia-Ornament-DIY

So I'll be watching tomorrow from between my fingers... eek! The crew enjoyed making me say/do a few silly things... hopefully those moments were left on the cutting room floor. As soon as the directions to my project are posted on the HGTV site, I'll post the link.

19 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

That's so great Ann! I can't wait to see this.
Plus I always wanted to give quilling a go!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

How exciting, congrats!!

M. B. Karger said...

Hooray! Looking forward to watching! Isn't it funny when these things we reluctantly let go, come right back? Congrats!

patricia zapata said...

Congratulations Ann! I won't be able to see it because I'm at a hotel that has no HGTV! :( I'm sure you did wonderfully.

Avital said...

How wonderful! Wish I could see it.

Karen said...

I am looking forward to watching this segment of the show. Unfortunately, HGTV no longer posts the instructions to projects demonstrated on the program. Your show is in the 500 series and no directions are posted. I was very disappointed that HGTV made this move - I like to have instructions printed out so that I can attempt to make the projects that interest me. Truly a bah humbug decision!
Those instructions were a valuable addition to the online content. Perhaps you, as a contributor, could make the case for them to reverse their decision.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much for your well wishes, everyone. Karen, I'm sorry to hear HGTV is no longer posting the instructions; I didn't realize that. I'll try to message them about it if my pattern isn't soon posted.

Crystal Crawford said...

You make such beautiful art! I hope you love your TV debut, remember that you are probably more critical of yourself than other people will be. I certainly wish there were more handmade things on the tube these days. Some day I'd love to cross post an image or two of your art on my blog- http://www.afloatingrockinthesea.blogspot.com

Thanks again,
Crystal

stephanie said...

dear Ann,
congrats!! good to hear the show will finally air! i would love very much to see it!!!

steph

Ann Martin said...

Thanks! Whew, HGTV did a great editing job. I'll try to post the segment at some point in case you weren't able to see it.

Crystal, that's so nice of you to say and yes, you may post some pics, just please link back to my blog.

Molly Smith said...

This is one of the prettiest quilled poinsettias I have ever seen, Ann! How clever :o) you are to make it a card gift .. love the card and love it hanging. Congrats on the HGTV episode!!!

Quill Centre said...

Ann,
I watched this morning. Way to go! It was wonderful. I know it was a while ago, but where can I get the gold paper used around the ornaments? I'm not finding this style of paper anywhere.
Again great inspiration for quilling! Fran

Melinda said...

Hi, Anne! Congrats on the HGTV segment! I'm going to give this poinsettia a try. Thanks, too, for your kind words on my blog. You made my day! :)

Jody said...

Gorgeous, nicely done.
thank you for sharing with us.
Your Blog is an inspiration.
Luv'n Hugs, Jojo

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Fran, the gold paper is made by Lake City Craft Co (quilling.com) and is called Quill Trim... it comes in silver or gold and is white on the non-metallic side. I'm pretty sure most of the U.S. online suppliers carry it.

licia politis said...

congrats Ann!!! You're a star!!! I love the pointsettia card/decoration...what a great idea!
Licia

Melissa said...

How exciting. Congratulations! I'm bummed I missed seeing this post in time to catch the TV show, but I'm anxious to see get the directions from the website.

Stefani said...

I think I'm almost glad I didn't read this post first, but rather had the fun of watching one of my Tivoed episodes, "Hey, that's Ann! I know her!"

Wonderful job - you are super talented!

Antonella said...

Sorry I missed the episode :-( I know you were great! Hugs, antonella :-) (p.s. i finally added your blog to my "blogroll")

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