Rarebit Productions and I have been hard at work making three web videos that will be released next week in conjunction with my book, which will also be released next week (hooray!). The videos will show you step-by-step how to sew three different projects, and will also give you a sneak peek at what else is in the book.
We’ve been shooting in my apartment, which means my little space has been transformed into a bustling photo studio. There was a big green screen in my dining room, lights and stands and tripods in every room, and some of my very favorite creative people were there to help. (Top photo is Kelly from Rarebit; above photo is my friend Anthony, and Rose from Rarebit.)
I made a big ‘ol pile of pillows for one of the videos, which will show you how easy it is to install a zipper. (Seriously, it has become my mission to make the world see how easy zippers can be!) My friend Christina appears in this video with me, but in the shoot craziness that day I didn’t manage to get a photo of the two of us.
We snuck up on my building’s rooftop at dusk to shoot a little scene with the city skyline in the background. The funny part was that we spotted my landlord out in the backyard 4 stories below, and since we didn’t want to get busted for having an unapproved photo shoot on the roof, we conducted the whole shoot in whispers, which made it an extremely silly giggle-fest. This group is part crew, part pretend-party-goers for the pretend-party scene we were filming.
This project has been incredibly fun and inspiring to work on, and I can’t say enough to thank Rarebit for all their hard work, and all the friends who have come to help out in guest spots. I also can’t say enough to thank our sponsor Coats & Clark for their support in making the videos possible. It is truly a joy to do creative work you love, with people you like.
I’m super excited to share the finished videos next week, along with the book’s release! Be sure to check back here because I’ve also got some amazing crafty give-aways to celebrate the book launch… trust me, you won’t want to miss them!
PS: You can pre-order the book now and it will ship as soon as it’s in stock, which sometimes is before the actual launch date.