Despite this year feeling like it is already passing by in a blur, some exciting things have been happening for Claireabellemakes. This month it was a TV appearance!
My lovely pal Hannah from Crafternoon Cabaret Club got in touch a while back to let me know she had passed my information to the TV show Crafty Beggars In The House! How amazing is our community? I then exchanged emails with the lovely team working on the show and booked in a date for filming.
I have been on TV twice before. Once when my wind band at school was on the local news (yes I was a band geek – I play flute) and then as an audience member on TGI Friday back in the days of Chris Evans (it was underwhelming). My SEW pin also appeared on TV once when Tamara modelled it on the Great British Sewing Bee.
Crafty Beggars in the House is a great show where creative ladies Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner-Webster invite guests on to talk about their makes and designs. I was featured in the Passion to Profit segment where I got to show my new pin designs and talk about running a creative business. The set was in Wendy’s beautiful house in Richmond and the crew and other guests were so welcoming and lovely! I had the best day learning how a craft TV show works and it was brilliant to be able to talk about our community. I had a 10 minute interview slot which was filmed in one take so I was pretty nervous! It was great to be able to talk about my freelance projects and blog too as this is where it all started and I feel like it is the core of everything I do.
I didn’t know what questions they were going to ask me so it was pretty off the cuff and a relaxed format (well inside I wasn’t relaxed!) but I feel really pleased with what I said and hope that I represented creative business women in a good light eek!
The show was aired on the Community Channel but it is also available on demand and on You Tube. I felt so nervous to watch it, but G said he was proud and I’ve had lots of supportive messages from friends and followers who said they enjoyed the show. I’ve even had a lovely local shop order as a result of my appearance too. Yay!
You can watch my segment at 8:34. I am so grateful for the opportunity so a big thanks to Hannah (who is on season 1) and Julie and Wendy for having me! It was also wonderful to meet the other guests who have now got me wanting to make soap and more candles!