Friday, April 27, 2012

The Martha Stewart Show - Etsy Show

The Martha Stewart Show was definitely an incredible experience.  I'm was so excited when I received the invite through Etsy.  It's like a once in a life time event.  I felt like a superstar for a whole week.  

The Etsy Show featured an all Etsy Seller audience, Etsy Fashion Show and 2 special Etsy Seller Artists how to make their awesome craft.  Of course, the star of the show Martha herself is such a graceful lady and an awesome presence in itself.

I arrived to the Chelsey Studios and her staff was ready and prepared to receive all of us.  A blue bus for free coffee and pastry was available to all who are standing in line to get in.  That's a pleasant touch cuz standing in line for 1 hour can get discouraging.  The coffee made you feel like you are a superstar and since it's free, you can drink all you want.  

After checking in with the staff who were all so pleasant and kind, we are seated in a waiting room and greeted by an over energetic and cheerful crowd pumper.  That's his job!  yep all he does is get you excited!  I tell ya he really was an energetic man.  He was giggly, happy, and full of talking points, instructions and just can't stop.  Loved having his energy cuz after standing outside and waiting and overdrinking coffee and now my feet hurt, I was ready to be cranky.  SO having him was key to getting me back in the mood again.

Inside the studio was directed to a specific seating arrangement.  Before I could sit down, I was in awe of the set up.  Each piece of furniture was real and not props.  The kitchen was a dream space cuz that's kind of kitchen I wanted.  The craft table was amazing cuz I too want that in my studio sewing room.  The room was well lit and staff everywhere prepping for the lady to show up.  

Finally Martha walks through the prep kitchen and her magic filled the room.  I felt like I was in the presence of royalty.  Her success definitely speaks volumes and when the person arrived to the set, she lived up to all my expectations.  She's obviously not a woman of waste.  Her every move and speed seemed so calculated.  Her smile right on time.  Her hair perfectly laid and falls just so that it looks natural.  It all seemed so unreal yet real because it is right in front of me.  I was captured!

Here I am sitting in the same room as the lady that has risen, fall, and risen faced challenges and conquered them all.  I wanted to ask her.  I wanted to hear her story straight from her heart and mouth.  She's right there.  Then, it was time for the show to start.  I watched how she handled every reading and line so smoothly.  She didn't need redos or retakes.  In fact, any redo or retakes were due to technical issues and not because she did not study or know her material.  WOW a multi-million dollar corporation and she knows every word, every note, and every segment.  I was so impressed with her (can you tell?)  

When the recording of the show end, she allowed 1 question.  She advised us to "believe in what you do" and boy that's really true cuz we loose faith too easily. After that, she did the most amazing thing and asked her staff to list everyone of us in the audience on her website.  That's huge to me and all sellers who are on etsy-that's just what we needed.  I could have been a lost visitor of the millions that have come and seen her show.  But this time she gave us a moment of her space and TONS of staff labor to make that happen.  I can't thank her enough to have that as a mention to you all today.  THANK YOU MARTHA!  I now know and feel who you are!  You are a real person a REAL REAL honest to GOODNESS person who unlike what they have said about you truly showed a good heart and knows your craft!  So I left there feeling GREAT!  I left there feeling like a superstar and part of something incredible.  THANK YOU MARTHA!


Lucy Chapman said...

What an awesome experience for you! I'm sure you came away inspired to keep reaching and growing!

CraftyStitches said...

Thanks. It was incredible meeting the lady behind the scenes. Hopefully some of it rubbed off.

cinnamonspice said...

What an exciting experience! I'm sure it will be an incredible boost to your morale and motivation to run your business! Thanks for sharing your blog link on the EtsyMom team page!