I know what I said last week after the first episode of Making It, when I was excited and ready to craft my life away to feel like I was part of the show but… I definitely overestimated both my time and materials at hand, and underestimated the size of the challenges the crafters would be facing. I hate breaking promises but with my current workload leading to a huge event in Las Vegas next month, my days and nights are consumed with working for it around the clock, and I simply won’t be able to recreate the challenges as I’d like… 😦
Part of the commitment was that I wouldn’t buy anything new in order to craft for them, and between the terrarium fast starter and fort (YES, FORT) master challenge, I literally have nothing at hand that I can use to put them together. I mean, sure I could whip up some sheets and a stick but that’s not going to match Billy’s brilliant Food Truck fort level and I just don’t want to make something crappy either.
This long sob story to say: I’m still closely watching the show, and even though I may not be able to craft along with my adored cast, I will for sure share my vision of what I would’ve made had I been on Making It.
Also, can we take a moment to yet again praise the chemistry and TV magic brilliance that are Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman together? They make the show next level great.
Back to business: so for this week’s Fast Start challenge, the makers were asked to create a terrarium with elements of their childhood/home. My girl Amber won the challenge by whipping up a stunning Golden Gate Bridge with hand-glittered card stock and gorgeous cotton clouds, and I couldn’t be happier. I love all the makers on the show, but I’m always rooting for her deep down.
WCB Style Fast Start Challenge: If I had been on the show, my terrarium would of course have to reflect my home country of Venezuela in some way. In my 13 years of life there, I actually moved four times, so I don’t have a distinct home memory aesthetic I could recreate BUT, the national tree of Venezuela is the Araguaney, which is a stunning tree because all its leaves are yellow, and when I was born, my family lived in a neighborhood called Araguaney sooooo I’m having a strong feeling towards that. I’m picturing creating a tree out of tissue paper, chicken wire and floral tape with lots of foliage. I would probably most likely also have made a tiny rocking chair out of toothpicks/ice cream sticks, as most of my childhood memories include my grandma sitting on a rocking chair by a window either chopping veggies or waiting to see my mom driving up from our apartment. The last thing I’d add would be a kite of the Venezuelan flag, because I vividly remember crafting kites at school, so it would be a nice way of adding the touch of national pride + personal nostalgia story. It may have looked something like this:
But probably less perfect, ha! I just want to help get my vision across visually however I can 🙂
WCB Style Master Challenge: Listen guys, Billy’s food truck fort was like the most epic thing I’ve ever seen – brilliant concept, flawlessly executed, a total trend recognition… so let’s be honest and say whatever I would’ve come up with would not have been anywhere near that good, and move on. The only concept I can muster is a tree house craft room. I always wanted a tree house ever since seeing this scene in the movie Jack, and then I’ve been crafting since I gained motor skills, so that would be my ideal kid fort. It would be all wood, painted white with pastel pink and teal trim, and have kid safe crafting tools inside. Something like this, but much more kid-like.
And that’s it guys! Time to set my expectations at a realistic setting and buckle down because the W in WCB is really in charge right now until after September 14! Not much time to craft, but ALWAYS time to watch Making It!
Anyone crafting along? What are you making? Show me in the comments below!