Sunday, February 6, 2011

ruffle pillow on Good things Utah recap

i know i said monday. but i got a few minutes in between Zumba dancing with my family, church, and setting up for the super bowl. so for all you out of state-ers that wanted to see my 5 minutes of... er...fame. here's the show's link.




all i have to say is that i am really more livelier/feistier/colorful, and more boisterous (as some of you thought i would be, seriously just ask my kids and my husband, and well anyone that has to deal with me on a regular basis) when i am not having three camera crew guys staring at me with big huge cameras. i did say to the "ladies" after it was all said and done: "i'm so happy i didn't crap my pants." they seem to think i was kidding and laughed. i really actually am happy that i didn't crap my pants, or vomit or really actually feel that much fear when i got there. at one point i did start freaking out that i wasn't freaking out. but i got over it pretty quick.

although i do have to say that i think it's HILARIOUS that my face went from totally smiling to a complete look of terror of "oh my gosh what in the H*ll am i doing here....wait focus focus...im making something...okay full swing ahead lets make this thing." facial expression in the first few minutes of my thing. i think my husband said that my middle noise maker said something to the effect of "whoa, mom just lost all her smile. is she okay?"

another really fun and exciting thing... and with super bowl being just around the corner...the COMMERCIALS are all a buzzing right?



so when i first arrived, there were three guys already there in the "green room" (that had green sofas and nothing else green i'd like to add.) when i got there... i kept staring at them like i knew i knew them but didn't know from where...and i asked who they were and one of them answered "oh we're nobody's" and i was like haha good cause i am too. and then it clicked and i turned around and pointed my finger at them and was like "YOU!!!!!! OH MY GOSH. NO. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE...YOU, YOU SUCK HIS FINGER AND HE RIPS YOUR PANTS OFF!!!" one of the guys answered "you know a simple 'you guys made the doritos commercial would of sufficed.'" kidding i think he said something like "yeah we're those guys." check out their commercial here. along with all the other finalists. should be funny to see if the guys i yelled at in the green room win the super bowl spot. if they do win, i'll be kicking myself for not taking a picture with them! if they don't win...uh they are as funny in person as they are in the commercial and it would of still been fun to of gotten a picture with them.
i did though get a shot of the GTU ladies and all my awesome groupies that drove 3 hours to be there with me.

and i got to meet in real life kari of UCREATE. she's so nice and sweet! thanks to all of you that came to support me!
you guys are awesome i'm so lucky to call you friends! and no i wasn't kidding that i would start signing autographs on any part of your body with a permanent pen. just dare me.
okay well that's all for me.
have a smashing weekend.
oh and happy super bowl!
we'll talk soon.
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38 comments:

tarya_arienne said...

Hey, that was so good! You're really cute, plus I love your accent!! I have major sewing machine envy now... Mine only does 4 kinds of stitch and it is about a quarter the size of yours!! Sophie (from the UK :)

Cheryl said...

V,
you looked great and you seemed like a natural. LOL, i did see you lose your smile at one point. Looked like you let reality sit in for a second, but then you went with the flow again.
P.S. You sound really sweet. It was cool to be able to hear what you sound like.

Michele said...

You did great! I thought you were very composed and sweet.

rachel griffith said...

yeah when your smile left all i could think was "oh god. she's gonna throw up. on live tv. i HAVE to youtube it if she does."

:P

phone call.
this week.
need a v fix.

Tanyia said...

omg how cute are you?! You did a fab job! I actually might be brave enough to try the pillow now too after watching you! :)

Tiff said...

Vanessa,

You're such a cute girl and it was so fun to see you "in person." I like you even more now! You did a fantastic job!

P.S. It was refreshing to see a brunette there among all of those blondes!

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

You did wonderful, everything you said was very clearly audible and that's so difficult when you are nervous (i tend to mumble when I'm nervous. And the pillow is so cute !!

Deanna said...

That was fabulous!!! (I've been reading you on reader for a while now. LOL! LOVE you, your ideas, and your blog!)

And I think we have the same machine! Well, at least mine looks the same from the back. :)

Gingercake said...

Great job! You looked beautiful and very relaxed! Way to go Vanessa!

Lauren said...

Good job! You have such a cute voice :) Enjoy your super bowl Sunday.

Martha Carolyn said...

You did such a good job, girl! Way to go!! I don't think I would ever have the nerve to go on live tv. I would forget all the English language. You pulled it off and were very cheery and sweet. AND now I have to make one of these pillows!

Kimberly said...

Well aren't you a petite and sweet little thing? Man, if I was ever in the spotlight like that, I'd dwarf everyone around me! (Almost
6' tall!) That's why I never run around with a 'pick me! pick me' sign I guess!

Unless there's a giveaway involved, of course!

Loved the pillow and congrats on an awesome job!

Rachelle said...

Vanessa, back when I first discovered the fun of blog reading, yours was one of the first I got "addicted" to. So,it's really weird to feel like I kind of know you when you have no clue who I am. Anyway, it was really fun to get to see you and not just read you! I was surprised by your sweet, soft voice! You do come across rather fiesty in your writing. I can't imagine being in that kind of situation. I would be the one to puke or crap my pants! I feel proud of you and relieved for you that it's over and that you did so well! Have fun relaxing in the after-glow of success. And thank you for your creative inspirations. I made my first quilt, thanks to you!

Sedjo said...

You are adorable! Great job and what a great pillow! You never cease to amaze me with all your beautiful designs and ideas! Good for you!

Lorie said...

You did great! And your pictures are so cute!

I am going to try your ruffling method! It is so much easier than any others that I have seen and I have never broken down to buy a ruffling foot yet!!

Michele said...

Super awesome job! Love your ruffled pillow!
Congratulations!

bethanndodd said...

Yay! You did perfect (cuz I think any of us would have lost our smile at some point too!)!

Sandra@threepumpkinslittle.squarespace.com said...

You were adorable!! I think you did awesome, well done!

Larissa said...

GREAT JOB. I am pretty sure that my hands would have been dripping sweat and that the pillow would have gotten soaked and I would be banned forever for being gross and sweaty.

Now you can breathe a sigh of relief...at least till they ask you again, because they definitely will!

rissa80@gmail.com
Just Another Day in Paradise

Sarah Ray said...

i know that guy that did the commercial. He's really funny. Im glad it aired on TV!

Amy said...

Hooray! Fun!!! I actually went to high school with Reagan so it was funny to see her photo on your blog!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Amy said...

Hooray! Fun!!! I actually went to high school with Reagan so it was funny to see her photo on your blog!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Chris said...

So fun. I'm so glad you didn't throw up. Aren't you glad you did it???

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

You were so DANG CUTE!! I was shocked how tiny you are and how quiet and reserved...but you expalined that. Did Jilly Willy give you and apron? JIll lives in my teeny tiny town. How fun!!

vivi said...

it seems that you did it just well, happy for you
I wil look at the video later, since my daughter olivia is watching Zach and cody right now, and can't find the ear things to listen :(

vivi said...

I found them!!, you were awesome, I could notice that your smile faded for a brief second, but I am not sure I could be as calmed and smiling as you were congratulations, and thanks!!!! for sharing the link

Nicole said...

I thought your were awesome on good things utah. I do have to admit, I thought, "Wow, she seems more timid that I thought she would be." You are just as cute as I thought you would be though, what are you like a size 2, it's not fair :) Congratulations on all your success, you deserve it.

Tiff said...

What's all of this "timid" talk? My mom always taught me that "timidness" is a sign of a well-mannered person. I saw a confident, polite girl! Way to go, Vanessa!

:)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Just say your tv debut! You did great!!! You looked awesome too. Jenn

Kari @ Ucreate said...

DUDE! You met the Doritos guys?! K, that's awesome and I'm so jealous! You did such a great job and its so fun that we got to be in the same place to meet in real life!! Those sets are tiny and those camera dudes are literally right in your face!

You're rad and I can't wait to see you again!!

Marie said...

Hey V, so guess what....I know Kari from Ucreate. She is in my parents ward. You did a GREAT job!

Sonja said...

Holy Crap that . was . awesome !!

Saw the look of terror, but it was so fleeting and you just so casually spun right into your thing like a pro. Well done, and gorgeous nails :)

J A C Q U E L I N E said...
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J A C Q U E L I N E said...

You did great! Really great. the outfit was perfect. You made sewist seem cool and hip! because we are!!!
Do I sense video tutorials coming up on your blog? It might work...(for me) seems easier to learn when you actually see it being done.

Little Chicks Info said...

You should've told the goat story while demonstrating your sewing...that would've had her laughing so hard she'd blow coffee out of her nose! You did good...very calm...amazing! hahaha!

Shannon said...

I just finished watching the video- you did awesome. Truly. I don't know your non-camera side in real life, but I know that I am now inspired to go make a girly, ruffly pillow for somewhere in this non-girly house of mine. Can I just skip laundry, dishes, meals and cleaning and go do it right now? Thanks!

happy zombie said...

HOW freaking ADORABLE you are! You were awesome on the segment. I will be shocked if you're not asked to come back and do regular segments! And holy crap - I learned a new trick, too! (the ruffle trick, not the "Get fit pole dancing"... bwahahahahahaha)

Laura said...

You completely rock! Not only did you do a wonderful job, but you, my dear, are beautiful!

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