Friday, May 4, 2012

How I wound up on

A few weeks ago, I got an email from an Etsy admin that said The Martha Stewart Show was taping an Etsy show with an audience of all-Etsy sellers and that they (The Martha Stewart Show) wanted me to join them. I respect Martha Stewart for all her success — I've seen her show more than once and even own a few of her products — but I'm not a die-hard fan. But I knew this could be an opportunity for the business, and so I was in.

Apparently the audience holds about 150 people. There are 800,000 sellers on Etsy, so I am not sure how I ended up being one of the chosen. The show tapes here in New York, and I met some other sellers also from around the Northeast, so it was probably part awesomeness and part proximity.

Martha answers a question after the taping

We were told to bring items from our shop to hold up; I brought this print because I figured it would be easier to read on camera, and a few cards ('cause as you know, that's really my thing). I was really impressed that they pretty much taped the show straight through, only stopping once for a technical difficulty. The show taped on Monday, April 23, and aired on Thursday, April 26. I can be seen briefly on camera a few times, but my products never made it. At the end of the taping, Martha herself decided we should all have our picture taken with our items on the way out and they would go up on her website with a link to our shops.

And that's how I wound up on :)

Take a few minutes and look through the other sellers, too — you never know what kind of creative goodness you'll find!

Watch (most of) the whole episode here ... see if you can spot me around 4:16 and 5:06!