Not actually the first time I have been on telly, I was once interviewed at an airport for morning television but this was my first planned appearance! Last night I was on tv doing a sewing demonstration.
I was asked to be part of the Simply Sewing craft half hour that is currently running on the Jewellery Maker channel, before a new craft channel is launched next year. Since the Christmas season is approaching I designed some templates, used to embroider on cards. I stuck with simple designs that could be easily stitched and embellished.
It was really nerve wracking, totally out of my comfort zone but the team were amazing and Derek, the presenter, really put me at ease. The half hour flew by and it was so much fun! I was so worried that my hands would be shaking but I just focused on what I was doing and thankfully the nerves just evaporated.
Derek is a true professional and really nice guy, it was lovely to work with him. We had a laugh because he had brought a Christmas jumper with him to the show and, although he didn't wear it on air, he let me take a photo with him wearing it. He came out with a classic, calling it an 'elfie'!!
There were lovely messages from family and friends after the show and I really appreciate all the kind comments on instagram.
It took me a long time to get to sleep last night, I really had a buzz after doing the show. Despite all the anticipation, being brave and doing something so unfamiliar for me was a great adventure. I hope there's many more similar adventures to come!