One of the things about doing TV craft demos is that you end up with a ton of step-outs. Step-outs are the project in its various stages. Let's say that you're making a birdhouse and that the project has four steps. You have to bring five birdhouses:
- blank birdhouse
- birdhouse with step #1 completed
- birdhouse with step #2 completed
- birdhouse with step #3 completed
- birdhouse with step #4 completed
The idea is that you show the audience how to do each step, but to save time, you pull out the finished step-out and continue on with the next step.
The big issue I always have is what to do with those step-outs?
I have had a bunch of canvas quilt tops stuffed in a drawer ever since I appeared on Quilting Arts TV a year or two ago. This was the project we were making (and man, has my photography improved since I took this shot!):
Don't worry if you don't have step-outs. How about an unfinished quilt top? Or just some leftover scraps? For this purse I airbrushed some blank canvas using some of the new Crafter's Workshop stencils:
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I'm delighted to say that I wore my little step-out purse and was complimented multiple times by complete strangers! That's always a good feeling!