All posts by Ellen March

My Breast Cancer Story

Breast Cancer & How Sewing Saved Me Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s also the anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. I was too young for a mammogram, and I was nursing twins so my breasts were a different shape, size and thickness every hour, every day, every week, depending on…

Making It: all about Nicole Sweeney

The “Making It” season finale is tomorrow night (already) and I’m excited to see who wins and what they do with all that money! I think it’s super cute that with each challenge win, the competitors received a patch to sew onto their aprons. I just love that idea! (And I want the patches for…

Making It: all about Robert Mahar

“Making It” has officially been picked up for a second season, so we get to see more makers vie for the title of “Master Maker” and compete to win a ton of cash! I, for one, am happy to see sewing, quilting, woodworking and papercrafting making an appearance on prime time television. I wish I…

Making It: all about Billy Kheel

We continue talking to each Maker competing for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC’s “Making It,” airing on NBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The crafting series is hosted and executive produced by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. We’re watching to see who crafts (and SEWS) their way to…

Making It: all about Jemma Olson

Jemma Olson didn’t last very long as a contestant on NBC’s “Making It,” but she gave it her all! Here we learn more about her journey through crafting, sewing and quilting. A self-proclaimed heartfelt crafter, mother of eight and grandmother of 16, Jemma Olson comes from a generation of crafters that made things out of…

Making It: all about Amber Kemp-Gerste

Amber Kemp-Gerste is still in the running to become Master Maker on NBC’s crafting competition series, “Making It.” A clinical psychologist by training, Kemp-Gerstel grew up in a single-parent home that focused on the importance of higher education and a traditional career path. After taking a huge risk and leaving her career as a psychologist,…

Making It: all about Jeff Rudell

Making It is moving along and we’re down to five Makers competing for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize. “Making It,” airs on NBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “Making It” Is the #1 New-Series Premiere of the Summer to Date, a pretty great stat for a crafting show! The six-episode crafting…

Online Fabrics Giveaway

How to Make a Fabric Book Cover

|Sponsored Advertising Content| THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. There are two surefire ways to make August great this year: 1. Enter the Online Fabric Store Giveaway and you could win the grand prize: a $500 gift card. Imagine the possibilities for all that fabric. 2. Make yourself a fabric book cover. Whether you need one or…

Making It: all about Joanna Gick

Making It, a new NBC Crafting Competition Series Eight Makers will vie for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC’s “Making It,” premiering Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode crafting series, hosted and executive produced by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will feature judges Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s…

Making It: all about Khiem Nguyen

Making It, a new NBC Crafting Competition Series–episode 2 airing tomorrow night! We’re down to seven makers competing for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC’s “Making It,” airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. This week, we’re chatting with Khiem Nguyen, age 28, from Austin, Texas. Inspired by mid-century modern…