NBC’s Making It Season One Recap

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Being one of the eight contestants on NBC’s new competition show Making It has been one the best adventures of my grown up life. If you’ve been following along you know I’ve said this before (but it bears repeating!) – thank you so much for your enthusiastic support throughout the run of the show. My social media reach more than doubled during the original airing of the series and knowing that I had thousands of new friends cheering me on was a feeling like no other. You all are AMAZING and I’m incredibly grateful for your interest in my work. If you missed out on any of the episodes, or just want to go back and watch again – (as of this writing) you can find them all online on Hulu.com and NBC.com!

After every episode during the six week run of the show I created a newsletter recap packed with behind the scenes details and photographs. If you’re interested in a deep dive to explore each of the Faster and Master Crafts, I’ve archived each recap below. Typically, I send out a once monthly mailing packed with the best of the craft and maker community along with information on my upcoming projects, products and workshops. If you’d like receive this Happy Mail delivered straight to your inbox, opt in here!

Making It, Episode 1 Recap

Making It, Episode 2 Recap

Making It, Episode 3 Recap

Making It, Episode 4 Recap

Making It, Episode 5 Recap

Making It, Episode 6 Recap

(Making It contestants Robert Mahar (l) and Billy Kheel (r). Photo: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Audiences and critics alike have been incredibly kind to Making It. In fact it’s been so well received that NBC has already renewed it for a second season! Vulture.com ran a article that included this happy news:

“…the low-key and utterly charming Making It has been both a critical and commercial summer success. The show has a perfect 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes (almost unheard of in the reality-TV world) and it’s also the most-watched new series of the summer…”

For posterity’s sake, I’m archiving a few of my own Making It press interviews and podcasts here:

Los Angeles Times


Grand Rapids Magazine

NBC Los Angeles

WGVU Morning Show

Spawned Podcast

Craft Hangout Podcast

Making It Our Own Podcast

EightWest, NBC Grand Rapids

Craft Industry Alliance (member only access)


Sew Daily

AfterBuzz TV: Making It After Show

I also want to extend warm thanks to my friends at UberPrints for partnering with me to create a series of shirts that corresponded to each of the six Making It episodes and to my friend and brilliant photographer Lehua Nöele Faulker for capturing them in these wonderful images.

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