Local t.v. station, KVOS, called on Wednesday afternoon to invite us on their well-regarded morning show, Northwest Notebook. Of course, we were thrilled to get the call.
Panic quickly set in as we realized that a project needed to be designed, prepped and made for the show. And, we only had 36 hours to do it all! With Bramble Berry and Otion‘s holiday closure and inventory downtime, we’re scrambling to get back to our normal 24-hour-turnaround. There was no time to spare during work hours to prepare for this great opportunity.
This is where the rubber hits the road for an entrepreneur. Part of being “lucky” is being prepared to take all opportunities when they call. Being “lucky” in this case meant staying up until midnight to make sure that the project would be completed on time and the filming would go smoothly.
Soap Queen readers will get a step-by-step tutorial of the project (“Celebration Soap!”) in the upcoming week.
In the meantime, here are a few still shots from the t.v. shoot this morning.
It was a great experience. We shot the entire 6:00 minute segment in one take and made a project, talking the entire time. I’m a little nervous to watch the show and hear some of my answers. As I replay them in my mind, they sound more outlandish and foolish as the hours go by.
Ty asked about Bramble Berry’s business, how I got started, soapmaking as a creative outlet and what sets Bramble Berry apart from the other places to buy supplies – all while making making an embedded soap extravaganza.
Ty and his crew at KVOS were the consummate professionals and made it easy. The show will air at the end of January and if it hits YouTube, I’ll be sure to share it here.
And now, I’m off to follow my own adviceand write a ‘thank you’ note to Ty for having us on to help spread our brand of soap evangelism to the world (or at least Bellingham and Vancouver, BC)!
Michelle, it’s snowing today at my house. It’s beautiful – I’m working a bit on blog posts, watching the snow, drinking tea and getting ready to do a yoga video. It’s a pretty perfect Sunday! =)
I also can’t wait to watch it on YouTube!
Hope the storm in the Northwest isn’t hitting your area too hard.
10 Feet of Snow? You’re kidding? Wow! We barely got 6 inches all year so far. But, we’ve had lots of rain (of course).
I would love to see it. Let us know if there is a link to watch.
We are just now getting the first of our 10 feet of snow. Oh joy, I am making some Pepperberry cold process, gotta melt the oils before the power goes out.
Congratulations on the show.
Michelle in NV
How exciting! I am so happy for you. Nothing like starting off the new year with a good dose of success!
Carrie ~ Gigi says
What a way to bring in the New Year~ wonderful!!!! I can’t wait to see more.