1. Naomi says:

    I wonder who is the Target audience then? I don’t get that channel but am curious regardless. Come on, tell us the facts,,,,,neither positive or negative. How many contestants? What was the assignment, how much time were they given….who ‘judged’ it? I hate Tori Spelling,,,,there, got that out of the way.

    • Alicia says:

      It’s an hour long program with three contestants. Everyone competes in the first challenge which is only an hour long. The top two compete in the second challenge which is 5 hours long. On this episode the first challenge was to make a duffle bag out of sports equipment (cheer uniforms, footballs, etc) and the second was to make a kid’s playhouse out of school supplies. I was hoping the show would demonstrate that craft is about more then messy Mod Podge projects for kids, but instead I think it reinforces that stereotype.

  2. After watching Craft Wars I will say that I am still waiting to be inspired with imaginative, doable crafts from someone intelligent and super creative like Carol Duvall. I am exactly the target audience for Craft Wars – someone who shops at Michaels, does tons of crafts, and loves crafts’ shows, and if I felt this depressed after watching the show – not good. It was more of a game show than a show for crafters – unless of course the intent was to reinforce “homemade ugly” (and to be fair I know these talented crafters were not given enough time to show what they really could do). I knew I wasn’t going to like the show when the most creative person was kicked off in the first “elimination round” (tennis racket used for the bottom of the bag as ventilation – so clever) because her creation wasn’t “durable”. And the other bags were? Really? I’ll probably watch one more time but if this is what they think people who buy crafts at Michaels want to see, I’m worried. I won’t even get started with the snarky pre-penned remarks by some of the judges.

    • Alicia says:

      Totally agree with you about the first round. I don’t think you can have it both ways- if it’s an hour challenge you can give someone a pass for not finishing and ding someone else for finishing but using glue.

  3. Candice says:

    I didn’t see it … so I clicked through to your post to find out what you though… and when I read your single line about it, laughed through my nose. :)

  4. Kelley says:

    I agree. I wasn’t impressed and I felt that you line about reinforcing the modpodge mash up was right on. Lots of modpodge. Lots.
    I may watch one more time, but I haven’t watched the show this one is modeled after : cupcake wars

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