Yes, I watched Craft Wars.

by Alicia on June 27, 2012

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No, I don’t have anything to say about it. Sigh.

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grace - stripes + sequins June 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Aw, I was hoping you’d have more to say about it!!

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Alicia June 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I didn’t like it, but I hate being negative. Maybe I’m not the target audience? Did you watch?

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Naomi June 28, 2012 at 3:54 am

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.

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Alicia June 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

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.

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truebluemeandyou June 29, 2012 at 1:24 am

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.

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Alicia June 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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.

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Candice June 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

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. :)

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Alicia July 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

hehe

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Kelley July 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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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