Friday, May 14, 2010

A Star is Born

Thank you everyone for your well wishes for the ACA interview yesterday, it means so much to me and I think it went well. But the star of the show was definitely one 12month old boy by the name of William!

'Talk to my agent'

'I'm thinking Vegemite commercial... can you get your people to talk to my people?'

So anyway, the crew and the lovely interviewer Emily were meant to come at 3.30pm but then she rang me at just before 11am and said that they were ahead of schedule and would I mind if they came in 30mins? EKKKK! 'Yeah sure' I said with my wet hair wrapped in a towel, no makeup on, house still in need of a final tidy. So I ran around like a mad woman blow drying, mascara applying and quick tidying before they arrived.

They set up at the dining table and I was very nervous at first and found myself a little tongue twisted to begin with as Emily started interviewing me but they did quite a few takes of the same sort of questions and I relaxed more and so they will probably edit it to get the best bits. I hope they can make it sound more coherent that the way it all came out :)

Then they did footage of the little star William playing with his toys and me on the laptop next to him. They shot my laptop with my Madeit shop up on screen. And Will and I playing together on the floor. Then we pretended I was putting Will to bed (as I'd told them that's when I do my work) then they showed me packaging my prints in my little office and then Emily asked me more questions at the dining room table and we looked at some of my designs. (She actually bought one of my Bedtime Bus Roll Posters)!

They were so lovely and made me feel at ease and Will was very enthralled by the equipment and was showing off to the camera and sound men! Emily said she'd phone me when they find out what day it's going to be aired so I'll let you know when she phones.

In the middle of the interview part you might hear William saying his favourite word 'HOT' and hopefully they include the part where he is playing with his teddy on the floor and cuddling it. As we walked them out the sound guy was waving goodbye and saying 'Bye Will!' and then once they'd gone Will kept crawling around to the front door to see where his new fan club of people with great equipment went.

I think I'm going to be cringing when I see myself on TV but I'm just looking forward to seeing how it all looks and what they do and don't include and most of all seeing my little child star!

I hope I've been a good representative and done all my fellow store holders proud... we'll have to wait and see I guess.

Thanks again for all your lovely words of encouragement yesterday!
Have a great Friday,


  1. We'll be able to say we knew you before you became mega-celebrities! And without a doubt, you seriously need an agent for your little superstar. Congratulations sweet, and can't wait to see your segment, so excited for you!
    K xx

  2. I missed your post yesterday but I'm so excited for you! I'll be hanging out to hear when the interview is aired and will definitely watch it.


  3. I am absolutely making an exception to my no ACA viewing 'rule' for this one! Can't wait to see and hear you both...and you've made it sound like a really fantastic experience, which I hope it was..apart from them turning up early that is...eek!

  4. Oh, I missed this one!! Congrats, that is HUGE! Will looks so cute too!

  5. I must of been living under a rock to not know about this! Congratulations, that's fantastic! How did they find out about you?

  6. Can't wait to see it, you will both look great on TV.
    Happy weekend.

  7. Oh my gosh, Will is just too adorable - he is so photogenic :) I would have freaked out if I'd gotten that call at 11!! I bet you were fantastic - can't wait to see the segment when it airs. What a great experience for you xx

  8. It's so exciting - but I know from experience that actually being the person on tv and being interviewed is not fun!! I did a couple of short things for an event at work and I always say the most stupid things. How embarassing!
    Though, I can't wait to see you!!

  9. Oh yay! I am so happy and excited for you that it went so well:) Oh I loved your pics of Will, he is seriously too cute!! I can't wait to see the segment - so exciting!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend Janette ~ Tina xx

  10. wow Janette, I'm so glad it was a positive experience for you and your little star. He is seriously very cute by the way. I am looking forward to seeing you on the TV.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Donna xx

  11. Congratulations, can't wait to see the show .... You had me laughing with your last minute dash - lol - an all to familiar scenario :)
    Cheers Kris

  12. Will is so adorable. I love those photos!

  13. Woo hoo, this is very exciting. Keep us posted on when we will see you both on air!

  14. Oh, wow! How did I miss this? How exciting! Can't wait to see you both on TV. Well done, it would have been a bit scary! Rachaelxx


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