Making It Season One on NBC

September 05, 2018
It's a wrap friends, season one of Making It on NBC is over. While my presence on the show was somewhat brief the positive experience is not! The camaraderie lives on in my spirit and heart and propels me to continue to believe in the goodness and creativity of mankind and that truly when we design and Make from our heart we give that gift to others.

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MAKING IT — “Home Sweet Home” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Our Making It journey began about a year ago. Eight of us arrived in California to join Nick and Amy in this Oasis set against the California Hillside. We had never met, never spoken, and yet when we did, there was an immediate bond. I suppose it was because "we got one-another." We understood the quirkiness that goes along with an artistic soul. We were welcomed by Amy and Nick and the entire production company in an unexpected way. Not a what I would imagine "Hollywood way," but a " come on in and sit down way."

MAKING IT — “You Crafty” Episode 101 — Pictured: — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

After having gone through a rigorous interview process several months prior, we arrived eager, hopeful, happy and ready for this new chapter and opportunity in our lives. We put on our aprons, smiles and heated up our glue guns!

MAKING IT -- "You Crafty" Episode 101 -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

This amazing crafting barn took our breath away, every single day that we walked in. The details, the colors, the work stations. Just take a moment and savor the beauty of it all.

MAKING IT -- "You Crafty" Episode 101 -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Can you imagine what was going through my mind? A Farm girl from Thornton Idaho, with years of home crafting style under her belt. Not only was I sharing my joy of crafting on national television, I was part of the Maker movement and that makes me very proud!

MAKING IT -- "Inside Out" Episode 105 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dayna Isom Johnson, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Simon Doonan -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Last night we watched and wondered, as our final three beloved and talented Makers designed a Wedding with adept skill, composure and extreme talent.

Amber, Jo and Kheim.

MAKING IT -- Episode 106 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Our judges; Etsy expert Dayna Isom Johnson and Window Dresser, writer and Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan, declared that our Master Maker is Kheim!

Congratulations Kheim, well deserved, and I am looking forward to the great things that are on the horizon for you and Amanda!

"All for one and one for all." Billy Kheel, Robert Mahar, Nicole Sweeney, Jeff Rudell , Jemma Olson.

Thanks for joining me here, Instagram and on Making It!

I appreciate all of the support, encouragement and joy you have shared with me.

Are you ready for that homemade chocolate cake recipe...coming up very soon. We must fuel creativity!


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  1. I watched and really enjoyed the show last night!! :)

    So glad you got to be part of this wonderful opportunity. I'm proud of you!

  2. It was a fun series! He really did knock it out of the ball bark with his amazing back drop!! So fun that you got to be a part of it.

  3. I am still amazed the whole country got to see you on TV! They got to see what I’ve known for years! You are creative, fun, positive & just all around fabulous! Congrats on this fantastic experience & letting us ride along! It’s been thrilling! ❤️

  4. So proud of you! Glad you enjoyed it! Such a wonderful experience.

  5. I’m so happy you got the chance to do this Jemma! A once in a lifetime opportunity, and you certainly have embraced it! So proud of you :).

  6. What a fantastic experience, dear Jemma, I'm so happy for you! I have to check who is showing the program around here, I have to see it.


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