- Good but nothing new Review by Susan
I love Julie, her ideas and presentation presence. I own some of her other videos and merchandise. This presentation does show some great ideas but many are the same as the ones that Julie had sold on her site in her "getting started" series. I purchased this thinking that there would be some new additional ideas and information.
The setting where this is filmed is a bit odd--her mother's kitchen. I do not know why Interweave did not have a studio available for the filming of this. I could not help but fixate on the bread bags and other paraphernalia past Julie and the presentation counter. I found this setting to be highly distracting and think it would have been fine to film in this setting if some of those items had been cleared away.
It just looks amateurish and ...well cheap.
If you do not own any of Julie's self filmed stencil series, then this would be a good video for you. She has lots of fine information, is highly enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Since she has added to her line of designs for the Crafter's Workshop, she takes full advantage at showing off her product. I think that gone are the days of her showing how to make some items "on the cheap" now that she is getting more exposure and picked for certain product reviews and placement. That is ok as one needs to pay the bills and do some self-promotion.
She still is hands-down one of the best presenters and information givers out there--no wild hand-waving, extraneous wiggling, long, drawn-out talking...she gets down to business and gets one excited to do some fun creating.
The lower rating is for the setting that was chosen for the filming.
(Posted on 11/17/13)