An inside view

One of the things I get asked about all the time is how do I prep my class kits. It is not easy and it really does become a group effort. I made a little video of my prepping of a recent class kit. This was a small batch, just 24 kits, and it took just over 6 hours beginning to end. That is partially because I stopped in the middle to eat dinner and my kids were home but you really can see what the real reality is!! And yes, I realize my clothes and rolls look terrible and this video makes me wanna work out really really badly! LOL Like I said, it is all real, no airbrushing!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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11 thoughts on “An inside view

  1. Oh my Jennifer!! It’s a lot of work, isn’t it?! I loved watching your video! You are so brave to have it on camera!

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 8:23 am
  2. WOW! Totally amazed. Nice to have the whole family involved. My goodness, everyone sure is speedy workers. :} I agree; it sure does look like a whole lot of work.
    Enjoyed the video.

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 11:57 am
  3. How fun! The video that is. The actual work …well…looks like a lot of work. Great that DH and kiddos help out!

    Thanks for sharing!

    True :D

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm
  4. Wow how do you keep it all straight?! Thank you for a little insight. Have a great weekend

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  5. I am totally amazed by all that you do to go into your classes. I know how it is to prepare for classes but I can honestly say that I don’t think mine have ever been half as detailed. I am AMAZED! :)

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  6. I’m so glad you made this! I really enjoy anything behind-the-scenes, and this shows just how much work goes into teaching. And that’s not even counting the conceptualizing, designing or ordering! I think few people stop to think how much prep goes into a well-designed class.

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm
  7. Oh my goodness you are hilarious!!! Brave to be in front of the camera, I think you are beautiful sweetie! I always shoot my videos of my hands and only a few of me from the waist up…lol
    This is a beautiful kit-I want one now.
    Thanks for sharing-now if we could really move that fast it would be wonderful.
    I don’t know about you but I LOVE,LOVE making kits-fun to hand someone something you have made.

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm
  8. Good video Jennifer, good job! You go girl!

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm
  9. love the video. looks like a ton of work, but that class looks faboo! might need to buy it. hee hee

    Posted on February 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm
  10. That was fun to watch (but lots of work for you, of course). Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:17 am
  11. you gave me a god laugh and some wonder about my dh helping me if was doing that> lol.

    Posted on February 18, 2012 at 4:17 am