Chatting with Cupcake Mag About Craft Wars



I recently had the chance to catch up with the ladies over at cupcakeMAG and discuss Craft Wars with them! It was so much fun chatting with them that I wanted to give you a taste – here’s some of what we discussed:

CupcakeMAG: Craft Wars is one seriously amazing show! How excited are you?

Tori: Our 4th episode just aired and I’m so proud of the show. Crafting is a lifelong passion of mine and now I get to host and produce a show that centers on my love for crafting. It’s so fun and inspirational!

CM: You’re hosting the show – which we just can’t get enough of – it’s amazing! How did this come about?

T: I’ve always been an avid crafter. I met with TLC and told them my passion and they were so excited because they wanted to do a crafting competition show. So I joined them in producing Craft Wars and hosting it.

CM: Tell us about the season! What’s to come? What’s been your favorite part about filming?

T: We do really fun themes each week! It’s so fun and inspiring to watch people craft their hearts out. And, at the end of each show I get to reveal a winner and someone walks away with 10k! Makes me so happy for them.

And the conversation doesn’t stop there! We talk about what else I’m working on, what’s next for the McDermott family, and more – check it out at the cupcakeMAG website!

What are your questions about working on Craft Wars? Tell me about them in the comments below and I’ll work on getting some answers for you!

And be sure to tune in to Craft Wars every Tuesday night on TLC, now at a new time: 8pm EST/7pm central! Craft Wars time is now family time!!


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  • Doreen Stoutland

    Hi Tori……of course being an avid crafter myself (and designing my new craft room) I enjoy watching the show and of course if I can not I make sure I dvr it for later viewing. My question to you is have you had any thoughts on having a craft idea/techniques segment on the show? Don’t get me wrong I love watching the contestants and how creative they are but I am all into learning NEW techniques…..can we have more info?

  • Nanci Wilson

    Tori….first let me say that I too (like Doreen) love the show. I designed my craft room in a little room in our basement, & now am in the process of putting all my supplies back in the room. I am a fairly new crafter, so I am also looking for techniques of any kind. Keep up the great work on the new show, your store, your HSN jewelry line, but most importantly, your growing family.

  • Dayce Cruz

    Hi Tori!

    When the competitors are crafting you tell them what can be better to use, instead of whatever they are using that moment to glue, paint or spray in making the craft they are competing for the game, you help them so they may hurry up and be much easier to do… I noticed that the jury mention it too… So, why you don’t include a small section in the show on “what’s new?” on products like glues, paints, sprays, glitters, and the techniques –over what textures to use those new glues, paints, etc. That will be so great for all of us the crafters like me, that don’t know much about what is new right now!!!

  • Dianne Jackson

    H Tori,

    Its wonderful to have a craft show back on tv. I have loved crafting, and it was something I remember doing with my mom growing up too.

    A few years ago they had alot of craft shows, and now they seem to have mostly home improvement shows.

    We needed a show just like yours !

  • Jeanne Tutt

    love it! hey do you know yet if you have been picked up for a 2nd go round?