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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Are Hosting A Crafting Show - We're Not Kidding!

The Handmade Project is going to be a competition with NBC, in which the Parks and Recreation co-stars will celebrate "artisanship." 

According to Deadline, each week, artists from all walks of life will work on a series of projects, for a panel of expert judges, as well as Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman to critique. Each week they will work on a different theme.

This type of reality show follows the platform of certain shows like Project Runway or InkMasters where the interaction between the artists will be the interesting part, along with watching the artwork.

Of course, Amy and Nick have great things to say. Deadline quotes them as follows:

“I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mache,” Poehler said.

Added Offerman: “People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let’s see if we don’t have some good fun.”

The casting is also open to sign up, which you can check out at

Their request is that you meet this criteria:  "You could be a household hacker, a DIY decorator, a quilter, knitter, furniture maker, a scrapbooker, basket weaver, needle pointer, cake decorator, wood worker, metal worker or welder, accessory or jewelry maker, doll maker, textile maker, shibori expert, potter, hand-builder, paper crafter, leather or denim worker, costume maker, an artisan or maker of any type… basically any super creative person who loves making things by hand..."

I suddenly wish I did more things that write and do photography...


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Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.