Voted Best Indie Crafter two years running in the Reader's Best of Chicago issue, Steff Bomb makes her basic cable debut tonight on TLC's Craft Wars at 10 PM CST/11 PM EST. The hour-long show pits three crafters against one another in themed challenges with "wacky materials" until one emerges victorious, having concocted a painfully adorable stuffed whatever. Steff explains it best: "It’s very Beyond The Thunderdome, but with more hot glue and less Tina Turner."
Craft Wars is typically hosted by Tori Spelling (aka Donna Martin, aka Screech's girlfriend Violet), but Steff's episode is Tori-less because there was an emergency that had to be attended to during the taping. As long as everyone involved in the emergency is OK, I'm actually pretty fine with this.
In anticipation of tonight, Steff was interviewed by toy and pop culture blogger Jeremyriad. Check it out for info on her creative process, how she became a contestant, and what ways she'll blow the $10,000 prize if she wins. Also, there are photos of her cat dressed in a bumblebee costume.