Pyjama Party: Video Chat with Me!

Hey, everyone! I’m so glad you enjoyed Caroline’s post on Monday. I’m excited to have a fresh face and voice here on the blog, she’s got a great sense of style and plenty of enthusiasm!

Today I am letting you know about the Pyjama Party Live Video Chat that Karen and I are putting together on Friday! Yes, that’s right, PJ-party participants will get to chat live with Karen and I, and show off their new PJ pants. It’s hosted by Shindig, a new online platform for video chat in which we all move around the virtual room in little webcam bubbles.

It’s pretty cool. Imagine a picture of a living room, where there are little windows all over the ‘room’ and each window opens up to show our faces. Like an advent calendar, but instead of chocolate, it’s people. We can wave at each other, move around the room and it’s like we’re all in the same place, instead of on opposite sides of the world!


To make it easier to manage, Karen is taking questions ahead of time so we’ll be all ready to do the Q&A for Friday’s event. Karen will go through the Q’s and I will provide the A’s on Friday. Post questions for me on Karen’s blog, Didyoumakethat, and we’ll compile a list!

The live chat is going to be an hour long, on Friday the 21st at 12:30pm Vancouver time, which is 8.30pm London time. More details here, on Didyoumakethat!

I’m both excited and a little nervous to take part in this event. As you can see if you’ve been reading here for a while, I don’t make or post videos on my blog or on YouTube. Partly because of technology as I have no idea how to edit videos, and partly because I prefer to be a behind-the-scenes kind of person. Events like this force me to step outside my comfort zone, and give something new a try. It was a lot of fun chatting with Karen during our test run, and the platform is very easy to use. Now I’m excited to seeing you guys in a virtual video chat room!

Thanks, Karen, for putting this together, and for gently encouraging me to give live video chat a try!

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13 Responses to Pyjama Party: Video Chat with Me!

  1. autumn June 19, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    hold up! is this something we can watch AFTER the fact, or no?

    • Tasia June 19, 2013 at 10:33 am #

      I’ll find out! My impression is that it’s a one-time, live event, and won’t be recorded for later. But let me see!

  2. Lina June 19, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Thats is such a fantastic idea! Even though i have no pjs to show off just yet I always look for inspiration from others!

  3. Katy June 19, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Oh yes. Are we all able to watch a little snippet?

    • Tasia June 19, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      I am not sure about that! I have a feeling that it’s a one-time, live event, as if we were all in a virtual room together, and there won’t be recording of it. But you never know, let me see what I can find out!

  4. Sassy T June 19, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Ooo sounds exciting

  5. Shar June 19, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I signed up for Friday. I’m nervous and excited too and I’m only a participant! I’m hoping they have something on the site to allow you to do a test run so I don’t mess anything up on Friday. I’m so excited to meet you and Karen (and the other partyers)! I made two pair of Tofino pants (a long version for me and a shorter version for my daughter). They are so comfortable and were easy to sew even though I’m a relative beginner. I see many more in my future!

    • Tasia June 19, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      I’m looking forward to chatting with you! I don’t think there will be a test run but I am sure that we will get you all sorted out. I’m not the most tech-y person and I had no troubles joining – all you do is follow the link Karen provided, and sign in with your email and first name, that was it! As long as your internet connection is good, you’ll be fine.
      Can’t wait to see your Tofino pants. See you on Friday!

  6. Rebecca Howard June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    This idea reminds me of the photos in the Harry Potter movies!

  7. autumn June 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    gosh – would i be a weirdo to sit and listen in, if i get a chance? i haven’t sewn up any tofino pants yet, LOL!

  8. autumn June 21, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    shoot! i feel horrible, as we won’t be at home during this time, and i want to open up the spot to someone else, but i can’t see where that’s possible…? any help would be great! i so want to do this, but i can’t be at home :(

    • Tasia June 21, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Hello Autumn! I’m not sure how you can un-RSVP but I think there is still room so you won’t be taking anyone else’s spot. Sorry you can’t make it!

  9. Trisha June 21, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    This sounds like fun, but I’ll be out of town. It would be fun to hear everyone’s voice!!! I’m sure you’ll do fine! :)