Friday, May 15, 2009

if u care.... 20 things about me...

Pin It 1. My maiden name is Bush; I could retire tomorrow if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if I was related to George 1 or 2. I voted for Obama.

2. My married name is Filian, an Armenian name. (My hubby is half Armenian/half Russian) Our name means Elephant.

3. I worked in film (in the costume department) for almost 10 years. One of my early films was Bottle Rocket and my last film was Vanilla Sky.

4. My husband and I went on one date (Nov. 6th, 1999) before we moved in together. I know – sounds crazy….I got very sick after our first date and he nursed me back to health.

5. My grandmother taught me how to sew at 8 years old - My first sewing project was a pair of pj’s.

6. I have a dog named Max. I dress him in clothes. He loves it – Eddie does not.

7. We call Griffith Park our “Country Club.”

8. I have lots of family – 2 sets of parents, 1 set of in-laws, 1 sister Debbie, 1 brother Mike, 1 sister Erin, 1 step-sister Kathy, 1 step-brother Ken and 1 brother in-law Ruben, 1 brother in-law John, 1 sister in-law Andrea, 1 brother in-law Nick, 1 step brother in-law Tim and 1 step sister in-law Jo-Ellen. I have so many nieces…….8 in total and 1 nephew.

9. I prefer wine over beer, skiing over snowboarding, cream over chocolate, green over blue and I love popcorn.

10. I was nominated for a Daytime Emmy against Martha Stewart for Creative Juice. I was nominated a second time as a producer on my show Witch Crafts.

11. I really do love Mod Podge - I also love E6000 glue, fusible webbing, rhinestones, glitter, my needle nest and my new craft room.

12. I have a Mark Ryden art collection.

13. I once dated a “movie star” – he is in lots of blockbuster films. Sometimes I feel funny when the commercials come on or when my hubby and I pass the billboards.

14. Lifetime movies on Saturday are a guilty pleasure of mine.

15. I knew my great-grand parents.

16. Steve Piacenza and I are as thick as thieves. The first time we went out for drinks (1999) we sang karaoke in Korea Town. We sang, “I got you babe.” The rest is history.

17. I have a fondness for dolls and art with big eyes. My family supports me in my never-ending quest for the best big-eyed dolls and I thank them very much.

18. I am working on an invention that I think can change the world…..UPDATE: my invention is being prototyped with the help of Plaid at Plaid Far East.

19. I was robbed at gun point and once out-drove a tornado…I was pretty far away from the tornado and too close to the gun.

20. I am so happy – I could just giggle!


  1. wow! just wow!
    good luck with your prototype ;)

  2. Okay, I am soooo happy to have found your blog! Love your list, you just know we are all dying to know who the movie star is.....

  3. Oh come on, you HAVE to tell us about Mr. Action Hero! And we want the first heads up on your prototype!

  4. I can't kiss and tell.... But I can kiss and guess! Here is a clue - O.C.W.

  5. I love these lists! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. What a fun list of facts! I too prefer green, wine, karaoke, popcorn, E-6000 and Mod Podge and was held at gunpoint (when 8 months pregnant alone in my husband's boutique.) I'm not a doll fan...but I get why you love the big eyes and I do love Barbie, Flatsy Patsy and Kiddles and most everything Japanese character related...and those cute smelly dolls that came in the plastic 3-d plastic pendants...can't recall the name but I'm sure you can!

    Good luck with the prototypes! How exciting!


  7. So nice to get to know you better! Love your show and always find inspiration here at your blog.

  8. Thanks! It was hard to narrow a list down to 20 things....I feel like I miss so many things.

    Christina Eye Candy, you are correct.

    ;) cathie

  9. Cathie,
    Thanks for sharing some of your personal life on your blog. As always, I really enjoy keeping up with you and your work. Would love to meet you some day. I think it would be so cool to craft and create with you!

  10. Anonymous9:03 PM

    I new my husband 1 month before we got married and are still together after 28 years, so I can relate. When are you coming back to HGTV? I miss your show.

  11. Owen Wilson!!!!!!!! Yowza! You have a great history....and obviously your future just keeps getting brighter and brighter!

  12. I love Mod Podge too!Thanks for sharing all of that interesting stuff! Jen

  13. 21. and i am extremely generous to people getting started in the crafting business!

    thank you!

  14. Just wanted to say Hi - I live in Melbourne Australia (come from Scotland) and records your shows every day, i just can't miss them. I never saw the shows before I came here and now can't get enough of them. I love all sorts of crafting and love your ideas. You and Steve look so much fun. x Lisa

  15. Anonymous7:15 PM

    my maiden name is bush also not related to the pres.


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