We’ve watched her since the days of Donna Martin in Beverly Hills, 90210! Now we love Tori Spelling as the hardworking reality TV star, author, craft designer and all around creative mama. Currently expecting her fourth child with husband Dean McDermott in September, Tori debuts her newest show, Craft Wars, a crafting competition show premiering tonight (June 26) at 10 p.m. EST/ 9 p.m. C on TLC.
Tori opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her “passion” for crafting that has her entire family creating “masterpieces,” her plans for another surprise delivery with baby No. 4, her kids – Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 8 months – who are growing up “so fast,” and her thoughts on welcoming a fifth child.
CBS: Tell us all about Craft Wars. What’s the show all about?
TS: “Craft Wars is in exciting crafting competition show where crafters put their skills and creativity to the test and at the end of each episode 1 contestant walks away with $10,000!”
CBS: You’re the host and the executive producer of Craft Wars. How are you enjoying these new roles?
TS: “Hosting a competition show is a totally new venture for me and I’m loving it. Crafting is my passion so it’s amazing to see other crafters do their thing every week. It’s so inspiring!”
CBS: We know you’re an avid ‘craftista’. How do you find the time for craft projects amidst your busy career and family life?
TS: “Crafting is huge in our household. We craft together as a family weekly. I love getting the kids involved. We do fun projects together and it challenges all our creativity. My kids get so into it and are so proud of themselves and their masterpieces!
My kids love crafting. It’s my daughter Stella’s favorite thing to do. I love that she’d rather craft than watch cartoons! We make a lot of homemade gifts and decor items.”
CBS: Do you and Dean know the gender of the new baby yet? If not, are you going to find out?
TS: “We don’t know the baby’s gender and aren’t going to find out. We didn’t find out with Hattie either and it was the most amazing surprise ever!”
CBS: Are you feeling 4 kids is enough? Or are you planning on having more children?
TS: “I don’t like putting limits or boundaries on our family. But, I think 4 is a really nice number.”
TS: “Liam’s graduation was one of the most emotional days of my life. I had no idea I’d have such a big reaction. seeing him accept that preschool diploma really threw me over the edge. I realized my baby really was growing up and fast.
And Stella had an amazing 4th birthday party! She had a tea party and it was perfect. I can’t believe she is 4 though!
Liam and Stella have grown so fast. It’s bittersweet for a mommy. I’m so proud of everything they do and the people they are becoming, but it’s hard to see your babies grow up.”
CBS: What’s up next for you?
TS: “I’m starting to write my 4th memoir, and am working hard on my design lines including my children’s line, home line, DIY jewelry line, and HSN jewelry and crafting lines.”