Thursday, November 19, 2009

Struggling with Pictures

The title says it all. I always struggle with taking really great pictures of my products. It's not like I have any problems with my camera. I love my Digital DSLR Nikon D70. It's the greatest camera out there well maybe not as good as the newest models but I LOVE this camera. I know nothing about photography but with this camera all you need to worry about is hitting the button, it does everything else for you. So what the problem is that I haven't found a really good place to take pictures in my house. I could take the pictures outside but for some reason taking a photo of an apron outside just seems a little weird. It's like it needs to be taken in the kitchen, which is a whole other problem in itself because my kitchen is usually in a constant state of dishevel. So I usually end up taking pictures of my aprons in front of the doors that lead to my sewing studio, which works but not as well as I want it too. The lighting is always good in my kitchen and I can take a picture at 10pm and the colors still come out. Another place I take pictures is in my front entry way, where I can hang products on my wall. I've tried other places in my house but I always end up with shadows or weird lighting. One of these days I'm going to take a photography class or find someone that knows what they are doing to take pictures of my products because everyone knows how important a product picture is.

Well today I was asked for my very best photos of my aprons and I couldn't really come up with anything since I've never been happy with my photos. So today we had a bit of photo shoot outside using natures scenery. Hopefully these photos are a bit better than the ones I was using.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I realized earlier today that I have had my blog since 2006. Who knew that I had it that long? It feels like such a shame that I let it go and haven't kept up with it. I'm going to have to get better and start posting on a regular basis, I can't go out like this.

I did a craft fair and a Art Festival last weekend. I had really high hopes and was a bit dissappointed that I didn't reach my goal. I got really down on Sunday when I ended up not having one sale. Kind of stupid that I got down when I did pretty good, even if I didn't meet my goal. Anyhow, I ended up in a funk all week long. I'm trying to dig myself out of it but it's not so easy. I have a bunch of custom orders to work on and I just can't get motivated to do them. Which means next week I'm really going to have to work hard and get caught up. Speaking of I better get back to ironing some apron straps, I will leave you with some pictures of my setup at the craft fair.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hawthorne Threads Giveaway

Great Giveaway at You got to check out this great looking website and they even have Tiered pricing, so if your a fabricwhore like me you can get discounts for buying lots of fabric.