This is such a great blog, and it's all about promoting Etsy shops. NiftySupplies is always (maybe not always) in the Etsy chat rooms, meeting new sellers, and offering to help promote by featuring them in her blog. Supporting other sellers is an admirable gesture considering she is running two shops of her own! Today I am featured on Pass-On Handmade. So check it out, and remember to buy handmade.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Looking back on some of the pictures I have taken of my pieces, I am embarrassed. :) But hey, we all gotta start somewhere right. I have been using a point and shoot digital camera, and it works just fine. Or so I thought. I knew my friend Jaymee took way better pictures than me, and while I believed some of it to be her camera, I also know that she has a ton of talent. Check her out here.
Well if you were wondering if a better camera can actually take better pictures, please keep reading.
Today Jaymee loaned me her old (not good enough for her) camera, which is to me like the Lexus of cameras. Here are some comparisons. Note: I still need a LOT of practice, but the detail it catches..........wow.
I've been trying new angles, and other things, with little luck. So I guess I will just keep working at it. I won't ever be a pro, but if I get a few better pictures, I will be happy. Thanks for the loaner Jaymee. :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I have had this idea for a toddler anklet in my head for months. I wanted it to be dainty and have little, quiet bells on it. I can't wait for this particular little girl to wear it.
Isn't it the cutest thing? I would love to make more, but I don't know that many little girls, and I don't think that my little boys (or their dad) would be very impressed. :) If you want one for a little girl you know, you know where to find me.
Have a great rest of your weekend.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
After a week of vacation, I came home to the mess....errr, the very organized agglomeration of beads I left on my table. Beads, beads, and MORE BEADS staring at me. And for whatever reason, I brought home more! Eeeek.
I have black beads.......
colorful glass beads.......
beads that were given to me.......
beads on strings..........
beads that need an update.........
and this! I'm in LOVE! It came in the mail while I was away.
I really need to get started but I just can't seem to stop ogling them. It's not a very productive activity, but it makes me happy. :)
Friday, June 4, 2010
My blog is pretty new (thanks to my followers) so I haven't ventured much beyond blogging about me. Sorry. :) Well, today I am going to attempt to showcase something new. Wish me luck.
First, I am a blog stalker. I'm sure it's in a good way, not a creepy way, but I love my reader, and I love when someone that I follow (stalk) posts something new. My friend loves this scrapbook store in town, and followed their blog and got me hooked. Recently they posted this and I was filled with delight. I knew I had to have some..... well probably ALL of it. Unfortunately I haven't made it into the store yet. It's not a place I can/would take my toddler. He is less than gentle with things.
Today I got a call. "So I am coming over, bringing a card (for my son) and I picked up some of those necklace pieces for you to make me something." she said. My friend couldn't resist anymore, she broke down and got herself a little gift. Of course I have the tools and the things to make this self-gift, and while she is super crafty, she denies any ability to make a piece of jewelry.