Breaking news: munchkin definitely needs a haircut…
Me: surprised face? Haha … well I have a couple of things planned for today, it’s getting late so I’ll see how much I can get done. I’m finishing a tote
(the sewing part anyway) and then I have to print the triangles for my necklaces
, I finally got the right kind of shrinky plastic! I also ordered two goodies from Etsy but they haven’t arrived yet, maybe tomorrow – I hope!
That’s it for now, I listed the two pins I talked about earlier in the week – check them out on Etsy! :)
PS. Tomorrow is finally Friday!
One of these adorable frames came up as a Handpicked Item on Etsy today! I thought it was amazing and decided to check out the MMIM Etsy shop to hopefully find more! And I did! There are sooo many cute and handpainted wooden frames to choose from. I thought I’d share a couple of my favs
What do you do with a pile of tissue paper? Use it to dye some fabric! This idea hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday morning. I used one entire sheet of yellow tissue paper and placed it in a bowl together with this braid of fabric. I then poured boiling water on top. Literally 5 minutes later, the whole braid was bright yellow!
I am really excited about this idea. I have a ton more tissue paper laying around in all sorts of colors. I can’t wait to try it out on bags, clothes, and etc. Let the dip dye begin! :)
Today I snapped the pictures for the two new pins I got over the weekend, sooo I decided to share my quick photo setup. I am not a professional photographer so you don’t have to be. All it takes is a clean bright background and good natural light. Easy right? PS: No fancy camera required, either ;)
Here is what I used:
a dining chair (for elevation) – you can use a table or bookcase. A light piece of fabric – the possibilities for this are endless. From my experience, the lighter the better, you don’t want your pictures to look like they were taken in a dungeon! Lastly, for extra texture and character I place a tissue paper sheet around the product, in this case I used the romantic pink.
See my final product picture below! This may not be the greatest example because I use a DSLR camera and you can’t get the same results with a regular point and shoot camera, unless you go through an editing process.
More product photos on our Etsy page
Have no fear, I found the best step-by-step process for taking product pictures with a point and shoot camera and the editing that went along with it. Check out this post by Liz
where she shows you all you need to know. Amazing!
I hope this is somewhat helpful and relevant. I think everyone judges products after their pictures a little bit. I know I do, especially on Etsy. You have to stand out somehow among all the goodies, right?
Well that is it for me tonight, I made a revelation early this morning so I’ll share that tomorrow ;) toodles!
Instagram story time!!!
So tired – this weekend seemed to be the longest weekend ever! To be honest, I’m exhausted. I spent the whole weekend with my sister, we were actually hoping for some pool weather but it was more like winter jacket weather. Ew. Anyways, we did a lot of shopping around, I’m all shopped out!
I got these awesome platform wedges for only $15!!! My own little version of the Jeffrey Campbell platforms, I am more than happy! Now, where should I wear these babies?!
So inspired – got a lot of inspiration while shopping & visiting Smitten (aka Ashley) and Carol at Trend Cellar. I got a few cute things there and now I’ll be making some necklaces for Carol’s new boutique. Lots and lots to do!
So thrifty – managed to squeeze in a mini thriftventure on Sunday. I walked away with a few things — a lovely clutch/bag in brand new condition (I still can’t get over it!), a one dollar bracelet/bangle and two bow pins that I’ll be putting up on Etsy later this week! :)
Viki thanks you for your time – have an awesome week!!!!
Summer DIYs that is! I’m posting some of my favorite DIYs I’ve come by this past week… I already have a ton of ideas for fabric and such. So get your crafty on and enjoy! ;)Gathered summer dress DIY by Kirsten @ Studs and Pearls
Friendship bracelets by Honestly WTF
Fabric wrapped plant pots by Ashley Ann
Hair Rosette tutorial by Cami from You Seriously Made That
Braided Headband tutorial by Alisa Burke
Hello hello, Happy Monday! Over the very relaxing, pool-side spent weekend I managed to squeeze in some time to get my crafty on. I’ve wanted to make a clutch for a while and now I can say I did.
Made out of gray felt and fully lined – that probably was a mistake on my part because it took forever. Either way, it’s finished and looks pretty damn good. Lots of things will fit into it ;)
I also listed two new necklaces in the shop – and I’m working on more designs
Another busy week ahead…
As promised, I’m sharing my results of the thread wrapped bracelets. I did a couple different color combinations on my threaded bangles, they turned out cute and fun. Check out my small process photo-log ;)from B L A H
Now I’m off to the pool, it’s 87 degrees. I’ll post more jewelry making things this weekend ;) Toodles!
I have a ton of clunky, chunky bracelets and bangles that I don’t even wear. I hate the sound they make when they’re all together, it’s so loud! The solution for this, of course, is to wrap them in something soft! This is so soo easy — you can grab some colorful thread, mix and match colors and voila!
Here are some DIY inspirations I’ve found… click the images for source ;)
The options are endless, thread can be substituted with fabric, ribbon, or even yarn. I love these fuzzy bangles!
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I’ve already started my project. Posting later today :)
Ahem, it’s been a wee bit quiet around here after the Memorial Day weekend. It was a nice and relaxing one until Tuesday when I had to go to work and unfortunately had some car trouble (as in someone decided to slash my tire, thanks for that btw.)
Anyhoo, I bought a new zoom lens for my Nikon D60 – it has a 70-300mm focus zoom with macro capabilities. Really fun but it might take some time getting used to. I took a few shots below. The downside of the new lens – it’s HUGE and a bit heavier than the standard 18-55mm – it also requires you to be very far away from your subject.
I love love looove the funky depths of field the pictures get, I can take pictures of Viki from across the room and not have her be self-conscious about being photographed. Weird dog, I know. She sees the light and closes her eyes…
I’m still playing around with different angles and things, just trying to get a feel for it. Right now I put the standard lens back on so I could take some DIY pictures I’ll be posting tomorrow, yay! Hello Friday
P.S. – my mommy got me a new iPod – so I’m all over Instagram – check itt @helloweronika :)