Browsing Pinterest and reading blogs before bed
New nightstand setup
My flower crowns
Completely obsessed with this twine
These pictures were taken with my 50mm lens and I think I’m getting the hang of it and plan on using it for almost everything.
Anyway – I have a page long to-do list, mainly small steps I can cross out as I go. One of them is updating the Etsy shop as I started last night. Today I’m assembling new necklaces and doing the little tedious things like cutting out triangles and hole punching. Handmade is no joke! :)
My new lens came in the mail and I’m happy as ever! I’ve only just begun playing with it, it’s definitely a little different – you have to take multiple shots and hope that one of them is in focus (or some sort of focus.)
I can’t wait to see how this takes pictures outdoors and then I’ll give my final verdict. Happy Thursday!
Happy Friday to all! I’m glad the week has come to an end, I need a little rest from another crazy work week. Besides work, I actually accomplished and finished new necklace designs and that’s always a good thing.
My desk is usually very cluttered, it cannot be clean for more than a day. I always end up coming up with something and messing around with findings, chains or beads. Of course, in the middle is my giant computer. Ah the life of a crafter, huh?
Taken with Nikon D60 and Diana F+ lens
These pictures were taken some weeks ago with my Nikon camera and the Diana F+ toy lens. I bought the adapter from Photojojo
(LOVE their site!) and immediately started playing around with the possibilities.
I like the convenience of digital picture taking so having a “toy lens” effect is a plus. There’s no zoom so you really have to play with distance, just like using a regular film camera, and also changing the settings on the camera itself. Seeing the pictures on screen makes it easier to change settings and get the right shot!
Since I’m on the subject of camera lenses, I just purchased a new lens and can’t wait for it to arrive. I sold my other lens because it was just too bulky and a pain in the butt to switch. I’m pretty excited about this new one, it’s a 50mm prime lens that should get really nice shots with depth of field. I will definitely be taking that with me to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon next month (21 days)!
Have a great weekend!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, it’s already August, whoa!!! Here are some random shots from my iPod over the weekend, mostly interesting bits from the thrift store.
pretty neat Super 8 camera | ahhhmazing velvet green bench (I didn’t even look at the price!)
My sister modeling this vintage briefcase | my $3.50 southwestern blankets <3 & new Ikea bedsheets
Friday // Saturday
Anyone else getting tired of this 90 degree weather?! I looove going to the pool but it’s getting exhausting (I have a pretty good tan now though.) Today is all about figuring out how I’m gonna keep myself busy this week. Definitely restocking the Etsy shop
in a couple of days, and maybe doing a DIY! And probably eagerly anticipating the goodies I bought last week, aaahh!
PS: discovered a new *free* photo editing app BeFunky – love it!
Ever since I bought my Diana F+ camera – I’ve had the best results with outside photos. I must invest in the flash attachment really soon, indoor pictures are impossible to take – especially when someone else is operating the camera *cough*mysister*cough* nevertheless, she got a little lucky capturing this picture from Sunday. This is my second (sort of) HC update for this week.
Please excuse the shlumpiness… I guess the wind blew and it was hot
We made a quick trip to Ikea – I haven’t been there in a long while and they moved so many things around! After back tracking and walking in circles, I finally found what I came for (some desk organizers) – we had pizza and frozen yogurt
because no trip to Ikea is complete without ice cream :)
As for my desk – here are the pictures of my now organized desk space… it’s usually overrun with papers, bills, beads and other jewelry making supplies because that’s just how I roll. Let’s see how long I can keep it clean!
Two pen cups – absolutely necessary! I cleaned out an old candle tin from Anthropologie, I’ve been meaning to do that for a long long time. A quick and practical fix :) And hello
, look at that – desk post twins
I also got a new planner/journal that isn’t too big so I can carry it with me, very helpful and hasn’t gotten a break for 2 days! Busy noting and sketching – I’ve drafted a couple of listings on Etsy and will slowly publish them as I go – making sure all the pictures are pretty :)
Have an awesome Hump day!
What a busy week! I planned a lot of things for this week and around this past weekend, so I prepared myself to keep the blog up to date and not boring, yay! My to-do list is never ending but I’m getting through it…
But back to business – I’ve been slacking with HC updates this year, mainly because I’ve been camera less… and my face has been extra acne prone (ew) workin’ on it… anyways this was my Saturday road trip outfit. By 10am it was already 87 degrees and if you couldn’t tell- the sun was blinding!!
I had Ashley snap these pictures right behind Trend Cellar
– how cool is that parking sign? Spontaneous location but pretty neat. It seemed like I was in McHenry for a long time but we barely finished what I had on my list, like just talking
about stuff. We took some cute Instax pictures with my Diana F+
for our sad and neglected about page (yikes) it’s soon to be updated ~finally!! ;)
Necklace – Summer Gold Bunting Flag Necklace – going up on our Etsy shop in a couple of days!
Bracelets – Wishing on a Black Moon – going up on our Etsy shop in a couple of days!
Stripe top – not sure, was my sister’s | Army green shorts – from Marshall’s | Sandals – Forever 21
Back to being a busy bee – I’m making up for lost time – more HC updates coming up later in the week.