Dreaming of a long road trip down the state, visiting lovely thrift stores and antique malls, sightseeing. I’m in love with vintage campers — I’m especially eying the Volkswagen bus, because they remind me of the good old times. But Elizabeth’s Winnebago has definitely the cutest decor, ever!
I would really love to spend the whole entire Summer in one of these campers
Pictures linked to their source :)
Monday err Tuesday! I hope everyone’s long Independence Day weekend was fantastic. I’m happy it’s a short ~*hot*~ week – I’ll be relaxing by the pool every day. I also came up with a bunch of crazy ideas so I’m going to run with them and see how it turns out. I went to the Taste of Chicago on Saturday and took a ton of Instagram pictures, I’ll probably post that in a little bit. Most likely seeing Smitten this weekend, whatt!!!
I haven’t done a ~proper~ HC post in a while… so today felt like a good way to catch up. It was (and still is) rather hot today, I made a small to-do list but chances of it getting done are slim. I left work super late, it was almost 5 and now all my energy is drained. I’m determined at least to start what I planned! :)
Instagram photos before/during work. I got these new sandals at Forever 21, they look a bit weirdly, but are pretty comfortable (for all the walking around I do) – necklace is something I made a while ago ;)
Time to get rockin’ on that to-do list … I want to post some DIYs this week!
I usually love when Saturday rolls around, this is my lazy day when I’m not really worried about doing anything. Maybe do this, maybe do that. I don’t really know. Today I’m going to the movies and that’s it for now :)
I leave you with this tag I made yesterday — have an awesome weekend!
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!
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!!!!
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 :)
The weather is beautiful right now so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. I had a little Thriftventure yesterday and I will try to share my finds this week. All in all this has been a good weekend :)
I leave you with a pretty picture, these little bell flowers smell divine!
Hi there, hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. I’m popping in to update and show what I did on our Facebook page during the week. It’s just a graphic (that hopefully will change over time) for all the latest happenings and most important *news* — take a peek! :)