Monday, April 28, 2008

more pics

I should have been more careful, the whites are all blown here. The window in the back is distracting. The logs would have been much more appropriate. I couldnt resist sneaking a shot of Ester. She is such a cutie. She had bandaids on her face because she was picking at a sore making it worse, but the bandaids have given her a rash. Poor girl. Again, whites blown.
I love all the little scrunched up faces babies make when they sleep. Just have to wonder what they are dreaming about!
Now this is a peacefull sleep. It is a little blown, but the peacefullness of her sleep still shows through.
I am looking forward to trying this again, and working on those blown whites. I am looking forward to improving on this first attempt.


Here is my first attempt at a few baby pictures. It was sure a lot harder than I wanted it to be, although just as hard as I thought it would be. I am so happy that the whole thing was greeted with enthusiasm and support for me and my learning curves. I tried them in black and white here. I kinda like them like that. I have envisioned doing some pics of thier kids all in black and white to go on thier kitchen wall.

I just love the little fingers here! I hope to get some little toes next time.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New purses

A couple of new bags with the intent of putting them up on etsy for sale. I love the pink and brown on this bag, although it still needs a pin of some sort. Isn't this lining fun!? I love the overlapping circles. Of course, there is a zippered pouch to keep things safe.

This is a pretty springy bag. The linning is some fabric that I have held onto for about 15 years! I bought it with the intent of making Thia a pretty frilly dress with layers and layers of ruffles. When they rang up the price it was a LOT more than I expected and it took me this long to work up the nerve to cut into it! I am sure glad that I did though, it makes such a pretty lining! A removable, fluffy flower is made out of the lining fabric and a covered button adorns the center.
Here is that pretty lining, sporting a nice secured zippered pouch.
Hopefully, soon, there will be more bags.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Camera strap cover

First of all, you are going to want to measure your exsisting camera strap. Double that measurement and then add half an inch. You will cut your fabric and your fusible fleece to the doubled + 1/2" measurement. Cut your fleece, 1/2" shorter than your fabric.Fuse the fleece to the back side of the fabric, centering it so that each on each short end, the fabric will be 1/4" longer than the fleece. Before you actually pin the right sides togehter, fold the ends of the fabric over the fleece and stich down. This will give your ends a nice finished look. Then, pin right sides together and sew a scant 1/4" seam all the way along the long side. You can see the fabric folded over the fleece here. Using a large safety pin, turn your strap right side out.
Slip it on over your original camera strap and enjoy! I dont have a picture of it on my camera yet. Seems to be a difficult picture to get.

the b4s and afters

This is the SOOC (straight out of camera) shot, see the person growing out of the top of her head?
Just a tiny bit of touching up.... oh, and cropping off that growth out of the top of her head. another SOOC shot.
Touched up. I am not sure about the eyes, but it seems that darker eyes need special treatment and I dont know how to do that....... yet.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A night at the midway

It probably wasnt the most ideal evening to wander over to the midway. It was rather grey and cold. It already is kinda a dreary kinda place.
Even with the bright lights flashing and the games, it isnt the cheeriest place.
Although, I must admit that it sure has improved over the recent years. I don't do much at fairs.
I do NOT do rides of any sort. The games seem too much like fruitless gambling to me so I dont do those.
I have to say that I was not thrilled with taking Grace to the midway, specially because she didnt have a friend with her if she wanted to go on a ride or 2.
But, I take my camera and yet again, I am mezmerized by what I find looking through the viewfinder.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

b4 n after

a different touch

This is the SOOC shot. I think this is one of my favorites of Thia. It just looks so natural and really captures her 'look'. Not to mention there is a horse in the background.... she loves horses. This is a little touching up. I didn't want anything glaring, I just wanted more depth and to loose that 'haze' I feel in the oringinal picture. What do you think?