How Do You Take Photos of Your Products?

  Continuing on with my never-ending saga of getting my shop and brand up and running…….. I have been lurking around Etsy and other selling sites lately looking at the way business owners photograph their products. Of course I’m looking at handbags, pouches, etc. I have also been looking at jewelry shots and other craft related items.  Honestly, I probably shouldn’t have looked for so long because it reminded me of when I was pregnant and looked up every ache, {Read More}

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What Are Your *Must Have* Sewing Tools?

I’ve seen lots of blogs recently share their favorite sewing tools and gadgets, so I decided to share mine today. I have these goodies on my table at all times and the irons on the ironing board next to me. 1. Quilting Ruler – My ruler is a 14″ x 4″. I also have one that is 28″ x 5″ that I use for larger fabric pieces. Made of hard plastic, these take a beating and still look good. There {Read More}

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My Purse Week 2012 Entry: The Run-Around Bag!

I am finished. I have stitched. I have uploaded and played with the pictures. Whew! Introducing my entry:  The Run-Around Bag. It measures 13″x14″ with a boxed bottom and 20″ strap. What do you think? I am so happy with how it turned out and am still debating weather or not to keep it or put it in my store.  If I keep it, I plan to use in for daily use or maybe on days I have to shuffle {Read More}

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Experimenting With Automotive Lining and Photography

Eek, that was a long subject title. But honestly that’s what I’m doing!  Yesterday I finished my entry for A Lemon Squeezy Home Purse Week 2012 (See contest rules HERE.) and will post completed pictures and simple directions tomorrow. I am so pleased with how it turned out and I can honestly say that while I love the look of hand stitching on fabric it sure does take a lot of time! I am not sure if I will keep {Read More}

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Purse Week Entry — Sneak Peak!

With the kiddos back in school and some builders cutting a hole in our dining room ceiling to find a leak, I spent most of my day today in the studio. The hole is now closed (although they have to re-seal it and paint the whole dining room again!) and they found the location of the leak (which requires taking of a lot of pretty tile in my master shower)BOO! So they are done for the moment, but I still {Read More}

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