Saturday, May 31, 2008

Photo Light Box, who knew???

Oh my goodness I can't believe how much I have enjoyed using this handmade photo lightbox. I actually got the instructions from another blog via the Etsy forums. It has helped me sew much, I can't even believe the difference. I admit I never even heard of a light box before not to mention how much it would help pictures get that nice professional catalog appeal.....

These are easy peasy to make. You just need a nice large rubbermaid or some other brand of clear tote and I went as large as possible to give me more options later. You line it with your choice of poster board. I need to jazz mine up a bit with some colors but haven't got that wild yet:) For the outside, the instructions that I found suggested cloth sheets but I found the tissue paper worked better for me. Then just clip some inexpensive lights to the sides and one of the top, VOILA a light box.......Now if you want some mobility I would suggest buying one of those tents as I can move mine but it's not the easiest task in the world. Also and again against formal photography wisdom, I put mine away from a window and the pictures are much better......

This sits on an antique dresser that I love. You can see all the pretty laces that I use as backdrops for my stocking pictures.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Shabby and Oh very Sentimental!

Some more of my creative space touring here with my Shabby Serger cabinet which I love sew much. My hubby and I got this built for us and our TV when we first got married. Of course we had to have some Carolina Blue trim on it and the rest is just pure shabby love.......Later Jeff went inside and refurbished it sew that it was perfect for my serger........
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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More Pictures of my Creative Space

Wow I love my studio and boy is that a great thing because I spend sew many hours up here as I'm sure you all do in yours as well....

This is my Embroidery/Sewing machine and she is a beauty!! She sews beautifully and hasn't had much embroidery time lately but I have a few ideas cooking for some fobs that will get her humming!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I am starting with a tour of my sewing studio for all of my wonderful friends.....First up, here is Sophie.....She is such a dream to sew on and beautiful as well...........I found her online at this amazing shop and I have been sew happy with her........She sews through anything I throw at her, anything:))

More touring to come........................
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