Since my last post, I think I've had quite a few accomplishments that I want to share. I was working on the new etsy banner and avatar, and those have been in place since then. I don't know that they made that much difference, but I think they look cleaner, if nothing else!
I also broke down and bought a light kit for taking my pictures, and I've messed around with the settings on the camera in order to make my pictures a little cleaner. I'm not sure if the pictures are that much different. Maybe you can tell me!
Can you tell the difference between these two? One was taken on my white table and the other in the lightbox.
Maybe you can tell.....
So, I haven't retaken too many pictures yet, but I've been using it for my new pictures. We'll see if it really makes a difference.
What else did I do? Oh yes, I finally finished my great nephew's quilt in time for his 4th bbirthday - I started it last year and told my niece I would have it done for his 3rd birthday (oops!). I did have the roman shades done last year for both his and his sister's rooms (they have since moved, and the shades, of course, don't fit the windows in the new house, so I'll get to do something for them again!). But I was very excited to get it done - he seemed to like it ok, but the better part was when we put it on his bed, and his little sister looks at me and shrugs her shoulders, like she was saying 'Aunt Susan, where's mine????'. So I guess I'll start one for her, and maybe I'll have it done by the time she is four! Sorry - believe it or not, I didn't take any pictures of this - shame on me!
I also worked on a new design for a clutch type bag. I have this one on my etsy site. I love this fabric for a holiday clutch - I thought it was black, red and silver, but it is actually dark green - so even more 'christmas-y'. I have more of this fabric, so I may try another design for the evening bag type....
This past weekend, I had a craft show - it was one that I've done the past couple of years. With the economy being as it is, I wasn't sure how it would go, but I was pretty pleased, overall. I sold almost as much $ as last year, so that was great! I also had several repeat customers, and one in particular said she came specifically to purchase from me. Boy, that makes you feel good!
I have a show next Saturday - it's not one I've done before or even been to as a shopper, but several people have told me they think it's a pretty good show - so here's hoping!
Wish me luck!
Until next time!