Friday, October 28, 2011


I have this lonely looking basket of wearable pieces that I have completed over the Summer and haven't listed yet. My problem is photographing them. The mannequins and forms I have aren't in the best condition... or I made them look creepy because I have covered them in yarn circles and left it unfinished. Anyways, I came up with this great idea to invite some girlfriends over for a photoshoot party! I am gonna get some wine and candy and we can play with makeup and hair. I think it will be really fun and a great way to showcase these pieces.

I am really starting to understand how essential the photos you present are to communicating what your work is really like. Its an artform I really didnt give enough thought to until recently. Eye opening. I've always admired great photos and and I guess I never really stopped to think about what made them great photos.

I tried taking pictures of the head warmers and scarves and they just looks so flat and sad laying on a table, I wouldn't even want them! So wish me luck, hopefully after the spooky dust of halloween settles I can find some time to get my beautiful friends together for this photo shoot! Pictures to come soon!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plastic Doilies!

One of the things I like most about creating doilies is the different textures and fabrics that result in completely unique pieces. Do you remember making lanyards and key chains as a kid using gimp, that plastic lace that comes in every color imaginable. Rexlace. Amazing!

I purchased a bunch of different colors and got to work.

I really like the color change pattern. I made up that pattern as I went and I think it came out pretty cool. I will take some more shots tomorrow.

Etsy holiday revamp!!

So I have been pretty busy with a new job and a crazy commute to Morningside Heights!!  But I am making an effort this weekend to post some finished things and revamp my Etsy shop for the holiday season. I joined the success email and an Etsy Team called Upcyclers. It seemed like a pretty good fit.

I have so many projects started that I need to finish, but first I need to get organized. I am still working on that, but this week I read a bunch of really helpful websites with tips for taking better pictures. I am determined to update my photos in the shop and really show some great things. This afternoon I had a really successful photo shoot with a new tripod and some amazing light. I am really happy with the new shots and am feverishly updating the shop. I also figured out how to track keywords more effectively and some strategies for ranking higher in searches. All great tips I found from the Upcycler blogs tool box! These are some of the shots I am really pleased with.