Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't completed anything new either!! Isn't that terrible? I think I may have had my pride hurt by a comment. Yes... me and my overly sensitive self... Someone found out how much my birdhouse sold for (not from me) and said something like "I can't believe someone paid that much for it" because it was just decorated by me with paper, glue, paint, stain, trim, etc. I know this person didn't mean to make me feel bad, but I guess I must because I hear the comment echo in my head and it's been almost 5 days. lol. Oh well. Everyone likes different things...
Anyway, today I thought I'd practice my picture taking. My friend, David, who advised me to create SplendidlySweet.com and helped me get the domain name and everything, told me I needed to take better pictures. So I read up a bit on the Etsy forums and played with my camera a bit. But so far, I've only been able to take pictures on a plain white background. Um, it's actually two plain sheets of computer paper- one flat on the table and the other propped up against "things in progress". We don't have any extra lights in the house, either, so these pictures are just in natural light. I put them in photoshop to touch them up a little bit and here's how they came out:
Oh yes- this is my latest order from Popalicious! To tell the truth, I was missing one thing that I had ordered- some blue silk roses- but I definitely got spoiled with free items! For instance, I received a ton of that pink fringy paper trim- like 5 yards or more!- and the pink lace trim, and the white trim from the same picture, and over 100 pink carnival tickets, the rhinestone ornament, and two of those dotted ribbons. I bought one grab bag and in it was the silver brooch. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this piece! It is so pretty! I couldn't believe they included it in a $5 grab bag!!
I also figured out how to use Google Reader this weekend. Actually, before this past weekend, I didn't know it even existed. But Analise from Sugar*Sugar posted instructions on how to use it on her site and I thought it would be awesome to get live feeds from my fav Etsy shops and the blogs that aren't thru Google. I'd be going to my fav. typepad.com blogs everyday instead of reading them through the Dashboard page since I couldn't add them on there. But with Google Reader, I have everything all in one place! And it shows who's updated right away, so I can follow my 70 blogs (so far) and tons of stores- lol!
Ok... hopefully I will have more pictures to post soon :) Almost time for bed, so nighty night!!