The website is www.cottage-artists.com and we sell my photo greeting cards, along with Mitzi's horse hair jewelry - yep, she makes bracelets, earrings, and zipper pulls from hair from your horse. They are beautiful - I own one - I was one of the lucky ones that got one when she was first starting up and needed to try them out. She is also going to sell memorial plaques. She doesn't have a sample one up yet, but I am hoping she'll have one done soon.
I am so happy that this is done. I need to get weaving so I can sell some of my scarves and shawls here. Yes, it's an eclectic array of stuff being sold on the website but, the hope is that we'll drive more people to it this way! I'm also going to start whipping out my small quilts that I love to make from 5" squares of fabric that I buy and put together into either baby quilts (one pack of squares) or lap quilts. They are my favorite thing to make - they aren't too time consuming, and they are colorful and they are great to have just sitting on a chair or the back of a couch for those evenings when you just want something to cover you up enough to take the chill off. My daughter uses her baby quilts all the time - the small one goes in the car and gets used for covering a seat or covering the baby. The larger ones get used in bed, on the floor, and in the family room.
I am also learning more about my camera and photography so I can improve the shots I take. I have a lot more to learn and there never seems to be enough time in a day anymore!
I also made a new light box. My other one, here , was big, and bulky. I had a hard time handling it, and it really wasn't all that great....and it took up a lot of room. I decided to try to simplify (which by the way, I'm trying to do in all aspects of my life this year) and I went to Wal Mart to buy a foam core display board, 2 new bendable neck lamps, and the Reveal daylight type bulbs. This is SO much easier to deal with!
Here is the setup - the light board with the 2 lamps, with the curtains closed for better photo purposes - I usually have them open for more natural light. I'm also thinking of turning the whole setup around so it's facing the windows for more natural light.
|Light Box Setup|
Below, I used fabric to drape over the box to see the effect it would have. The wider the paper or fabric you have, the better as you don't have to squeeze the photo to get no edges showing.
|Light box setup with muslin fabric|
Here is a photo that I took with the new setup.
Anyway, enough blabbering about all this. I need to get up and get busy and get moving! I hope you go visit my website and buy some cards. If you go to the store, you would easily spend $3.00 per card (usually more) and with my cards, you can write whatever you want inside!
I'm open to comments and suggestions!