Thursday, November 12, 2015

Photoshoots, Craft Shows and Coffee

Apologizes for my lack of posting/video making. I seem to be in this terrible cycle of getting sick, working overtime to catch up, then getting sick again from working too hard! The last few weeks have been very busy, but I'm hoping now I can catch my breath and get back to normal. 

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I finally bought an autofocus lens. I am quite impressed with how much it is helping with my photography (yes, being able to focus seems to be important. Go figure!). I took it out for a practice spin and got some adorable shots of Britt and her new puppy, Neeka. I won't bore you with tons of photos, but here is one of my favourites:

Of course the reason for the new lens was not to take puppy photos, but rather so that I could get some better quality photos for my Etsy shop. I've been working hard to create more items and was booked to attend a craft show last weekend. Well the craft show was a total bust (I only sold one piece!) despite my careful planning. however that left even more for the online part of my business. Britt was kind enough to model for me again, and we spent a full day shooting the new items. I've added over 30 new items to the shop. Here is a preview of a few of them:

(It's a young Buster Keaton in the photoframe, just in case your were wondering)

There's even more over on my Etsy shop, but those were some of my favourites. 

The organza snowflake scarves, which I shared a sneak peak of a couple weeks ago, are now available in the shop. We normally go for a 1920's look for the photos, so it was fun to experiment with a more "pin-up" styling with the scarves. They have this great midcentury vibe to them, but they would also work for an ethereal 1910s/1920s style. There is a bunch of different sizes and colours available, and they start at only $10CAD (or approx $7.50 USD)! I have plans on adding a bunch more dresses and capes, but my serger is having some issues at the moment so there might be a bit of a delay before I can finish them.

Ok, done with the shameless self promotion!

What else have I been up to? Well due to my cold, most of the time I've been emulating this lady:

November is an excellent time for snuggling under a warm blanket with a good book, especially when one is under the weather.

I have managed to get out a few times for coffee with friends. I don't normally eat anything sugary, but I even treated myself to some pumpkin pie (it's been a long few weeks!).

 I also tried out a new nail polish colour. I haven't been able to use nail polish for years due to my chemical sensitivity, but I found a water-based nail polish at a local eco-store that I can acutally use! There's a few companies that make water-based nail polish, but this particular one is by "Piggy Paint". I have a purple one, a red one, and a mint green one so far. The purple was nice for a change, but mint green is still my favourite.

I tried to get some outfit photos when I was out, but it started raining (and my friend doesn't know how to take a photo without chopping off my feet....), so I just have this quick snap I took when I got home. Everything in my outfit is me-made and 1930's inspired. I cut one of the blouses meant for the shop too wide at the neckline, so this striped beauty made it into my wardrobe. I really love it. Once I have more time on my hands, I really need to make some garments for my own closet. Things are starting to get a little threadbare!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and staying warm now that winter is fast approaching.

That's All.


  1. Sorry you're in a cycle of getting sick. Hugs. I'm kind of in a cycle like that right now with my sinus issues.

    I LOVE the new items in your shop and I love the new pics! You are very talented with capturing the era perfectly!

  2. One must absolutely indulge in a seasonal treat or two come fall. For me it was homemade GF pumpkin spice apple sauce cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and (also) caramel apples on Halloween.

    I really hope that you feel better and are able to break out of that that vicious cycle (which I know woefully well myself, too) and enjoy the last few weeks of the year, sweet dear.

    ♥ Jessica