Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thanks Kristy {and a photography tip!}

Wow, I got a comment from Kristy Lou that she's nominated this little blog for the Liebster Award, how sweet.  Kristy mentioned that she nominated this blog because she's inspired to take better photographs {and she mentions a new tell!}.  So, first I have a photography tip for everyone:

Buy a yard or so of a neutral, textured fabric to take pictures of small items on.  For this picture I used a piece of Moda's Crossweave in Sand:

Kindle Cover Tutorial
This way, you can take pictures of small items wherever the light is good, even if the surface isn't great.  One of my biggest regrets is taking this picture on a black table:

Doll Quilt Swap 10

I wish I'd put something behind it so the contrast wouldn't have been so strong.  And now the quilt lives with its new owner and there isn't a chance to redo it.  Lesson learned.

And now, now, I must confess that on some level, I'm not sure about blog awards...I never know what to think of them...perhaps it is because some people don't like them at all, and I worry about negativity.

However, as this blog is kind of a personal space for me, I'm going to go with it {but, if I nominate you for an award and you're not interested...please know that I feel no offense!}.

So, here we go, I'd like to nominate:

In accepting the Liebster Blog Award you agree to :

1. Thank the person who gave you the award

2. Link back to their blog

3. Copy and paste the Liebster award to your profile
4. Pick 5 blogs that you feel deserve to be in the spotlight (they must have under 200 followers)
5. Blog about it and leave a comment for {or send an e-mail to} your nominations to let them know that you have chosen their blog.

Okay, that is about it for now, but I have a few more things up my sleeve for later this week!


  1. Thanks Jennie. I liked this blog award because its more of a "get to know this smaller blog" rather than an award. At least that's how I took it. I love your advice. I will post more about my new camera :)

  2. I love the look of weathered wood so I have been using our old deck as my background. Using fabric is another great option for when we tear out the old deck and put in a new one.

  3. Thank you much Jennie. Oh how slow am I....but I really do appreciate it.