Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

                                                                          Polymer clay cupcake necklace!! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Product Photography Tips

I'm no professional, nor do I have a fancy $900 camera. I own a Coolpix S6300 :) It works lovely for what I do. Here's just some tips I've learned or expirimented with while taking pictures of the stuff I make

  • Refrain from using flash! Flash on a camera will make your picture look washed out and not as detailed.
  • Use the sunlight when it's available. Every tutorial I've read or watched always says to use the sunlight as your "flash". It makes the product look natural and you'll be able to see fine details easier
  • Use a simple-ish background. This can help market your items and give you're business a "look". It just depends on the product. Sometimes busy backgrounds look better with different items, and sometimes it can be distracting. But in the end it's up to you. The best thing to do it play around with different textures, patterns and colors and find what works for you. Or when all else fails, a plain white background always works :P
  • When you want to take pictures when it's dark out, or you can't get access to a sunny window, use a light box. This contraption was super easy to make and it works very well! There's tons of tutorials on the web. All you need is  a cardboard box, box cutter or scissors, Tissue paper/ tracing paper, tape or glue, a lamp with a bendy neck annnnnnd whatever you're using as a background. I'm currently using a light blue fabric with a semi sheer white polka dot fabric on top. I think it makes a nice effect :P
  • Edit your pictures! You don't need a super expensive photo editing program to get quality pictures of your subject. Just a few simple edits will make your pictures pop! I don't mess with Photoshop because I'm not too tech savvy so what I use is It has easy to use filters and features to crop, touch up, and lighten your photos . Usually what I do is crop the photo to make the object be either in the center or to the left or right to make it more interesting. Then I apply vignette. I have found that it makes the product pop and makes it look a little more fancy :) Then I add a border and voila! 

Anywhoo, these are just a few tips I have found to get product pictures a little more professional looking. Hope they helped ^.^

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I feel so motivated this week. Been jotting down a lot of ideas for upcoming projects and recently went to joanne fabrics and got some polymer clay and some other stuffs. Excited ^,^

Here's a picture of the dude :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Yaaayyy! I finally finished my Raving Rabbid! I'm so in love with him xD 
Also, listed this lil guy on my Etsy store today :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Cat Breading"

This is the art of cat breading :P He was rewarded with a nice slice of ham afterwards ^.^


Monday, June 18, 2012

Camping at Nordhouse Dunes

Hot Dogs for breakfast xD

Our fire at the beach :)

The sunset :')

My humble abode... xD


The Beach
Lake Michigan :)

Best GIF i've seen in a while ever!... xD

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Looks like I'm not sleeping tonight. Time to get work done! :D


Found an old bottle of blue hair dye in a closet. Sort of an ombre effect. I shall enjoy it while it lasts. :P

Friday, June 15, 2012

Motor City Comic Con!!

About a month ago I went to Motor City Comic con. It was super fun! Got to meet Rocco from Boondock Saints and the bunny from Donnie Darko :D Here's a picture of some of the gang. (I'm Alex :P )
There was me. That is Alex. And my 3 Droogs..Biff..Boba and Harley. :)
Biff's Gang!
Boba & R2D2 ^.^

Thursday, June 14, 2012


So I've been super busy and keeping well motivated this week! Here's a few of my projects I have finished!
The gang Of TMNT I made for a friend and the gaggle of adorables: Raindrop, Marshmallow andddd Peach I added to my Etsy store!! Check them out ^.^

hehehe. My 3 year old niece took this picture of me yesterday. :P  I digggit.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This is my first haul blog! (yaaay!) So, a week or so ago I had the urge to shop around on ebay and found 2 awesome vintage sewing magazines from the early 40s! The first one titled "Sewing Manual, For home decorations" And the other, "Easy ways to Sew and Save" I haven't had the chance to read through them all but I'm super excited to! The next thing I found was from a garage sale. It was an old photo container. But what I noticed about it after looking at it, was that it would work very well for my sewing needles! I've been keeping them in a biggish box that didn't have a clasp on it. So it was impossible to take any where without having needles all over the place. I basically just ripped out the photo film/pockets and threw my needles in there :D It works super nice. And I love the design on the front. Kind of hard to see in the picture but it looks like some fancy french lady on a swing wearing an obnoxiously fantastic dress :P

Hello world! This is my blog! I've never blogged before, but I'll try to keep at it. I've been inspired to make a blog for a while because I kept seeing pretty bloggies and I figured I could do it too! So stay tuned for cool stuff sooon. I have an Etsy store and an avid crafter and thrifter so I'll be sure to post my adventures ^.^