Emily at Ravenhill has a great little giveaway going on. You'll have to stop by her blog to see what she has included -- Norwegian fabrics and notions, as pictured above (photo belongs to Emily). My desire for some of her fabric picks is as great as my desire for some Liberty of London fabrics. Good thing my son doesn't have London or any part of England on his travel schedule, as I would have him fabric shopping for me!
Speaking of my son, he is having such a fantastic time in Germany already. After the drama of his travel experience, he sounds so relaxed and in love with the area he is staying in. One thing he said was, "It's crazy that there are just random castles lying around off the side of the road." It's hard to imagine. Before he left, I was determined to make him something for his trip. If he was a girl, totebags, purse, cosmetic pouch -- the choices are endless. What to do for him, though? Shoe bags, monogrammed shoe bags! So, I made them before doing anything else the night before he left me. It was like nesting. I also gave him a little zip top power pouch, nicely padded, to store his electronics in and all the little cords and plugs required. That way they could stay corralled in one place.
In the last couple of weeks, I signed up for three etsy showcases. I paid for the spots and did get a lot of hits on my shop. One sale I made during the Ultimate Wedding Showcase was for a monogrammed plush throw. It looks so beautiful in person, but you can't tell by the photos. I wonder if you have any advice for me? I have an SLR digital camera. When I take photos not in direct light or in natural light, I get this yellow glow. I've got the setting on Auto with the flash up. I stand a little bit away from the item and then use the close-up feature. The camera has a 12x zoom feature and goes up to 10 mega pixels. If I'm in natural light with sun just past my porch, no problem. It's the inside shots and shady outside ones that seem to be yellowed. Thanks for any advice.