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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Great Big Bag of Fiberfill!

Got this at JoAnn's.  10 lb. box of fiberfill!  When I opened the box, it started to "grow" and expand outside the box.  I think it's going to take over the whole house!  Arrrgh!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Experimenting with a light box

I haven't been satisfied with the pictures of my amis for my etsy shop so I asked June Gilbank of PlanetJune.com for advice. She sent me a link to her craft blog on the topic of taking better pictures. There were several links to different sources of light boxes. I decided to go with making my own. The instructions are here. I used a small cardboard box, water color paper, and a cut up white shirt. I bought the work lamp and daylight bulb at the hardware store. I like the results. I just need to build a bigger box! 8"X8" is way to small! And I need to get another lamp and bulb, and some big sheets of bristol paper.
The way I have been taking pictures- on a towel near a window.


Hamster in the light box!  No shadows!  He is a bit cramped in there. You can see the inside edges of the box.


Love birds (without their beaks yet!) in the light box!


Piggy is so cramped!  No room! But I like the lighting.

Hamster next to the light box.

Credits:  I used Hamster and Farmyard Pig patterns by June Gilbank.  The Lovebirds pattern is by Lisa Vanvikaas and is free! http://makelittlethings.blogspot.com/2011/02/nesting-love-birds.html