Crochet Flower

Hey! I’ve been learning how to crochet again the last few nights. My grandma taught me the basics when I was in middle school but I haven’t done anything much since. I bought some thread and crochet needle a few months ago and I finally sat down to do it using this book: Teach Yourself Visually. Now, if you’re new to crocheting, I don’t recommend this book. Yes it’s visual but if I were brand new I’d have a hard time in a few spots. A few times I had to re-read a part over and over again. My grandma

Love + Rule of Thirds

I know it’s past Valentine’s day but love’s everyday, right? Yesterday I did something dumb. I emailed Emma’s teacher and told her that M would be out that day due to strep. Monday afternoon M asked what lunch would be Tuesday (I told her she’s going back to school that day) and I saw the “NO SCHOOL” right under Monday. Wow, I wonder what her teacher thought of that email he he… What kind of stupid things have you done? So yesterday while Jovie was napping I got this page put together. I finally opened the Crate Paper paper kit

My Softbox

I really didn’t want to make a card last night but I wanted to try out the softbox (photography lighting gadget) that I got for Christmas on a card. The kit is nice. But putting the softbox together was total pain in my {flabby} ass. On the four sides of the softbox are these rods. They’re straight as can be but if you try hard enough they will bend so that they can fit into the sides of this thing called a speed ring. Well, after much work I got all of the rods into the holes of the ring.

Photography Tip: The Eyes

I think being in education makes me want to share whatever I find useful and this is one of them: When you do portrait types of photography focus on the eyes. This way you can capture crazy crossed-eyes pictures of your kid really really well. HA! I wasn’t a fabulous photography student last semester but there’s one thing that my instructor said I was already good at: Aiming at the eyes when doing portrait type of photography. The eyes are the windows to the soul so in portrait photography it’s really important that the eyes are crispy clear — unless

Tut: More Flowers

I’ve been messing with flowers the last two days and today I made this for M. This flower hair piece was created using two tuts… or a combination of. The main idea came from this party flower tutorial minus step 5. Instead of the fluffy look I wanted to do this flatter look based on the Fabric Flower tutorial (plus I only have this fabric, scissors, white thread, and a needle). The two tuts were created by the same person. Pretty neat huh? Next time I’m going to use these flower techniques using pattern/tissue paper. I think it’ll give the

Tut: Spiral Paper Flower

Jovie’s laying on my lap sleeping and here’s me bloggin’. I can use a nap but I think I’m ok. I did get a card put together and I even did something extra… followed a tutorial on how to make this pretty paper flower (very fun blog! You should give it a few minutes of your time!!). It took a bit to get it right but once I got the hang of it it’s easy. If you want to try this flower out, follow the instructions and once you get to the end, let go of the flower and let