Thursday, May 29, 2014

First Quilt

Dear Craft Diary,

I LOVE QUILTS! And I don't care who knows it!
I appreciate and adore quilts. I just bought my daughter a beautiful Day of the Dead quilt. She is in college and loves it.
I only have quilts in my home. They are perfect for everything.
So, I am shopping at an art festival this past weekend with my sister, who shares my love for quilts, too. She said "Sister, you can do so many things, I think you could definitely make a quilt. Start with the simple square ones". Her faith in my creativity inspired me.
So, I am starting out with a crib size quilt. My mom had some extra fabric, and donated it to my trial quilt.
So far, this is as far as I have gotten. I have cut 6" squares with a rotary blade and sewed them together. I need to get batting to finish it.
Hobby Lobby here I come! Wish me luck! Next post will be the finished product.

Love, Me

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Family Portrait Session

Dear Craft Diary,
I had the pleasure of being trusted with a family portrait session. It was taken outdoors and was a really beautiful day.
I used my Sony a57 DLSR. Attached are photos of the set up I used along with the photo results. I had my camera setting on the soft blur function. The subjects were a little shiny and, it helped with that.

Talk to you soon!

Dear Craft Diary,

It's been a while since I have talked to you.

So much time, so little to do. Strike that! Reverse it!

Today I have a family photography session at a beautiful garden. I get to.use my new flash I bought yesterday for my Sony a57. Super excited to use it! Will post pics later.