Monday, March 31, 2008

We all need to have a little fun!

Red Marionette

I found this darling trio through Treasury West on Etsy. These finger puppets are part of a larger shop. I've added Red Marionette to my blogroll --check her out, along with her impressive table display at craft fairs!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hurray for new camera toys!

Between the new macro lens I purchased with our tax refund, and an early birthday present from the hubby -- an indoor studio light set -- I am on cloud 9 with photography! Here are some photos from my first night with the new light kit.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My first front page!

Our arctic fox was part of a beautiful ferns and foxes treasury that made it to the front page this afternoon around lunchtime! I did a happy dance in my office and took a snapshot of the page in celebration!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Pastries!

No wonder I feel like I baked my weekend away-- I DID!

NY cheesecake with ganache topping, garnished with strawberries.


White cake with Swiss Buttercream Frosting

Apple pie (family recipe) -- HEY! Who stole the crust??

Rob's chocolate chip cookies

Thanks to my hubby for documenting all my hard work. :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

They are here!

The first official photo pendants!!

I've spent so much time trying to figure out the best way to get my photos on pendants, that I haven't had time to work on my sun catchers at all. So it's back to work on those! (Especially since I sold one on lucky St. Patrick's Day!)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Photos!

Here's one of my newest photos. :)

Many more to come!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Friday!

I've been a bad blogger ... but I have a good reason! I've been hard at work on my photo pendants for my Etsy store. I think I finally got the combination right, and I hope to debut them next week. I special ordered 200 little brown jewelry boxes and bought some tiny moo cards to place inside too. :) (I'm really pumped, can you tell?)

In addition, I'm really excited about some brand new orchid photos that my husband and I shot this week. Undoubtedly, a good number will make it to photo pendants. And I spent a portion of our tax refund (thanks honey!) on a Canon macro lens which is now my favorite lens for the camera. I think it'll be great to use this spring when I start visiting my usual garden spots!

I'm also psyched because I discovered awesome new photo paper by Ilford. It produces a lovely finish for my photos, and I'm gradually working it into my shop. I only ordered it in 4x6 size for my photo cards, but I'm so happy with the result that I plan on ordering much more!

I'm so glad things are falling into place with my many projects. Lauren and I have started to mail out the applications for numerous craft shows this summer. We're hoping for a very good season, and we'll actually be able to accept credit cards this year. Our first show is in May, which falls perfectly with my pastry school calendar because I'll be off that Saturday.

I plan to upload some of my new work in the next few days! Check back soon!

Friday, March 7, 2008


When I got to work this morning, I saw the daffodils I planted outside poking their heads through the soil! I'm very excited -- one of the first signs of spring! :)

I'm also kicking myself that I didn't bring the camera to work!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Little R&R

Recently I did a project for a potential client that would compliment a spa atmosphere. After a little research, I knew what I needed: lots of candles, and some orchids. Below is one of the matted photographs from that photo shoot.

It was tricky to get the lighting right using just candlelight. But I really like the effect in this photograph. I feel a black mat- opposed to a white one - helps solidify the mood.