Monday, May 26, 2008

Just popping in...

I'm just popping in to say "hello". I have not abandoned my blog, even though it certainly seems that I have!

I've been 100% occupied with my photography class. Every spare moment has been spent out taking pictures. My sewing room has not seen action in weeks.

That will all change soon enough. The school year is winding down (only 5 weeks left!) and then I'm off for the whole summer. I can't wait to get back to sewing!

Here's a photo of our senior dog, Chinook. I took it while we were camping (yes, camping) this weekend.


Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photoshop fun!

I've been trying to learn how to use Photoshop. I love the simplicity of Picasa for photo editing, but since I've started taking the photography course I know I need to learn a "grown up" photo editing program.

I've been playing with the colours of some of the images I've recently taken.

I decided that I really liked how they turned out and had the images printed. Then I turned them into little note cards.

I think they might make quick little gifts, which is always a good thing to have on hand.

Monday, May 05, 2008

I need help...

I know I haven't been posting regularly. I've been sewing a little bit but mostly I've been all about taking photos lately. I've been bitten big-time by the photography bug thanks to the course I'm taking.

Here's a shot that I took yesterday while out taking photos for my class with Joe. I love it.

On Saturday I worked on another Simplicity top. My newest modification is to add darts to the back to make it just a BIT more fitted. (Thanks Lera for that tip!)

The fabric is a Tracy Porter print from Joann's.

Now, here's where I need help. I'm out of control. I can't stop making tops from this pattern. They are so simple to sew and the results are outstanding. I'm loving all these pretty comfy tops!!!!!!!

I thought I had them all ironed and ready for the photo, but when I went to take the photo I realized that two still needed ironing, so they didn't make the photo shoot. This photo also doesn't include the first three that I made that I think are too short and I don't wear. I've also given one away.

I say I need help, but what I really want is more fabric to make more tops!