I'm one of those write it down kind of people. I learn best and remember things better when I write them down somewhere. Which is probably why I was drawn to make these list-takers. Those typewriters by Melody Miller's are pretty perfect, huh?!?! Makes me want to open them all up and take notes.
The pattern for these "list-takers" is by Jennifer Casa (available here).
Fantastic pattern and I totally enjoyed putting them together! The
creative opportunity that comes with quilting something small is really
Open them up and they look something like this. I made them a little less wide (~1" less) than what the pattern called for mainly to accommodate a Kindle in the left pocket. Mine fits nice and snug in there. Just a little bonus for those people that like to take notes while they read. Now I just need to find some buttons for closure. I made these for my "future endeavor" (shop, craft fair, bribing friends, ??), and will definitely be making more!
Today I spent some time playing around with my photography options. I want to have more consistent and better photos of things I make, but I feel like I have a few things against me in the photography department: a) I really just don't love taking photos, b) our camera (which is a Sony DSLR) is unpredictable (some sort of sensory unit in it is broken and it is really tough to center things), and c) our house gets very little natural light (hello, pine tree central!). So, today I took photos inside and outside, a few different times of the day in a few different spots. It was an experimental kind of venture.
Personally, I really favor fun and evocative photos. Like this...
When I got my iphone, I immediately fell in love with the camera on it and instagram and all of those super cool apps. My favorite picture as of late is the one of Joe jumping on the bed that I posted here. I love it in all its blurriness. But, when it comes to handmade things, particularly those I'd like to sell one day, I need details, like this stitching...
Anyway, all of this is to say that I think my dorky photog tests worked out well and I am glad I took the time to actually experiment with things. Now I have a plan...outdoors on our deck, in natural *slightly overcast* daylight on top a lovely white sheet of paper. So, that's what I'll be aiming for. But when it comes to cats and humans and life, I'll be keeping it real!