April 29, 2015

Rabbit Hood Tea Cozy

 Just finished knitting my Rabbit Hood tea cozy and thought I'd include her today along with the pretty pink cup I bought. 
Wasn't a very sunny day and it was hard to get some good shots. 
But I have to say, I do so love making these little rabbit tea cozies.  
 I made a tiny leaf and flower to attach to her hat. It's knitted using embroidery thread and has a lovely beaded centre. She also wears a cord around her waist with beaded raspberries on the ends.  
She goes well with my blue chair. I'm pretty sure I love the colour blue. 

April 20, 2015

April 19, 2015

Romantic Blue Chair

Experimenting with sayings for some postcards I'd like to get printed.  
Maybe not all of them because I don't know if something like this portrait format is right for a postcard. I sure hope it is, cause I love this one. 
Could be that some of them don't need words. 
Thank you for stopping by. 

April 18, 2015

Rose Bowl & Blue Chair

 Took another round of blue chair photos because I thought I would try and create some kind of a theme for myself. I was hoping to get my flower shots printed as post cards to sell. 
I went to a garage sale today and found this beautiful old metal bowl that I thought would be just perfect for my project. 
Not sure which one or two I'll pick. I'm trying to change my preference from portrait style shots to landscape because when I uploaded my images to the printing site the portraits were cut off a lot. 
I guess the preferred shot is landscape for post cards. 
I kind of like this one. There's something about a close up that always attracts me. 

April 17, 2015

Blue Chair in the Garden

Still working on the 'One Thing" prompt. And my one thing, in case you haven't guessed is my lovely blue chair. 
This photo shoot was not the one I had in mind. It started off with me wanting white lilacs that are waaay out of reach in my tree.  
All I could find to get at them was a broken ladder and some rusty tools.
Here's the scary part where I stood on my chair to get to the third rung on the ladder that wasn't broken and started sawing a large high branch. 
 When I was done I realized my rickety old ladder and rusty saw looked pretty nice, so I added to it. A little nest here, some bluebells there...
I'm nothing if not determined. 
All for the love of lilacs.

April 16, 2015

Blue Dandelions

I think these turned out beautifully.
I stacked both of these textures over my photos to achieve the effect. 
 So here is the Pussy Willows texture I was working on and finished last night.  Washing a few more layers of paint overtop brought a wonderful richness to it. 
This texture is called Meadow Grunge and I think it added a nice warm glow. 

April 15, 2015

Cherry Blossom Time

I took a break from my blue chair today to catch some blossoms before they all disappear. I edited with my own preset called Elope, in LightRoom. It's the one I created for yesterdays romantic photos. I was so please with how it made my blossoms look, that I hardly touched it. 
Next I went to Photoshop and put a new texture over top that I'm working on called Pussy Willows . I really love it.

April 14, 2015


 Gone a little romantic with my blue chair. 
 Eloping is on the agenda. 
 Something borrowed, something blue, eloping in a yellow shoe. 

April 13, 2015

Blue Chair Journey Day 2

 Day 2 of the, 'One Thing' prompt, my blue chair. Thought I'd try something a little grungier since it's so dismal out today. Took this in my basement. It was so dark down there, I didn't think it was going to work. It's okay. 
Sure miss that sun streaming through my photos. I think that would have made all the difference.