Showing posts with label photo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photo. Show all posts

Friday, September 19, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || One of My Favorite Photos

It's true, there was no Tuesday post this week. So don't worry, you didn't miss anything and now Friday has come around again.

Photography has been a hobby of mine off and on over the years. I do it mainly for the memories and not so much for the artistic side of it. Once in a while I will take a picture and it really surprises me how it turns out. It may not be vibrant and colorful, and it may not be perfectly in focus, but there's something that is slightly out of the ordinary. 
Almost being able to relate to a snail's perspective might be what I find out of the ordinary in this picture. They move so slowly and this one had already been traveling for quite some time. It was fun getting this shot. I almost walked past the tiny creature but saw it inching it's way along the sand with a long trail behind it so I put my camera low to the ground to capture the moment and the memory.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

-Cecil F. Alexander

Friday, August 29, 2014

Randomly Selected

Hello, how was your Friday this week? 
For today's post I wasn't sure what to post about. In fact I may do away with Favorite Things Friday altogether. Well, not altogether. It may make an appear niece every now and then but I think Fridays will just be my random day and of course Tuesday will always be craft oriented in some way. Things are changing slightly. Just   Getting a head start on my fall cleaning by starting with the blog, I guess.

So, because I had no clue what to post about I decided to scroll through the 785 photos on my iPad and post whichever one my finger landed on. I expected it to be some embarrassing selfie or a classic Hollywood photo. Nope. It's a sunset from my bedroom window where I used to live in Maine. Pretty, huh? Don't let the trees fool you. I lived in a neighborhood development and could see about 16 houses from my back porch. It was a nice place to grow up. I'm getting all nostalgic in my mind, but it's not translating to my fingers. 

For the beauty of the earth,
   For the glory of the skies,
For the Love which from our birth
   Over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
   This our hymn of grateful praise.

~Folliot S. Pierpont~

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Men's Shirt to Skirt

You've probably seen "men's shirt to skirt" tutorials on Pinterest and that is exactly not where I found the tutorial to make this skirt. I actually googled "men's shirt to skirt" and his was the eighth result on the page. I picked it because I liked the way it looked better than all the results ahead of it and I had a skirt that I thought would make a good template.

The tutorial is right here:

I loved the tutorial. A LOT of pictures and just enough written instructions that I knew what I was supposed to be doing if was confused by a picture. Does anyone else do that? I know I can't be the only crafter that goes mostly by pictures and not written instructions.

Before I started I managed to snap one quick before picture so I actually have what will pass as a before/after photo for this project! Now, let me explain a little. The shirt/skirt is 100% cotton mint chambray. NOT WHITE! My camera kind of decides to make each picture a different color which can be a cross between amusing and frustrating, depending upon what I'm trying to take a picture of. Pardon the wrinkles on the skirt and scraps in the background. I had literally just finished sewing. Excuse the sock as well. That diffuses the flash so I don't get a glare across the mirror. So professional. Anyway, less writing, more picture.

And, just an example of what I mean about my camera sort of having a mind of its own when it comes to the color of each picture, here's a lovely yellow-orange tinted photograph. Hello 1973!