Friday, November 26, 2010

My Pincushion

I'm still pretty new to sewing.  The pincushion I have is the traditional tomato with a strawberry attached to it.  (I just found out that the strawberry is filled with emery, to sharpen your pins with - I'd always wondered about that).  So the other day, I was searching for a needle for a little bit of hand sewing.  Where the heck were all my needles?  Inside the pincushion.  I took out all of my pins and started pushing into the cushion.  I found a dozen needles trapped inside.  So now, I'm thinking I need a different pin cushion, one where the needles don't get lost.  I did a little google search and found out that this a big thing in the sewing world.  There are all sorts of really cute little pincushions out there.  I'm a little overwhelmed at the possibilities, but inspired all the same.  I'll let you know what I come up with.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Current Projects

Yes, I'm still creating - I've got Christmas in mind right now.  My kids are getting homemade things from me this year.  I've been working on rag doll for my daughter and niece and looking to make Jedi robes for my boys.  The dolls should be done this week (provided my daughter doesn't have any more late for her nights of needing mama) and I'm hoping to start the robes next week (hopefully keeping the secret from the boys). 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Playing with my iPhone

I read an article this week about phone camera photography.  I love photography and my Canon Rebel.  I look forward to the day where my "Kris's Camera Lens Fund" has enough $ in it to get a really good lens.  But let's face it, most of the time my handy camera is the one on my iPhone.  It's always with me.  So I did some playing around with it to see if I could get any really neat shots.  Here's what I came up with:

 This was the first picture that made me think that the iPhone Camera was actually capable of taking good pictures - normally I'd try a shot like this with my Rebel
 I've been trying to play with angles a bit - I like that I caught the angle plus the expression - I think it adds to it
 I think this is a good caught in the moment picture - a great thing about the camera phone is that it's always handy so you can capture your exploring around stuff easily
 I really like the clarity here.
I think this is neat because my son is quite clear, but there's motion in the blur of the rest of the shot

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Great Giveaway and a Great Cause!

Momma Chef is a new to me blog.  She is hosting her first giveaway of a beautiful nativity set.  You can find her giveaway here.  More importantly, she is selling them with the intention of donating the money to a wonderful cause, Comfort Quilts.    Comfort Quilts is a fantastic project that takes the uniforms of fallen safety officers and turns them into a quilt for the family to cherish.  This is the first I'd heard of this project site, but I think it's a fantastic idea.  I wish them well in their endevours.