Wednesday, January 02, 2008

!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

Hi there, hope you all had a good Christmas. We had a great one, lots of traveling, visiting family and friends, but now we're back home and life is slowing down again, phew, I'm glad it's only once a year. I've not done much crafting over the festive season, but I did make this felt monster for my little boy. I'm hoping it is more of hit than the monkey I made last year, he really didn't like that at all. So far the monster has not been rejected, but at the same time it's not become an instant favourite, oh well, I tried!

I have been having major problems taking decent photographs since winter descended upon us, even with my light tent gadget. It's very frustrating as I've had things to list on etsy for a while, but I just can't get the shots right, and with etsy it is so important to get good pictures that grab people's attention. Fortunately one of my Christmas presents from DH was a tripod, so I have dug out my camera manual and have been playing this afternoon with shutter speeds and apertures, hopefully I'll be getting the new stuff in the shop soon. I also received a years subscription to Selvedge, aren't I a lucky girl. The first one arrived yesterday, but I've not had time to read it yet, I might save it for when the kids are back to school/pre-school so I can read without distraction.

4 comments:

driftwood said...

Happy New year Beth, hope 2008 is a good one for you!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2008--may it be a craft-filled and inpsired year! I know what you mean about taking photos this time of year. Here in Norway we seem to have not light at all that the moment. Happy weekend :o)

Kate said...

What a cute monster!

Anne a.k.a. contrariwise said...

Love the photo of the monster!