Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Good afternoon and happy Tuesday! Now lets just jump right in....

I recently decided to start updating the photos in several of my 'older' listings. You see, when I first set out on my Etsy journey, I had no clue what I was doing as far as listing and photographing go. So, what I considered to be a great photo at the time is less than acceptable to me now.

Alright, so today I went through my inventory and pulled out several hats that need updating. I got my camera ready and made sure I had plenty of memory to shoot away. At this point it is very important that I tell you of my extreme fear of bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, basically anything that flie around making a buzzing noise that can also sting me. In preparation for any photo taking, I always put on a hooded sweatshirt to protect myself from the flying insect brigade that plagues my front yard. And everyone knows the best light for photo taking is, in fact, outside!

So in addition to pulling out my hats and having my camera at the ready, I put on my hooded sweatshirt in spite of the unseasonably warm weather we're having and set out to brave the outdoors. Because I am terrified of stinging insects, I am always hyper aware of their locations at all times. Well, wouldn't you know that the second I walk out the front door, a giant yellow jacket flew right past my head and landed on my fence in the exact spot I was going to set my foam 'model'. I, of course, hightailed it right back into the house and decided I could wait until later in the day to take my photos.

I did set up a backdrop near my largest and brightest window and update a couple of listing though. So today I will share my new and improved listings and photos with you.....

Now, I know my fear of bees and such is rather absurd and a tad exaggerated in nature, but it is what it is. I find this ailment becomes worse and worse the older I get. I literally run from the house to the car anytime we leave to go anywhere! My husband is an avid hiker and I refuse to go on any hikes with him during what I consider to be "bee season" aka, any time of year when the sun is shining and the rain is non existent. My ideal hiking conditions are on a dark, grey overcast day with the threat of rain at any second. But then again, I like walking in the rain anyhow. I'd be happy if it rained all of the time. That is why I left Southern California for the beautiful state of Washington to being with. Well, one of the reasons.

Okay, now you know my secret. Hopefully I will have some new items to share the next time around. I am almost finished with the merino wool gloves I mentioned in my last post. And I still have not heard back from my friend regarding that other pair of gloves....

That's all for now! Have a fantastic Tuesday and happy, happy crafting :)

1 comment:

  1. Omg, I hate bees, wasps, hornets, etc too. I live in Washington too! :)