Friday, June 21, 2013

Remembering the old days and learning new things.

Back before digital and all the cool photo editing programs photography was a hobby for me.
Mr. Fisherman and I even developed our own photos way back then. We never had an official darkroom, so we improvised. We would tape cardboard over the bathroom window, use the tub to line up our trays, balance the enlarger on the sink and roll a towel to cover any light coming through the bottom of the door. Sounds like a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun.
Even though that was almost 25 years ago, I can still remember the smell of those stinky chemicals we used for developing.
Digital has been a whole new ball game for me.
 Since purchasing my new camera last year, I haven't really had time to learn all about it.
I have so much to learn. Of course, aperture, shutter speed and ISO are all the same, but there are so many more options and editing programs to learn with digital.
Since I don't always get an opportunity to get out and about to practice, I took a few photos around the house.
 I am finding out how fun digital can be at very little cost.
In the past, we would purchase film, pay to develop, and then hope we had
at least one good photo come out of the bunch.
Even though I still have a lot to learn, I am having fun with not only my camera, but learning
Photoshop Elements 11.
Wish me luck!
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

A house divided.

My sweet little nephew, Colin, was born into "a house divided".
Daddy is a Florida Gator fan...

Mommy is a Florida State Seminole fan...
I found the FREE diaper cover pattern and instructions here at MADE.
These little diaper covers are so easy to make.
(I made a few others, but unfortunately, forgot to take the photos before I wrapped them up.)
Cutting the pattern out and sewing these cute little covers takes less than an hour to complete.
MADE has lots of tutorials on her blog you can download for FREE.
I am sure you will find something you like on her FREE tutorial page.
If you get a chance, go check out all Dana's great tutorials.
Oh, and did I mention...all Dana's tutorials are FREE?
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More baby gifts

All little boys need an outfit for church.
Other than working with a tiny little onesie, this was a very easy project.

I prefer no raw edges. I think it keeps things looking neat after washing.
Don't get me wrong, there are some things I love that frayed look on - just not a tie.
I cut two pieces of fabric in the shape of a tie and sewed right sides together leaving the top open for turning. I then turned it right side out and stitched it onto the onesie. Next I satin stitched the top of the tie along the neckline to hide the raw edge.

Wouldn't it be cute to make baby and Daddy matching ties?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hi Guys!

I apologize (again) for such a long absence between posts.
You know what they say..."time flies when you're having fun".
I've been busy with life and hadn't realized how much I missed all my blogging buddies until I received the following comment from anonymous.
Hellooooooooooooooo !!
Anybody there.???
Please comeback we miss YOU!!!
Thanks Anonymous - whoever you are - for bringing me back to my lonely little blog.
Unfortunately,  I was in such a rush to finish Colin's gift basket I forgot to take individual photos
 of everything I included.
Here is the finished project.
Does the basket liner look a bit familiar?
I used the same design here on Coles basket.
Funny, they both chose the same theme (Team Safari from Babies R Us) so I was able to reuse a few of the animal applique designs I had already purchased for Coles gift.
I reused the monkey design on a burp cloth made from a diaper.

I found this adorable little giraffe at Target and dressed him in a bib with the babies name on it.
I also included baby hangers, nail clippers, shampoo, powder, lotion and a baseball as fillers.
More to come tomorrow....