Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Deadline

The photos. Jeez. Trickier than I thought.

I had some issues! The camera battery flat. Ok no biggie. Charged it for a few hours. Please wait for me sunshine!

Experimented with direct sunlight, and in shade out doors and in doors out of direct sunlight. The latter seemed to work best as no shadows.

For the backgrounds I used some embossed wallpaper in bright white and a rafia woven floor mat. Both have texture to add some interest, and the mat also had some leading lines in the weave which looked nice. I also tried, pressed tin and some daises.

It was difficult to escape the shadows. And when I got close to my flower, the camera goes into auto macro and you can see even the weave of the fabric and the fibres in the felt which didn't look so good. So it seems I need to learn to use the camera! Aagh! Its been an ongoing problem on all our holidays!

So after taking sh**loads of pics, the focus on the majority was terrible. I managed to actually post 3 new items. yay! But want to take more pics of those listings in situations. I'll try it with clothes on the hanger with the brooches pinned to it. Since I can't pin Maya down for long enough to model.

But...all Maya's clothes in the wash so will tackle this part tomorrow - off to work at the flower shop today! yay! I'm loving that!! In the meantime...I'm meant to be doing my serious job of home finances, vacuuming & ironing before work at 2pm.....I want to see an Etsy blog..."Quit your day job & afford a cleaner!" Now that I would study for!

take it easy!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Goals are....!

Ok so here they are. My goals. This is to ensure my committment! (Hi Kathy! ;-)

1. Photograph current unlisted stock on Etsy.

DEADLINE - TODAY! The sun is shining, the sky is blue,

Maya is in daycare....CARP DIEM!

2. List all newly photographed stock on Etsy & tweak all existing, prices, wording & postage costs.

DEADLINE - Friday 2 July 2010.

3. Complete new stock & designs to fill up 2 pages on Etsy.

24 listings per page. 13 already listed. 35 to go!

DEADLINE 23rd July 2010.

4. Apply to Perth Upmarket

DEADLINE - 27th July 2010. 24 days till deadline.

1 new item per day!!!!! Must photo & list daily!

5. Start Facebook page & PUT IT OUT THERE.

Oh peers, please be kind...and generous!

DEADLINE - Friday 30th July.

Perth UpMarket 12th September 2010.

Countdown from last deadline....

5 weeks approx! Goals to follow....

Here is Maya going to daycare with her daddy.

Flower Brooch -

Cardigan - Op Shop

Pants -

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A new day....

So here I am. A blogger. Who would've thunk it.

It all began with a craft party for my mothers group. You know, share a hobby with your friends. Learn a new skill. So my input into the group of young mums - made up of a doctor, hairdresser, property developer, enviromentalist and african product importer - was the artist! So I thought up a couple of projects to teach the gals and as it happended, the felt flower accessory was a hit!

So after years of pondering how I would embark on a creative career, here it was before me. I will hold art and craft parties! While I still believe this is a great idea, my market was complicated (everyone had kids that required babysitting), I had no venue, the profit margin wasn't there... so Craft Parties has been filed away for now...

Hello Sunny And Fine!

I had been making the felt flowers for my little girl Maya. Dressing up all her plain outfits with a snazzy hand made flower. I received alot of compliments, and was approached by a shop in Fremantle to supply them! Oh happy days! What a compliment!

Not that I have supplied them...yet....its been months...Why can't I just get it done??
Well I started a shop on Etsy and have had a couple of sales...but my committement just hasn't been there. So I thought if I started this blog, I will chronical the journey of getting to market. Perth Upmarket that is, plus a functioning Etsy store and Sunny And Fine in brick and mortar.

So they are my goals. And this blog is going to keep me on track and committed! Here goes! Jump in first first!