Feb 20, 2011

Farewell oh Camera…

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By this time of the week, I normally would have a tutorial all ready to post and go for all you lovely readers… BUT alas, my good old camera has finally given up the ghost…

sad faceWhen I discovered that my camera was no longer working – the lenses seem to be all misaligned like it’s been dropped – I had a mini world in crisis  moment…

How can I document my tutorials?… I’m unable to take my daily headshot photo’s for each of my girls (a year long project)… I cannot photograph any items for my store…

Without my camera I feel a little like something is missing – I carry that thing around with me everywhere!

I’ve been saying I’d like a new ‘fancy’ camera for months and months now, (I even held out when one of my lovelies managed to pull the photo button off and I’ve had to use a pin to take photo’s since then). Honestly, I don’t want to spend (nor have) the money to buy a new camera right at the minute…. with Kinder fees, ballet fees, swimming lesson costs and the ever growing cost of everyday living I just hadn’t factored in the cost of a new camera…

I’m still having fleeting moments of panic over it… but really, there’s bigger problems in the world than not having a camera – I’ll get by… just not sure how yet!

Meanwhile, I did use my mobile phone camera to take a couple of photo’s of what I’ve been sewing today… (and it too is a far cry from the latest & greatest example of technology – a really kind of basic phone, which is how I wanted at the time, so sorry if the photo quality is leaving a little to be desired…)

vintage dress

This dress is a beautiful vintage inspired style, with a couple of pleats on the centre front and back and easily adjusted shoulder tie straps (Check out I think sew for some gorgeous patterns).

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This dress is only half the project however, as I am making some matching baby shoes… will add a photo when I can (mobile phone takes OKAY photo’s in natural light)… even though I say it myself, I do love how this fabric and the contrasting bias looks in this style.

Anyhow, that’s all I’ve got for now – the lack of a camera is a little disappointing but I might do a mini tutorial using my phone as a camera… will have to dig around to find an easy refashion.

Hope you are all having/had a great weekend!

Cheers for now,

UPDATE: Thought I’d update with a photo (yep, still relegated to the ranks of mobile phone photographerSad smile) BUT on a brighter note… I absolutely love how this fabric ended up looking with this design shoe…

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I just wish I had another little bub of my own to put some little baby shoes on… hmmm… it seems my girls are growing soooo fast!

12 comments:

  1. I really feel bad for you..I know what you feel about using camera phone. I had my phone camera for blogging until I finally bought a DSLR. In that period, I got a very good assistance from Photoshop & Picnik, although the photo editors didn't work in some case

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  2. I'm waiting for our old digital to give up so I can update and get a new camera :)
    Loving the dress, the colour is stunning!!

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  3. Gotta tell ya, those photos look great to me. The dress is gorgeous - I just hope you can keep up your headshot project. Sounds fantastic

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  4. The photos are impressive for a phone camera. I am sorry about your camera though...that stinks!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!! It means so much to me!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  5. I am soo in love with your adorable outfits! I am amazed every week! Hope you share with my Pink Hippo Party again @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

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  6. These are so sweet! I just bought myself a new "fancy" camera. I got mine from usedcamerasonly.com. I am very happy with it. I hope that you will link this up with my Show and Share linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/show-and-share-sunday_20.html

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  7. Love your blog! I'd love for you to link your projects up here:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/02/inspire-me-monday.html

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  8. I love the fabric! Very pretty, the shoes are swell too!!

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  9. Oh My!! SOO cute! Fabulous job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  10. love your blog!!! where did you get the dress pattern from for the sundress?? I love it. I have to make one.
    I linked up your blog to mine.
    check it out:
    http://callmecraftymomma.blogspot.com/

    thanks! Heather

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