Monday, February 26, 2007

studio work

Well the first of March is fast approaching which is the self-imposed launch date of my Etsy shop. I guess I could see it as a little birthday gift to myself, it never hurts to have a driving force to get something accomplished. Yesterday I spent Miss. A's naptime photographing products. For some reason it was such a daunting task that I had put it off until now. I believe that part of my hesitation is that I live with a photographer who does product shot for a living and so when I asked him for a little help to set up lighting etc it took quite a bit of time. There are just so many details that I don't take into consideration. I guess it would have been easier if I would have just done my own setup of products upstairs but since we have the small lighting studio in the basement I figured I should take advantage of it. So after 1.5hours of shooting I had about 70 images and only about half of my items documented. The above images are of some dishtowels I made special order for a friend. Last summer I gave her and her husband aprons for their wedding gift and she loved the bird&tree fabric so I made these to be added to their kitchen setup.

The exciting thing for me it that the shop is finally becoming a reality and I am eager to start working on some new projects. Just this past weekend I went to the fabric store for the first time in a month and bought just a few fabrics to work with. I am very drawn to solids right now and I have some items of clothing that I want to make for Miss. A this summer. one of which is the smock that Alicia posted last week.

I am excited for what's to come but for now I need to get back down into the basement and document a few more products. The first is just around the corner and there is still so much to do.


UNIFORM Studio said...

The photos here look great - how lucky you are to have a photographer husband and photo studio so handy.
I am really looking forward to the opening of your shop. I am also anxious as I am sure it will be all gone before I have a chance to do some shopping:)

meg said...

photos look great - looking forward to your shop!

shari said...

so excited about your shop! good luck! xo shari

Alex said...

Nice dish towels :)
Good luck with the last preparations for your shop!

A&P said...

Yay, can't wait to see your 'Open' sign!

melissa said...

i'm really looking forward to visiting your new shop. the best of luck and don't be too hard on yourself if you have to take another day.