Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quick Photobooth

I've been struggling to get good pictures from my camera. As blogland grows I see better quality pictures out there. You know the ones I'm talking about, where you can see every detail of the fabric- the grain-the stitches- the loveliness. I'm really not one to keep up with the Jones's. BUT, I do like a little stitchy eye-candy once in a while.

More than once I've seen someone make a photobooth out of a cardboard box, which is great except for the fact that you have to have a place to store the box when your not using it. So I decided to give this a try.

isn't this a delicious picture!

all I did was lay some posterboard around the bottom and back of my basket. Draped white fabric over the top to soften/even out the light and a little aroung the bottom. Ideally it should have a light/lamp on the sides too for a better pic. But I'm not complaining.

aren't these little peepers darling!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Map Quilt

that little spot is Tazmania, an island of Australia
and the start of my next project.
I love geography, cartography , historical books and ancient history. I've always thought it would be nice to have a map quilt to cozy up with while I'm reading about ancient times or far off places.

I am not impressed with the screaming colors of the fabric map below. So with some inspiration from fantastic map quilter Leah Evans , I am embarking on a new quilting journey. It will literally require me to stitch my way around the world :)