20.1.08

Forget-not the light


fairy-angel Forget-me-not, originally uploaded by -syko-.

One of the most important things when you sell your things on the internet is good photos of your products. A winter without snow and a lot of rain has very poor natural light to offer so I finally built myself the light box I have been planning for so long. I still need to get a better spot light outside the box to get a clear light, but I think this box will do the trick. I really want to have decent pictures of my work in the shop.

I came up with a new angel design for Christmas and felt I was not just ready with them yet so I decided fairy-angels would be as great for Spring and Valentine's day. I found a vintage pillow case with Forget-me-nots that I used for the appliqué, isn't that a sweet flower for Valentine's day? The dress is made from linen in light turquoise. Here is a sister dressed in pink. They will appear in the shop February 1st or hopefully sooner. The beautiful wall paper in the background is Saga from Sandberg, I was happy to get a leftover piece when our friends decorated their little boy's room :)

12 comments:

kristin said...

i know what you mean about trying to get decent photos with dark days. looks like your light box works like a charm! :)

the angel doll is so sweet...i couldn't agree with you more about the fabric

dawnkristine said...

I have lousy photos too, but I think you have done a great job here. I love the fairy angel

lucykate crafts... said...

know what you mean about the lack of light, the weather here in the uk is so dull and wet at the moment, i've been experimenting with the white balance settings on my camera to see if i can brighten things up artificially.

i love this fairy, fantastic choice of fabric for her : )

Yummers! said...

Darling angel!! Angels are perfect for any time of the year. Matter-of-fact it would be fun to have one for each season. Yours are adorable!!
Joni

Katy said...

I have terrible pictures, I am going to buy myself one of those white tent things (but I have been saying that for ages and still not done it).
I love the angel doll, she is adorable, and perfect for any time of year.

kirsten said...

i've been wanting to make a lightbox, too. maybe i finally will....
cute stuff, kajsa!

Ali said...

I love her hair! And the lightbox sounds great - I got a reflective hammock sort of gizmo for Christmas, but I'm still having problems with lighting it artificially. I'll just have to keep playing until I get there.

karen said...

What a beautiful doll! I found your blog on a link, its lovely!

Janet said...

What a sweetie! I have always loved that wallpaper! x

Di said...

I love your fairy/angel!! A great design.

I agree about the light - I don't think I have taken an entirely "fresh" looking photo since about October! We have had dark and grey for so long now.

The lightbox is a great idea!

Anina said...

So cute!
Thanks for the light box link. I need one of those!

hannah said...

its so dark here too, I feel like every time I post on my blog I am apologising for my bad photos. thanks for the great link to the light box. Love your little angel, she is so sweet!