Monday, June 27, 2011


These days I just feel like swimming in colour.  I don't remember a time in my life when I've enjoyed colours as much as I do right now.

I've been finding clever ways of organizing all of my threads and bobbins.  All that colour shouldn't be hidden in containers, no?  It should be up on the wall and displayed as art!

The thread rack idea was taken from this tutorial on the Sugar Bee Crafts blog.  Isn't that clever?  The frame was a garbage day find.  I was on my way home from dropping Aemilia off at daycare and saw it.  Immediately I had this project in mind.  It was a bit of a team effort, as Marco helped with the cutting of the pegboard and the sanding and gluing of the dowels.  What a fun, inexpensive way to store/display/organize your thread spools.

Oh and the painting.  I can see why kids want to cover themselves up with paint.  This girl likes to get her hands right in there.  How does that feel?  Orangy?

To me, all of this colour is inspiring and it screams SUMMERTIME!!!

I'll have to remember to pack the paints for our camping trip in July.  Unfortunately the threads will stay home, but I think I'll pack myself some spools of yarn and a few crochet hooks for that relaxing time after a swim.  

I've recently acquired a new digital SLR camera.  A gently used Nikon d70S that my good friend Anne of AMB Photo no longer needed.  I know it came from a loving home.  Anne shot my wedding actually.  For years I've been shooting on a point and shoot, and have been able to capture amazing photos, but my first batch of photos from the Nikon were stunning in comparison.  I have been trying to read up on how to get amazing shots, and have been playing around with editing software, but I think I need to get myself to a workshop in order to achieve better results.  I have no aspirations of becoming a photographer, I just want to be able to document my life through photos, and perhaps put some shots in frames.  There is no shortage of inspiration out there though.  It seems that with the advances in tech with cameras and editing software's, professional quality is almost achievable.  As if my hobby plate wasn't full enough already with sewing and crocheting...  :)

What do you shoot with?  What is your favourite lens?  Do you bring your crochet needles with you when you go camping?  


inspired moments said...

Love, Love, LOVE the photos and the colours... and getting a little glimpse into your life. the photography is absolutely stunning... i also so adore capturing our stories on film... though time is often short to keep camera in hand these days!!! thank your for your words and your brilliant photos.

nic said...

oh gorgeous...i could just drink in all that color. favorite lens? i'm drooling over both canon's 35mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/2. so much yum.