I Am Falling For October!!

Good Morning you lovely people! well, two weeks have passed and I have aged a year! and if you are in the mood for more conundrums, my sister and I are born on the same day but are not twins!!  the has such a bad sense of direction that she couldn’t even find her own birthday! but seriously she’s the best present I ever had. A couple of days before our birthday I found this rose in my garden which I thought was very appropriate!………

The autumn or fall is making its mark in the woods near WDS HQ…….

And on the theme of change, we have had a makeover! what do you think? im hoping you will like the fact you can find the follow buttons etc a bit easier.

Some new makes have happened, firstly Sakura, the cherry blossom fairy…..

 

and Rudi the CE tested reindeer, who is safe for children from birth………

 

and both are for sale in my new shop at http://www.mycrafty.co.uk/while-darcey-sleeps and also on the shop ’till you drop page on the this blog!

This little pincushion is a prototype pin cushion with some decorated pins……

This is Miss mIllie cat and she loves cake! she is based on my darling Millie cat who loved all food! watch out for the improved versions coming soon!

What is coming soon? On Friday 19.10 I shall be releasing some clay jewellery with Halloween and Christmas themes, I made these a while ago …

Expect more glitter, cute faces and maybe some spooktacular themes!

I also want to find some time to start two projects with very new to me techniques, heres your clues…..

Have a fab day and don’t forget to follow me on facebook for the very latest news!

Kisses Karen xx

 

 

 

#NoFilter!

Morning! As we approach the second birthday of this blog, I was thinking about when I started taking photos to put on here. It had been my intention to take “proper photos” on a “proper camera”, but that never happened. The majority of my photos are taken on my iPad mini or on my iPhone. The process doesn’t stop there though, almost without exception they will be run through a photo editing app called Repix, turning up the light, intensifying the colour. 

Curiosity got the better of me at this point, what would my photos look like stripped bare of any editing and with the most basic of cameras?

First I grabbed this………


My daughters Instax, like the old Polaroid it produces the picture in seconds and is super simple to use…….or was it…..

Here’s number 1……


My blue berry bush, really over exposed but strangely pretty.

And then………..


My tiny Buddha in the garden looking as massive as an Easter Island statue and just as imposing.

Next……..

Mad Mr Milo the poodle looking like a faceless monster.

How about a product picture………..


This I liked, whilst it didn’t capture the level of detail I like, it’s moody, soft focus looks a bit fashion magazine to me.

And finally….

A really odd picture of a rose! 

I really enjoyed this lack of perfection and I think it introduces a mood to the pictures that wasn’t there before, I won’t be changing my usual methods for the majority of the time, I will be using this camera when it suits the subject matter.

What camera do you use? I’d love to see some pictures! Share with me on Instagram and Facebook

Kisses

Karen

Picture This……

I run my life on technology, shopping, communicating and working. The most important thing I do is take pictures, when I started this blog I was going to take pictures “properly” on a camera, this has never happened as the pictures I take on my gadgets are of such good quality……..

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But not only that they are immediately accessible, gone are the days of drawers of photos ( was that just me ?), you can access all those memories at the press of a button.

So join me for a wander through my favourite pictures.

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This is Darcey aged just 4 days, I have millions grabbed form her breeders website.

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My gorgeous child on holiday at the stunning Lorton House in Dorset, my goodness it was cold!

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That same child and my much missed Millie cat, this picture was edited in the app Phototoaster.

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I didn’t take this picture, my dad did- it’s my mum and I look at it anytime I feel down. Bless her, the nutter!

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Santa’s on bikes, one more reason to love London!

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The hysterical nonsense that is Milo!

Finally, my love, more handsome than ever…..image

He is wearing a medal as it was my mums Olympic themed birthday!

So let’s celebrate technology and progress at least until I’m replaced by a robot!

kisses

Karen xx