We actually had some sun today, which sent me scrambling to grab the camera & try to take a picture of my prototype glitter & resin belt buckle, which I happened to be wearing at the time.
Holding the camera out at arm's length while trying to angle your belt buckle into the precious square foot of unbroken sunlight falling into the many-shadowed front room & then also taking a reasonably focused picture of the buckle: not so easy, but apparently quite funny. Just ask my kid.
Taking this picture reminded me that I've got quite a few rings & necklaces that I need to photograph & get on the site, if the weather will cooperate. I have a reasonably decent white-background setup that I use down in my studio for some items, but nothing beats the sun for getting sparkle on the glitter dot stuff. I don't actually want it to be spring yet, there's this soup party I want to host & I'm thinking of maybe making some fancy valentines this year & I need to read the seed catalogs & I would also like some quality time with the sewing machine before I start getting antsy to do things outside, but I could stand a few hours of sunlight, at my convenience, pref. when the kids are both at school & I don't have anything else pressing going on.
This is the basket of cards that went out in the mail today. I don't usually stop & photograph my orders because they are not interestingly one of a kind or etc, but yesterday I was irritatedly thinking to myself that despite all of my plans I have yet to make anything this year. This counts, though, I made these. I also have made: two school lunches, a section of kitchen countertop (well, made it useful with sanding + oiling), a pan of chocolate cupcakes (not as perfect as the maple ones, so maybe my new oven is not in fact magical), another vet appointment for the six million dollar kitty, & serviceable knots in the wooden bead necklace & bracelet that my daughter strung all by herself. I have sketches & swatches, plus a couple of plans to have coffee with friends, & also what I think is a really good idea for the next pincushion challenge. Ok!