Photoshop Fun

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I used to be real into photo manipulation when I was in school. Haven’t done it in a while, but I thought I’d have a bit of fun with it today 🙂 I’m SUPER rusty, but maybe will get back into the groove of things (or not).

The hat I made today and will have the pattern up soon! The lovely dress I just got this weekend, it was a dress the Chris picked out for me (he’s got pretty good taste~). And yea that’s about all, its been snowing here so much I can’t wait to feel the sun on my skin and see green grass once more!

Until next time

❤ Millie

Pocket full of Pictures

“I’ve got a pocket full- a pocket full of sunshine~”

Ironic I have this song stuck in my head all day when I haven’t received the slightest glimpse of sunshine today. The sky is painted gray and dreary, but the plus side is the humidity is relatively low and I had a chance to get to the post office to say goodbye to Fritz.  Along the way I parked my bike multiple times to pull out my phone and snap a few pictures of things going by. Here’s some random pics:

 

 

The only flower left in our garden…how sad!

I made sure he had a snack for his trip home, bye-bye Fritz! 🙂

“Off with their heads!”

And right above is my 2 minutes DIY jewelry holder! Literally all I had to do was find an old picture frame, remove the glass and tie yarn extra tight around the back. Ta-Da!!!
Okay, so it’s not as glamorous as all the other ones I’ve seen. Mine is pretty small, and no, that is NOT all my jewelry! Basically this is good for my light/small earrings and necklaces that were all jumbled and tangled in a pouch I had. I like this though, I forgot I had these things and I still adore them.

That’s all folks ❤

Flower Baths, Blackberry Splats, Weed Attacks

Not able to use Calcifer this past week and a half is horrible! Calcifer (my camera) has been sitting on my shelf untouched due to his card reader breaking. Since he can only use compact flash cards, I have to search for one before I can transfer his pictures anywhere. I want to take pictures galore, but I can’t even do that since his memory is full and I cant store them on my laptop. Grr, technological issues blocking my photography quests.

Before the card reader crashed and burned (or more specifically had one of the prongs fall out) I took Calcifer in the garden again after giving our flowers a much needed bath. Where I live, the weather has been unbearably dry, borderline drought. Golden grass covers the lawns and sprinklers running all day trying to save any sort of floral life.

Here’s a few pictures I caught:

Vintage Photoshop Effect

This was such a camera shy ant 🙂 finally got him

Fallen Blackberries created this, I thought it looked like paint!

This weekend I was over my bff’s house and it was evening, we were just hanging out and she was walking me to the back yard to see her cherry blossom tree. On our way their, she noticed these uninvited plants: 5-7ish ft tall weeds. They were massive, I didn’t know weeds could get so big! They were all taller than me, and their stalks were so thick not even hedge-clippers could bring them down! So this is the not-so-pretty side to running a garden:

Almost as tall as the house!

I hope to get a card reader before the 4th of July, I want to try photographing fire works. More importantly, since my 6th crochet doll is finally done, its time to open shop and I really want nice pictures for all of them. My iPod and phone camera is nothing like my dSLR ❤

 

Introducing Bun-Buddies and Happy Hippos

Bun Bunny Keychain

Charming, yes?

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’m a manga/anime fan. I credit that as inspiration for my new series of mini animals I’m going to be doing. I call them Bun Bunnies!

I decided to make Bun Buddies be mainly key chains or cell phone charms, but the option to just have them as little round chibi cuties.

Annnnnnnnd here are my hippos! I feel that hippos don’t get enough love, so I made a pattern to tribute to their cuteness.

My first hippo 🙂

I’m excited to start making more Bun Buddies, but even more excited that I finally got beige, tan, and brown yarn to make dolls! 🙂 I’ve had a doll without a head and legs for the past week haha She can finally be completed.

As a side project today, in 15 minutes I made a DIY macro photo studio. It turned out, well….you be the judge:

I will say, as tacky, uneven, lopsided, small, and cramped, it works! I tool all those pictures above with so I can’t complain too much. A great tutorial is found here, where he actually used a box instead of a shoe box, shoe box lid, tissue paper, and a piece of foam board like I did.

Do you like my first Bun Buddy? Do you think that he looks better as a keychain or just a little pink bun? 🙂

One Lovely Blog Award

 The lovely Joan of the thing about joan blog was kind enough to nominate me for the One Lovely Blog award (I feel so honored!) I’ve only been blogging for a short while, and didn’t know much about all te awards that go around and nominations and such, so this is pretty exciting to me. I love it because everyone nominates others and I get to explore even more amazing blogs, there are so many out there 😀

According to the rules, to accept this nomination first I have to wrie 7 things about me. Oooh this is hard, but here I go :
1. I love the process of creating, whether it be creating crafts, writing poems, or computer graphics, I always want to make something!
2. I have so many hobbies, I often pull all-nighters or stay up extremely late to engage in them all (not the smartest idea though!)
3. DIY are the BEST projects, my first project was when I was 4, we melted old crayons in a gingerbread man tin to create new ones.
4. Poetry is the ultimate way I express myself, wrote my first poem when I was in 3rd grade.
5. I am a cat lover! Yet show me a German Shepard or a Huskie and I will be smitten.
6. Still a kid at heart, catoons never fail to put me in a good mood.
7. When not crafting, outdoors is the place to be 🙂

Thank goodness that’s over (it actually took a good while!) here are some blogs I really enjoy, you should check them out too:

Doli Siregar: Amazing photography! A variety of subject matter, with clear and crisp images that provide a refreshing way to view life.
Lyndamichele: Another blog with beautiful pictures that are inspiring, relaxing, unforgettable.
Catherine, Caffeinated: Thinking of publishing? This blog lends a helping hand to guide you through the confusing, yet rewarding world.
of dreams and particles: Dolls, crochet, photography, and manga, she shares all her loves in a colorful and unique way.
the thing about joan: the wonderful blog that nominated me, she is a busy mother, crafter, and blogger who’s always got fun stories to share.
crayons and milk: Knitting away adorable toys, and sharing other cute and funny finds, there is always something in each post to catch your eyes.
Clouds of Color: Cool DIY projects, phone photo Fridays, and hand hand drawn work, what more could a reader want?
One of a Kindness: Can you san crochet creativity? Check out her wonderful handmade items and other crochet adventures and finds.
Simplify2x: Insightful reflections and calming pictures, always a great read from her simple posts.
Hope you had time to enjoy these blogs as much as I do! Now all that’s left is to post the guidlines for the nominies, and like the blog before me, I just copied and pasted:

The guidelines for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate about 15 other blogs that you enjoy.
4. Let the nominees know that you chose them. (An aside:  if you don’t want to play or pass along the award, that’s totally fine.   Just know that this is my way of saying, “I like your blog!  I really do!”)

I’ve been on my friend’s computer a while, I’m scooting my little self off to play with her two year old who’s been tugging at my arm the past twenty minutes.  Thanks for reading as always, have a lovley summer day!

 

Pink Roses & Red Thorns

Ever notice that one you get flowers, you’re instantly drawn to the beautiful hues, curves of the petals, and the fragrance that sprinkles into your nostrils? Yes, flowers are a wonder to look at. But, anyone ever take the time to look at the rest of the flower? Today I noticed this while trying to take some pictures of the new flowers on our dining room table. So, I wanted to give them some attention, I think the red thorns against the green look really cool! Also I played around with an old camera technique of zooming out with a long exposure while the photo is processing. The results were fun. Hope you enjoy the pics!