Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Image Staging Hack

  Happy Tuesday everyone.
  Today I would like to talk about staging your items to get better images for advertising.  If you are like me you might not have the best ability to get those great professional images. Maybe you have been able to round up a couple along the way but would really like to expand that number.  Or you see other sellers who have been able to create some great images right in their homes by acquiring backdrops, a decent camera and photo shop.
  When I started out all I had was my cell phone to take pictures with and no backdrops. So I used sheets, scrap booking paper or the outside world. These were great alternatives. And the other day I came up with yet another staging hack that I would like to share with you.

What You Need: 
What You Do

Finally: Edit your images and add your watermark so that you can use them for your Blog, Facebook, Website, etc.  For better lighting you can do this by a window that gives the best soft light in your home, or by using a Daylight Light Bulb in a lamp you can point at your set up.

Note: In my images you can see that my laptop is on. I would make sure that, if you use this tip, you have yours off when taking your shoots.

Have a Blessed Day

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Helping Kam get to the World Championship Tournament

  Hi everyone. I am trying to help our cousin get her son to his World Championship Tournament in Portugal this summer. In doing so I will be hosting an auction on my Facebook page where a portion of the sales will go directly to his trip costs. If you are interested in being a vendor please join the Event Page. This will keep you up to date on our progress and when the auction will be.
Another way you can help Kam is to visit his GoFundMe page. There you will find more information from his family.
If you are not part of facebook, but still want to be a vendor you can email me at Lexys.HandMade.Creations@gmail.com and I can help get your items in the auction and keep you posted on the progress.
Have a Blessed Day

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On the Hook

  I have been wanting to work something up for the young man in my life, with the left over yarn I bought just for him, and I finally figured out what I wanted to make. A Golf Hat.
  So today I am working up a pattern form Moogly. It is their Big Boy's Cabled Golf Cap.
  I am super excited about the progress and can not wait to finish it up. Since my little guy is really a little guy, not even one yet, I have switched the hook size to try and make a smaller size.(I hope that cuts the size down enough.) If not at least he will be able to grow into it.
  Anywho, here is a pic of it in progress.

Make sure to check in later for a look at the finished product.

Have a Blessed Day

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pattern Share-Moogly

I found this gorgeous Sweater pattern on Moogly tonight and am in LOVE!!!!
If you are looking for a great pattern to work up, might I suggest this one.