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Lost boys themed photoshoot

Do you ever look at photos on social media and wonder about the stories behind them?  
Cathie and Cindy from Sew Darn Ezy pulled together the most amazing “Lost Boys from Peter Pan” photoshoot for their One Thimble Issue 14 sews.  
Every time they shared an image a little more of the story came together.  I was so pleased when Cathie agreed to share a run down of this shoot!  Read on and be inspired by their story.


Behind the scenes of the sew darn ezy photoshoot

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Behind the scenes One Thimble Issue 13

pastel pop mood board

A little behind the scenes look at One Thimble Issue 13 …

There comes a time in every sewing Mum’s life when you have a conversation with your kid that goes something like this …

Kid: *sigh* I wish I had my style of clothes?
Mum: What is your style?
Kid: Store brought
Mum:  No problem.  We can go check out the shops, see what’s in fashion, and then I’ll find some patterns to sew you up some new clothes.
Kid: *rolling eyes* No. Store brought.  As in, go to the store and buy the clothes.  Like all the other kids.
Mum: *deflated*

I had this conversation with Kt a few years ago and feared my days of sewing for her were over.  But then a few days later she was asking me to sew a Bonfire Jacket for one of her friends birthdays.  We’ve reached an arrangement whereby I can sew for her (& her friends – who are far more into my sewing than she is) … but only if what I’m sewing, passes her fashion radar!

When she introduced me to the Pop Asia music show on SBS back in 2015 I felt like I’d hit the jackpot.  So much colour! So many fun shapes! So much clashy goodness! So much inspo for Issue 13.

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Photoshoot Styling for sewists

Handmade Photography Tips: How to shoot Spring in Winter

Our inspired photographer and stylist, Chrystal from Poetic Light Photography, managed to shoot our ‘Watercolour Wonder Spring Issue’ in the middle of winter! While I was struggling in the Cairns version of winter (ie. turn off the fans and aircon and leave the windows open), Chrystal was letting me know of snow 20 minutes from where she was planning to shoot!


Here’s her account of how she brought this shoot together (with bonus tips for your own shoots!).

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Backdrops & Backgrounds for handmade photography

I’ve been wondering where to start this series … Then I realised it has to start with backdrops and backgrounds.

Now if you’re a little further along in your handmade photography journey, you might be thinking, oh I know this already, but stay with me … or skip to the end for some tips on backdrops.

Picking the perfect background for your handmade photos

When I first started photographing my handmade items I didn’t really give much thought to backgrounds.

I’m embarrassed to say that some of these photos below (…shame … the one in front of the washing machine) were photos I actually used, in my listings on made it and etsy, when I first started sewing to sell.

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Photo Fortnight

You know that feeling when you’ve sewn something AMAZING, but when you share a photo of it with your bestie, or in a group or use it for your handmade business’s social media, nobody is as smitten as you are.  The frustrating thing is you KNOW that if they could see it in real life, they’d be excited too.

Over the next fortnight I’m going to be sharing tips, tricks, blog posts and links to help your photos live up to your sewing!!!!

Photo Fortnight - let's start at the beginning

 

Here’s a run down on what we’ll be covering.  I’ll update with links as the posts go live!

 

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