I found out about the project from Ryan's aunt, who is a fantastic crocheter (she made us a BEAUTIFUL blanket last year!) but I was in the middle of opening my Etsy shop at the time so I only had time for three. I'm hoping to do more for next year; they announce the 2012 colors and guidelines in April, so I'll have plenty of time. It seemed as of this weekend that a lot of the states were pretty far from their goals (in order for all the athletes/volunteers/families to get one) so the more, the better!
I also have been playing around with my new camera and have learned a few things about the macro setting, white balance and the focus, so my shots are getting a little better. Here's a cool one I took last night for practice:
It's kind of a silly picture but I was practicing having the object in focus and the background blurred, first time I accomplished it successfully. Now I need to put it into play with my items this weekend. That's the hard thing about winter, there's only daylight when I'm at work so all my photography has to be on the weekend!
Also on the agenda this weekend: BUSINESS CARDS. I think I found a site to print them for me for a reasonable price, I just have to design them first.
Also, I will be going to my first meeting this Saturday for the Chicago Style Crafters, which I'm really excited about. They are a community group on Etsy with all Chicago sellers, and we will be meeting downtown to...talk about crafting, I guess! They've recently had a large influx of members, so it should be exciting. I also will hopefully get some more advice on area craft shows which is my next big step.
Until next time!