Firstly I gotta shout out a GINORMOUS THANKS to each and every one of you for leaving me so many sweet comments last week (you guys are basically the coolest). I was really excited to post my video tutorial (finger twinkles and all) and I got so many links and pictures of finished projects (many of you saying you grabbed paper, scissors and tweezers and busted out flowers before I was even finished gabbing!!!)! I just totally loved the heck out of that! So thanks again!! :D
I am working on a video tutorial for a project I shared last year (that heart flower picture thing-a-ma-bob up top there is the 2010 version). I'll post that finger twinkler video next Monday! This week I'll be recording my third take of the tutorial (the first take was an hour and 15 minutes long, the second 18 minutes and hopefully this next one will be down to around 10 minutes). Do you see a trend here?!?! hehehe... You can call me ChattyChops-A-Lot.
So today I have this massive mish mash of stuff to share (the magic cheese box made me do it). I'll just dive right in and explain things as I go along.
RonChops created this stand thingy from microphone boom stand and then he added the head from a tripod to it (so the camera would be securely connected and not crash down on me (it's pretty darn crafty - from a man craft perspective)!
The camera basically hangs right over my work area. All we have to do is flip the video upside down and POOF... LC tutorial videos are happenin'!
Shown to the top left is the big ole craft room view with all the crazy lights I have (there are about 5 total and they seem to do the trick since I film around 10 - 11 o'clock at night). I try to be all artsy fartsy and bounce the lights off the walls and ceiling... I am all about being artsy fartsy whenever possible (snort)!
So for the video table area I Zot a piece of LollyChops paper down using re-positionable Zots so it does not move around on me during filming (which sounds kinda fancy but it's really not).
That also helps me to know what table area I have focused in the camera view so I am not constantly looking up to make sure I am working on screen... Hello neck cramps, this is Lolly...
(ummm yeah... I learned my lesson about that on my first try).
That's not weird is it???
Ok so maybe that's just a tad obsessive.
Just a teeny tiny tad.
Some of you have asked me about this so I thought I would share a few pics of my book from some of my recent projects.
That pic up there is the page from the perpetual calendar ScrapyLand project I shared last week.
Sometimes I start from a sketch and sometimes I just wing it (flap flap flap).
I document the list of the products I use (including samples and skews as well as any other details I think I need to remember).
I also document the date and approximately how long it took me to do the project (this includes brainstorming time which sometimes is WAY longer that the project takes to execute).
The last of the year long quilt group... A Notion or Two
MomChops finished off the last of the quilt squares we needed to do for the quilt group I joined
(I should just say she joined it since she did most of the heavy lifting)!
This last one is for the organizer of the whole thing (Dana from Old Red Barn Co).
She sent each person a set of fabric in one particular color.
I got the browns.
I wonder who got the teals.
Catherine from OriginalStitch sent me the following: Real English tea (loose and of two different kinds), a tea strainer thingy (official English name for it - or so I'm told) and a beautiful handmade bag (which you can see hanging in my craft room off to the right in the pic way way above).
When I did my tea bag carriers two weeks ago, her and I struck up a conversation and she then wrote the most adorable post on proper tea preparation (she then promptly sent me some goodies so I could make the real thing (thanks Catherine!!!)). You can read her sweet post HERE.
Daniela made some really cute Valentines projects using the rolled flowers tutorial from last week!
(she busted out this cute project and had it up on her blog and theirs in record time)!
You can see her projects HERE on the Elle's Studio blog.
...Oh and Carrie from DixieMango sent me these lovely vintage canning jars!
They are too nice to put regular old supplies in so I am having the glitter deer watch over them until I can figure out an uber crafty way to display them in my craft room!
...and almost finally...
DogChops is still in love with her Christmas Goose!
(I found them just like this after she was finished playing with her Goose one fine morning)
GooseNaps are the best don't you agree?!?!?
How do you say "HUGS" in your language?
I have a little HUGS project planned and I need some help in that department!
So far I know "KRAM" means HUGS in Swedish... but that's about as international as I get. Lame right?
So please leave me a comment with some international HUGS and I'll share what I have up my sleeves SOON!
Oh and if you have some LC projects or just general crafty projects you would like to share from your blogs or Flickrs, please post a link in the comments so we can all check them out! Spread the crafty love!
Have a souper week everyone!
More Krams than you can stands!