Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just for a bit of pretty

I know that I've gushed about Instagram about a billiontrillion times already in this space, but please bear with my while I do it all over again.

Have you ever wondered why something handmade is more expensive? Or as a maker, have you ever had trouble trying to work out your costs so that you can set a fair sell price?

I have no magic formula for you (sorry about that), but taking step-by-step photos, and posting them on Instagram, lets you really SEE exactly how much work goes into the product that you're making.

As a bonus, you get to look at pretty pictures.... and see into the working space of makers all around the world.

Places and spaces that you would never see if you were just getting finished product photos on a blog, or in an online shop.

I love being able to look back at my photos and see the different times of the day and night that I'm working, and how the light and shadows change depending on the time and the space.

A lot of time, energy and love goes into the things I make.

But I'm so lucky that I get to make things that I love.

This batch of Vintage Fabric Bunting is available in the shop and will also be heading to Gleaners Inc


willywagtail said...

I hijacked my daughter's phone while we were on holidays together because I see pictures everywhere but currently have no means of taking them myself. I like your idea of seeing the natural light changes too. Cherrie

Miss Muggins said...

Isn't it great to be able to make the things that you love and make you happy. It's an extra good thing that other people love the things you make too!