Turns out, writing a blog about crafts during Christmas time is difficult. Not because there aren’t a million adorable things to create at Christmas, but because all of these million things are gifts! Trust me, I have crafts coming out of my ears, but I can’t talk about a single one on this blog yet! And coming up with an additional thing to make for Christmas simply to write about is taking up the time I need to complete the gifts!
Oh, the troubles of an overachieving crafter.
I couldn’t go two weeks without saying anything on Saturday, though. So, ignoring all the knitting and papercraft that’s going on behind the scenes, I’ll show you what I bought for myself this week. I’m a big fan of ThinkGeek. Their trinkets and goodies are deliciously nerdy fun. A lot of the items are pretty affordable and they usually have coupons and sales to bring the costs down further. So, at least a quarter of my shopping came through here (Etsy and Amazon got the rest of my money, turns out). While I was being a good little elf and checking off names on my Christmas list I stumbled upon a photo studio specifically for small scale photography. Now, I’m sure there are expensive models out there for talented people who really want to have a go at this picture taking business. This is not me. I like that I got my camera at a steep discount and that it has a tripod. I have one lens and am not sure that I need any others. It’s not a huge passion of mine, but it is fun to illustrate this blog a few times each week.
I always feel a little guilty when I’m unpacking a box with a bunch of gifts intended for other people and find myself saying: “One for them, one for me. One for them, one for me..”
But only a little.
So, today I opened it up to take a look at it. For being a pretty cheap set, I’m rather impressed. I like that it folds up for easy storage and that it’s easy to snap together in just a few seconds. I’m not a fan of how my white.. box.. thing (again, no clue what this photography stuff is called) is wrinkled on the sides, but until I find out if I can iron it, I’ll just shoot the back instead.
It comes with the white box you see there, a tiny tripod, two lights that go up on either side and a case for all this stuff so I can put it away neatly.
So, as the week goes on I’ll be practicing with this kit and hopefully see a difference in my photographs!
And, if not, it’ll probably be a pretty awesome cat house.