So, I have gone and done it...literally!
I've created a dot.com
Not sure how it worked out though, as me and I.T don't get along at all ;0)
I waded through the prompts to turn my blog page into
You can still use the blogspot address, it will re-direct you
(I sound like I know what I just said, but not really!)
The problem I found with the change over is that I lost ALL of my Blog Roll
yup, the whole list!
I had well over 178+ on that list, and then poof!...gone.
Slowly, but surely, I will get them back, but if you would like to leave your blog address in the comments section, I can add you to my 'new blogroll'.
So, it seems that the new dot.com address has lead my little Marley & Lockyer-child onto a new path.
Mic and I have spoken at length about all aspects of this pasison of mine and have decided it is time to amp things up...I'm not sure what to expect yet, but we have plans!
It is so exciting to see how something which started as my little hobby, while the boys were babies, has morphed into this business which I adore so much.
It hasn't been easy, let me just say, but not a chore, a real passion and it has been something for my soul to dive into, away from being a Wife and Mum, something just for me.
While we are on the topic of exciting,
I wanted to show you some of my new Snowflake range.
These will debut at the Niche -All Wrapped Up design market which
M&L will be attending on the 18th & 19th November.
I will be listing some on my Etsy Store also.
They are so sweet with their little glitter bead at the top.
As well as the ribbon, which is either a very soft grey or white.
I am having some of these for our own tree this year for sure!! and don't they go so well with Tina's
beautiful crocheted stars?
I loved shooting the photos for these snowflakes.
I get a lot of emails asking what settings I use on my camera, if I use a light box etc.
Well to be honest, I only found out what a light box was about 2 months ago and I only use the macro setting on my camera...I told you, my and anything digital/I.T!! ;0)
I don't use any editing software or photoshop either,
how you see it is EXACTLY as it was taken.
Oh, and I only use natural light.
Don't even crop the pics. I make sure I get the shot how it will be uploaded.
I don't have the time to fluff about with that stuff.
So, anyone can take a good picture really.
While I was making copious amounts of snowflakes, I also made some clay feather tags.
I LOVE these...more for our tree, I think!
I did want you to see how I make the photos I take work.
Today, actually this afternoon, when I took these pictures we were having a torrential downpour, and I mean pouring!! So the light was dull,
but that's OK. I can work with dull.
All I need is one of my white linen European covers, a cereal box to hole up the back drop and hide my sink, yes that's right, I took these on my sink while the Lasagna was cooking, Tina's star, my postcode covered box, linen ribbon, mason jar full of lights and a small string of fairy lights and away we go. You can see my kitchen window winder there in the background.
(Oh, and there are some of the smaller snowflakes there on the box)
I took a long shot, so you could see the reality of the kitchen sink photo shoot!
and our dull day
no light box, fancy editing etc, just styling =0)
Now, some other gorgeous styling has come from the beautiful Natalie from Nest, Penguin here in Tasmania. Nest is a new stockist for Marley & Lockyer and Nat took these stunning shots of M&L in her store.
I love that box the tags are in and see the beaker with the little nest in it, behind my Owl Brooch?
Here is my Ampersand brooch as well. Nat took more photos, but you will have to stop HEREand see more of Natalie's stunning displays, as well as her beautiful store, NEST
So, after nearly 5 years of starting Marley & Lockyer,
we have a dot.com. Some of you wont think that's very exciting, but after all the work I have put into making this business, I am stoked!
I need to contact Katrina for some expert help I think to make it work.
I am so happy with it, I am turning this into a banner for the store.
What do you think?
I'm so excited, I have butterflies!!
Have a wonderful day tomorrow...I will =0)