Sunday, 29 May 2011
Sew Weekly: Embellish This!
Hi dreamers! As usual, I've been up and down and running around town, so here's my Sew Weekly creation this week!
Fortunately, Husbie and I got to take a little warm holiday recently as my brother was married on Magnetic Island, near Townsville (where they live) in Queensland. For the wedding occasion, I wore my Colette Rooibos dress, that I made for the Sew Weekly in March. But for the plane trip up there, I wore my new piping (my chosen area to try for the Embellishment theme) floral wiggle dress.
Time for some acting! Oh, what's that over there?! My Husband telling me to lean MORE over:
That looks natural doesn't it? Then he tells me to go into the water, and say 'Wha' Happened' like from A Mighty Wind.
So he gets a splash for all his direction this week! What a cutie!
Don't my photos look 1960s Vanity Fair? (I kinda think so! Not that I read any magazines to know that, but for some reason I thought that) I only put a small vignette on the photos usually for the Sew Weekly blog post, as I really like showing the true colour of the fabric, and with minimal distraction to the Sew Weekly readers. I admire Mena's blog, and I wanna make a very clear and consistent look for her (I really try not to waffle in my write up too!) website, so I ask Husbie to take the photos and then just put the vignette on.
But you guys are totally fun and I hope you don't mind me oversharing a little more with you, and making my photos have flair! So for these photos, I've given them a cross processed look in Lightroom. I think I've told you about this software before, as my Husbie uses it for his photography and people have said that you do more detailed photo editing with your Photoshop (or Potato Shop as Franca calls it! Cute!) like touch ups and stuff. But you can process photos quicker and easily with Lightroom. As I'm not in anyway a digital photography master, I spend most of my time (a I usually only have 5 minutes for every post!) clicking on a filter in Lightroom to give it a 'look'. I also add the curved corners to my photos in Lightroom.
You can also do the same with Picnik, that online photo editing software for the curved corners AND the filters/cross processed look. It works differently, and it's free, to Lightroom but if you're curious about getting a better 'look' to your photos you can play around with it!