Tag Archives: behind the scenes

Waters Wears: Friends and Flower Crowns

img_5351

Several weeks ago, my friend, Kelsey and I made some flowers crowns. Our friend, Caleb, helped us with a photoshoot a little while after that featured them. You can see the official Flower Crowns post on Kelsey’s blog here.

kelsey1

kelsey2

kelsey3

img_5359

kelsey4

img_5420

img_5429

img_5456

img_5475

img_5477

img_5481

img_5484

kelsey5

These people have been my friends for years now, and though we all don’t get to hang out together as much as we used to, the times we do get to spend together are always lovely and silly. It’s nice to spend time with people you share so many inside jokes with, who’ve stuck around through awkward phases, embarrassing phases, differences in belief and choices, tears, laughs, etc. All in all, this day made me feel so joyful. I love these people. (I know, so much cheese, but it’s true.)

kelsey6

kelsey7

kelsey8

(Find out more info about outfits and accessories on Kelsey’s post.)

Pattern Editing

pleats3-4left

Writing this pattern was simple; I’ve gotten into the habit of writing my patterns down as I make them, for the most part. Editing it to get it ready for the shop has taken a good bit of time, though, because this particular pattern involves a few techniques that need more detailed directions than most patterns. This meant getting lots of pictures, then editing all those pictures, putting them in the written pattern, and making sure directions are hopefully clear and understandable.

I tried to get pictures on clear days, so that the light coming though my window would be more consistent, and several days where I had planned to shoot turned out to be overcast and rainy. But finally, I have all the pictures needed.

On top of all this, I’m making the pattern in right-handed and left-handed versions. I crochet left-handed, but I know that the majority don’t. I also know from being a left-handed crocheter that there aren’t a lot of patterns that cater to lefty crocheting, and sometimes following patterns can get a bit confusing because of this. Making these two versions meant editing pictures doubly – once for lefties, and then again flipped for righties, and putting those pictures into two separate files. Sort of extra work, but worth it, in my opinion, because since this pattern has a lot of pictures, people can now choose the orientation that best makes sense to them. No headaches or confusion from having to reverse directions in your head.

I’m still finishing up the last few bits, but I’m hopeful that it won’t be too much longer until the pattern is ready and in the shop! It should be a great project and garment for fall and winter. Keep an eye on the shop for the pattern’s release.

Around Here

aroundhere21

Around here (not so) lately, as the first few pictures were taken months ago, before first trimester fatigue kept me from even feeling like simply posting pictures. :) Above, Dragon napping by the window.

aroundhere22

A picture I didn’t realize was slightly blurry when I took it – my second weaving, made with my little makeshift loom, and hanging out with a beautiful little watercolor by my sister-in-law.

aroundhere23

Some things I drew for a baby shower thrown for a dear friend. Little one is now here and is super precious.

aroundhere24

A very recent photo,unedited, from the pattern I’m putting together for my pleated skirt.

Hopefully I’ll get some more random pictures in the next few weeks, as I’m getting back into the swing of things thanks to second trimester regained energy.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...