Category Archives: PATTERNS
I happened upon this darling free pattern for a little wine cork Christmas Tree. Visiting friends with a bottle of wine in hand, I decided to make one of these darling cork covers to go with the bottle. Once opened, you then place the tree over the cork and have a darling ornament. I added a tiny star button to the top of mine and an ornament hanger. You can find free patterns for the cork Christmas Tree here. Super quick and easy to crochet, along with directions for three sizes. My review of this pattern is TWO THUMBS UP!!!
Not only did I want to share this free crochet pattern with you from One Dog Woof’s website, but I also wanted to give a photography tip on how to photograph your items using natural light from a window, along with using a bit of “fill flash” – what is fill flash you may ask… it is just a bit of flash from your camera to help the exposure.
This first photo I had my camera set on auto and zoomed in as close as I could to obtain sharp focus on my focal point “The Cork Christmas Tree” without any flash, just placed the item near a window with natural light (quite diffused, as it is cloudy today). Not only is it dark, but the posing isn’t that great.
Next, I turned on my flash for some “fill flash” indoors. The item is still placed in the same spot near the window, sitting on a piece of white fun foam to avoid “down-shadowing” and pick up “up-fill” from the white fun foam with the flash. The camera settings are still the same. I also reposed the tree so that it was sitting center, straight up and down, and with the fill flash see the difference in the sharpness of the focus on the tree – much better results, don’t you think?
Try your hand with “fill flash” both indoors and outdoors to see the difference in your exposure and final results straight from the camera with no post-processing.
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Did you miss me?!?! Last week was so full of deals, steals, coupons, sales, etc. Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks was doing her own shopping from some of the fabulous deals! Did you do some shopping too?
This week, I’ve decided it’s time for some Christmas Holiday Stockings! And here is our lineup of free and paid crochet patterns for this week’s feature of Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 4! <3
- Criss Cross Stocking
- Fabulously Festive Christmas Stocking
- Jingle Bell Stockings
- Perfectly Plaid Christmas Stocking
- Jingle Jangle Christmas Stocking
- Christmas Stocking Ornament
- Little Christmas Socks
- Christmas Stocking
- Christmas Cable Stocking
- Jolly Stockings
- Snowflake Stocking
- Pet’s Christmas Sock
And there we have it folks, 12 stocking patterns all rounded up for you this week in Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 4!!
Yep, today is Small Business Saturday – and since I fall into that category – guess what… I’M HAVING A SALE!!!
This sale begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. PST Saturday, November 29, 2014 – That gives you 12 hours to shop!!! :)
Here’s a short article on when and why “Small Business Saturday” began :)
Visit my shop on Craftsy to see what patterns I’ve selected to put on special for a mere $3.00/each… Fill your cart – this is a GREAT SALE!
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I wish to you and yours a day full of laughter, love, and stuffing yourself silly… and at the end of all of the festivities, you find time for yourself to crochet!
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