New Toy

Squeee . . . Today my new toy arrived!

For years now I have said that I wanted a lightbox to do my photography.  But alas I kept putting it off, kept making do with bits of fabric thrown over a chair, and trays of various materials as a background or the weeds in the backyard – often all with the help of a torch to assist with shadows – then some serious Photoshopping to get rid of those painful shadows and get the perfect photo.  Yep I am sure I looked hilarious at times doing my photography.  My biggest challenge with getting goods listed online has also been time – time it takes to set up a photo – wait for the sun in the right place – realise it is midnight and I really needed some more . .  . well no more!

Many a time I have sat with a lightbox in my shopping cart and never clicked the checkout button thinking my scrap of white fabric will do a  little bit longer.  Well with the encouragement of  Mr Buttons I finally took the plunge – I went through to the checkout and even paid – only thing was I didn’t buy a lightbox – but a light bed big enough to even photograph the clocks!  I couldn’t be happier…. results are awesome – now just need to learn a little more about my camera . . . the necklace photo below has had no photo-retouching done to it at all – saved me 15 minutes! sweet!

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New Year – New Growth

“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”  Anonymous

So with that thought the time has come to really push forward with the Addicted to Buttons website.  The website has sat here in the background for a few years now – and finally with the help of my techno savvy father – we are going to get the website blossoming beautifully with an explosion of Buttons! We have big plans for the site and hope that you come along for the Button Journey we take.

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