Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Making More Room

Christmas In July at CrystalPhotography...

All items tagged Christmas in July are on for free shipping!

Clearance Section: Buy one get one free of equal or lesser value. Please state the free item (from clearance section) in message to seller. Limited stock!

Also, I do some crocheted items, and would like to see these shipped out before our babies arrive.  I have so much yarn kicking around, so making new things as I have time (along with the many other things I need to get done!)  Shipping will be refunded if it is less than posted.  So, if you buy multiple items, I'm sure shipping will be a lot less!

The center is a bed measuring approximately 9"x18" in a neutral beige color. With the fringes, the entire blanket measures approximately 45" x 54".  $75 (regular $95) plus $15.00 shipping. 

Varigated Brown Elf Hat – 15½” head circumference. Mixed yarn content. $15.00 plus $10 shipping.

Varigated Purple collar cocoon – 22½” long. Mxied content fiber. $30 plus shipping $15.

Green Hooded Cocoon – 20½” long. Mixed content fiber. $30 plus shipping $10.

Varigated Brown Teddy Hat – 12” head circumference. 98% acrylic, 2% polyester. $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping.

100% cotton hat and diaper cover.  Diaper cover has ruffles on back side.  Newborn size.  Asking $40 for the set plus $15 shipping.

Varigated Blue Helmet Hat (a bit lighter than shown on photo) – 13½” head circumference-does have some ease for stretching. 100% cotton. $12.00 plus $7.00 shipping

Hot Green Newsboy - 15½” head circumference. Unisex hat. 100% cotton. $20.00. $7.00 shipping.


If you'd like any of the crocheted items, please leave a message with e-mail address and I'll be in touch. 
Thanks so much for all your support!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Taking A Break

Well, last week I got all into a big promotion on my product photography, and that afternoon the tables turned for me. 

You see, we somewhat half expected to hear the news, but it's best to not get your hopes up on things to avoid disappointment later on. 

To make a long story short, we're expecting twins and I will not be taking many more product photography orders right now.  I will try to keep my shop open as best as possible, as I have already changed my shipping and ordering policy.  I don't want to let go of all the promotion I've done and close down the shop, but if the long run, if it's necessary, I guess I'll do that and work on custom orders only.

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, but I'm really excited for the new happenings in our family-and if it means putting my hobby on hold, that's okay with me too!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Product Photography

This past year, I decided to offer something new on etsy when I saw some shops with product photos that I thought could use a lot of improvement.  I don't know if it's just me, but if the photo doesn't look very professional and clear, I'm afraid to make a purchase.

 The photos shown here are reduced in size, but I will send you a large version of all the photos you choose from the sets that I shoot.
I will e-mail you the files once all the shots are completed and you've choosen your photos. If you would like, I can also send a copy of the files on a disc when I return your product to you.

In the past year, I added more lenses to my camera bag, one being a macro lens, which allows me to get real close to small items or capture the detail on larger items! It was a costly venture, but has been worth it already!

I have limited amount of space for shooting objects as well as model sizes, so I appreciate a convo or e-mail double checking about your product line before purchasing a listing.

If you'd like a sample run done first with only one of your items, I have a listing ready for a Product Photography Sample where I work with one of your items.  This would give you an idea of what I can do with your product before sending me your entire line!

Also available is a listing for Product Photography for 5 items.  This listing includes 3-5 photos of each product.

If you'd like more than 5 products photographed, please contact me and we can arrange a custom listing just for you.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Fresh Strawberries

Ahh, the taste of summer!  Nothing like fresh strawberries!  I picked up three ice cream pails full for myself yesterday, so today is being spent cleaning them and deciding what to make of them.

I've already made two recipes of strawberry jam, and frozen the remaining ones whole from the first pail.  Now, two more pails to go.  I think I'll keep some fresh for eating with ice cream or sugar and cream (delicious even if it adds a few pounds)!

What do you think, would these be a good addition to photos for a kitchen?  More shots to come later!