weekending

My copies of ‘Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified’ by Cal Patch and ‘Water for Elephants’ by Sara Gruen arrived in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait to read either of those, so it’s going to be a rather quiet weekend.

Also my pretty vintage treadle has had to take a trip to the sewing machine doctor’s. Apparently there really is something not quite right with the upper tension (so it wasn’t just my mistake) and while fixing it the shop will give her a good clean as well and do all necessary adjustments and such. I know it’s in good hands but I really miss it already and it will be gone for about a week! I think my relationship with my material possessions is a bit unhealthy…it is certainly wrong to be so emotionally attached to a sewing machine, a notebook or a camera, right?

I should follow the cat’s example…the only thing they’re deeply emotionally attached to is food!

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8 thoughts on “weekending

    1. tidytipsy

      Thank you! I would love to buy a vintage film camera some day, so I can get that look naturally! That belongs to the very long list of things I’ll buy when I get a job and earn money ;))

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      1. bambooska

        That’s one of the things I’d love to buy myself too, you know? But first, I would have to buy a really nice digital camera because I don’t have one yet. It’s so very easy to fall in love with photography, isn’t it? I’m passionate about it but, sadly, I don’t know much.

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        1. tidytipsy

          I think a digital camera is definitely easier for beginners, because advanced film cameras are often completely manual. To learn the basics I’d recommend you take a look at Ree’s page, she does a fantastic job at explaining the most important things! Photography is so much fun and the more you learn the more fun it is!

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          1. bambooska

            I’m definitely going to take a look at Ree’s page, thank you so much for the link. Can I ask what equipament you use? What camera do you work with? Do you also have a set of lens and all that? I’m beginning to grow more and more fond of this art. It’s adorable!

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          2. tidytipsy

            I have a Canon 450D and I take 95% of my pictures with the 50mm 1.4 lens. I also have a 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens but I hardly ever use them. For sports pictures I sometimes get to borrow my dad’s 70-200mm but in general the 50 is all I ever need. I’d love to get a 35mm lens someday though.

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