Thanks to my photographer friend Marjolein, I now have the perfect setup for taking product pictures! I had all these random things, like a cheap lightbox, a daylight lamp and some LED lamps, but I never managed to take nice pictures using them. I was always just waiting for the right weather so I could use natural light.
Marjolein helped me create a setup that has the right light, so I am super pleased! No more hoping for slightly overcast but not too dark-weather!
The only downside is that the lights are super bright. Next time I might try this setup without the big daylight lamp, because it really hurt my eyes. On the bright (no pun intented) side though: At least I won't get winter depression!
In case anyone is struggling with taking product pictures too, this is the setup I'm using now:
- Cheap lightbox (Ritz Studio)
- LED lights (Falcon) on the sides
- Cheap lamp that came with the lightbox on top (but this will be replaced with a LED lamp soon too, as this crappy lamp gets WAY too hot)
- Philips Energy light (but that can probably be done without)
Today was a busy Monday for me. I worked hard on making some new things for Feito com Amor, a super cute shop in Breda (Netherlands) where you can buy Tizzalicious goodies.
Don't you just love my placemats, by the way? I bought them ages ago, but never used them for eating! Luckily I have found a new use for them now: Making sure my little charms, chain and jump rings won't fall through the table.
I realize spring is coming up, and the time for warm woolly hats is over, but Tiny Owl's Magic Attic sells amazing knitting patterens, and I figured that if you are a slow knitter, like most people in my life, you might want to get started now, so you can don some handmade cuteness by the time autumn comes around.
While I was away from blogging land, a lot of blogworthy things happened. Time to catch up!
The most important thing that happened during my absence was my trip to Oregon, USA! My boyfriend is half American, and grew up in Eugene, Oregon. During the Holidays I joined his family for a trip there. It was amazing!
So what did I do while I was there?
Fall in love with the cute mail boxes...
Shop for nice goodies like this suuuuuper cute bag!
Drool over this pink camera (but not buy it, I am a Canon girl after all)...
Love Aunt Carol's Flamingo collection, especially the Christmas flamingos...
Buy 3 pairs of Toms shoes...(I had borrow suitcase space from both Mr.Licious and his dad to be able to carry all the stuff I bought home :o)
Went to Portland, where the indie shops are amazing and plentiful!
Tried beer flavored ice cream in this fantastic ice cream shop...
Ate a Voodoo Donut...
Spotted this sweet sign in someones yard...
Bought this awesome monkey...
And these cool Powell's Books magnets...
Saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time...
Apart from all that I also...
- Used hipster iphone photo apps too much
- Found out that Beavers fans are truly despised in Eugene
- Saw an American Football match on TV for the first time (go Ducks!)
- Got to know and love Mr.Licious' American family
- Ate way too much yummie goodies (Pieshakes? WTF? Delicious!)
In other words: I had an absolutely fantastic time, and I can't wait to go back some day!
Like I mentioned the other day, I have lots of new goodies to add to the shop which I made while I was creating the new website. The first batch of new products is available in the shop now: Lots and lots of large heart rings with cupcakes, lollipops, cherries, anchors,...you name it.
We are having a little contest on Pinterest! It's very simple, all you need to do it pin or repin our contest image, and pin any products from the Tizzalicious shop that you would like to win. The winner will win one of the products they pinned, which means you basically select your own prize!
See the image below for more details on how to take part.
For easy repinning, you can also find the image on Pinterest here, and all our product pages have pin buttons.
If anyone would like to follow my pinterest boards, my username is, as always, Tizzalicious. Feel free to comment with a link to your boards too, of course!
Oh no, it's been way too long since my last post! I had a good reason for my absence though: I was working on the new Tizzalicious website! It took me much longer than I thought it would, and the stress from things not working the way I wanted to nearly killed me, but I survived, and I can now proudly present the new website!
I would love to hear what you think!
As you can see, it has a whole new look. Not only the look is new though, we also have tons of new useful functionalities.
So what's new?
- Shop by style, theme, color or price - Ability to create an account for extra features (wishlist, address book, etc.) - New payment methods (you can now pay with iDeal, Bank Transfer, Credit & Debit Cards, Paypal, Bancontact/Mister Cash and Sofortüberweisung/DIRECTebanking) - Easy choice of currencies (Euro's, Dollars or Pounds) - Better search with images
Another advantage is that it's now a lot easier for me to add products! During my absence I did make quite a few things, so you can expect a lot of new items over the new few weeks.
I will be blogging regularly again for now on, so see you all on here, and hopefully in the new shop!