Why'd all my pictures disappear? I haven't moved them and I didn't think they violated the TOS here. At least, nobody's said they did.
Anyhow, things are still going. I got a new logo/shirt design done because.... why not? Mostly, it's been the simple stuff that folks want because that's what I do to try and pay the bills.
One of my more recent projects was for a lady that wanted short hooks so she could make a display rack for her coffee mugs. Turns out, she and hubby collected them as they toured the Great Parks out west on their honeymoon, so they're more mementos than drink ware... even if they do actually use them.
It's always nice when folks ask me to make something for a special occasion, so I surprised her with brass screws that I antiqued myself to take off the new shine. She sent me these pics to show how it all came out.
I wish I knew how she got that second picture to come out so well. I suck at product photography and I don't doubt that it hurts sales. She nailed it with the color, depth of focus, lighting and everything!
I'll have to make do with my Canon G10 and iPhoto.
On the private side, I've been working on a new tool rack to help clean up some of the clutter. I call it the Tool Tower and plan to add at least one more shelf to it, though I have two 22" disks cut just in case.
I'm the world's worst when it comes to making things for myself, so this has been a real challenge to stay on. Normally, I just don't want to spend the time and money, and will "make do" with whatever I can cobble together.
Trying to get the shop more organized so it's a little more photogenic and I don't have to focus in so incredibly tight when I do snap a pic of something. It's a herculean task, but I'm taking it one bite at a time and this Tool Tower is big step in that direction.