9.7.12 – Jamie’s Goals Week 12

7 Sep

Our baby has yet to make an appearance, so I decided I better complete my final week of goals. It’s hard to believe it has already been 12 weeks since I decided to do some weekly crafting and photography work before our baby girl arrives. It’s been interesting; there have been weeks that I have been way more excited about my craft than photography and vice versa. I have definitely learned a lot and had some fun along the way, but I am glad that I have reached the end of my commitment and VERY ready for what was supposed to occur at the end of this little journey! What happens if she doesn’t arrive over the weekend? Well, I have promised myself (and my husband) that I will enjoy the last few moments (or possibly days) of quiet before she finally makes her appearance without worrying about what additional projects I can tackle. Watch a girly movie, read a non-baby book, sunbathe… I’m sure I’ll find something to do. 🙂

So what did I do this week?

For my craft, my bestie mentioned that she wouldn’t mind me working on a tutu for a Halloween costume for her little girl. She sent me a picture of what she had in mind, and I was more than happy to have a project to work on this week. Of course, when I went to the craft store to pick up my tutu supplies, I started brainstorming all kinds of parts to the outfit and ended up doing a little more than a tutu. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I can’t wait to see her in it! Here is a sneak peak of the little Pocahontas costume:

For my photography goal, I refreshed my memory on how to create a vignette in Photoshop. I have an action that will do this for me, but sometimes it doesn’t do what I want it to do. I used this tutorial and our anniversary picture. I liked this tutorial because as the author describes, “Vignette 2.0 just punches up the blacks for a more sharp, graphic look, leaving the midtones and highlights alone.” Therefore, you won’t see our arms darkened in the bottom corners (which would look cheesy), but you should notice a slight vignette at the top of the door. I think it is a quick and easy way to place a little more emphasis on the subject in some of your pictures.


Well, that’s it, folks! Of course, I’ll still be crafting and learning about photography, but I’ll spare you the details each week (unless I think it’s really cool). Thanks for helping me stay accountable these last 12 weeks! Hope everyone has a great weekend. 🙂

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