Birdsong Bows: June 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Photo time for Birdsong Bows

No new bows this week, since I'm "shutting down" for a couple of weeks for some quality summer family time. But today I've got some shots from my new Nikon D80 to share! Most were taken after school/camp/daycare -- hence the lack of bows. I've got a long way to go, but am pleased that my out-of-box results are already better than I was getting with my other camera (which I had outgrown), and the addition of a speedlight has greatly improved my indoor work! Thanks for looking! The final one was among my first indoor shots....taken at the end of a series of shots showing Natalia's first full hair cut....what a difference a bounce flash makes!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Anna continues to enjoy her summer break, and has spent a lot of time in the pool. Here she is, after finally learning to swim underwater!

I am taking a summer vacation, so the Birdsong Bows Web site will be "closed" from June 22-July 6. You may place orders during this time, but they will not ship until July 9 at the earliest. I have one remaining eBay auction up until Monday, June 23 -- which will ship ASAP afterwards, but any custom requests on eBay or Etsy from June 22-July 6 will not ship until at least July 9. Thanks!

During this vacation, I will be practing my photo skills with my NEW Nikon D80 and lenses, scheduled to arrive this week. I hope to have excellent photos to show soon. I'm really excited about this latest "toy!"

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fruity Patooty hair bows!

Natalia modeled a set of large layered bows for the first time this weekend! This set of fruity bows is listed for the Roxy & Rocco launch that started Sunday. Search R&R Boutique all week for gorgeous boutique wear!

It was a very full weekend. We visited the Farmer's Market in Elkhart and had a addition to regular farmer's market item, there were several vendors of handmade items. If you live in the Michiana area and haven't gone....check it out!

Anna and I spent late Sunday morning at a friend's farm, where she played with a baby lamb, held chickens, gave peanuts to a peacock and swam in a pond. Lots of fun! And we were celebrating because this was her first weekend to ride her bike without training wheels. :) But....shhhh.....she's like a race car driver. She's only proficient at turning left!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fruity Week ahead! (And a fruity model)

Well, it's summer so my little models are back on the job. Don't you love Natalia's curly pigtails and this adorable
cherry-fruit bowband?
It was made to match a popular fruit fabric. This bow is for the Avalon "fruit salsa" launch this week. Type Avalon in the eBay search engine to see all the fruity selections!

In other boutique news, SweetStreet boutique has become BizzyB Boutique, to more accurately reflect the lives of our designers. Not that we're not sweet, but...ya know. Be sure to view all of the beautiful auctions we have going this week!