I’ve been trying to work on my product photography lately. I have tons of ideas for new products I’m itching to get working on but I decided to make myself have a good look at the ones I already have first and try and make the best of them. My photos have always been so-so. Not awful, (I hope) but definitely with plenty of ‘room for improvement’ which is the same phrase Michael uses to describe my catching skills so we know there not great! I’m trying to read, learn and keep trying to make them better. I’ve started with the Alphabetti badges and magnets which area a consistently good seller especially on Not On the Highstreet but with very old photos they were due for an update. Here’s what I’ve got so far…

I have this vague memory from when I was a kid and as a special treat sometimes we would get to play with a big tray full of dry red lentils. I remember driving cars around in it, scooping them up, pouring them through little water wheels and generally thinking it was the best thing ever. Anyway, I asked my mum about it last weekend so I could try and recreate the magic and she managed to totally shatter my romantic memories by saying something along the lines of ‘oh yes, I think I just tipped a bag of lentils into an old cat litter tray’ lovely, cheers mum!

Anyway, here’s our version, a couple of super cheap bags of rice and a big flat plastic tub. We added in some cars and a digger and it kept this little guy quite happy. Next time perhaps I’ll add in some toy animals or spoons and a funnel.

It’s practically compulsory to eat ice cream and take a walk by the sea on sunny days. Even if it’s only sunny in-between hail stone showers.

I finally got a new phone, after almost three months of frustration trying to get my old one to connect to the internet. Feeding a tiny baby at all times of the night and day I really need something to keep me occupied (and awake!) and peering bleary eyed at my phone is the easiest way to do it. So last week I finally qualified for my upgrade and to celebrate I got myself one of my phone cases from society 6. They have free world wide shipping and $5 off every item so it was pretty easy to convince myself it was a good idea. Plus I was really curious to see what it would actually be like.

And, I’m really pleased with it, its great quality and the print looks good. The colours are exactly how I hoped they would look and its quite a lovely thing to own.