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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Surrounded by Scraps

Staying up on updates

Linda Nussbaum

All of you bloggers out there are familiar with this, no doubt. We keep making, keep doing, maybe even keep documenting. Then comes time to make sure those new pursuits are shared with others in this social media world. For me this can be a struggle.

After unloading my car from the St. Johns Bizarre street fair a couple of weeks ago I quite promptly started taking photos of some of the smaller inventory items still in my care. As I think I mentioned briefly before the fair, the plan was to document items coming back with me in the hopes that there would be MANY fewer to document and that I wouldn't be posting items that subsequently sold just days later.

So I took photos. Lots and lots of photos:

There are dozens and dozens of these guys. Many are still unedited. And there's the crux of the delay. Don't you find it mind-numbingly tedious to just resize, crop and enhance the lighting of one product photo after another?? Well, I certainly do. So I put it off. Indefinitely.

I'm trying to be better. Trying to share the positive in what is going on at the Surrounded by Scraps Studio. Trying to stay connected with other bloggers. Trying to spend an appropriate amount of time both making, editing and sharing my work. Always trying.

With this surge of motivation there will also be updates to my gallery and shop pages. Step by step. And if anyone has tips for me, bring 'em on!!