Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh Sew Stylish giveaway!

My sweet friend Lindsay is giving away a bag of your choice from her etsy shop!

Lindsay is a very talented seamstress and her purses and bags are simply *Adorable*!! I'd love to have one of these! The winner will be drawn at random on August 20th, (2010) so hurry on over to enter! :D

There, now that I've shared that wonderful event with you, I thought you might like to see some of the pictures I've been taking with my new camera, which is an Olympus PEN E-PL1.

I've really been enjoying the "Art Modes", especially:

Grainy Black-&-White
 Me... a self portrait. (That is my bookcase behind me and you can just see the corner of my jewelry worktable on the left.)

Pop Art:
Wild blueberries. (one of my earliest shots... the focus here is not perfect)

Soft Focus:
Look at the background... see how soft and dreamy it looks?
I also liked...
Gentle Sepia:
Daddy on the porch.

Pinhole: (darkened edges)

And the Macro is impressive! Look at this picture:
I call it "The Unfortunate Tomato". Lol!

More next time!



  1. Love the pictures, Julia! Sounds like an awesome camera. :)

  2. HI,
    I love her bags too! :D
    You're so pretty!
    I love the tomato picture!


  3. Hi Julia!

    Just letting you know that your blog has been featured on

    Head over to meet other like-minded bloggers and make new friends :)

  4. What beautiful photos!

    My favorites are the flowers and the picture of you. :-)

    I like the tomato one too. :-D



  5. Awww... thanks for posting about my giveaway, Julia! I really appreciate it. :) And thank you SO much for your order! ;D That brought a real smile to my face, dear friend. I'll be shipping your bag out very soon! ;)

    Oooo, I LOVE the pictures, especially the one of you and the one of the tomato. How neat! :)

    -- Love & Blessings,
    Lindsay <3

  6. i love all the pictures. you are very talented. :) the last one is my very favorite because of all the detail!

  7. I love the wild blueberries picture. I also love the macro setting on my camera. (-: I really enjoy getting those close-up pictures. And I'm always impressed when I see any other picture with perfect focus that's close-up. I know, you said yours wasn't, but it was close!

  8. Ohhhh the pictures are awesome :D

  9. Hey!

    I started a free, online Christian girls magazine called Inspired. I was wondering if you were interested in subscribing or joining the staff. For more info, check out our website:


  10. love the picture of the bug! I love all the pictures! I really like your header... wish I knew how to do something like that!

  11. I love the gentle sepia; gives it a nice antique look; does your camera have a color choice thats kind of a bluey color? Oh, and the soft focus is just awesome.

  12. Hello Julia!
    I found the link for your blog on a friend's site, and just wanted to let you know I stopped by! :) It's very beautiful, and I've had fun reading some of your posts! It's amazing to 'meet' a Christian homeschooled girl who lives in America. I also visited "Warfare by Ductape" and I loved it, can't wait to show it to my 16yro and 14yro brothers! :)
    Anyway, just wanted to say hi! God bless you,
    Jasmine (Australia) <><

  13. Aww! Poor Tomato! :)


    P.S. I'm Skylar. I just turned 14 and I home-school. I'm a newbie at your blog. :)

  14. Hey there girly! I was thinking about you and thought I'd come see what you were up to, and it seems you're up to a low because your blog is not. LOL :)


  15. Julia,
    Your blog makeover looks lovely! I scrapbook, and the decorations, especially the jeweled flowers, remind me of the embellishments I could use on my pages. You did a splendid job; I like the combination of purple and blue. =)
    I thought I would 'drop you a line'; I discovered your website through "Joyfully at Home" and I wanted to laugh at all our similarities! I love to read, I love to write, I love to (swing) dance, I love beautiful things, so I am sure I would love making jewelry, and I am also a homeschooled Christian teenager. I have journaled since the age of seven, though only on paper; writing is one of my favorite things to do. And guess what my name is?

    God bless!

    -Julia M.


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