Behind the metaphorical magic green curtain, also know as my blog home page, I sit by the open window in my little studio. I’m surrounded by sewing supplies, quilt tops and everything else I need to create and run my business. From this space, I’m creating blog content, taking photographs of products, replying to emails, designing my next quilt, sewing samples and uploading finalized PDF patterns to my Etsy shop.
I’m not apologizing for doing this on my own. I am celebrating it, because, I can do this! Pay attention to the woman behind the curtain. I’m the young and creative talented behind Not Your Run of the Mill’s modern quilt designs. I’m a quilter, but I am also building this brand on my own.
Now for the hilarious moments that often go unseen due to the nature of the blog platform. Instead of showing off photos of the yummy crinkle cookies I made using a recipe from my new book, The Cookiepedi written by Stacy Adimando, I’m letting you behind the scene to witness my photo session that went all wrong.
On the third picture, coffee sloshed over the rim of the mug when my knee banged into my desk. The mug rocked back and forth splashing coffee on the paper backdrop. The paper was ruined. Then Moby, my curious cat, felt he needed to see for himself, what all the action was about. He poked his noise into a few pictures. Then he tried to swat one of my chocolate crinkle cookies off the table top. Instead of freaking out over spilled coffee, I continued to snap a few more photos, because, you never know what you might end up using.
The failed photo session brought up the opportunity to share that just like you I also work hard to get things just right. Stuff goes wrong all the time. That’s if for now, a small glimpse into what goes into making all of this happen.
When did you realize that your project wasn’t working out the way you had planned. Did you come away with something you didn’t expect? I shared my story, now tell yours. Leave a comment below.