Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This really is an OH MY GOSH!

The Dubai show is cancelled until next year.... double drat.   I am gutted, but there is nothing we can do about it :O(  with cut budgets, they were forced to cancel the majority of their summer shows.

But, all is not lost, I have a new camera to play with... a Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS lens no less!  and a Berina Aurora 430 sewing and embroidery machine to play with... oh, and 2 new little kittens that my husband found huddled in the road.

I will eventually take photos of all the dolls I had made for the show, and of the growing Badger and the cute kittens, but for now, here is my camera experimentation... there is so much to learn... ugg.


Lester

Llano... these photos were taken when it was really dark!


She has no name :O(  any ideas?

Jewelry Box

Well, I definately need to practice using the camera..  It's so heavy, my wrist aches LOL!

Ooh... I've just thought, I can do the blog raffle/giveaway thing sooner than expected... The animal shelter is suffering, so this could be good timing....watch this space :O)

18 comments:

  1. Oh my god I´m so sorry about the Dubai show! I hope you are not very disappointed.
    I have a new camera too and I´m ecstatic! I´m sure you will feel comfortable using it soon!
    I love your new doll and the orange touch, she is very sweet, she could be a good Rebecca, but I´m not sure you will like that name... The jewelry box is wonderful too.
    Love your dogs and I can´t wait to see the kittens!

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  2. Oh noooo ..... bummer....

    But... your furry family will likely be happy that you are not flitting off globe trotting...and your sweetie too for that matter...

    A lovely new camera.... I keep thinking want a new one...but, honestly? ..I'm too lazy to bother getting to know new things like that .... I find the instructions complicated to read and understand. I do so much better if somebody shows me..patiently...and I do and they show me again... and on and on?... that's me...

    how about Melina for the orange blossom gal...or ... Blossom ....

    looking forward to the donation and giveaway posting..... I guess a lot of the smaller charities are in dire straits if big things are being cancelled and put on hold.... I've begun putting my paltry sums into animal and small holdings... just because the big guys are still getting plenty in grants and donations. Somebody has to do the little things... why not us?!

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  3. I would give her the name LARA.
    "Lara can be a given name or a surname in several languages. In Ukrainian, and Russian other languages, the given name is a short form for Larissa. In Hindi, the given name is a short form for Laranya, which means graceful."WIKI
    tell us more about the camera. I am intersted. Can you take a video with it?

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  4. So sorry about the show, all that hard work!!!

    The new doll makes me think of burnt orange suns.... Maybe Freya, after the Goddess associated with the sun and gold and the afterlife.

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  5. That's awful they had to cancel the show...I am so sorry...I know you have worked so hard.....
    I love the doll and when I looked at her I immediately thought Isabella......
    Have fun with your new camera and sewing machine.......great pictures
    Hugs and Blessings

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  6. I'm so jealous of your kittens, I'm suffering from acute kitten want these days. :) The dolls are lovely as always!

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  7. Aww, bummer about the show! At least you have your new camera and sewing machine...can't wait to see you new kittens :)

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  8. Sorry for the show, but the other news are great.
    Your dolls are wondeful!!!
    Hugs!

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  9. Sigh, I love your dolls - and your wonderful animal family. No name I have thought of would do her justice. She is beautiful and her colouring looks Irish to me.

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  10. Hey, I think I visited everyone, but now I still can't decide on a name, as I love all your suggestions... I guess I have 15 others who need names though!

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  11. Oh I'm so sorry Abi for the canceled show. I know you were so looking forward to it : ( But there has to be a silver lining...

    The pictures you took with your new camera are outstanding!!!

    Francesca is what I would name your no name doll... it just came to me when I looked at her.

    Again love the photos!
    Pattee

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  12. oh my. nothing to do but have that animal shelter fund raiser!
    enjoy your new "babies" and talk to your camera until you have a deep understanding of each other.

    please so keep me in the loop on the camera...i am at the moment camera-less!!! and i must rectify this sooner than later.

    let me know when i can help share the word about your fund raiser.

    oxoxoxoxoxxo,
    rebecca

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  13. Abi, I'm sorry about the Dubai show (but I am looking forward to seeing all the dolls you had ready for it).

    Love your pics - you have such a fine knack with your lighting - I don't think I will ever see a bad photo of yours. Your new little Ms. Nameless is gorgeous by the way! I like Vee's suggestion of Melina for the name.

    Hugs,

    Sue

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  14. oh i cant believe they've cancelled the show!!! :( what a beautiful camera!!! my old one just conked out & i got a canon too & im finding it a treat but so difficult too! learning curves!!!

    i think for the doll maybe Rose, because she looks like a beautiful blooming rose!!!

    beautiful thoughts

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  15. DID YOU HAVE A BIRTHDAY OR WHAT?

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  16. Those kitten are so precious....and gir, I think you have a handle on the new camera....great pictures....
    I hope you have a very creative weekend or do you need a break?

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  17. HI ABI
    NAME IS PATRICIA I AM FOR ARKANSAS.I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE ON GINGERMELON SITE. WELL I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR LIL LADY WITH THE ORANGE FLOWER. AND I THOUGHT OF THE NAME BLOSSOM. BUT I NOTICED IN SOME OF THE OTHER COMMENTS THAT SOMEONE ALREADY PICK THE NAME BLOOM. AND THEN I THOUGHT OF EMILY BLOOM. ITS JUST A THOUGHT ON THE 2 NAMES. YOU WILL PICK THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR LIL LADY. TAKE CARE,BE HAPPY AND SAVE. FROM PATRICIA

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  18. Oh have fun with your new camera. I am getting ready to upgrade soon. I have a Canon EOS XTI and I loved shooting with it. Sorry about the show. :(

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