A Random Week

I figured out what was wrong with my camera and why it the autofocus wasn’t working.  After fixing it I read up on lenses at KenRockwell.com and decided that the first lens I wanted to buy was a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G AF-S.

I have REALLY loved it!  Everyone told me about how having a quality lens makes all of the difference but I don’t think I really understood what they meant until I actually had a quality lens.  My first thought after taking pictures with it was “where have you been all my life!?”.  The second thought was, “Wow!  I really need to get the 35mm”.  Since it’s a fixed lens, there is no zooming in or out.  That means if I want to capture more in the image I need to back up.  Not a big deal if I am outside… slightly bigger deal if I am inside and constrained by the walls of my house.  Cari from An Intentional Life warned me that would happen :)

Anyway, here are some random pictures of my week :) In a blast of inspiration I brought all of my sewing stuff downstairs and converted the sewing room in to a play room.  In the process of moving stuff around Lucy found a practice dress that I had sewn while I was trying to sew a regency inspired gown.  I said she could use it for dress up but she had to take the bodice apart from the skirt because I had sewn it inside out (good thing I practiced, huh?)  She fixed the dressed while I played with my camera :)  Win-win!

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Here are the girls working together on some Teeny Tears bereavement diapers.

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Emma pinned…

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While Lucy sewed!

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After a while Emma tried her hand at making a purse out of extra fleece that we had on hand.

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Spencer sure loves his brother…

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And his brother loves him back.

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We ordered pizza on Wednesday night and someone gave Henry more than just crust.

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These were all taken with my old zoom lens.

Laundry day :)

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Bath day :)

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As you can see, the difference between the fixed lens and the zoom lens is pretty striking!

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