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Friday, May 4, 2012

Her Father's Daughter or A Tribute to My Dad.

As Mother's Day approaches...... I am thinking about my DAD! (Love you too, Mom, will probably write for you next month!)

My papa is awesome! He taught me many wonderful things, and essential "life skills"...
like "measure twice, cut once"
 and "if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well".

He let me watch him build things, and when I was able, he let me help him build things, and then he helped me build the things I thought up!

He also had an awesome camera!

I remember watching some of his photo shoots, like my baby sister sitting on the floor in front of a mirror, or using multiple exposures to get Christmas lights just right. Now my daughter owns this vintage camera and teaches photography on line! She got the photographer gene! Check out her class schedule here.

So, dad, this blog post is for you!

In order to be able to photograph my sewing projects as I work on them, I built a light tent.
PVC pipe and fittings, 1/2 inch 

36", 24", 18" and one piece left over

Starting with the top frame on the floor; adding side posts

One side frame complete

Second side frame and back rail

Turned right side up

White cloth for light diffuser

Set up and ready to photograph the baby blanket

Arranging the blanket


I did not glue the PVC frame together, I have some extra pieces now so I can make it different sizes.

Shorter front rail with T for lamp clamp stabilizer

Extra lamp to add light from above subject.
Thanks, Dad, for teaching me many skills, and helping me look at my world with a "constructive" point of view!


  1. That's awesome Mom! I think it is SO cool that you built this light tent and you got some great pics of the construction process :)