Getting to know 70D

I recently bought a new camera and any experienced photographer knows getting a new camera or lens is like making a new friend. You need to spend lots of time together to really get to know each other.

I upgraded from a Rebel XSi to a 70D and the difference is incredible. There’s almost a 10 megapixel difference, triple the image resolution, a swivel screen and oh, right, TOUCH SCREEN!

We had our first photoshoot together yesterday. I haven’t done a self portrait shoot in a long time and with the swivel screen and live-view mode, it makes it easy for me to see where I need to be and what I need to do differently. I can’t wait to get back into the swing of self portraits! Here are some photos from the shoot!

I am waiting for my remote to arrive in the mail and I had no help focusing on myself so I had to take a guess at manually focusing and jump in the picture within 10 seconds haha! So I think I did alright when it comes to that. My phone can connect to my camera through Wifi but I was too far outside of my house for it to have a steady connection. I LOVE that feature though. Now that I’m getting my remote – which I REALLY hope works with my camera… it says it does – I probably won’t be using my phone much except to just show it off. 😉


Last night, I also tried to capture the moon! I did alright!


That’s all I got for now. Hopefully I’ll be able to get into some creative photography this weekend. 🙂



Super Easy Crochet Bunny Applique

bunny applique

This is an applique I made today and posted on my Facebook page for my handmade items that I sell through Etsy called Love, Madison (if you were wondering what the heart and M were for!).

Super Easy Bunny Applique

Make a magic circle.
Row 1: Make 10 hdc in magic circle and join to first hdc; chain 2.
Row 2: Make 2 hdc in every stitch around and join to first hdc; chain 2.
Row 3: In the same stitch you chained 2 in, make 3 dc and 3 hdc. In second stitch of second row, sc into and chain 1.
Row 4: 1 sc in each st across row 3 and fasten off.

For ears: Sl st into the last st you made in row 4. Ch 5 and sc 4 back down and fasten off. Sl st again into the same st and ch 4. 3 sc back down and fasten off. Sew in ends.

For tail: Count from to top stitch you sl st your bunny’s head into, and count down the right side of your bunny’s body 8 stitches. Sl st into this st and ch 3. Make 3 dc, ch 3 and join into same st. Fasten off and sew in ends.

I couldn’t find a pattern for a bunny applique similar to this so I just kind of winged it and made my own. So feel free to use this for personal use or to sell or just whatever! And don’t forget to visit Love, Madison Facebook page, as well as the Etsy shop!