Is your child sensitive to or overwhelmed by different sensory inputs? Do they seek out sensory stimulation throughout the day? Has a therapist or other professional suggested your child would benefit from fidgets, weighted clothing, or other sensory soothing tools?

This book includes instructions for more than 30 projects. They range from simple tools that can be assembled in minutes to weekend endeavors where you can invest your time and love. The book also includes information about each sensory system and ways to modify the projects to meet individual needs.

Friday, April 17, 2015

I made some worms and then I played with photoshop

Originally published April 10, 2014

I'm creating a "lap buddy" pattern for the book. Something that provides a soothing weight for a sensory sensitive child and a bit of texture for fidgeting. After I created three versions I got the kids to participate in practice a photo shoot.
I'm really struggling with the photography for the book. I can take a decent snapshot but the expectations of quality for photos in the online and print worlds have just gone through the roof. All the major blogs use professional photographers and photoshop each image. I'm DIYing this book so that means I'm doing the photos (and I best get on board with photoshop).
This week my goal was to play around with photoshop. My dad is actually a photoshop expert so really I should just ask for help but it was kind of fun to mess around with PW Actions and curves and whatever other little things I could figure out. Here are a few before and afters.
I'm still working on it.
In related news, I put my first pattern from the book (Target Crash Pillow) up for individual sale on Craftsy and Etsy. Did I mention this already? My plan is to sell individual patterns for a short time until the book pieces are together then I will just sell the package. So if you want individual patterns, snap 'em up.

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