Monday, August 22, 2011

NEW handspun Merino thick & thin HALLOWEEN yarns!

I finally got to dye up some Halloween skeins and wanted to share them with you all :)

SW Merino
SW Merino

I also have fall colors available: Apple Red, Pumpkin Orange, and Yellow!
As well as Leaf Green, Brown & UN-dyed (Ecru)
Perfect for those adorable hand spun Apple & Pumpkin Hats!

If you don't see it in the shop, just send me an email!
I'm busy doing custom orders each week, I don't mind at all :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEW Fiber / Handspun Merino thick & thin yarns

As you all know from my last post, I'm starting to spin my own yarn! I couldn't bare to look at that skein of Merino anymore (...that one I pictured in my last post). I decided to make two hats out of it. They are both size Newborn photo prop hats. I'm really happy with how they came out, so I wanted to share them here!

  Newborn POM POM Beanie Hat

Newborn Beanie Hat with Organza Flower hair clip

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spinning fiber / Handpainted Merino Top

I recently decided to learn how to spin my own yarn on a drop spindle!
I am so excited to share one of my first skeins!

HORIZON 4oz. of Hand-painted Merino Top

 Spun super bulky, thick & thin on my bottom whorl drop spindle.

55+ yard skein
I think it turned out awesome.

This was my first time spinning this much fiber. I had one trial run before doing this fiber and it consisted of only half as much as this one. My first turned out well but I am even more satisfied with this one. I am still trying to decide whether I will be using this to crochet something for my prop shop or if I will be selling it!

Oh, what the future holds!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Photo Props on Facebook!

Are you a newborn photographer?
(photo taken for A. Turner Designs - courtesy of: Beth Johnson Photography) 

A new or expecting mother?

 (photo taken for A. Turner Designs - courtesy of: Life Expressions Photography)

Looking for a special baby shower gift everyone will love?

(photo taken for A. Turner Designs - courtesy of: Southern Charm Portraits)
Check out my fabulous shop on Etsy!

LIKE! A. Turner Designs on Facebook for a special discount.
(the LIKE! button is to the right at the top of the page!) 

A giveaway is coming soon - be sure you're the first to know!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

GREEN AGATE handspun merino / NEW baby photo prop

The newest addition to A. Turner Designs!
A SUPER soft, handspun MERINO yarn in a gorgeous blend of greens.
A stunning colorway that closely resembles the colors found in green agate.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Skeeterbug Props: Skeeterbug Props 1000 Fan Giveaway!

Skeeterbug Props: Skeeterbug Props 1000 Fan Giveaway!

Just a quick post to let you all know about a HUGE photo prop giveaway over at Skeeterbug Props! My hubby's BRIDE & GROOM wedding sign props are part of the fabulous giveaway. So, head on over to their blog to find out more & join in the fun. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Newborn Photographer - The Model C - Prop Bed

Now available in my Etsy Photo Prop shop!

- The Model C -
Unfinished, Select Pine

 Newborn Photo Prop Bed
Hand cut & handcrafted from the finest Select Pine available.
Has been hand sanded & finished with no hardware showing!
Built sturdy with safety in mind. Can withstand up to 25lbs.

(an additional support bracket can be made for this bed to withstand a higher weight.)

The perfect newborn photo prop.
You won't find another like it on Etsy!

Also available finished.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Satin Flower Skinny Headbands / Photography Props

NEW skinny headbands now available in my Etsy Photo Prop shop:

Lavender & Plum rolled satin rosettes on 1/8" skinny White elastic headband.
Adorable for all ages! Available in sizes Newborn up to Adult.

Dainty White & Baby Pink Satin Flower w/crystal bead center on 1/8" skinny Pink elastic headband.
Pretty in pink! Available in sizes Newborn up to Adult.

White & Baby Pink Satin rolled rosette flowers on 1/8" skinny White elastic headband.
Perfect headband for a little princess! Available in sizes Newborn up to Adult.

Set of 3 rolled satin flowers on skinny 1/8" Black elastic headband.
Hot Pink, Burgundy, and Red. Available in sizes Newborn up to Adult.

Burgundy & White satin flower w/crystal bead center on 1/8" skinny White elastic headband.
Perfect for weddings, especially flower girls! Available in sizes Newborn up to Adult.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Newborn Photographer / Photo Prop Baby Bed or Doll Bed

Now available FINISHED in White!

- Newborn Photo Prop Bed -
Handcrafted out of the finest Select Pine available. No hardware showing! Hand sanded and finished in White. Built sturdy with safety in mind. Withstands up to 50lbs. You WON'T find another like it on Etsy!

Perfect for sleeping newborns, sitting infants, and even toddlers!
(Yes, that's my 3'3" tall, 33lb. - 3 year old on one of my baby beds!)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Newborn Photography Prop Bed

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I (well, mostly my hubby!) were working on some wood furniture photography props to add to my Etsy shop. He's finished the first little prop bed and I really wanted to blog about it and show everyone just how adorable it is!

It is superior in quality. Fully handcrafted by my husband (a Millwork specialist of 7 years) out of the finest select Pine. The entire bed is built seamless. There are no nail holes and no hardware showing, which is exceptional for photographers. This means no trying to hide or clone them out of your photos! The bed weighs under 10lbs. making it portable and very easy to transport if necessary. It is built extremely sturdy and has been tested to withstand up to 50lbs. making it versatile as it could be used for those tiny sleeping newborns as well as much older sitting toddlers! You won't find another like it.

 (here it is shown with my round cuddle blanket photo prop! prop is not included.)
I'm so proud of my hubby! He's truly amazing at what he does & I'm so excited to be able to offer his props! I currently have this unfinished, fully assembled bed ready to ship in my Etsy shop! We will have a painted version of this bed listed in the next day or two. We also have another version coming soon. The next style has a low foot board which is perfect for sitting infants and toddlers!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEW Photography Prop / Satin Flower Headband

Two stunning handcrafted satin flowers - one Baby Pink and one White - were placed over a gorgeous Honeysuckle tulle onto a 3/8" wide White elastic headband. Each piece of satin was hand cut, heat singed, and hand sewn with a Pearl bead center to form a perfect - yet 'one of a kind' flower.

Available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Custom photography props: Featured in an Etsy Treasury!

I remembered today about this really awesome treasury widget you can get from I haven't checked it out in a while. I've been featured in 18 treasuries since opening up shop! Most of them are recent. So add that to my list of achievements!

Anyway, I was so excited to see that I've been featured in yet another treasury -and it's all about PINK! They featured my Owl ear flap beanie... one of my favorites :)
So, it's been a while. I've neglected you all for far too long. I just wish I had more time to keep up with everything. I've been very busy focusing all of my energy on my shop, but I'm going to try to get back into the swing of blogging! I want to, I really do.

Let's see. Here's an update! It's been just over a year and four months since I've opened up my Etsy shop and I've hit and surpassed 500 sales (566 -to be exact)! I have 263 shop hearts and I'm very close to 20,000 page views! I'm pretty happy with that, if I do say so myself!

I'm currently working on an expansion. I LOVE making hats but I am also going to be carrying those adorable satin and organza flower clips & headbands (another very popular photography prop) and my husband will join me in making really fabulous furniture photography props. Our aim will be mostly newborn and toddler photographers. We will start a line of beds, benches, boxes and all that jazz! I am incredibly excited to be expanding after only a little over a year! It's so exciting :) You can expect to begin to see some new items within the week. I want to have everything up and running by the end of this month.

In other exciting news, we may be relocating soon. Heading South! I'm not going to jinx it by talking about it, but my husband is in the process of putting in for a transfer and hopefully by summer's end you'll be hearing more!