Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cafe ASTA on Facebook! :D:D

Cafe ASTA has a facebook page! For those of you who do not follow blogger pages lololol
Please like us if you like us! :D

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

[rant] On Photos and Light-Boxes

So our incredibly long delay in updating was due to our lack of photos (and because both Angela and I are inherently lazy, and yet incredibly busy with school and work and more school and a smidgen of social life). And honestly, the problem isn't fixed yet.

Re: Cameras

Neither of us have a fancy-pants D-SLR or anything of the sort. Angela says she only has a shitty super old point and shoot (Yo A, clarify what kind of camera you have), and I have in my possession a newer Sony Powershot of some kind... and yet I hate it. It's almost too user-friendly, and doesn't allow for manual adjustments (like focus ~_~). Sometimes my cell phone takes better pictures. Sigh.

It's not like we're clueless about camera stuff, Angela's worked at her uncle's photo development place, and I've done classes upon classes of graphic design and photography.... and yet, our product pics end up... less than preferred in quality.

We even made a light box... which might be too big, or made out of the wrong materials, because while it's helped.... it hasn't helped enough.

While I'd love to get a $800 fancypants D-SLR... right now, that's completely not feasible. So sad.

I should go ask the decoden community for help...

What do you use to take your pictures?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

*drumroll* Introductions!

So now that we have a couple of items under our belt, we figured it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves and get acquainted with everyone!

Angie and Steph

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Store Update!

Hello there~
Angie signing in to announce a store update! As spring is quickly approaching (15 more days!) the sweet smell of love and freshly baked cookies is in the air. Though in our case, the cookies are made of clay~ (Which means they smell... like clay? Haha)

As our little treat to you, we've (finally*) compiled a few photos of our first batch of sweets deco cellphone charms in our growing Chocolate Chip cookie and Biscuit Collections!

But that doesn't mean the bakery hasn't been cooking up a storm! Every week we will be coming up with something new and better.

Each of these items shown can be purchased in our online store! (Click any of the images to take you to our store.)

We'd love for any questions, comments or critiques!. (Seriously, we thrive off constructive criticism. We're beginners; we know we're not perfect, and we have a long way to go.)

We'll see you very soon for a few exciting event updates and tutorials, we promise!

*(We're very sorry for the delay. There were many issues with our homemade light-box, and we're still fixing it up. Consider these Photo Collection try #1. More about this in the next post.)