* I'm by no means a photography expert and don't pretend to be. This is just what works for me when it comes to taking pictures of my projects. Take it for what it's worth.
Nature: Often I like to place items in trees, on the grass, and in the sand. I photographed this bluebird card in a tree by my house.
Table linens: In this case I used a table runner. I often use placemats, tablecloths and fabric napkins as well.
Clothing: This is one of my favorite backgrounds to use, clothing. And it doesn't just stop at my closet, I use my husband's and kid's clothing as well. The background in the picture above is one of my skirts. You'll notice that I coordinated the color of the ribbon and button to the fabric. When done right, it can really complement your subject.
Baskets: I like using baskets and wood floors for backgrounds because they give that zakka feel. If you've ever looked through a zakka craft book, you might have noticed that many of the pictures are taken on wooden tables and floors. Which brings me to another tip, see what others are doing. Look through your craft books and magazines for inspiration. Have fun.