What kind of camera do you use?

When I first began the Dept., I was using a Canon Powershoot that my boyfriend had bought for me. However, I’ve recently (and quite excitingly) upgraded to my first dSLR – I now use a Nikon D3100, with an 18-55 VR lens.

What is the Department of Household Sciences?

It’s simply the name of my blog (though in my dreams, an actual place to learn the sort of skills that are increasingly devalued, or so it seems sometimes). The name comes from the sort of university departments that were created in the early 20th century to instruct young women in household economics, which in some ways became a fancy term for caring for the home. For that reason, the Dept. is meant as part craft blog, part homage to the sort of work that allowed women to train in careers and excel as homemakers as a legitimate career.

Do you have a Twitter or Facebook account I can follow?

In keeping with the slightly old-fashioned nature of the Dept., I don’t at this moment use Twitter or Facebook for updates. You can, however, subscribe to my blog on the main page, or use a program like Google Reader in order to be updated on the latest posts.

Can I use a photo from your blog?

Yes you can, though I ask that you give credit where credit is due. Either link back to the Dept. if the photo is my own, or the original source that I have quoted.

Do you accept advertising on the Dept.?

The Dept. is fairly new in terms of blogging, and although I would be happy to accept advertising/giveaways, I am not actively seeking any advertisers until the blog is grown. Feel free to inquire, however.




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