I found this white cup in Sainsbury's supermarket and thought I'd try to do something with it for the 14th. I've used one of Kim Klassen's small heart brushes along with a fabric background fastened to the wall.
This was a similar 'studio' set up with the window on the left and the camera screen flipped out. Using the live view meant that I could use the cable release and the lens would focus in by itself, as it were (very technical as you can tell!). It's really useful when you want to capture something low down - it's not a problem getting down to do this but I might not get up again!