It's tricky to take interesting product photos from your own home with a fairly cheap Canon digital camera! My backdrop here is a white sheet and my camera is a Canon Powershot A530. I turn on the macro setting and make sure I'm in a well naturally-lit area.
I wasn't happy with my scarf photos (as in my blog post a 2 posts ago), so retook photos of them using different angles. And I think they're much more interesting now.