Wednesday, 26 July 2017

hosting problems and some sewing

Last week Joanna sent me an e-mail asking me if I knew what was happening with Photobucket. "No", says I, "what's happening on Photobucket?". Well, apparently, this "hosting site" has decided to stop hosting photos for 3rd party sites. What that means is, if you host your photos for your blog - or website or shop - on Photobucket, they won't show up. Well, they will ... if you sign up for their Plus 500 account which will cost $400 a year. *gasp*

I have a Photobucket account - have done since back in 2004 when I started making signatures on the now defunct iVillage. When I started blogging, I knew how to use Photobucket (and HTML) so I've always written my blog posts in HTML and used Photobucket to host my photos. Now that they've changed their policy about 3rd party hosting all my photos on here will disappear. They'll be replaced with this image that you may have seen on other people's blogs.

When I realised this, I knew I had to do something about it. So, I'm in the very slow process of downloading all my blog photos from Photobucket. I've started at 2017 and am working backwards to 2008. A very slow process indeed. Then, after I've got all my blog photos on my computer, I'll have to go through all my blog posts - all 1144 of them - and change the Photobucket links to either another hosting site or just do them through Blogger. Another very slow process! *sigh*

Okay, enough of that. Let me show you what I've made recently. Let's hope I can work the blogger photo thing!

I finished the quilt top.

I started quilting it this afternoon.

I made a couple of bibs for Miss Emily.

I bought a handtowel out of Asda's for the back - cost me £3. I think I'll get 6 bibs out of the towel so that's 50p each. Add in the teeny tiny piece of fabric for the front and the popper for the neck and that's about 60p per bib. Not too shabby!

I made a fabric box.

I've filled it with my clippies.

I made a couple of lingerie bags for using in the washing machine. The ones I was using were getting a bit tatty. I made these with an odd bit of sheeting that I'd obviously used to test a blouse pattern. One bag came from the fronts and one came from the back!

Lastly, I made another couple of rompers for Miss Emily. I lengthened the body by an inch so that she, hopefully, will get some wear out of them before she grows out of them!

Well, it looks like I managed to do the blogger photo thing so, when it comes to change the photo links in those 1144 posts, I'll at least know what to do! Fun times, eh?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

fancy pants and raspberries

I elasticated the fancy pants to go with Miss Emily's wee dress which I showed in my last post. I have a suspicion they might be a bit HUGE on her! Oh well, it's not like she's going to be trying to walk and her fancy pants will fall down to her knees. Well, maybe not this month anyway! LOL

I had to sort the top I made myself (also shown in my last post). It was meant to be loose fitting but I didn't think it meant quite as loose as it was. I took it in by 3½" inches through the front and back and took a wedge out of each side seam as well. It fits me so much better now.

All we need is some good weather to be able to wear it. Our summer came in May and I had high hopes that we'd get some lovely warm weather and then June happened. Cold June. Wet June. Damp June. Yuck June! I was so hopeful that July would be better but, can you believe that our central heating actually kicked on one morning last week? I kid you not. Anyone who's sick of their hot sunny weather, please send some my way! I promise to make good use of it!

Anyway, enough ranting about the weather!

I made myself a couple of new nighties. It's my usual pattern that I've made so many times, the tissue paper is disintegrating in places.

I used the leftovers to make some spotty bindings.

I've been diddling about making another quilt.

It's one of those making-it-up-as-I-go-along type quilts and I'm enjoying the process very much. It won't be long before the top is all sewn together then I need to decide what to back it with.

I started some knitting this afternoon as I was watching the tennis from Wimbledon. I'm already a good bit further on that I was when I took this photo. More on that later.

Are you wondering about the raspberries in the title? Well, Miss Emily's daddy has taught her something. Hilarious!