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?

14 comments:

  1. What an absolute pain for you to have to download all your photos and then put them back again.

    Gorgeous sewing projects. I always find something inspiring in yur posts-x-

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    1. It is a pain but re-reading my blog posts has been quite fun - most of the time!

      Thanks for your kind words, Sheila. I'm glad I can inspire you. That makes me feel good. :o)

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  2. I wondered what that grey third party hosting box was that showed on some of the side bar photos I had on my blog! Thanks for explaining it, I was too lazy to find out myself. What a shame to have to replace all your photos but maybe it will be a quite nice trip down memory lane at the same time?

    Your makings are great. I really love the quilt top, exactly my kind of quilt. Are you hand quilting or machine quilting? I hope to learn machine quilting for my next project, something I haven't done before.

    Making baby clothes = happy days!

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    1. Thanks, Christina. I'm machine quilting the quilt top - with straight lines. I'm far too lazy to do FMQ - and, the few times I've tried it were pretty disastrous, to be honest. I'm also too lazy to hand quilt. I kid myself that it's because I want to get on to the next project which, although it's true, laziness is the real reason for not doing it! :o)

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  3. You might as well have been talking double dutch about Photobucket, I haven't got a clue where technology is concerned. I just add my photos from my laptop straight into the blog post so I hope this isn't going to affect me. I can see what a big job it's going to be for you with all those posts. Love all your makes, you've been a busy bee. Those little bibs are so pretty and the quilt top looks amazing.

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    1. Sorry about confusing you, Jo. If you load your photos straight into your blog post then everything is fine for you.

      The bibs were fun to make. I'm waiting to make sure they fit Emily before making more.

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  4. Why can't they leave things alone. I possibly do mine the same as Jo, so hope we don't get any hiccups in the future. Love the little rompers and bibs. Just so cute. Take care.

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    1. If you load your photos directly into your blog posts, then you're fine, Susan. Thanks for the romper/bib love. They've been fun to make - and easy too! :o)

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  5. Luckily for me - I only had about 100 photos on Photobucket. I deleted them and now it won't let me delete my profile on the site. LOL.
    Loving all your sewing. Can't wait to see the romper you've got planned for me. Plus, I just like saying 'romper'!
    Love, love, love the quilt - it's got a kind of 3D look to it. Wonderful! 😍

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    1. Haha! You need to find a romper pattern your size first then we'll see if I'm making it or not! More likely "not". LOL

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  6. OhMyGosh Anne -- what a job that's going to be to change out all your photos! I had something weird happen with my hosting site a few years ago and a lot of my links are now broken, but there's no way I'm going back to fix them all LOL. Looks like you're keeping busy sewing -- as always. I love those cute little bibs. I made our baby some bibs, but she doesn't use them! {Gasp!}

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    1. I'm going to start in 2017 and see how far back I can be bothered going. The bad thing is, the further I go back, the more posts there are. The good thing is, in those days, I didn't always put a photo in so it might not be too bad. We'll see how long the "can-be-bothered" thing lasts! LOL

      I don't know if Miss Emily will wear her bibs - that's why I'm holding back on making lots more for her! Lots, lots more! :oD

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  7. Well, that was all double Dutch to me too! I simply have my photos on my laptop, and insert them into the blog - anything more complicated than that would have me tearing my hair out!! Love the quilt and the bibs!!

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    1. Sorry for confusing you, Anne. I am trying very hard not to tear my hair out! LOL

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