Archive for September, 2008

Holy Upgrades, Batman!

Friday, September 26th, 2008


That was just slightly nerve-wracking, but in the end, very manageable! I think everything is working now, but send me a quick note if you see something amiss.

I was correct about one thing: the interface you use to post entries to the blog is very different. But I think y’all will find it pretty easy to use. The only tricky part is finding the link to upload a photo. There’s a blue bar just below the box where you type the title of the post, and in that blue bar, it says “Add media”. The first little icon there — it looks like a rectangle, very intuitive (not) — is for uploading a photo. Just click on it and follow the instructions. I’ll try to get one or more screen shots posted soon.

Welcome to WordPress 2.6.2!

Impending Blog Implosion

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Okay folks, I’ve backed up the blog software (WordPress) – at least, I think I backed up everything, this was my first experience with phpMyAdmin – and I’m about to try the upgrade. I’ve no idea what will happen to the blog in the mean time, but with any luck, we’ll be back up and running shortly!

Hang on for a wild ride!

September Project Completed!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I finished my September Bead Journal Project early. Hey, start early, finish early. This is it.

Sept BJP page

I’m pleased with the way it turned out, and I’m anxious to start on the next on. But what should I do? September 2.0? October Beta? Or October 1.0?

I have a few ideas for the next one, but I haven’t decided for sure so I guess I will keep busy with some other things.

If you want to see more about the beading process, go to my other blog, Crackpot Beader.

(Note to techies: See I did learn to link to my other blog.)

Gift Bags Galore!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Inspired by Marty’s frabjous fabric gift bags (see her post of Jan. 1, 2008, “Gift bag secrets revealed”, as well as by fear of the guilt that would result from using non-green, non-reusable paper gift wrap, I have gone a little overboard making fabric bags. Here are the results:

Cathy’s birthday gifts
cathy\'s gifts

Gift for a family wedding (the largest Crackpot gift bag to date.)
wedding gift