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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / ACK!! Beside myself! Lost a new listing because Etsy logged me out! on: April 02, 2012 05:19:22 PM
I don't think I have ever been logged out like that before. I am checkmarked to "stay logged in" and I never ever have to log in or out unless I do it on purpose.

I am positively beside myself right now!! I was posting a brand new item. Fairly lengthy description. Copy that has never been written before.

I needed to edit a photo to upload. Took maybe 10-15 minutes. When I came back and clicked the "edit" button on the preview page, it gave me the log in screen. I logged in.

I had used another listing and did the "copy as new" to make this new listing. I have quite a few items that do not need to change, so I just make a copy of another listing. So when I came back, it was showing me the listing I had been using to copy from!!!!

I have never ever complained about Etsy before. I love Etsy. But I was planning on listing about 10 items tonight and this has totally broken my spirit!

I am sure I will be OK after the initial shock wears off.

It's not like I can't re-write the description for this new item. But I put a LOT of time into what I already wrote, and it is completely different from anything I have on other listings. Not to mention tags!

I know there is nothing anyone can do. I am not looking for help. Just looking to VENT!!

Well, I guess I do need advice. How do I make sure that does not ever ever happen again?!!
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / I need DIY instructions (with pics!) for distressing/whitewashing wood on: December 25, 2011 04:27:03 PM
There are a zillion how-to websites out there on how to distress/whitewash wood. But I can not find one with pictures!! Don't really want a video because I just want to see have the images at my fingertips - not have to rewatch a video 100 times as I do my projects.

I am a visual person. You can TELL me how to do something over and over, but I won't get it until I see it.

Thanks!!
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have a Big Shot. Want to cut felt. on: September 11, 2011 11:17:40 PM
OK I know this thread is months old, but I know the answer! LOL

To cut fabric of any kind you need the sizzix ORIGINALS dies. The dinky little flat type dies will not cut felt, as you realized. But originals are heavenly for cutting felt and fabric. Even 2-3 layers! More layers if it is thin fabric.

Go to the sizzix website or ebay or etsy and do a seach for originals and you will be in big shot heaven!!!
14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rotary cutter not cutting. Is it me or did I just get a bad one? on: September 11, 2011 08:33:09 PM
May be a stupid question, but did you cut on a cutting board or did you use a rotary cutting mat?  If you did not use the rotary cutting mat, you dulled the blade on the board.

So... according to this post and the one below it, I should NOT use a self healing board??? That is what I used!

But years ago I made a fleece blanket and I swear I used a self healing board!

But, not matter, if I need a rotary mat, then that is what I will get. I assume it is called "rotary"? I usually only notice the self healing mats.
15  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Walmart says they're bringing back fabrics! on: September 11, 2011 08:30:18 PM
My walmart brought it back and I am in love with almost everything. There is an adorable butterfly print that comes in several different colors. They are soon to be MINE... if I can ever find someone there to cut it for me. I usually sew small projects and have little patience for waiting around for getting bolts cut. I thrive on remnants, and it will be while before they have a good remnant section! LOL
16  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of fabric to use? on: September 11, 2011 08:24:58 PM
Knit? bathing suit fabric? Not sure what a laptop sleeve would be made of in general. Will it be padded? If so, I think black bathing suit material would be great!
17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rotary cutter not cutting. Is it me or did I just get a bad one? on: August 22, 2011 09:22:20 PM
I have done that with exato knives before. LOL. But nope, there is no tape. I ran my finger across the blade a few times to see if that "cleaned" it or something.
18  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Rotary cutter not cutting. Is it me or did I just get a bad one? on: August 22, 2011 08:40:23 AM
I am feeling like a total moron. I am usually a free-hand scissors kind of girl, but am in the need of straight lines lately.

Got myself a $24 rotary tool, on sale for $14. Got myself some super soft fleece - what can be easier to cut that that?

Cutting board, check. Steel ruler, check. Large flat surface, check.

Nice straight lines cut into my material? Uncheck!

It cut once, then nothing. Not even a crease in my material. The package says I should easily be able to cut through multiple layers of fabric, paper, felt and vinyl. It won't cut through fleece! How is it going to cut through vinyl?? It won't even cut through paper! If I press really hard maybe it will cut paper, but by then it is too hard and the safety lock pops up.

I have the "classic loop" style from Fiskars. Maybe I just need one of the more simpler styles. *shrug*

Hoping for either advice on how to use this thing - maybe there is a certain way to hold it (There are no directions on the package), or someone just confirming that maybe the blade could be bad even though it is a brand new tool.

19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dome adhesives & oily like appearance... on: July 30, 2011 10:35:12 PM
Can you post a pic?
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: keeping thread untangled when making leather wrap bracelets? on: July 30, 2011 10:23:01 PM
But wouldn't you have to thread the bobbin with EVERY bead? The thread has to be pulled all the way through the bead (twice) with each wrap.
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