Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Needle Felted Bears and Facebook Tech Problems

 I have had such a time with facebook again this weekend that I am about ready to pull the plug on all of it --again
  Being in my '60s and not growing up in a tech world allot of these sites are just really difficult for me to figure out.
  My big problem with fb is that I want to promote my etsy page on fb. They have a little thing you click on to choose if you want to post or like as your personal page or as your business page-and it doesn't work for me-even though I have set it to what I want. Not on facebook for likes or comments, and not on etsy when I favorite an item-it always just posts as my personal page
   So searching around for help-I run into their business manager-well that sounds like a plan and could help me out-wrong-it made everything worse for my business page-and I can't find out anywhere on their site or that program on how to delete that and go back to the way I had it. Turns out the business manager is really for big business with paid ads or several business pages-that's not me.
   and of course I can't find anywhere on facebook to get help. they do have a help section but you ask a question and they answer it-didn't answer my question or help me at all.

well enough of reading about my frustrations with fb-lol  I did complete my Bear picture, and knowing that I can't afford to get it professionally framed with glass and all that-and that this is a very odd size doesn't fit close to the standards-I just decided to go with the plan of using mistyfuse to fuse down tulle over my piece. I can sew a backing and binding to it and make a sleeve for hanging.
   I have used this technique allot for fusing down paper to fabric, and when I made post cards was nice to seal some of them down this way. The tulle does have little holes in it-but does also help protect this needle felted piece-it does need glass or something over it to protect it.
  This was not the day to do this being so aggravated with fb already-but I just went with it-and thank goodness for me and my piece, it went smooth-no creases or problems. I need to go over it again, especially around the wool bears that are much higher than the fabric under it.
   I found one of my hand dyes that will be perfect for this-in autumn browns.
   I don't know if the photos will show up the tulle or not-it does smash down some of the needle felting but from a distance all is good I think. photos will enlarge

As You Can See I Have Changed my Page-Again

  My last one was a little too dull-although I liked the simplicity of it.

  So I went through the list of background choices again-and found one for food-we all love food right?? lol  and the background does not move so much easier to read my sidebars-and I put a background on the sidebars. So this is the new look for now-that is--

   Cool this morning-how wonderful is that-but we are still getting up into the 90s. Need to get myself outdoors this morning-fill up all the feeders-and see if I am up to pulling some veggie plants-especially in my two raised beds-would like to plant some kale and other greens for fall.

   My bear needle felted picture is complete-now to figure out how to protect it and frame it-or not. The size is not a standard frame size-can't afford to get it professionally framed which would be really nice for this piece, so am thinking about getting a larger frame and figure out some borders-hopefully I can find what I need at the resale shop next time I go there.
   Another thought is to use mistyfuse-an awesome product that sticks things together and melts away after ironed with no added bulk or stiffness. I would place tulle over the piece and then iron it down with the mistyfuse. Would help keep dust off the piece and I could just sew a back and a border to it so could be hung. But I think in this piece I would lose the depth that the bears and the needle felting give to my piece. So have this put aside for now to think about more.
     On to my next piece which will go in my shop-Pumpkins and a Bear-I have already pulled a few of my hand dyes for background.

  About facebook-I feel better already stopping most of the notifications from people and things that I follow-just too much stuff-was getting 100s a day. and I am just not going to post on my personal page for now on fb. I really enjoy blogging with my friends much more.
     I do need more likes to my business page though (to hopefully get found)-go here if you would like to follow my etsy business page    
    and see about coupon codes and giveaways-which I have  going on now.

   I will have to tell you that my fresh peach upside down cake was so delicious-we had a piece for breakfast this morning with coffee. I think any fruit made into an upside down cake is just beautiful and good eats.


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