Shiny and New!
About six months. Apparently that's about as long as I go before I have to start tinkering around with my blog and making changes.
I've had a little look back through my bloggy history you see and roughly speaking, that seems to be about how long I can stand it before I want to update something. Sometimes it's just a new background or shuffling things around, sometimes it's a big ol' over-haul.
I love it you see. I love tinkering around with different designs and playing with ideas. I've always enjoyed messing around with graphic design type work. I wanted to do it as a career at one point and I remember I used to draw my name in all sorts of different styles of lettering and spend hours colouring them in as a child.
I started off this blogging lark not having a clue about how to change the look of my template beyond the samples provided with blogger. Gradually though I found those standard styles just weren't enough, and I started dipping my toe into the world of CSS and HTML, trying to learn how to make things a little more individual. I've got this vague idea that one day I'd quite like to start a blog full of 'how to' tips and maybe even design some templates to download or sell. Well, perhaps when we start getting 8 days in a week or something.
In the meantime though, let me tell you about what's gone on here...
First of all, as you'll see if you're here, I've refreshed the look a little bit. Nothing to drastic, just enough to keep me happy. I've also improved the quality a bit, so hopefully things will look a bit better for you people with fancy HD screens, retina display, or on ipads and such like.
The layout is mostly the same too.
I've just added some new links to the sidebar to help you find my most popular stuff easily and quickly...
The Goggle Friend Connect app, which I just can't bring myself to get rid of, even though I probably should, has moved down to the footer.
And while we're down there, I've cleaned the footer up a bit. Hopefully making it easier to have a little browse around if you'd like to...
But the biggest change is my spanking brand new shop...
The old 'SHOP' and 'FREEBIES' page has now gone from the menu bar and I've replaced it with a 'BOUTIQUE' link that'll whisk you away to the shiny website tout suite (or possibly even tout de suite)!
Don't worry, as well as the patterns I sell, all my free patterns are still available to download. Everything can be found be clicking on one of the category links at the top of the new shop page, Crochet, Knit or Sew.
I hope you'll take a moment to check it out and let me know what you think. I'd love any feedback or comments you'd care to give. Constructive criticism (gently given) is also most welcome!
I do hope you all like the new look and the new site. Till next time...