Monday, 25 January 2016

New Year: New Look!

Unknowingly, my last post was published exactly 3 years after my first. Happy Blogiversary to me. To celebrate, and because I've been thinking of this for a while, I treated the blog to a bit of redecoration.

What do you think?

My previous template was something I created myself, when I first started the blog 3 years ago. It was fine, I still liked it and I had been really proud of it initially, but it had started to look cluttered and just a little bit, dare I say it, handmade! In line with my current preference for making more modern items of clothing, I wanted the blog to reflect that feel, with something cleaner, brighter and crucially, simpler. Arguably I've ended up with a fairly generic modern blog format, so I might get bored of it fairly quickly, but I like it for now. 

I didn't do much in the way of research around this. I remembered Bonjour Blogger had featured a couple of posts on companies that create templates, and very quickly picked Pipdig as the company, and Nineteen as my template of choice. I changed the colour scheme from pink to green, because obviously. I had had vague thoughts of having a bespoke template created, but the pre-made templates were offering pretty much what I wanted, so I thought it would be a good place to start. And for around £30, it was affordable. 

I still like the idea of some sort of logo (I'm thinking along the lines of Portia's, Franca's or Charlotte's). I have zero art or design skills though, so unless some arty friend takes pity on me, I'll need to pay someone for that. One day! :)

I still need to do a bit more tinkering, so a few things may change here and there. But so far I'm really liking it. It's like a new haircut though - I need to run my fingers through it, shake it up and give it a try. At least I don't need to attempt to blowdry it myself!

I hope you like it!
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  2. Happy Blogiversary! The blog looks great. I paid to get my logo done to my partner's disgust! but I figure I've been getting plenty of use out of it.

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    1. Oh, but it's perfect, so was definitely worth it! Thank you!

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  3. Your new design looks great, very sharp and appealing. I really need to do something with mine but I keep putting it off. It must feel nice to finish January with your blog looking all nice & new!

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