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!


  1. 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.

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

  2. Looks great. Modern and fresh.

  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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