3/31/2009

A few Changes


I'm really happy with the blog design from New Shop Designs! It isn't a monumental change, since everyone that knows me knows that I really hate change, but it is definitely a nice update. Someone asked if it is expensive to work with a graphic designer. There are actually a lot of very reasonable designers out there that do this kind of thing on the side or who are just getting started so their prices are pretty reasonable. When I first had Crystal make my logo, banner, and business card design almost a year ago her prices were so low I felt like I was taking advantage of her. I actually sent her a scarf to appease my guilt and because I enjoyed working with her so much.

The above pic is from her portfolio and shows my designs in the cream and white. I obviously preferred the cream and have stuck with that. Since then she's tweaked a few things for me here and there and now made the blog template. She set it all up for me in 3 columns and took care of getting all my gadgets and widgets in place. I moved a few things around but that was about it. I love the new signature with my name and headings with the yarn ball as well. She and my husband both think the yarn ball heading is a bit busy but I like it and since it is my blog my vote is the one that counts. She also set up my domain name directed to the blog for $15 a year. I will probably have her help me design a website in the future. I don't know when but it is something to work towards.

I also added a Read More About Me post to the side by following Timothy Adam Designs directions for making the most of your profile here. If his blog isn't on your favorite list yet it really should be. He is one Etsy blogger that has a high page rank and readership. I also updated my favorite posts from the past list down below. The one thing that got lost in the transition is my blog roll list. If you would like to be on my list and trade links please just let me know. I'll be restarting the list later today.

7 comments:

Sinclair said...

I really like the new look. Subtle, so we still feel it is your place, but updated and polished.

Athena said...

I love the new look! Very polished and inviting. :)

blueviolet said...

It looks really cute and showcases so many of your different creations!

One Creative Queen said...

Everything looks fantastic! I like the changes - it's nice to have updates done, isn't it? My designer is working on my stuff now and I just can't wait. :) I happen to like the yarn and think it fits well. Gives your blog some definite personality.

We haven't exchanged links in the past, but if you're interested, I would like to. Just let me know what you think. You can email me at queenkatherineATgmailDOTcom.

Mel @ ShimmerMeBlue said...

Hi. I just wanted to thank you for being one of my top droppers last month :)

Nancy said...

I LOVE the new changes. Especially the banner- it shows off your work nicely. Glad to know they aren't that expensive...perhaps a blog make over is in my future after all. Also, thanks for your advice on the project. I think I'm going to keep it after all. Once I finished it, it ended up looking kind of cute. Not necessarily my taste exactly, but still cute.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I adore your new look!

 

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