Some of you have probably noticed that I’ve been tinkering with the design of my blog for a few months now. Ideally, I would have ‘unveiled’ it all at once, but full-time work and many other commitments meant I could only tinker in short bursts.
Last night I added a couple more features that I’ll outline below, but it did strike me that the new look is actually very different to how my blog started out. Annoyingly, I never thought to take a ‘before’ screenshot, but luckily I stumbled across one (albeit very low-res) over at Ohhh Lulu’s.
I hope you agree that there’s quite a dramatic yet positive difference. I’m particularly in love with my ‘new’ header, which is actually made up of photos from vintage sewing patterns in my collection – I definitely need to get around to sewing up each one!
I’m also hoping that the additional pages will make my blog easier to navigate. Sewn Makes, Knitted Makes and Handy Bits have existed for a while and seem to attract a lot of visitors. I’ve also just added:
About – contains my ‘story’ and contact details.
Sponsor – I’ve finally taken the plunge in offering affordable sponsorship for crafty businesses and individuals looking to raise their profile. You can see how this works / looks from the static adverts already featuring on my right hand sidebar. But I promise that I will vet these carefully so they remain in line with your interests and so that they don’t compromise the integrity of this blog.
The eagle-eyed among you will also notice that I decided to change my blog name - I felt like A Sewing Odyssey was too one-dimensional considering I now dabble in knitting too...so A Stitching Odyssey was born. I'll be getting a shiny new url to reflect this soon, but don't worry, when the time comes you should just be redirected to it automatically.
Anyway, I still have more plans for improvement – including an I Like page featuring my favourite stitching related stuff – but there are only so many hours in a day! I’ll get to it eventually though...
Feedback and thoughts on the ‘new’ design are more than welcome. Ultimately, I hope that you like it and that you find it easy to navigate!