Hi and welcome everybody to my new blog layout! :D I am SO excited that it is online now. I have been working on it for weeks, and today I woke up and thought: ‘Ah what the heck, I’m just going to upload it!’ You’ll notice A LOT of changes. First ofcourse, the look of everything. I tried to keep it fresh, while maintaining the same look & feel of the old blog. This new blog layout has more room for sidebars, and you can see I crammed a lot of things in there! Most of the widgets are self-explanatory, but I wanted to highlight a few.
Google Friend Connect – this widget has been given a more prominent place on my blog, so it’s easy to find for anyone who wants to sign up! (and if you haven’t done so already, please do! :))
5 a week counter – I though it would be fun to easily keep track of all the big projects I’m working on, so I made a counter. The first one is for my hexipuffs. Since I don’t know what I’ll be making with them yet, the target number is unknown, as for my vintage daisies blanket. To learn more about the Instagram Granny Swap Challenge, keep reading!
I also revamped the pattern section, but I haven’t quite finished the photography for that yet. Stay tuned! :)
I am very happy with my new blog layout and I tried to make it work in every browser, on every platform. However, I wasn’t able to test on some system specifications so: if you see anything on your screen and you’re thinking: ‘That doesn’t look right!’, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments! Thank you for trying it out for me :)
As previously mentioned, I’m partaking in the Instagram Granny Swap Challenge! For those of you who don’t have a smartphone; Instagram is an amazing photo-app, supporting lots of cool looking filters and social abilities, such as posting your photo’s directly to Twitter. Instagram hasn’t been around that long (I believe they just had their 1-year anniversary) and it already has a very loyal and large fan base.
On Instagram you can follow other ‘IG-ers’, and ofcourse I mainly follow crafty people. This is also a great way to stay inspired – I can see what other people are creating on a daily basis! Kind of like following blogs, but without the fuss of getting out of bed and turning on your computer ;)
One of my followings, @cyndiwho, had the amazing idea to create a joined Instagram blanket! Everyone who signed up will create at least 5 granny squares in a week , until they get 180 or so. And then: we trade! So in the end, everyone who partook in the event ends up with a one-of-a-kind blanket, made by people from around the globe :)
The IG’ers who have signed up so far are:
The people who have shown interest but haven’t let me or Cyndi know for sure they want to join:
We are currently in week 2; week 3 starts October 17. Squares should be about 4 inches. If you upload a picture for the challenge, please tag them with #IGrannysquareswap and/or #IGgrannychallenge.
Do you have Instagram and would you like to join the challenge? Leave a comment here or contact me (@winkieflash) or Cyndi (@cyndiwho) on Instagram!
Alright lovely blog readers, I am off to finally read all of YOUR wonderful blogs! My RSS-reader tells me that I have 235 unread items, oh my…
ps The next post will be a give-away post! :)