Saturday, July 18, 2015

A new website!

During the past few weeks, you may have noticed some moving around here on the website. I decided this year would be the year that I fully upgrade my website because sewing is now both my passion and my business!

First and foremost, I bought the domain! It was about time. :) All my links should redirect to the new site (still hosted through Blogger), but if you have any problems, please let me know. It definitely makes things feel more official!

My sister Marisa has been working hard on the new logo and page tabs at the top. Don't they look great? The logo has one of my quilts behind it, and I can change the logo periodically/seasonally. :) Orange peels fit the feel that I want to give off on my site. I am a quilter who does not stick to the rules: carefree, but a workhorse. And yes, I love orange peels. ;) Also, go hover your mouse over the page tabs. Just do it! Marisa rocks!

I took the plunge into HTML and configured my Portfolio page. My husband thought he'd NEVER hear me say, "I feel like I've been staring at code all day!" Almost everything I've made and blogged about is listed in an image gallery by year, in reverse order of when they were finished. I'm so excited to see everything so nicely laid out! For those of you who are looking for a great tutorial to follow, check this one out at Laura's Crafty Life.

Some other changes you might notice:
  •  All tutorials (also set in an image gallery), series, and quilt-a-longs are now housed under the "Community" tab.
  • My signature on blog posts (see below) will be different from today on (also Marisa's doing!).
  • I've updated my "About" page.
  • I cleaned up my right sidebar for a more uniform, professional look.
  • A new photo on the right sidebar is coming!
  • We are working on having the logo and pages accessible through mobile devices. It should all be set up by Sunday.
Thanks again for all of your support, and I hope you enjoy the new site!


  1. Love it! It is so fresh, and so you!

  2. Congratulations on the big website upgrade - it looks fantastic and I really love the new logo; the orange peels are so perfect! :) Time to go dig around an see how things have changed!

  3. What a clever logo! I love the idea of a changeable background. You site is looking really clean and organized.

  4. Looks great, Jess! Congratulations on taking the plunge.

  5. Looking good! I noticed the peels right away in my feed.

  6. Hi Jess! Looks fantastic! Beautiful, clear, happy and professional! I love your orange peels, here and on your quilts! x Teje

  7. Very updated and clean look. Nice job sister :)

  8. It looks great, and I love the fact that there's a quilt behind the logo so you can easily change the look.

  9. Congrats! It looks amazing!! I love that you can change the quilt behind those adorable orange peels!

  10. Beautiful and exhuberant ~ just like you!


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