What a weekend and now this! Notice anything different? Yes, the new website look has arrived. What do you think? I moved things around and tried to clean it up, make it a little cheerier. I had amazing help with all things techy from Mediacurve.
I can’t wait to share the ins and outs of how I made images and icons. Let’s just say I’m amazed at what can be done in PicMonkey. But before I get to that there are other things to explore. Such as…the brand, spanking new A Happy Stitch video! It’s right there in the sidebar, too. I really wanted a way to communicate my passion for sewing and my philosophy about teaching. My incredibly talented friend Courtney, offered to help make it happen. Boy, did she ever. Courtney has a deep love of storytelling and uses her video camera to tell stories with warmth, optimism, and heart. I get a little weepy and swept away watching this. I hope you love it, too.
a happy stitch Promo from Courtney Koester on Vimeo.
Besides the video and the clean, clear look. You might notice I don’t have anything about memory quilts anymore. I started out this sewing endeavor thinking I could do it all…make memory quilts; teach; make patterns; and sell hand sewn items. I love doing all those things but I’ve sadly realized that I need to narrow my focus to stay sane and happy. So, I’m hoping to share all about how I make memory quilts with classes and blog posts but I’m not taking any more commissions to make them. Feels sad and also good, like an exhale after a cry.
I have added a few new things to the site, too. I took all the beautiful things I love and all the talented friends I have and gave them their own page. It was getting too much to have it all hanging out in the sidebar. And, I tried to collect my tutorials and popular posts in one page, as well. Making it easier for new visitors to get a feel for what I do.
The new design reflects some of the changes I’ve been through in the 3 YEARS I’ve been stitching and teaching. It’s quieter and, at the same time, more fun. I’m hoping to add some features over time including a complete document about how to sew but for now, I’m just happy to settle into this new home. There might be some kinks and craziness (it’s a newborn site after all) so if you are poking around and find anything please let me know!
Daniela D says
It’s fantastic!!! It all came together so beautifully! xo
Thank you so much. Thanks for all your wonderful help.
Anne Gowen says
Adorable ! Love it- missed you at the guild meet – hope your craft fair went well!
Thanks so much Stephanie! I missed the guild as well…hard to make it sometimes to meeting but I’m always there in spirit.
Looks GORGEOUS! Thanks for the linky love! (P.S. I signed up for your messenger bag class today.)
You did! I’m so excited to make it with you! Wahoo. Honey, I will linky love you forever!
It’s gorgeous! (Use the full on jersey accent to say it. Go on, do it!). I am so proud of you. Welling up over here.
I warrant a full Jersey accent. Dang! Thanks for everything lady!
Love it! It looks so great!
Kristen Powell says
Looks gorgeous, I love it!! Love your video and new logo!!
Thank you so much! It’s fun to have it out there in the world and not just knocking around in my head.
Becky Elmuccio (@craftygrdenmama) says
Looks fantastic! Congrats on the new design!
Thanks so much! I really love hearing that you like it.