Post Category: Site Updates

4.08.2010

Yet another site update!

You might notice a few minor changes to the layout of the site. That’s because I went ahead and converted the blog from Blogger to WordPress. This took quite a while, which is one reason I haven’t updated in months. But it’s finally done!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to transfer the comments properly, so as of now, all the existing comments have been removed. I encourage you to leave new comments. The way I have it set up, anyone can register, but you need to be logged in to post.

Now I can finally get on with things and add some new content. Stay tuned (again)!

3.02.2009

About the New Layout (plus some crochet)

Okay! I’m finally sitting down to write an update post. I’ve been holding off on posting here until I was done with the new layout. I’m going to have to break this into several posts so I don’t go crazy. First, here’s the story behind the new blog look.

I’m redoing my portfolio, and one of the items on my to-do list is creating custom layouts for my blogs under my new name: Lopapalooza Studios. For my sewing and crafting blog, I am now using the name Lopapalooza Creative Fingers. The old name, “Diary of a Sewing Novice,” doesn’t really apply anymore. Not only am I no longer a novice (hooray!), but I’m focusing on more than just sewing.

For the layout, I wanted something that incorporates both sewing and crafts with muted colors and a bit of classic charm. And of course, I couldn’t resist including my lop logo! The site should be viewable on most browsers and versions, although it will look best on newer browsers. The text is also resizable.

I used brushes and patterns from Obsidian Dawn.

I am still very much into crochet, with the occasional bit of practice knitting. Crochet has become a major focus for me, and the best place to follow my recent progress is my Ravelry page. I encourage anyone who is interested in knitting and/or crochet, even if you don’t feel like you’re very good yet and even if you don’t have any completed projects, to sign up. The number of resources on there are just amazing, including the pattern search and all the groups. At the time of this writing, you need to sign up for an invitation, and it’ll take a few days to get it, but it’s worth it.

For those who aren’t on Ravelry, here are links to my latest completed projects. I’ll go more in-depth on these in following posts:

More to come soon!

2.27.2009

A New Layout!

As you may have noticed, I created a new layout for the blog. I still have some issues to work out, so if any of the posts look funny, just be patient…

Stay tuned for more!

10.13.2005

New URL!

I am testing the new URL — http://sewing.jeannerubbo.com. I have plenty of new content coming soon!