gets a makeover!

Hello readers! As you may have noticed, recently got a makeover. Welcome to my new and improved site, with a custom-designed logo by my lovely and talented sister. Thanks Sofia!

My goal was to streamline the look of the site and make it more user-friendly. I loved the pink polka dots but wanted something cleaner, so that the images really stand out.

Thanks for your patience over the weekend as I worked out the bugs!

New features include:

  • New header with Sewaholic logo! This is definitely the best part, and worth the hours it took to re-do the site. Yay for customization!
  • Pink link text. It’s just cool. And when you hover over a link, it turns light pink. So pretty! (Ok, it’s not really a feature. But I love it!)
  • I’ve always liked seeing ‘About Me’ on other bloggers’ sidebars, so I can see who’s behind the blog easily. Now I have my own, complete with a Gravatar. Ever wondered how to get one? I figured it out! Click here to get one, too.
  • Simple sidebar panel with Popular, Latest, Comments and Tags. Easily find recent posts, most popular posts, and see what people are talking about!
  • Twitter widget on the sidebar. See my latest tweets and follow me on Twitter!
  • Linky-things. At the bottom of each post there are little graphics to share the post on various social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc). If there’s one you like that isn’t listed, let me know! 
  • Reply to comments. Now I can reply to each comment individually!
  • Self-Stitched-September button. It’s official now, the button’s up for all the world to see!
  • Pattern Review widget with my latest reviews on
  • Sitemap page for easy navigation

If you’re visiting in a reader, stop by and take a look! There are still a few minor tweaks and changes to make. I still need to add back the ‘subscribe by email’ option, and enable some of the super fancy features, but the big transition is complete. And I’m thrilled! I love the new look, it feels very professional and sleek.

But I want to hear what you think too – what do you think? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts!


16 Responses to gets a makeover!

  1. Stacy June 7, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    Looks great! I’ve been thinking of making a few changes to my blog, too. Gotta mix it up sometimes, you know?

  2. CGCouture June 7, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    I came out of lurking to say that I liked the new layout/features/design. It’s very cute, and seems very useable. :-)

  3. The Cupcake Goddess June 7, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    Looks fabulous! I love the clean look and all of the new “links” and such! Gorgeous layout! Love the logo!

  4. Steph June 7, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Looks great! I like the widgets. I’m a widgetliker. ;)

  5. Jaime June 7, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    So fun! I might miss being able to scroll down and read full post after post without clicking “read more” but that’s minor. And now that I’ve caught up on your blog, I’ll just be reading new posts anyway. :) Logo is really cute! & I’m considering grabbing the self-stitched september button for my site…but then I’ll really be committed and that’s a little scary!…lol

  6. Ali June 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Great makeover!

  7. Brumby June 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Looks fantastic Tasia. I redid mine over the Christmas break, took me weeks to figure out the coding etc to achieve what I wanted (or close to it), so I am most impressed you achieved so much just over the weekend!

  8. Linda L June 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Like your new blog look!

  9. sulovesew June 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I think your new blog is really clean and very easy to navigate. I bet you spend a ton of time and thoughts. I don’t see a list of blogs that you read, it’ll be interesting to see what inspire you via what you read.

  10. Suzie June 8, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    Your new blog is gorgeous – and I love your new logo. It’s very fresh and clean and well laid out, you can tell you put a lot of thought into it! I agree with what Martina suggested, it would be nice to see your blog roll (I need to update mine!!!). But I love all your widgets! :)

  11. The Sew Convert June 8, 2010 at 6:25 am #

    Cool! Love the changes and the new clean look.

  12. Monet June 8, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I might be inspired to make over my own blog…it is so ugly! This looks great…bravo to you and to Sofia for her amazing tech skills!

  13. Clare June 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Lovely new site! Stream-lined, as you say.

  14. Serendipity Handmade June 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    It looks wonderful Tasia! Who did your design?

  15. Tasia June 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    @Serendipity Handmade: My sister helped me a lot with the logo and overall look – she’s in graphic design so I’m super lucky that she shared her expertise!

  16. Tasia June 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Thanks everyone – I’m glad you like it! Still a few things to add and/or clean up but I’m getting there…