Working on the general setup of the screen, colours for backgrounds etc. Please bear with me, as this is likely to go through a number of "Versions" before I'm happy.
I've been using some of the great advice available from a Blogging friend, Louise, of Adori Graphics. This is her "day job", so she's well qualified to give advice - she does blog makeovers and design for people as a paid job, but she's also very generous with her Freebies and Tutorials - take a look at her blog to see what I mean!
Meanwhile, I'm making use of the knowledge I've picked up from her and also the helpful stuff we got from Shimelle, on the BFS course last year.
Not sure about the pink background... don't know what it looks like to you people (all screens are so different), but my laptop makes it look really quite Pink. Maybe not... I was trying for "subtle", but it seems to be verging on "Barbie"!
Also trying to sort out why there are still white bits behind the main section and above, in the header area. No doubt I'll find it soon...
And there are the green bits, which are part of a nice background I downloaded free from Backgroundfairy.com. I don't know if I still want that, but I am not sure where it is on my HTML page setup...
As I said, "Work In Progress"!
More posts being planned for very soon, by the way. I have been sent a rather great little "Freebie", which I will review quite soon. Also have been asked to provide a Tutorial as a Guest Blogger (!), which I'll be matching with another Tutorial on my own blog - linked together of course! They will be about making paper decorations for your home/tree. Watch out for these soon!
Also, I have got myself a "job"! I submitted a Course Description form, to the Frontiers Club, that J. goes to on Saturdays. They offer various choices each school term, for a six-week morning course, then a one-day Workshop in the seventh week. I sent in details for a one-day workshop, teaching the kids how to make Sock Pets/ Monsters. It has been accepted and the brochure for next term is now at the printers'. All being well - assuming enough children sign up to it - I will be teaching a workshop called "Raid the Sock Drawer!" on Saturday 26th March - and getting paid to do it! I still have to go and see the admin people, to complete paperwork and get my CRB check stuff sorted out (that's the approval to say you're not a criminal etc). Shouldn't be a problem - not aware that I've done anything naughty, unless in my sleep... I'm quite excited!
Three Sock Amigos!
Hope all my blog friends are well and busy. I've been trying to "catch up" over the last few days, but still very busy here. If I haven't got round to you yet, I will do, I promise!