Cha-Cha-Changes

You may have noticed that there have been a few changes to the site over the weekend.


First off, the 2006 projects have been ‘archived’ – they are still on the site and you can now access them through the drop down menu on the sidebar. The 2007 projects have their own catagory (but no drop down menu) and all the links have their own page. Over the course of the next two weeks, I plan on updating the links, which have been sorely neglected over the past few (o.k. many, many) months. There have been a few other minor adjustments to the site – so hopefully, everything runs smoothly!
Also, over the weekend, I managed to make an item for my Be My Valentine swap partner – sachets! I filled these simple brocade pillows with (a cotton ball spritzed with) sweet pea oil from the soap and potpourri section of the craft store and tied them all together with a pretty bow. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of making these sooner, they would have made a great item for a Shop Your Sweat Shoppe swap. I plan on making a few more of these for gifts this Valentine’s Day.
Taylor is home sick today – there is a nasty stomach bug going around her school so I am arming myself with a trash can and rug shampoo! Needless to say, I am not planning on getting to my kimono. However, tonight, is my very first sewing class (if you don’t count the two quilting classes I’ve taken) and I’m very excited. I’ll be at Needle Nook Fabrics taking a lingerie class and will report how it goes tomorrow morning.

11 thoughts on “Cha-Cha-Changes

  1. Melissa R. Garrett

    Oh the bug!! We have finally gotten over the worst of it here, but Jacob and Bridget are still dealing with some lingering hiney and whiney issues. Those four days were miserable! But maybe, since it is just Taylor, you’ll be able to kick the bug to the curb faster than what we could with our three kiddos.
    Good luck!!

  2. Amy

    Hope Taylor feels well soon, and that you and your DH don’t get it! Can’t wait to hear about your sewing class tonight–how fun!

  3. Henriette

    Hi Stacy, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but would you consider making your homepage in a way so that all entries are displayed at once (so that you don’t have to click on each one to see them)? It would make it a lot more user-friendly (think dressaday), if we could just scroll down to see the entries….
    Just a thought!
    And thank you for this blog, you make wonderful things, and you seem like such a nice, vivacious person!

  4. stacy

    Henriette – I know exactly what you mean (and not taken the wrong way either!). The main reason we went with the format that we did is to keep more entries on the front page. I have a tendency to write a lot (sort of like when you talk to me in person, I’m prett ‘chatty’) in some of my posts and when photos are added they tend to take up a lot of space on the homepage. That pushes some of the ‘newer’, ‘older’ posts off the front page so if someone who hasn’t visited every day has a harder time finding what they’ve missed.
    There are a few more changes that we may do in the upcoming months – if we do those changes, it might make it possible to put the longer entries on the homepage and still be able to find the posts from that week, etc. I’ll let Bret know and he can be mulling over how to do that! Don’t you just love husbands?

  5. Henriette

    Hi Stacy,
    I love your “chattyness”…;-) I am sure we’d get along IRL…LOL! Perhaps you could do it like the “Fuggers” do it – have part of the post on the frontpage, and if it’s too long, there’s a “Continue reading” link…
    I think most people read blogs for the pictues, I always find blogs without pictures boring (call me superficial, but….)
    I’ll chat to you later,
    Henriette

  6. stacy

    Well, I said that after I had a post already uploaded for today that had pictures in the continue reading section of the site…. Ooops!
    Do you subscribe to bloglines, newhutch, or some other RSS feed type service? Most of them post the whole article with embedded pictures (I’ve found that it’s not always the case depending on what news publisher people use) so you always have to visit the site to see what’s going on. The only thing that doesn’t show up on those types of services is when I update (or add something to) the sidebars. I always try to post when they are updated so if someone wants to see what’s been added, they don’t miss it.

  7. Henriette

    I do subscribe to some feeds, yours I added to the Explorer feed yesterday and I got to see your nice lingeriework in pictures 🙂 today, but I also use Google Reader, which only show pictures from certain blogs…
    Off topic: do you get advertising fees, when readers just read the entries via feeds? I would think most bloggers/website owners would be interested in generating “real” visits to their site? Just my 2 cents, I think your site could really generate some traffic, since you’re so funny…(especially with more pics 😉
    Enough unsolicited advice from me for now though…
    Have a great day from
    Henriette

  8. stacy

    I don’t get any ad fees when people use feeds – it’s just easier to keep up with everyone’s posts that way. I’m not sure how some websites deal with generating ‘real’ visits to their site….Hummm, I never thought about that. I’ll have to ask Bret about it!

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