I know it’s cliche to say, but time really does fly. Hard to believe it’s already August. The first day of August brings with it a few tasks, such as judging the last Color Challenge, taking down my library display, changing the blog header, and remembering to call my parents for their anniversary.
So, how about those favorites? Clearly I’m still under the spell of aqua and green, more than a year after starting this thing. The requisite shoes and skirts are there as well. This time I’ve also been noticing shirts. In particular, Summer shirts with contrasting yokes. You remember the shirt that I made a few weeks ago? I’d like to make another one or two along those lines, and I want to do it in two coordinating patterns, but I don’t want to end up looking clowny. I’ll have to choose my fabrics carefully, like I think these people did.
I spent much of yesterday in some kind of abdominal distress. I think I must have eaten something that disagreed with me at my cousin’s shower. It bothered me all day, but it also gave me an excuse to do something that I never do – lay around all morning and watch tv. Followed by laying around all afternoon and evening playing/working on the computer.
I converted the entire shop from a table layout to one that uses exclusively style sheets. I realize that won’t mean anything to some of you, so let me translate: Tables are the Old Way to do websites. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the New Way. I avoided the New Way because the Old Way was so comfortable, easy, and familiar to me. But the time I spent working on the layout of this blog recently, ended up teaching me an awful lot about CSS. It taught me enough, that when I started looking at the layout of the shop, I couldn’t help but feel that it could be vastly improved (and made to tie in to the blog even better) if I converted everything to style sheets. So, I finished up that task yesterday. You should go check it out. Be sure to let me know if you find anything troublesome.
Next up? Bringing back threaded comments. I’m close, but the formatting is still not quite there.
Wow, I really need to stop playing with pixels and play with some clay or fabric so I don’t continue to bore you all to tears 😀
Here. Try gazing upon this pile of buttons to hold you over, ok? Be back later with the final Color Challenge post!