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Just lauched :: Haberdashery Fun blog

Screen shot of Haberdashery Fun blog home page

I’m so pleased to show you what else I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. This is the blog of Haberdashery Fun and this time I can claim responsibility for the design.

Marni is a girl with a passion for sewing combined with the ability to explain how and she has some wonderful DIY projects on her blog. I have been working with her for the past few months on a few projects. At first I did some custom ‘how to’ manuals to help her navigate and understand her WordPress space. Let me tell you this girl is not afraid to get into the depths of WordPress and it was such a fun project.

After she’d lived with her blog for a while she approached me to develop her logo so I worked with her to develop the one you see here. She really knew what she wanted but also what she didn’t want and when I found this handwritten font I knew we had a winner – luckily she agreed.

Finally we’ve had our heads down for the last few weeks coming up with the blog design. Marni was quite definite about the look and feel she was after but she also let me have fun with it. I must have tried 7 different header designs before I got to this one. She wanted to incorporate the stitching and since I am a big fan of dashed lines I didn’t take much convincing.

I chose to use WooThemes Canvas for the base of this project. It’s a great starter theme if you’re not confident with code, and while I am I was also mindful that Marni wanted to be able to edit colours if necessary and so it was a good place to start. It makes some tasks, like moving the meta information (date, tags, categories), really simple. I especially like the comment area on each post and the very cool category magazine style layout template (let me tell you that took a little code wrangling). I’ve also crafted for her a really nice and prominent Print this Project link style and I can’t wait to see her use it.

Go check it out and say hi, you’ll probably come away inspired to sew something wonderful.

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One Response to Just lauched :: Haberdashery Fun blog

  1. Robin Reed Grosland January 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    It’s beautiful. And how can you not love a project that lets you say haberdashery?

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