Sunday, September 9, 2012

patching & painting

I've been spending more time lately on Pinterest - what a great resource! I've been trying to limit myself to sewing and costuming (although I'm finding myself slipping into food and crafts too) but I'm been pleasantly surprised at how much good (cited and documented!) stuff there is. What has really surprised me is how many tutorials, how-tos and general info can be found there. And I thought it was just for inspiration boards and pretty pictures.

Through all this I just realized that my website is totally unfriendly to Pinterest. All those lovely thumbnails that are the foundation to my spiffy and fast-loading site? Un-pinable. So some revamping is needed to bring my site into the new age of linking and tutorial resource finding. I've already started on the précises, the dress diaries will be next then the study pages.

Maybe it's time to do a complete overhaul of the site, which as painful as it is for me to admit is a bit of a dinosaur. I've even considered switching it to a blogger or wordpress platform. 'Cause I have so much time on my hands right now. *rolls eyes* Perhaps I will just continue to patch thing and wait for the next big change in internet interaction to re-package my content.


What do you think - do you find my website un-wieldy or un-pleasant to troll through? Should my blog and site be more interlinked or is it okay the way it is? For those of you who have switched from a static website to blog format, do you like it, was it worth the effort? (I'm looking at you Jen and Sarah)


  1. Hi, Jenny,

    If the opinion of a mere lurker counts, mine would be to keep the website pretty much as it is. It's fun to go back and re-read the whole story of how your fabulous costumes were created, what inspired them, what snafus you had to plough through, and how happy you were when your pretty frocks were finished. If I want to look up your Bee Gown, for example, all I have to do is go to your website, click on the icon, and BING! there it is on its own little page. With a blogging format, I'd either have to hunt up the tag for all the posts you wrote about it, or else search through the older posts until I found it. The blog format is good for getting the latest info on this or that project, but the website makes it easier to look up a specific project without wading through the archives.

    Hope this made sense!
    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

    1. It makes total sense - thanks so much for your feedback! :>