Well, what can I say, but gee whiz, I really like it! Took a few attempts to get things the way I was happy with it … and I’m sure Lisa has a voodoo doll made of me (perhaps that explains my ill health issues over the last few weeks?!! LOL) – but the final version I can certainly live with!
My main problem was that I had my heart set on having a paua shell background (you’re right, Sharon – that’s exactly what it is!), and I’d had some wrapping paper back in NZ that I thought would be perfect … Mum got sent on a shopping mission, but unfortunately the paper she found wasn’t the same – anyway, Lisa obviously managed to find a different graphic somewhere, and it looks pretty good … I just love the colours of the paua shell, I think the purples and blues are just stunning! So that was the touch of my Kiwi homeland … as well as starting to fulfil my “blue” fetish … and the ducks of course had to be on the page to tie in with my blog title. To add a little bit extra, I had the little photo added next to the comments sections, which is a photo we took on holiday driving to Adelaide earlier this year with Mum – it’s a photo of the Twelve Apostles, on the Great Ocean Road … so that’s also a little touch of my current home, Australia 🙂
Now I can play a little bit with the sidebars etc – unfortunately with the colours changing, you can’t see the progress bars anymore, so I need to try and work something else out there, plus centre the WIP’s etc. Every time I look at this new blog it makes my whole body go “Ahhhhh” – I feel very positive and ‘centred’ when I see it … it is definitely “me” 🙂
I finished the beading on the pansy pin pillow thingo this morning before I went to work, but I thought I won’t bother posting a piccie until I’ve stitched it together into the actual pillow – with any luck I’ll get that done some time tomorrow …