about shop patterns projects printables extras sponsorship wild olive twitter flickr pinterest subscribe

a mini makeover

Do you follow Wild Olive by RSS or Google Reader? I know that a lot of you do. If that's true for you, you should come on over to the actual blog to see some of the little adjustments that I've been making this week.

There's a new header, with links underneath to the main sections of the blog. Plus some social media buttons. I'll miss my little Olive, but she's still around on things. For now I like the embroidery in the the works.

My main column is wider, and there's only one sidebar. The extra items have moved, and there are now links that lead you to my friends and favorites, plus other ways to connect. I'll continue to add to those pages, and there may be a few more that show up too. Right now, I like that the main page is becoming cleaner.

Along with those other things are some fresh new blog buttons. Which you can also download here:





If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me freaking out a bit the other day when my new fonts weren't working. I set up the fancy post titles (and a few other things) with a font from Kernest. It seemed simple, but code sometimes really messes with me, and this was one of those times. I'm quite tired of code now, but I think I've finally gotten the fonts how I want them.

This wasn't a big planned makeover, but just something that I suddenly got the urge to do. And when that happens, I fiddle around over time. Now I think I'm pretty close to leaving this layout for a while. We'll see...

(By the way, that little heart embroidery in a hoop is going to be in a new collection that will be coming to the shop soon. She was in the Blog Buddies Calling Cards, but more Blog Buddies are coming! I'm excited!)

24 comments:

  1. Like the new style. I'm taking a button, too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. ooooOOOOooooOO I love it!!! blog makeovers are so fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did take the button, but the code does not seem to work. The code changes when I save it to my sidebar and the widget will not display. Tried the others and they do the same. Not sure if it's som,ething I am doing wrong, just thought I'd let you know.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stealing a button! I love the new look! Great job Mollie!

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love the new look and I have been thinking that I need to do some of the same adjustments on my blog (wider main column, switch from three to two column, tab bar on top...) BUT I have to learn from scratch as I don't know anything about blog design! Yours looks really pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like simple looks! I love the embroidery hoop heart, it's super cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. OH! I love the embroidery heart. Just so you know - your centered images in this post weren't properly formatted by Google Reader's mobile version. :( That's how I read all my blogs too...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you Annika! See? The code was messing with me again! It's all fixed now.

    Nathalie, most of it was easier than I was expecting. The nav bar was my proudest accomplishment, and with DreamWeaver, it was a breeze!

    Kate, I think the centered images could be due to the table they are in. I've never used a table on the blog, but it was the quickest way I could get the buttons to line up across, instead of in a vertical list.

    Let me know if anything else is looking strange...I really appreciate the extra eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! I'm lovin' the new look! Very clean, cute, and fresh! I love it! :) P.S. I grabbed a button. :)
    -HappyHands

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks great you will have to come over and give me some input, I am ready for a bit of a change as well!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Amazing Giveaway from Dr Perricone!

    ReplyDelete
  11. love your new look, and i grabbed a button! i also would like to thank you for the inspiration you've given me to learn to embroider (at 50.) i found you via the feeling stitchy blog, and downloaded all your tutorials...and yes, made your cute floss bobbins too. i've been stitching away ever since, so thank you!
    deb c
    dyingtobeyours.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the new look. Those buttons are darling.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the new makeover! I love how it is so 'clean' looking if that makes sense :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you!

    Laurie-Beth: Clean is exactly what I was going for!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very clean and crisp looking nice job Mollie.

    ReplyDelete
  16. It look very pretty! I hope we haven't see the last of that crazy little olive critter though =) x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yeaah! I am back to say that you totally motivated me to work on my blog and I have a question for you (if you don't mind sharing): how did you get your followers widget onto a (static) page (I think that is what you connect tab is?) = I love it! TIA!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nathalie: Yay! First, I set up a blogger page (which is my "connect" page) , then I went to http://www.google.com/friendconnect and clicked on my blog. From there, I clicked on "add the members gadget".

    On that page you can set up your gadget however you want, and they give you the code. I just pasted that code onto my "connect" page!

    ReplyDelete
  19. love the new look and buttons! so sweet and refreshing. i especially like the little happy buttons :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I found your blog today and i must tell you that it is just too cute! I added you to my favs on my blog. (( http://kessleran.blogspot.com/ ))

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yes, all is well on my sidebar now! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I saw you had a new head banner! Really cute =)
    I'm taking one of your buttons to my blog sidebar ;)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love the new makeover. :-)

    ReplyDelete

I often reply to comments in the comments...check back if you have a question!