Do you like my new blog header?
After moving forward with my decision to close down all social media pages I wanted to 'decorate' the blog in a way that exudes a very honest sense of welcome when you visit.
The sidebar is also in the midst of change and I'll continue working on that in the week ahead, hopefully making it simpler to find things like the Psalm 23 block of the month, my Etsy pattern shop, tutorials, stitching and supply helps, the Faith In Hand stitchery club, popular blog posts and direct links to some of my current patterns.
A reader mentioned how much it reminded her of spring, but as I'm heading into autumn here in the northern tropics of Australia I chose the lovely olive green, red, ochre and blue hues to be a mix of both seasons...together they are joyous colours for any season.
A number of readers have mentioned they cannot see my blog sidebar and after discussion we realised it's because they are reading the blog from a phone. Unfortunately only the blog header and posts can be seen on a mobile phone, so if you are unable to find what you need that way please visit the blog on a computer or iPad/tablet to gain access to the sidebar links and helps.
On Tuesday I have a special project for you to make, one which celebrates this year's theme of The Homemakers Heart, and will hopefully be fun and useful as it will provide a place to store all the recipes, tasks, ideas and home-helps shared on the blog through 2020 and the years which follow.
Later in the week I'll also be sharing the door stop tutorial (mentioned here) as quite a lot of you are keen to make one of your own. First though, I need to make another so that I can take photos along the way.
Another brighter change is a new Homemakers Heart button which you're welcome to add to your own blog sidebars, and it would be much appreciated if you linked it back here so our community of home-hearted women can grow.
If you have missed any of this year's Homemakers Heart blog posts they are here.
Just scroll through and catch up with a nice mug of hot chocolate and something tasty to nibble on.
I usually write one new Homemakers Heart post on Monday or Tuesday of each week.
Aren't these water colour digital elements used throughout my various blog buttons beautiful?
I purchased them the other day through The Hungry Jpeg and also a licence to use them, but the different arrangements (apart from the the wreath) and the added wording I did myself through PicMonkey.
Whenever I update my blog using watercolour elements a number of emails arrive asking 'how did you do that?' which is why I'm letting you know. I'm genuinely doing what I can to lessen my email load every day and part of that is to consider what questions may be asked from each blog post.
Hopefully as the months go by you'll be discovering more and more of the behind-the-scenes doings of Elefantz and some of it may be just what you needed to know.
Tomorrow I have Blossom and the girls coming by for the morning and it's sure to be special because whenever we're together it's always wonderful, but it also means I'd best be away from the computer and into the kitchen for a few hours of baking and meal preparation. Sunday afternoons are usually spent making hearty salads, sauces and healthy treats for the week ahead so that Mr E has yummy lunches at work and I have them at home...and so that Cully May, Rafaella and Blossom can enjoy some delights at our tea parties.
May your new week be blessed with unexpected joys, pockets of sunshiney smiles and heart-felt moments of God's love poured out in abundance.
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