Well friends, I think it might be safe to say that we made it. (Hooray!)
As you're probably well aware, the internet is a large and complicated place, and turns out it's really best navigated with the guidance of a professional. As I don't personally know anyone with the right skill set, and I couldn't afford to hire anyone, this was a lesson that I learned the hard way.
Over the last month I broke my blog, I lost my email, I had to manually update about a hundred links on flickr alone, and I'm fairly sure I lost all muscle tone in my lower extremities from sitting here like a lump in my computer chair coding for hours at a time. However, I did manage to teach myself a little something about CSS and HTML in the process (like, a super tiny amount- just enough to not thoroughly and permanently screw things up), and I've become more familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator too. Yay for learning and growing and all that good stuff!
And now thanks to the talented designer who occupies the other half of this giant desk sometimes (my darling hubby David), I have a fully redesigned blog, updated etsy graphics, matching avatars/favicons/profile pics/etc for twitter, pinterest, google +, facebook and all the other places I hang out virtually. It's a completely seamless twilltape experience these days! Woo to the hoo! And then, of course, there's the piece de resistance:
the brand new shop!
This shop is the realization of a dream that's been a long time in the works, and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey takes me. I hope you'll stop by and say hi, sign up for the newsletter, or send me a note and let me know what you think. And now through the end of July, save 20% on everything in the shop with the coupon code CELEBRATE. It's just my way of saying thank you for cheering me on, and for being so patient while I muddle through this stuff that's really better left to the pros.