And a new website is born

Today I am really thrilled to be able to announce the launch of my brand new shiny website.

Two of my main goals for 2015 were to develop a monthly newsletter and to create a new website to replace my old (and slightly outdated looking blog). The newsletter came along last summer and is growing slowly and steadily but the website took considerably longer - mainly due to my chronic procrastination and perfectionism - never a good combination at the best of times.

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Fortunately a plea on social media for a bit of help/cajoling/technical support lead to me linking up with the wonderful and saintly Gem (aka littlegreygirl). Gem developed her own website recently ( do take a look by the way - I defy you not to be tempted) and was so helpful in getting me set up on Squarespace. She held my hand through the set up and gently prodded me into action when I procrastinated for too long.

Really, this website would never have been born without her and I owe her a real debt of gratitude.

With the website I wanted to create a clean looking space that allowed me to showcase my published designs as well as include links to my various social media profiles. Teaching is something that I enjoy immensely and it is something that I would love to do more of in 2016, so we have made sure that there is plenty of information on there about the the classes I teach and what I can offer.

In addition I plan to have a 'Pattern of the Month' feature where I talk a little more in depth about a pattern from my portfolio, giving you a little insight into how it came to be, my inspiration or yarn choice for example.

So, tell me, what do you think? I'd love to know. As Gem kept telling me throughout this whole process, putting yourself 'Out there' is never easy and sometimes it is necessary to just Be Brave and get on with it. 

So here's to 2016 - bigger and braver than ever.