Let the updates begin!

Starting this week my friend Kristen from K.Leigh Creative will be working on updating my website – GeminiRed Creations.  I can’t wait to see how beautiful it is when it’s done.  This is a glimpse of the first mock-up she did for my salon years ago (the colors have faded now, but overall the look is lovely).

I can’t seem to find an electronic copy of it anywhere although I’m sure I had one (or many) at one point.

This is what my site looks like today…

The theme I currently have is simply something I chose from a long list of free WordPress themes.  I chose something that had red in it, for obvious reasons, but I haven’t been able to manipulate it and make it my own.  Kristen and I got together to talk about what I am looking for and some ideas and now we will be on our way to beautifying my site.

The main thing will be coming up a pretty look and theme, allowing my listings to look uncluttered, and showcasing my affiliate relationships (with the companies I frequently do business with in order to make my small business a success).

Be sure to be on the lookout for the newly launched site in the near future.

That being said…I will be moving this WordPress hosted blog to my own site.  And, because I’m using this blog to promote my own craft as well as the craft/expertise of others I’m looking for a new heading for it.  My Craft Corner is too artsy-crafty if I also want to discuss my friends and family who carve wood, bake cakes, make soap, build websites, etc.  If you have any ideas I’d love to hear them!

A Coat of a Different Color…Final product

The paint is on the wall!  You can read about the proposed transformation here.  (Well…it has been for over a week, but I’ve been slow to post).  I made a trip to CT to visit family and friends and came home the next day (after driving 2 days up and 2 days back) and painted.  I LOVE the way it turned out.

The only thing it is currently missing is a new photo to the left of the metal dresses.  A friend of mine took an amazing photo of a purple iris and it is on the way from Art.com – blown up, matted, and framed with the same matte and frame as the Eifel Tower photo on the right.  I can’t wait to see the final (final) product once the photo is hung.  Here is a mock-up of what it’s supposed to look like when it arrives in the mail.

I will update the post when the photo is received and hung on the wall.  Just a side note…my friend and I had some fun trying to hang my other pictures and items.  We used several tools and stood back to ensure everything was straight many, many times.  Hanging the new photo will likely be just as challenging as we try to make it line up perfectly with everything else.

I rearranged the prints I originally had hanging on the right of the dresses and I think they look better on the side wall now.  I believe my room is finally coming together!

 These adorable prints are from an amazing Etsy site – Flapperdoodle.  You can follow her blog here.  She has the most adorable prints and necklace charms!