I've been super busy lately. I always feel busy, but the busyness has been on crack lately!! I have posted a couple times about my sewing "hobby." Well now that I've settled into being a "stay-at-home mommy," I've decided to take my hobby to the next level. I bought a web site!
And after the transaction went through, I realized that I HAD to do something with this space on the Internet. I thought it'd just magically appear- my sparkling, beautiful dot com.
When I logged into the control panel the first time, I knew I was in over my head. There were so many icons that I had NO IDEA what to do with. And the lingo- who the heck really gets what URL, Meta Tag, Domain, FTP, Server, Platform, and Encrypted pages are all about anyway? Seriously, I think they are multiple names for the same thing (maybe some of them?). Anyway, I stumbled across a "build a site for dummies" icon that I began to work with. Even the "dummy" edition took me some time to figure out and it was NOT pretty. But I kept telling myself, at least it's functional. I'm not a corporation.. I'm a small business- very small. It's just me. So here's a look at my site that I clumsily made:
No need to zoom in.. There's really not much to look at.
Then I was chatting with my brother on the phone and mentioned my website project. He jumped in and volunteered to help (HUGE sigh of RELIEF). I had thought to ask him, after all his site is pretty much amazing with cool graphics, features and layout- and you gotta love the frag cloud! But I didn't want to bog him down. He's always on TDY, he's working on his MBA, he has a lovely wife and new baby to divide time with. But he offered so I pounced! It was going to be a slow transition. He'd work on it when he could and play with the effects at his leisure. So he thought. I mentioned an event that TSM is hosting and how I was just wondering if he could have a working website up by then, which was... oh.. a week away. So we (he) have been working hard to put it all together. In the midst of this website shenanigans, I learned a few things. I learned that if you make a selection in whatever photo editing software you use and you save it as a .png file, you get this:
It's just floating there. No messy white box around it- just the bag. Ahhh- it's kind of refreshing, don't you think?
Let's see it again.
ZZWAK!Hmm.. Pretty cool.
Those are the two (still have four to go) purses that I got finished this past week. Just in time for a photo shoot.
And now for the unveiling. I have sent out emails, I posted it on Facebook.. But this is my BLOG. I gotta let my blogosphere know! So if it's the second or even third time you've seen this news- I am sorry... Just look at the site again to appease me. I promise, I'm almost done shouting it to the world!
Check out my GLORIOUS website (by that adjective, you should know to give NO credit to me and ALL to my brother- Snakeye!)