Finally a facelift!

Finally! I’ve been dreaming about this day since August 2013 when I started visualizing what my blog would look like. At the time, I didn’t want to spend too much time on the look but rather focus on content and concept of the blog. Although through WordPress you get a pretty cookie cutter, simplified way of creating an online presence but after several months of ‘playing’ around with buttons I still have NO CLUE how to add widgets, plugins, change the apperance to where I really really like it etc. etc. Boy, I have my work cut out for me.

For that exact reason I had to reach out in things LOGO. It feels so good to not have to do EVERYTHING myself. Long story short, a good friend of mine’s daughter has recently graduated with a graphic design degree (I know – I am very LUCKY!!). This was the perfect opportunity for me to give this logo thing a go. Toni has been working on my look for a few weeks now and after only 2 or three short email exchanges it looks as if we have finalized three different looks. YEAH!!

Option A:

photo 3 (1)

Option B:

photo 1 (3)

 

Option C:

photo 2 (3)

And although I have a favorite right of the bet I wanted to have my friends involved in the final decision. I posted all three looks on Facebook last night and got some really nice pointers and opinions. (It’s good to have ‘opinionated’ friends :-))

I  have to say that I was very intriqued by the ‘stitched’ look of Option B although I felt immediately that the heart was too generic. Option C appeals to me the most simply because I’ve been looking for a ‘symbol’ to place onto the outside of my hand-made garments that would be pretty on it’s own and didn’t have to be ‘hidden’ like clothing labels typically are. I think it still needs some tweaking. For example the yasemintea inside of the circle is too small. Should I even have that inside? Also the color. I wanted aqua – yes, but is it too ‘cold’ on its own. Should I go with my other favorite: coral instead??? I am so torn and wished I was more knowledgable in how colors affect our mood etc. See, I told you these things take up so much time. I’d rather be behind my sewing machine stitching away yards & yards of fabric. It’s theraphetical to me. But instead I have to think, rethink, than overthink this whole logo! Argghhh. I just want it done already. AND I want it perfect!

Don’t even get me started on the whole ordering labels thing. There are SO MANY options. It’s worse than a typical American supermarket isle!!! I need a boutique version! Ideally, I would like to walk into a brick & mortar building and talk to an actual person and touch and feel different labels: woven, printed, ironable, sew on, center fold, end fold etc. etc. But first thing’s first. Let’s nail this look and move to step 2. Thank you friends for your help! And thank you TONI for your time & creativity. I really need & appreciate it!! 🙂

Hope you are having a great week.

Love,

Yasemin

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