Thursday, July 01, 2010

your header

How it usually goes:
I get an email or a text from my sister, Shelly.
Shelly: time to change your header. Me: ideas? Shelly: paw prints (troubles), sprinkles, daisies. Me: sprinkles, as in rain? Shelly: sprinkles, as in ice cream! Me: k, :), xoxox
A few of my past headers:








It's usually something I don't think about. So, the reminder from my sister is always welcomed. I owe some people an email on how to make a header. And I do have a couple of friends with new blogs that may need some help. (Hi, Jennie. Time to dust off yours, Amy.) I usually crop my picture on my computer. And then I head on over to picnik where I add the text. (You can crop and do everything over in picnik, though.) Molly had some great info on how to make headers, too. In fact, she helped me remove my boarder that was around the header.
Hey, happy July!

57 comments:

stitching under oaks said...

love all your headers...I love changing mine. such fun, fast satisfaction. you're so blessed to have a sister you'll tell you it's time to make a change! Happy July.

Mama Urchin said...

I forget about changing mine too. In fact, mine is about 7 or 8 months old. Must change it now!

hook & needle said...

I just changed mine, since it used to be just text... I guess that's not much of a header, is it? Yours are very cute!

Poshyarns said...

Loving the new one. I was trying to decide which of yours I liked best but I just don't know, I think I always like the current one best because it so often captures the mood of the season.

Janet / Twisted Knitter said...

I love your new header! I always enjoy seeing them as they change . . . each one is always so *YOU*. That Shelly's a great sister :-)

Linda said...

Thanks, very helpful information.

house on hill road said...

i need to do that, too. unfortunately, no one reminds me! well, except now i guess you did. ;)

Katrina said...

I have always wanted to make a different header...Thanks for the step by step! How small do you usually crop it to? I love all the headers!

ColorSlut said...

I love every single header you have ever had. Although the coffee one is my favorite. You are an inspiration to me!

dawn said...

my favorite header was the one with the three flowers against the grayed wood. you do a beautiful job!
dawn

Mousy Brown said...

I love all those headers and I always love all Molly's too! I think about changing mine but then I do really adore that painting my little one did of our house and after all IT IS Mousy Browns House so I guess I might keep it a bit longer.....

kim said...

I always enjoy your borders. I think the Christmas one is my all-time favorite though. I need a border. Don't think I ever did add one.... :)

strawberryfever said...

your header are always lovely. i love your blog, and your headers really make it perfect. great job to you and your sister, keep up the creative work (and knitting / baking)

Molly said...

have i told you how often i think of your header with the dress form and christmas lights? everytime i think of dressforms (which is strangely often.) one of my faves.

Denise said...

Your headers always look great Leslie :-)

Seanna Lea said...

I really should update mine. Despite working in design a lot (off and on since college), I have a tendency for my personal sites to look a little unfinished and juvenile. I really should change the backgrounds and colors so that just changing the header is all I need for a new polish.

Renna said...

I've always liked your headers. I wish I had the computer sense to update my own blog. A good friend did it for me a year or so ago, but is too busy to do so again (returned to college). I appreciate your links. Maybe this old dog can learn some new tricks (but not holding my breath). ;-Þ

Hilary said...

How fun to look at your header retrospective! I think my favorite is the one looking down into the coffee cup. Brilliant!

Sleepless Stitch said...

I always love all your headers! And picnik is my utmost favorite!! =]

MadMad said...

That's a wonderful help - any day now - any day, I tell you! - I will come back for it! (Seriously!) Hey! I was thinking of you the other day - I was reading Sen. Byrd's obit. Guess what his doggie's name was? TROUBLE! It must be a Southern thing. Right? I mean, I'd never heard of it before; had you?

Imene said...

This is so funny!! My husband is the one who reminds that my header needs to be changed and then we discuss the next look.
I love that you can share this with your sister!

Mindy said...

Thanks to you and your links, I changed my header today! I always love yours.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I don't have a header at all. I hope you'll still talk to me. I like my blog without a header, but I do change a few font colors just about every time I post. That's my little costume change.

I really love your barefoot header and your coffee cup + fall leaves header.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

PS--and the daisy header.

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy that I recognized more than half of your headers. That means I've had a friend to knit with for a while. Happy July to you too!

Susanne said...

Thank you for the helpful information. now I just have to find that perfect picture.

VeganCraftastic said...

I love the new header!

Nora said...

Love them all! :)

Dag said...

thank you soso much!! -- i just did my first one, yeah, thanks to you and molly!!
i see how this can become an addiction... :-)

My Love is..... said...

Oh!! The coffee cup was a fave of mine.... All very inspiring though well done :)

Wendi said...

My favorite of all time was the coffee cup.

cloth.paper.string | sarah said...

i love seeing new headers on blogs (and this daisy one in particular), but even more i love the look back at all of the old (and excellent) ones you've made!

VonMuttern said...

Cookie and knitting - that's my favourite. Fits together perfectly :)

Tracy said...

Your new header is so smart and summery and reflects your blog so well.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

I love all your headers! Did you take the pictures by yourself?
Greetings from Julia

Kristyn Knits said...

your headers always seem just right! I love them! and many 'a blogger have used them as inspiration for their own blogs. happy summer!!

Rose said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I changed mine, and although I'd still like to tweak it, it's a good start. I like it better than the pre-made one I was using.

Thimbleanna said...

Gorgeous headers! My all-time fav is the coffee cup -- Love that one and I don't even drink coffee ;-)! I've been thinking all week that I'll update mine but just can't find the time....

Heather said...

How fun to see some of the past headers. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend

Connie said...

That was fun to look at past headers. I like them all.

morewithles said...

Great retrospective post. And thanks for the links!

knitnonthefloor said...

Just wanted to thank you for your link to this page! THANKS!!!

the treat girl said...

Thanks so much for sharing your process.....I just always use cutestlittleblogontheblock.....but maybe I'll try one on my own!

Pam said...

Thanks for giving me the push I needed to add a photo to my header. I now looks so much better.

trek said...

I like the new header - very summery.

Beth said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post. I've always wanted to be able to have my own header on my blog and after reading your post, my computer geek husband and I were able to sit down and create one with our very own picture. After it was finished, I had to keep looking at it through out the day. I was blog proud!

I just love your blog and have recommended it to my friends who also regularly check it out. Keep up the good work.

Clarice said...

Thank you for this information. When I get brave enough to actually use one of my own photographs for my header, I will give this a try! I love your new header, and enjoy your seasonal changes.

kim said...

Totally love the pomegranites. So creative and wonderful. Maybe someday I will HAVE a header.

Bianca said...

thank you for the picnik tip, I made a header with it for http://biancabezig.blogspot.com/

Bianca

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