Friday, 2 October 2009
An Attempt at an Oscar.
Wow, I am so thrilled with all the amazing feedback I have received on my website update. It truly has been so helpful as I spend so much time working on it that it becomes impossible to see what is actually happening.
A part of me dreaded asking for help partly because I am a horrendously independent soul who makes life so much harder for herself by battling on rather than accepting that not only can others step in but are they are happy to do so, and partly because I felt that there may be suggestions that the overall feel of the site - my baby that I put my heart and soul into - missed by miles. A huge sigh of relief could be heard throughout Cornwall. That just hasn't been the case and you wonderful people have come back with such positive help that I am beaming!
Some of the points raised have already been worked on, some noted for future work - I really need to get back to the sewing for the moment - and one or two have been considered, but I have decided they are more about differences of opinion: a website, as with most things, could be built to look a million different ways. The feel you want for it is quite a personal thing and down to what appeals to the individual - things such as background colours, font choices, images, etc - these all influence the 'vibe' a site gives off and while what you end up with may appeal to some, it will inevitably not be everyone's cup of tea. Fortunately, mine seems to have scored a hit with those who commented - thank you x
I decided right from the start that I could only run this business if it reflected the things that are important to me: my family, the life we live and Cornwall truly are the things which inspire and motivate me every single day. I honestly do bake bread at ridiculous hours of the morning; I really do love having our children around (though appreciate a break like everyone else), play endless games around the kitchen table, cook enormous meals for the varying but mostly large numbers who congregate here; I honestly do sew in the evenings while Dave knits a scarf and drives me insane as he drops yet another stitch. And I really couldn't breathe without the sea and rocks, fields and woodlands that make up Cornwall, a place so entrenched in my soul that I think I would fade away without it.
Ahem, sorry about that extended ramble - I only meant to say that all these things are what lies behind the website and the stitchery that makes up the business. All these things from my dear Davey and our children, the ducks and the hens, the garden and the landscape, they are all what make up me...they are Pipany.
and I can't tell you how much it means that you all get that x
(Oscar speech over, but please feel free to enter the giveaway on the last post by leaving a comment there) x