How about we take a look at a few of the arrangements/ideas I have had before settling on this look.
I had a vision of a very simple blog with a white background, wide columns, and a header written in copperplate calligraphy, unfortunately my calligraphy skills are still lacking and despite writing vaya over a hundred times, my lettering never looked quite right.
Next I tried working some watercolor into the header, I love the look of watercolors but my ideas didn't look quite right.
I really liked the look of this header and I liked how the arrows were going somewhere but it didn't match my personal aesthetic.
I wound up working my way to this header, and although obsessed with the color scheme, I still didn't think that it looked very "me"
I experimented with embroidering the header. I was originally convinced that this was the the winner. It represented what I want my blog to be about and was a better representation of my personal aesthetic. But then I started thinking that maybe it was too much of the look and worried that people might think that this is a sewing blog, but I stuck with it for a few days and let my thoughts marinate
I actually had even created a crochet border that was an added little detail, but opps, I forgot to take a screen shot before removing it. A big problem is that the welcome image is disjointed from the look of the header, and truth be told, I am not all that photogenic so that is the photo I wanted to use, and so, after hours and hours of embroidering that header I went back to the old look, sort of...
I will probably change the look a hundred more times, I swear it is harder to design stuff for myself than for anyone else, but for now here I am, and I am ok with changing my mind later (probably later today, ha!) I just didn't want to turn into one of those people with beige walls because they couldn't settle on a proper color, and that is what was happening to me–I was being stopped from actually writing because I wasn't happy with the look of the blog, and that was just silly.