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Hello all, and welcome back to the new and improved Cucicucicoo sewing and craft website!
I’d been thinking about creating a new design for Cucicucicoo for a while, with the intention of making it easier for readers to find what they’re looking for without having to search through long menus of categories and subcategories. I wanted to create an updated, yet simple, look with a more visual navigation.
So I’m excited that the new website is now finally up and running! Let me take you on a little tour to show you what’s new!
The Home Page
The new homepage starts off pretty similar to the old one, with changing images that will bring you to some of the most popular content on Cucicucicoo in a click.
Above those images is the menu that will bring you to the Cucicucicoo Patterns shop, the Blog page (more about that in a minute!) and the About page (which I will be updating soon!). In addition, you can switch language or search for specific keywords within the website.
The main changes begin after that. There is a special visual menu with the four main categories of Cucicucicoo (Tutorials, Sewing, Crafting and Natural Living) that you can click on. Under that you will see a series of images for each subcategory that you can click on to find all the pertinent posts.
So, for example, let’s say you’re looking for repurposing tutorials. Click on “Tutorials” on the top, and then on the “Repurposing” button below. Easy peasy!
Below this visual category menu you’ll find the most recent blog posts. You can click on any of these posts to continue reading them, or click on the “Go to Blog” button below those (or the “Blog” button at the very top of the page) to read more posts in the Blog page.
The Blog Page
You can either browse categories or read all blog posts in order in the Blog page. At the top of the page you’ll find a thumbnail image for each of the four main categories. Click on one to see all the subcategories and posts in that category. If you just want to browse the posts independent of their category, just scroll down the page.
The Category Pages
Each Category page starts off with a brief description of what type of posts you’ll find. If it’s a main category, you will also see thumbnail images of the subcategories to click on, if you so wish. Then all you need to do is choose the post that you want to find out more about!
The Cucicucicoo Patterns shop is also slightly different. Below the welcome message, which explains the ideals behind my patterns, you can find the patterns themselves. If you want to browse pattern categories, just look on the sidebar to the right and click on any category.
I am so excited about this new look, not only because I felt like the website needed a new feel, but also to make my readers’ experience more enjoyable and to help them find their way around this sewing and craft website that has many years’ worth of great tutorials and ideas!
So, what do you think about this new design? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!
By the way, I have been much less present on the blog, as well as the newsletter and social media, not only because of this redesign, but also because of a series of difficulties in my personal life. It has been a particularly strange and complicated moment for our family, and I am spending more time focusing on myself, my family and my loved ones than I usually do. So if you less activity than usual, don’t worry, because I will come back. It just probably means that the people in my life (myself included!) have needed more attention than usual from me. After all, the priority in life are those we love, is it not?
And get ready, because Cucicucicoo will be back next week with the first of a whole bunch of new holiday themed tutorials! I can’t wait to share them with you! See you soon!
22 thoughts on “Introducing the new Cucicucicoo sewing and craft website!”
Hi Lisa, we missed your cool posts, now is more clear and easy, thanks for the improvements.
I hope your personal problems will soon disappear.
Receive my warm greetings 😉
Thank you so much, Nuria! Glad that the navigation on the site is now more clear for you! And thank you also for your thoughts about my personal problems. I doubt that they will disappear soon, but hopefully I will soon be able to deal with them better!
Wonderful new website design! I appreciate the time and effort you put into this, since it will make it much easier for me to cruise around and find what I’m looking for in the wealth of great stuff you offer. I wish you strength and peace as you navigate the difficulties you’re facing. 🙂
I’m so glad to hear that it’ll be easier for you to find everything, Carol! And thank you so much for your wishes of strength and peace, which are exactly the two things that I need the most right now!
Your fresh design looks great, Lisa! Simplified navigation is so helpful for readers to really focus on their favorite topics. Cheers to you and best wishes for all life’s little complications.
Thanks, Ellen! I realized that I have so much on this website that it’s pretty easy for readers to get lost or not even realize things that are there. So I am hoping that the changes will be helpful! Thank you also for your well wishes! 🙂
I don’t have a blog, I do enjoy reading quite a few. Most are sewing/making related and show the sunny side of life, with occasional mentions of the real life problems of real people. Your new web site is wow easy to see and find interesting stuff.
I have, since finding you, thought of you as a very strong intelligent woman.
Learning the culture and language and living in a different country just amazing.
As to these problems you have been experiencing it must be like living in a nightmare. Thank goodness you are living in modern times, not that doctors know how to cure/help everyone yet, just be so glad there are things/medications that can help.
I was worried that you were having female “issues” and it sounds as if that continues to be an area that needs attention.
My husband has had anxiety issues but has been able to manage so far by retiring from his job and talking to me from what he says he is feeling it’s pretty mild. Even at that he prefers to be home and to be able to stay in touch ,via phone, with me if I go anywhere.
I do hope you and your doctors can figure out medication and/or therapy that will help you continue to improve and be able to get to enjoy your daily life.
Hi Colleen, thank you so much for your comment! Yes, it is an amazing experience to live another country and culture, though sometimes it does get tiring and at times I do miss the places where I feel like I truly belong. And yes, I agree, and often think about what my life would be like if I’d lived hundreds of years ago. I definitely wouldn’t be around anymore after my medical issues I had last year if it weren’t for modern medicine and surgery, and I am very thankful for that! And not only medicine, but other “things” like you said are so helpful. And internet makes it so much easier to find out about these things and I am truly thankful for that!
I am so sorry to hear about your husband, but it sounds like he is managing to keep it more or less under control. Unfortunately, those of us with anxiety or depression have to modify certain things in our lives and probably will for the rest of our lives. But, if you think about it, pretty much everyone has some sort of issue that limits them somehow. I suppose the only thing you can do is to try to see the bright side of life and appreciate what you do have, rather than what you don’t!
Again, thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful words, and I wish your family the best of luck!