Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Attention graphic designers: In need of blog design!

I have decided--it's time for me to upgrade my blog design!
In the past I have had several banners and changed the font/background/etc color, and made some amateur-ish buttons.  But I am to the point where I'd really like to have a nicer-looking blog, and I don't have the software to create something myself!!

Is anyone out there also a talented graphic designer for blogs and such??  I would love to talk to you!  I can't pay much, but would be happy to do some sort of trade... we can work it out! ;)

Send me an email if you're interested or leave a comment if you have any suggestions or ideas!  Thanks, readers!

Update: Thank you all for your emails and comments!!  I am so impressed by the talents of all my readers.  I think I have found a designer to work with, thank you to everyone who offered suggestions!


  1. I'm soooo ready for a change too. Please let me know what you find out.

  2. Have you working with new blogger design section. I don't know anything about working with scrapbooking elements but just using blogger allows for a lot of leeway if you use your own photos. I've just made a new look for mine and am happy with it to dat. Cherrie

  3. I should do the same post on my blog :) i still don't have a blog design :)

  4. I'd recommend Etsy, there are some lovely people showing their work. In a way you're supporting another small business like yourself! ;O)

  5. I'm sure with all your readers someone will chime in who wants to redo your blog. I do have the software and ability, but my old computer recently crashed so I am out of commission until I get the new computer fully functional. I also have some digi scrapping friends who might be interested. I'm sure someone will be able to do it right away, but if not, send me an email and I'll see what I can help you out with. kmsarles at hotmail dot com

  6. First start by collecting samples of blogs or designs you like. A nice free alternative to photoshop is a software called gimp. Look also through free blogger
    Themes you like. I will try to send u some more info
    In the coming days

  7. Hi Suzannah:
    I'd love to help out if you like my style. Check out my blog and work at! I'm just starting out, so I would be happy with a "building my portfolio" -type charge or trade.

  8. Hi. I am a designer and would love to throw my name in the hat. or

  9. Thanks, everyone, for the ideas and portfolios!! I am looking forward to working with one of you!

    P.S.-- Etsy--of course! Why didn't I think of that?

  10. So I know that you now have lot's of ideas but I thought I would mention one designer who is about to design my blog! She designed a friend of mine's blog and I can't wait to see what she creates for my blog! :)

    Here's the link!

  11. A friend of mine is a really talented graphic designer and does take on blog design jobs. She's got her portfolio up on her site here:

    Be sure to tell her Stephanie Handy sent you if you do! =)

  12. Great i like that, I really appreciate your idea, You have a best collection of designs ...
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