New Year, New Blog Design!

I've spent the past week working on a fresh new blog design for Mimi and Tilly. I've used vintage Japanese washi paper I brought back with me from Japan years ago.  I've been saving it for a special project, and thought it was time to crack it out.

   A heart I made from Japanese washi paper

I've also used a picture of my feet.  Standing on a tea towel.  Classy.  As well as photos of jewellery I've made.  The dangling clear earrings in my header are made from antique crystal chandelier droplets and silver wire.

Antique crystal chandelier drop earrings

I love the brighter colours and fresher feel.

What do you think?

I'll be back soon with more blog posts.  This blog break is doing me the power of good, although I'm still catching up on my blog reading and commenting.

How are you doing?  I hope all is good in your neck of the woods.

Sending glitter and smiles,


  1. I'm loving the colours!

  2. Love the new look. Very classy.
    And those shoes rock!
    But you know what they say about red shoes?!!!

  3. it's really fresh and "you". I love it!
    I'm just going to explore the top tabs which I've not noticed before.
    It's nice to take a break isn't it and not feel pressured to blog.
    Hope you're well

  4. Lovely images..the red pumps are really cute! :0)

  5. Your blog looks lovely Emma...and I am so in love with the crystal chandelier earrings!
    Enjoy your break...
    Wishing you a fabulous 2012,
    Susan x

  6. Your blog is looking so lovely and fresh! I love the colours...and I also really love those crystal ear rings!
    Looking forward to visiting you during 2012!
    Helen x

  7. Really pretty Emma, I especially like the Japenese Paper, the heart is so sweet. Look forward to see you back posting after your break.

  8. Lovely! Especially the foot shot - gorgeous ballet slippers!


  10. I love your new look!! Bright & sparkling! The one of your feet is totally adorable - a perfect 'signature' pic :) I like to change up the look of my blog once in a while too - it breathes fresh life into everything.

  11. Hey hey!!!
    And a Happy New Year to you!!!
    Aren't those shoes Vix sent too fab for words?!
    They already had the roses attached,and it looks to me like they are simply glued on,possibly with hot glue?They feel uber glamourous,that's for sure!

  12. Ash you got love greys haven't you. They are in my wardrobe, in my home and on my blog, my niece is always telling me to get some colour in my life lol! Looks good. Lolo xx

  13. Lovely, lovely comment you left on my blog, thank you! Where do we leave our inner children when we grow up?!! I think I pretend to be an adult but I'm really still 6yrs old - what a wonderful way to be because the world is still new, interesting and inspiring!! Your new blog look is brilliant - a great change and I love the idea of setting myself this MASSIVE task for 2012 - just be happy!!!

  14. They say a change is as good as a rest ;-)) Love the new header photo's there really pretty. Keep resting. dee xx

  15. hello my friend -- wishing you and yours the HAPPIEST of New Years!!!!! i have been running so behind lately but i too will catch up on posts! i have to tell you that i LOVE your new look -- it is SOOOO YOU and how could that not be a FABULOUS THING!!!!! hope to get to know you more throughout the new year...sending hugs to you and of course those precious little kitties! (don't you just love that picture...couldn't resist : ) LOL!!!! hugs!

  16. It's looking VERY pretty round here, the Japanese print is beautiful. I'm pleased your break has been refreshing, but at the same time looking forward to hearing from you again! Happy New Year! xxx

  17. It's pretty, I love the pops of colour. Happy New Year to you, too, Em!

  18. Lovely fresh look in your blog, my dearest friend

  19. Lovely new photos, I like the Japanese paper.

  20. I really like the new design! Great print and colours <3

  21. Happy New Year to you! Your new look blog is great, so colourful. I love the earrings you made...very glam!

    Thankyou so much for your visit and interesting comments. I think we all would like to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. I certainly would with my wardrobe! Glad you enjoyed the post, much love, Linda x

  22. Hi Emma,

    Your new blog design looks lovely!! So do the earrings.

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  23. Hello Emma,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'In Wendy's World.' Your blog is so pretty, colorful, and charming. I love the new design that you put on your Header. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is so cheerful and it made me smile today. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  24. oooh so lovely! And those little red slippers with the stripy sock..saweeeeeet!Huge hugs to you xx

  25. LOVE pretty...isn't it fun to switch things up. xoxo Happy weekend.

  26. Love it!

    Something about the new year that make me want to 'switch things up' too. Looks very fresh and those earring are AMAZING!

    hope you are doing well.


  27. Fantastic Em - I hope you feel well rested and enjoyed your break. Here's to a wonderful 2012!

    Stephie x

  28. Totally loving your new blog do! It looks fantastic! I recently took a bit of a bloggy break, too, and it really does allow the creative juices to come back in greater force, doesn't it? Happy day to you!


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