September 27, 2018

Sharing is Caring - Episode 3 - Free Printable Weekday Planner

On the cork board in my kitchen I have a monthly planner so that I have an overview of all the appointments for our family in a particular month. I like monthly planners, because when I still was using a weekly planner only, I often got unpleasantly surprised when I turned the pages and found out I had more to do in the upcoming week than I thoug…
September 25, 2018

A new look for the website

Maybe you've noticed it already, especially when you visited the homepage, but The Dutch Lady Designs has a new website layout. And surprisingly enough it is not one of my own Blogger templates.
It was time for something really new and therefore I decided to go with a template from Pipdig. I worked with a template from this UK based design co…
September 21, 2018

How to add a Goodreads widget to your Blogger sidebar

With the smell of Autumn in the air lots of people like to spend more time crawled up on their couch with a good book in hand. I love to read myself, although I'm not a very fast reader. I think my life will be too short to read every book that is on my wish-to-read list since that list keeps growing every day, especially since I signed up to…
September 20, 2018

How to choose the right font for your logo

I recently got a message from one of my clients that bought a premade logo design from me for her photography business. She actually bought my best selling design and was in love with the font type. But when she started to use the logo on her photos she found out that the very thin, elegant font she fell in love with was not working out for her. …
September 10, 2018

My personal thoughts on influencers

For a person that creates blog templates herself I'm actually quite a digital fossil. Especially when it comes to social media I'm still living under a rock. The whole thing is just not my cup of tea so to speak. It could be my age, but it's probably more a personality trait. I find social media to be really overwhelming. That's w…
September 6, 2018

Sharing is Caring - Episode 2 - Free Watercolor Dot Clipart

Time for a little sharing the love! Today I'm sharing a set of 4 watercolor circle images that can be used for all kinds of projects. Since we're heading into Fall I have given them colors that remind me of the beginning of that season. When the yellow of Summer can still be found, but when browns and purples are making their entrance.
September 4, 2018

My struggle with custom design work

Summer was long and hot over here in the Netherlands. The heat and the enormous amounts of sunshine did great things for my tomato plants in the backyard, but they also diminished my desire to get behind the computer and write blog posts. But with Fall slowly making it's presence known I got some new inspiration again for blog articles. One t…