Spring has sprung!

Are things blooming where you live?

We have a lot of daffodils in our neighborhood, which makes me happy as they’re my very favorite flower, and I got an urge to crochet some. I didn’t think I would find many free patterns, but once again I was happily surprised. Would you like to crochet some with me? Here are some lovely patterns I found.

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Crochet Daffodil by Attic24

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Daffodil Crochet Flower Appliqué by Craftown/Crafts by Starlight

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Crochet Flower Pattern by Barefoot Creations (although it doesn’t specify, I still think it kind of looks like a daffodil 🙂 )

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Daffodils by PlanetJune

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Daffodils of Spring by Rachel Borello (on CrochetMe)

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Which ones do you like? I like the ones that are worked in once piece because they’re easier, but I think they’re all cute. 🙂

On another, unrelated note…

After much fiddling with HTML, I finally figured out how to change fonts and colors on WordPress…without buying the Design Palette.

This was thanks to the WordPress Support Website…if you’re having any trouble with WordPress blogging, click here, and you will undoubtedly find your answer.

I’m fascinated with fonts. Without really meaning to, I ended up memorizing a good chunk of the fonts in our computer…Cambria, Calibri, Apple Casual, Apple Chancery, Copperplate, Helvetica, Times, you get the picture. My favorite out of the many is Footlight MT. And now, thanks to WordPress, I can finally show you what it looks like. 🙂 I know a good number of my followers come from WordPress, and I wanted to share the recipe in case you, too, like fonts, but didn’t know how to change them until now.

I found the colors feature with some random clicking. Take a look at this picture and you will see my WordPress dashboard with this post in the workings.

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Click the button and you will be presented with some color choices. And now you can be colorful… ❤

The font is a little bit harder, at least with the method I found. (If you know of an easier way, please let me know!)
I got the following coding from the WordPress support page on ‘Styling Individual Posts and Pages’…click to have a look, it’s quite fascinating.

Although the tutorial is great, since I’m a total beginner at this, it took me a lot of trial, error, frustration, and clicking to figure it out. I don’t want you to have to go through that, so I’m just going to show you the method I used to change up my fonts. It’s pretty much as basic as you can get with HTML, since I still don’t quite know how it works. Note: The following is for WordPress. I don’t know if it will work with Blogger or any other blogging service.

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Right now you’re probably in Visual mode, like I am in the above picture. You need to click over to Text, which will get rid of your pictures (don’t worry, they’re still there, just in text mode) and put everything into HTML for you.

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Next, decide which font you’re going to use, and in what size. A good way is to go to Microsoft Word and pick it out there…I’m going to do Edwardian Script, size 48 (which, incidentally, is the font at the top of the post, in which I proclaimed ‘Happy Day’. 🙂 )

Copy this code into where you want the font to change:

<span style="font-family: FONT NAME HERE; font-size: __px;">Your Lovely Blog Post Goes Here</span>

Next, put your font name where it says, and put the font size in (so, mine would be 48px). Now mine looks like this:

<span style="font-family: Edwardian Script ITC; font-size: 48px;">If all went well, you should be looking at your totally gorgeous font!</span>

I was doing this all in Visual mode so you could see what I was doing. Now let me switch over to Text mode and copy that again…

If all went well, you should be looking at your totally gorgeous font!

To preview it, you can either click ‘preview’ (above ‘Publish’ and next to ‘Save Draft’) or you can switch back to Visual mode.

Remember, you have to be doing this in TEXT mode (type or paste the code, then fill in the spaces) or it won’t work.

OK, HTML specialists, I know I’m a total beginner at this, but it made me happy and I thought I would share it with you, so you can be happy too. 🙂

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So. Daffodils and fonts. What random things have been making you happy lately?

I hope you are spared from seasonal allergies, and can spend some time crocheting (or knitting) in the sunshine today. 😀

 

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