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Finally, a clean & modern Divi Child Theme using great typography and imagery. Class all the way.

Features

Clean Typography

Josefin features the Josefin & Merriweather Google Fonts. The styling has been meticulously set to fit the aesthetics of the theme, providing a relaxing reading experience.

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Styled Counters

We’ve taken extra care in styling the number counter feature Divi offers. We’ve included dark & light background options. Showcase your stats in style with the Josefin Child Theme.

Twitter Widget

We’ve utilized and styled the Rotating Tweets Plugin by Martin Tod. Display your tweets elegantly using this plugin and the Josefin Child Theme. We’ve included an instructional video on how to set this up.

Stunning Imagery

A photo is worth a thousand words. Parallax backgrounds combined with great use of whitespace allow the focus to be on your beautiful images. We’ve also styled a masonry layout as an option for your images.

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Styled Form

We’ve also taken extra care in styling the contact form in Divi. We’ve included dark & light background options. Make your contact form stand out with the Josefin Child Theme.

Instagram Widget

We’ve utilized and styled the WP Instagram Widget by Scott Evans. Display your Instagram photos elegantly using this plugin and the Josefin Child Theme. We’ve included an instructional video on how to set this up.

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Extra Animations

Divi comes with some nice animation options. We’ve added additional animation classes you can apply to your sections and modules. We’ve included an instructional video on how to use these animations.

Features Grid

Easily build a features grid with Josefin. We’ve created an instructional video with links to the CSS and a Divi Layout files. Import the layout into your site with a single click.

Superior Support

Your purchase comes with our superior support. Email us and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. We also have video tutorials showing how to implement different features of the theme.

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Never Enough Time!

I love woodworking – it’s my passion!

But I don’t have enough time to do what I want.  I come home from work, get changed and go into the workshop most nights at about 6.45pm.  I don’t come out until 8/9pm and still I can’t get enough time to start and finish a project easily, I also work weekends, when I can fit it in.  In fact I’ve just completed one and time wise it should have taken about 6-7 hours, but in reality it took me about 18!

One reason was it was something I’d never done before (a display frame for a horizon indicator from a Lancaster bomber).  I really wanted to do it justice so I took my time with it, but I also filmed it for my YouTube channel – which at the very least doubles the amount of time it takes to do anything, this is before I even start to edit the footage!

It was a fantastic thing to work on and I loved every minute of making it.  It’s not quite as good as I’d have liked – I always see the minor mistakes and not the piece as a whole.  The customer is coming over tomorrow to collect it and I’m nervous (but I always am with a commission before the customer sees it for the first time).

Back to time running away when I want to woodwork… I may have an opportunity to do this full time or maybe a couple of days a week with a part time job.  But I’m unsure of many things; if I had more time, would I still have the passion? Do I love it because it’s an escape from the ‘rat race’?  If I went full time could I make enough money to survive? Would I start to resent it because it’s become a job and not a hobby? Am I good enough to do this for a living? Do I need to go back to college to gain some skills I feel would benefit me?

Questions I’m sure many people can relate to.  Some people would just go for it and deal with the problems later or as they come.  Some, like me, will second guess themselves and be their worst critic in everything they do.

Luckily I have a very supportive and understanding wife, who is behind me 100%.  But I don’t want to let her or myself down.  I’ve never been lazy or afraid of hard work, but will that be enough?  There are so many stories of businesses going under because of ‘the market’ or ‘unforeseen circumstances’ or plain old stupidity.  I know, I’ve had a business fail before and it was the worst time of my life which took me many years to recover from (not just financially, mentally too) it has also taken me many years to admit that to myself.

So what do I do? The decision is mostly out of my hands until work decide on redundancy.  I’m waiting to know what the next chapter of my life will be, or whether I have the option to decide.  I know what I want to do… am I brave enough to do it or am I going to succumb to reason and listen to my head and not my heart?

Makers Central NEC

I’m one of a group of 12 admin who run a woodworking Facebook group.  It’s a fantastic forum to share your work and discuss woodworking, solely UK based, wood related and friendly about sums us all up. Here is the link if you would like to have a look; (https://www.facebook.com/groups/woodworkingUK/)

This weekend I went to the NEC in Birmingham to join some of the other admin team to run a stand at Makers Central.  I’ve spoken to these people nearly every day for 18 months and this was the first opportunity to meet most of them face-to-face.  To say it was surreal is an understatement! But in all honesty every one of them was friendlier, funnier and more helpful in person than they are online.

It took a lot of hard work and effort to get us there and a lot of behind the scenes discussions and planning and research to get the most we could out of the event.  We organised all of the Health & Safety, marketing, prizes and give-a-ways for the event – something not many of us had much experience with.

The event was fantastic! It was a place to chat with likeminded people, people I follow on YouTube, people I respect for their work, members of the group, businesses and a lot of new people that quickly became friends.

I got to hold a 1-2-1 interview one of the big YouTube makers and a rising star in the woodworking world – something I have never done before and something I really want to do again after having had the opportunity. It was nerve wracking and enjoyable at the same time, helped a lot by the fact Matt Estlea is such a nice guy!

I was coerced by Bongo (another big UK YouTuber) to turn my first bowl on a lathe – one of the scariest things I have ever done! This was because he introduced me to a massive wood turner from the USA (1 million people follow his channel).  I’d never heard of Heath Knuckles and kind of insulted him when I asked “what is the point of woodturning? I just don’t get it or why you would need so many egg cups!” Thankfully he understood I was a few beers in and was a really nice guy who tried to explain to me the skill and enjoyment of turning. I’m not sure whether I will have another go on a lathe or not… time will tell!

I f ilmed lots of live streams to the group and had lots of impromptu chats on camera with all kinds of people I met whilst walking around.  I was even allowed to film a demo of a fantastic artist using resin to create a stunning wall piece and given the basic equipment to try and recreate the work for myself.

Overall it was an amazing weekend of chatting, networking, hugging, drinking, laughing, more drinking, sharing skills and stories and meeting some very cool and interesting people!

I’ve put a lot of this onto my YouTube channel as I’ve neglected to do much on there in the past. But after meeting so many nice and encouraging people, I feel I should share more of the things I do and be a little less concerned with negativity and focus on the community I’ve been welcomed into.  It’s time to be brave, it’s time to stop second guessing my skills, it’s time to show off a little.

You can look at the videos I’ve put on my channel here;

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZWGjw74e9_39QtNBxO1jQ?view_as=subscriber

Please feel free to like, dislike, comment or subscribe on any of them – it helps me develop content that you want to see.

2017 My first year in woodworking

Well 2017 has been a different kind of year for me.  I’ve started my own business, set up a website,  helped to moderate a 16,000 member woodworking group on Facebook, designed and built new things, developed new skills and techniques, bought new tools, made lots of bags of wood shavings and found numerous ways around problems – mostly ones that I created!

Craft fairs have been an eye opener for me, I’ve only had tables at 2 this year as I want to grow my business slowly and learn and develop as I go, rather than jump straight in and fall flat on my face!  The first one was a bit of a taster as it was at my daughter’s summer fair at school– it was ok, a few sales and lots of good feedback, but nothing too impressive.  I did make a few sales following the fair too from handing out business cards.

The other fair I did was an outdoor makers market in Manchester at the end of November, which happened to be one of the coldest days of the year! The sleet started as my wife and I were setting up and didn’t stop until after we got home.  It was a cold and miserable day with very few people walking around outside – and who could blame them! So very poor from a sales point of view, but we did learn a lot from it, such as; different ways of displaying the goods on a small table (less is definitely more here). What to wear in awful weather conditions (luckily there was an outdoor shop in the mall, where I could buy extra socks and thermals).  We also had a chance to talk to some of the other stall holders, which was great to be able to pick their brains on different ways of doing things and what they recommend we did to improve etc.

I also decided that I want to make my products a little more unique and different from anything else that I’ve seen in shops or by other makers.  So I’m teaching myself some leatherwork and trying to incorporate it into my work, luckily I can already sew reasonably well, but it’s entirely more difficult in leather.  And of, course this requires lots more tools and things to make in itself.

My sister generously designed and set up my website for me, whilst juggling her own family and business.  I’m slowly learning to do more on it the more I use it, but I’m still convinced that I’m going to accidently delete the entire internet if I’m not careful!  So she still gets regular texts and phone calls asking for help and advice on it as well as requests to ‘tweak’ it slightly (and by tweak, I really mean redesign half of it) but I’m getting there slowly.

I’ve spent a far too much money on new tools and wood to create some pieces that I’m really proud of and a fair few that found their way into the chimenea rather than my sales page.   Although with each new piece I make I learn something or refine a technique and develop, so I feel none of it has been completely wasted, even the mistakes.

Woodworking UK deserve a special mention as 16,000 people actively talking about and sharing their projects, discussing lots of man glitter related things really helps with ideas and techniques. Plus it’s just a nice place to relax and chat with like-minded people.  The admin team deserve their own mention as between 13 of us we moderate the page, but also have our own chat group on messenger which is as busy, if not busier than the actual page!  All of them have a passion for woodworking and are the most helpful bunch I’ve ever come across.  They have guided me where I’ve failed and pushed me to do better than I ever thought I could as well as royally taking the Mick when I deserved it!

Most of all this year I think I’ve learnt how supportive my family are of me and how much my wife is behind me, offering advice and help, including spending her well-earned time off freezing and smiling at potential customers!  I think my New Year’s resolution shouldn’t be to eat more healthily or drink less or go to the gym more often – it should be to thank the people that offer their help freely and support me in a million different ways all year round.

So to all my customers, my friends, family, WWUK and especially my lovely Wife.

Thank you for a great year and can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us all!

 

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