I've been trying to change my blog layout for absolutely months now. I wouldn't be surprised if it was over a year. But I wanted to include an illustration in the layout, and while I kept playing with my sketchbook and pencils, it was never quite right. Persistence paid off, eventually, and I have just put the finishing touches to my new layout. I'm really pleased with it - it's a lot cleaner, neater and a little bit more grown-up, while still feeling very me, I think. Hope you like!