I love my blog dearly, yet... I have no interesting header. I have to custom buttons. I am, well, a bit boring. I've been debating whether or not to pay someone to make me an oh-so-pretty header, but, let's face it, it can get expensive. Who made your header? Did you make your own? What do you recommend?
I make my own headers.I'm a photographer (7 years) and I've been doing graphic design/photoshop work for almost 8 years. I also know a good bit about CSS and HTML so it's easier for me.
I'm actually looking to start doing some blog design for people. At the start it would be pretty cheap (probably $10 for a header) so if you're interested let me kno! :)
Here's my blog
I made my own in Photoshop. I've seen others who have made them in more simplistic programs, but I am personally a photoshop girl all the way.
I also designed the About Me, and all the section headers in photoshop, and am working on doing the same for my other blogs.
Like others, I make my own. And have made some for others. (My design site is: http://www.AdorkableDesign.com)
I'm doing everything via donation at this point (though it's not mentioned on the site). I'm raising money for school, so even $5, I'd be willing to repay the favor with some design work. However, remember that most designers will incorporate an hourly wage into their prices. $35-50 depending on the designer wouldn't be too uncommon, or unfair in my opinion.
I made my own - I prefer to keep my blog as personal as possible. I try to use my own pictures as much as I can, but I'll often use something like WeHeartIt or various store images if I'm talking about an idea, something I don't have, a shopping post, etc.
I recommend GIMP, Paint, Photoshop, even sites like Picnik.com, etc. It's really easy to make your own header if you just fiddle around a bit!