2012 was my first full year of blogging. Looking back on where I was 12 months ago, I never would have imagined the blog would be where it is now. I have loved practically every minute I’ve put toward this little website of mine and look forward to continuing to develop it in 2013.
Here is a look back at top posts from the first half of 2012. Top posts are based on a combination of number of comments, number of pins, and just things I liked. If you’re a newer reader here’s a great recap on the stuff you’ve missed and if you’ve been reading since the beginning (thanks, Mom) then this will be a fun trip down memory lane.
Ah, my first photos using a white board background. It took a few months, but in January I finally started getting the hang of taking decent photos of my crafty endeavors. I still have a lot to learn, but this was a good start.
Other January Faves:
- Turban Headbands – I have yet to post the tutorial for these
- A tasty Guinness Stew – the beginning of my Guinness recipe obsession
- Baby Berry Hats – remember Lucy’s custom berry hat?
Gosh this pillow was by far the most involved thing I made in 2012. But I don’t regret taking on the challenge. It still has a prime spot on the bed, so I am reminded every day of the
pain pleasure I had making it.
Other February Faves:
- Guinness Stout Ginger Cake – good with or without cardamom
- Knit RSS feed pillow – celebrating B’s and my inner nerd
- DIY T-shirt Scarf – I couldn’t call myself a diy blog without jumping on this bandwagon
- Homemade Marshmallows – One of the best “out-there” recipes I’ve tried to date
My first post to make it on Craftgawker. I mean, why not make yarn out of plastic bags!?
Other March faves:
- Broomstick Crochet Cuff – no words, just cute crochet
- Mint Chocolate Marshmallows – A variation from last month
- Anthro-Inspired Shirt – starting out with a shirt I scored for a mere 97 cents.
- Anthro-Inspired pillow – This pillow was a close second to being the top post of the month
- Unleash the Quiche – Easter dinner in a quiche. Can’t be beat.
- Sock Bunny DIY – The anatomy of sock bunny is not something to forget
These Hanging Garden Tins may be the top post of the year. They have been featured on WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed, My Apricot Hill, and Earth 911. I love the simplicity of reusing tin cans and the bright colors hanging from the fence. I can’t wait to pull these out again next year.
Other May Faves:
- DIY Stacked Planter – funky purple pots on a stick
- Mother’s Day Cards – Free Printable!
- Operation Front Door – the series where I pimped out my yard
That’s it for the first half! Come back on Monday for the recap of the second half of 2012. Enjoy your weekend and happy, happy friday!