I have discovered in looking through posts from the last year that I use LOTS of exclamation points in my post titles. Like almost all of them. Thanks for not pointing that out and mocking. :)
In trying to decide how to do my 2010 review post, I waffled a bit. I have been blogging in this Flamingo corner of the web since April – so I don’t have a post for every month. And I could just about paralyze myself with trying to choose my favorite. (Ask me to choose my least favorites though and I’d have a post up for you in a jiffy. Yikes. )
So I decided to go with your favorite 10 posts. Here are the top 10 posts based on traffic/visits:
(If you’ve missed any of these, just click on the photo or title to check out the tutorial.)
#10 – Lace and Pearl Necklace
Published July 8
This was actually my first Necklace Tutorial on the blog – and it’s still one of my favorites – so light and fun to wear. I got an email last week from a lovely reader who made this necklace as her bridesmaid gifts. I have yet to get her picture on the “You’ve Made It” page. I’ve been a slacker.
Published November 14
These ruffly dishtowels were so cute – and were so fun to make!!
Published August 18
This little wristlet was my first pattern. I’ve made several since then and I love the small size and the wrap around zipper.
Published June 24
I love this bracelet – I wear it all the time! It was made on my Summer Road Trip – that fun green background in all the shots was my son’s pillow. :)
This was also my first guest post/tutorial – with Kim over at Seven Thirty Three - who was sweet enough to include me in her Creativity Week.
Published September 1
This is our first necklace from Anthro Necklace Week in the countdown. And I’ve made a ton of them – I’m sure by now you’re saying – “Stop already”.
#5 – Bowl of Eyeballs
Published September 28
I had no idea when I made these that they would be so popular – I was just thinking they were a cute – not too spooky – and easy craft for Halloween.
But you liked them too – and then wonder of wonders, the fabulous Beth Engleman from Mommy on a Shoestring made them on TV and I felt like I’d won the Oscar. Or some crafting equivalent that would probably include more paper mache. If you missed the tv segment you can watch it here.
Published November 3
I gave these to my nieces for Thanksgiving and they had fun coloring while we were getting dinner ready. But as an added bonus, they also entertained my son (15 years old) on the drive over to Phoenix in the car – though his drawings generally included more explosions and fire than my nieces did. So they appeal to a wide age range in case you were curious. :)
Published August 30
This was our most popular necklace (based on visits/traffic) during Anthro Necklace Week.
Looking at these has inspired me to set a 2011 Resolution to actually make some of the Anthro Necklace Week necklaces for myself. haha
Published August 8
This knockoff actually inspired Knockoff Week – I figured if you liked Anthro Necklaces as much as you liked this one – maybe a whole week of necklaces would be a good idea. Seems like it was. :)
And to give you a little teaser – there is another Anthro Necklace Week in the planning stages. No hints yet as to when – but I’ll let you know soon. :)
And . . . . .
Published November 7
Our most popular post of the year!! I do love this one – and have made just a few other versions as giveaways the last few months. :)
I finally saw the real thing in Anthro last week – and our knockoff isn’t too far off! Love that.
Thank you so much for all your visits and support and encouragement this year. Your comments and just the fact that you stop by, even if you never say a thing, mean so much to me and make this whole process so much fun.
Blogging has been such an adventure – when I started I figured I’d have an easy place to show my out of town family some of my crafting projects. I feel so blessed in how it’s all going.
And I’m so excited for next year!
Coming up in the next few days I want to share some gifts I made that I couldn’t show you before Christmas! And if you made any gifts using FT tutorials – I’d love to see pictures!!!
What was your favorite thing YOU made this year???