Thursday, December 30, 2010

Deep thoughts and a top 10 list

I have read several posts where bloggers are sharing their top ten posts/projects of 2010.  I thought that it sounded fun and maybe you guys would see some of my stuff you have never seen before.  Then I looked at my posts...

I have blogged about 21 projects TOTAL since the end of July when I started this blog.

How pitiful.

But still I have some favorites, some that I'm still in awe that I was the one who came up with the idea.  All my life I was told I was 'artistic' but i always felt that I was just good at copying.  I can pretty much draw anything I see.  But I never felt original.  It's amazing how being part of this blogging family (everybody sing! 'We are fam-ily...'), has really helped me blossom creatively.  I stink at writing (the word thesis makes me break out in hives) and therefore always hated it but now I LOVE it!  Who knew?  Even if I still stink at it I'm fine with that because this is me.

Even though there may only be 21 projects, they have meant so much more to me then just a craft project.  They have helped me discover my passions, helped me remember that although I love being a mommy and wife, I still need to remember who I was before I took on those roles and nurture that person also.

What I'm trying to say is...thank you.  Thank you for all your kind, thoughtful, constructive comments and support. Thank you for all your creative projects, ideas, tips, etc... :-) It has and continues to motivate me and inspire me to create.  I am so excited to see where this journey will take me in 2011 and I really hope you will join me!

Okay after all that being said I promised you a top 10 list.  So here goes:

Super easy to make  Use them every day!

I have a weakness for vintage sheets and this is a way I can enjoy them every day!

I think this post was more for my pleasure although some of you commented that it was funny.  I had a little too much fun creating these scenes.  I am a sucker for corny humor....get it corny, cornucopia?  Like I said a sucker.  Oh and I had fun making the figures too, which btw I promised to make more, it's on my mental to do list. 

I love how she turned out but I went through SO many prototypes.  It was definitely a learning experience.

I never thought in a million years this would be such a hit.  I don't even know how I came up with the idea.  It is still my number 1 post of all time....crazy!

This was a lot of fun to make.  It was a big hit in blogland and at the party! I have some other ideas brewing that I hope to make a reality this next year.

Another idea that just popped in my head.  The results were better then I had imagined.  

I have a thing for birds.  I big fat love this pillow.  I keep it out of reach of sticky kid hands and hairy dogs,  99% of the time.  Did I mention I really love this pillow?

This project was surprisingly therapeutic.  I thought that I would find it tedious but in fact it was so satisfying to see all that cutting and piecing come together.  LOVE.

My latest project and most favorite.  It just makes me smile when I look at it.  Who knew squeezing tons of scolding hot glue in between pieces of candy could be sooo much fun? 

Did I pick any of your favorites?  Wish one had been on the top ten that wasn't?  I'd love to here your opinions.  

Thanks for a great 2010!  

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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  1. Great list! I love that bird pillow one is the vintage sheet pillow...but I am a sucker for pillows!! Happy New Year to you and your family...2011 rock on!

  2. What cute projects, can't believe I haven't seen your blog before! I love love love the bird pillow...I think I am obssessed with all cute little bird things! I also really like the quilt coasters, but I am clueless when it comes to sewing. Definitely a skill I wish I could pick up on. I would love if you would come share this post on my Ten on Tuesday link party, hope to see you there!

  3. the tea set and wreath are two of my favorites! i can't wait to see what you come up with in 2011!

  4. I love your list! That candy wreath and teapot set is too adorable. I'm sure you'll have a lot more inspiring projects this 2011! Happy New Year! :)

  5. I have just found you through T&J but I think I will be the birdie pillow...I have a thing for bute birdies too :)

  6. All excellent! Have a very happy 2011!

  7. Loved looking at your favorite projects, Andi! Only 21 projects?! 21 is a lot! You should be very proud of the progress you made, especially since you (and I:) are still pretty new to blogging. Here's to a great 2011!


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