Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Ten Crafty Moments of 2012

This year, I really stepped out of my box and tried a lot of new things craft-wise. I am excited about the prospects of 2013. Seriously!

So this year I Scrapped, Stamped, Sewed, Smashed and more! Hope you enjoy my mash up of 2012!

First thing this year, I decided that my coupon envelope wasn't cutting it anymore. Hense, my first craft of 2012, the coupon book. 1 year later, even after having been left at Kroger for a week, its held up very well! I couldn't be happier. I DID have to redo the labels last month, but other than that, its awesome!

I got a laptop as a late birthday gift, so of course, I had to craft something for it. This was the first bag I have sewed that turned out exactly as I wanted it to. I padded it and the inside is minky. Love my laptop bag and its gotten a lot of use and has held up without having had to be resewn! Woohoo! Always a plus!

I made my mommy an entire scrapbook for Mother's Day. This is just 2 spreads in the book. The book consists of as many good pictures of my mother and I as I could scrounge without her knowledge and pages of journaling of fond memories of my mother and I. I loved the paper, the book, the techniques...this book was one of those rare moments when the scrapbook just fell together naturally. 

You HAVE to be sick of me talking about aprons by now. They are SO easy to make, and I LOVE them! So I keep making them! Here, are the ones I made for me and my lil guy. He loves his and I love mine. They have both washed and worn perfectly. So proud!

Oh...My...GURRRRRSH! I LURRRRVE Smash booking and I LOVE!! LOOOOVE Downton Abbey. Srsly. NEXT SUNDAY! WOOOO!!! So, this is a mash up of TWO of my loves. My Downton Abbey Smash page in my Black Retro Smash* book. 

This page, I am in love with. It was so fun, and I dunno. It just...Is. :) Shame the picture quality is so crummy. 

This is another one of those pages. The memories are wonderful, and the page is so clean and bright. I love it. 

OMGOODNESS! I was the TARDIS for halloween! I made this outfit from a mumu of a dress! I chopped it, altered it, heat bonded it and viola! Did I mention that I learned how to print on Fabric? Vworp....vworp...vworp...OOOOEEEEOOOOOOOO!! 
My son loves to color and read in the car. Not to mention the books that go with his old school cassettes. I got tired of things being ALL OVER the place. Enter, the awesome car organizer. Even though its not what I planned, its been great and he loves it. When I offered to make a more sturdy one, my son got very upset and begged me to keep it. So, it stays. 

My final favorite for 2012 is my T-Shirt quilt. This was quite a feat for me. My son LOVES his T-shirts, so to pass them on is kind of...well, its just not right. So, rather than store them in a box and have them be useless, I made a quilt. I even bought soft fuzzy material and binding! It was a challenge, but I loved every second of it, and my Noah sleeps with it every night, and snuggles with it while watching TV. 

I sincerely hope you enjoy this post, and I hope to have so many more fabulous things to share this year! Happy 2013!!! Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Only a seriously cool chick could rock a tardis outfit :-) And that organizer is FAB!! Thanks for the inspiration!! xx