What a crazy, fabulous, hard year 2012 has been! Who’s looking forward to 2013? I certainly am! I had a lot of fun looking back over my blog and the things I did this past year. 2012 has been so crazy that I often felt I was neglecting myself creatively. But after writing up this post, my mind has changed. I didn’t do so bad considering how much life has changed! Here’s some of my favorite blog moments from 2012.
One of my favorite things I have accomplished as a designer is the Trashion Shows I’ve done. They certainly pushed me outside of my box as I came up with ways to put a dress together with unconventional materials. You can see the 2012 collection here or see all the dresses I’ve made here. (Dresses made from streamers, Starburst wrappers and streamers shown below.)The Refashion Swaps have been my favorite blogging moments. I loved collaborating with these talented bloggers and meeting new readers and getting inspired by what everyone came up with. I look forward to more of these! See my men’s shirt refashion here and my trouser refashion here.And my favorite personal moment? Announcing my pregnancy and meeting little Maxwell. Life has become so much harder, exhausting, busy, and absolutely wonderful. I adore my little family! See the pregnancy announcement here and pictures of Maxwell by Anna K Photography here. And my favorite reader moment was this post. You guys had me rolling in the comments! Go back and read it again. It’ll make you happy.This was my favorite maternity upcycle. The shirt was so comfy for my ginormous belly.I also loved this dresser Mason and I made for Max. It has been my favorite project we’ve done as a couple so far. Earlier this year I entered a sewing contest and this was my favorite item I made. A potato sack purse! (My pregnant belly had started to become obvious and I hadn’t announced it yet. If you look at this post, notice the disguising of my belly. Good times.)This has been my favorite home decor project. Willow twigs wrapped in string. I made it while I was hugely pregnant and it was wonderful to have something to keep my hands busy and my mind off the painful experience that was about to happen. It still sits on my bookshelf.
Good bye 2012! Here’s to a wonderful 2013! Thank you all for following along with this little blog of mine. You guys make blogging worth it. Seriously.
2013 goals coming tomorrow… or the day after. Or whenever Max lets me sit down and write them out.