Some of my very favorite projects from the year are things I made for Christmas, which I haven't even posted about yet...but I guess they can go in a top 10 list for next year.
So here are some favorites projects (or categories of projects) in no particular order.
I think my all time favorite project this year was making these Front Fracing Book Shelves. Hubby and I made them together, and they were pretty easy, even with our limited woodworking experience. Click the link for a full tutorial.
I also really love one of my most recent projects. I've been planning on making this Hand-Painted Nativity all year. I just posted the tutorial for it a couple days ago.
I've had a lot of fun doing what I call "Faux Embroidery." Taking embroidery patterns and working them up in fabric pen and crayon instead of embroidery thread. My favorite source of patterns has been Twin Stitchers.
Freezer Paper Stenciling
I'm not sure what took me so long to try freezer paper stenciling, but I've done quite a bit of it this year. Two of my favorite patterns were the Valentine's shirts I made for my kids. They're generic enough that they've been wearing them all year, and my girls love that their shirts look like them.
Car Lover's Shirt
Book Lover's Shirt
Mud Pi Shirt
You can see some of my other Freezer Paper Projects here.
Children's Books and Activities
Back in March, I hosted a month long Read-A-Long.
I shared some of my favorite children's books and related activities, and a lot of other bloggers joined in as well. We shared over 50 activities and books.
see the archives here as well as many other children's books and activities that I've shared on my blog that were not part of the Read-Along.
We've had fun decorating different cupcakes this year...and all of them have been simple to do. My favorites were the Monster Cupcakes that I made for Firecracker's class for her birthday.
And you can see some of our other fun cupcake projects here.
I had to include this one, just to remember our quirky side around here. Here was this year's version of the Periodic Table in Graham Crackers that Hubby used to celebrate Mole Day with his students.
My favorite baby shower gift ever is burp cloths. Until this year, I've always made them pretty plain, but this year I've branched out quite a bit with the...
Big Sister Burp Cloths
Big Brother Burp Cloths
Burp Cloth Cupcakes
all my burp cloth projects.
And last, but not least...I've been making lots of quilts this year. Quilting is one of my very favorite crafts to do...but I haven't done all that many in the last several years...until this year. You can see all of my quilting projects here.
I made this Baby Life Quilt for my sister's baby earlier this year.
My favorite quilt projects for the year are the three quilts I just made for my kids for Christmas. I haven't posted about them yet, but here are a few pictures of them. I hope you'll stop back in the next week or two for better pictures and the pattern details. (You can now find the tutorial and pattern for Sweet Pea's Bird and Bunting Quilt here.)
And last but not least...this tutorial for making a double-layered fleece blanket with a "braided" or crocheted edge has been super popular. It's only been up for about a month and is already one of my move viewed posts ever.