I’ve spent some good time this last weekend reflecting on the year. Boy, it’s been a doozy. I was marveling to Chris at how much we did this year & he said, “What are you talking about? Every year that we’ve been married has been like last year.”
Oh come on! Last year was totally huge.
Here’s a little list of my favorite moments and projects (by category) of last year:
• A D V E N T U R E •
Welcoming Baby Felix into our family was my favorite adventure of the year. Not the labor, not the post-partum, not even the being pregnant part. Just Baby Felix. I would love to forget the pain & discomfort child bearing brings. I’m so happy to have my two kiddos here with me, safe & sound.
• A R T •
I’ve not done much by way of actual art this year, but sharing my fashion sketches in my refashion posts have been a lot of fun.
• C A L L I G R A P H Y •
I might be the most proud of the way this little Thank You freebie turned out. Now that our printer is working again – I’m planning on printing a bunch of these out to send to neighbors, friends & family.
• C R A F T S •
Making these little leather sandals for Penelope had to have been my favorite craft project all year, if not of all time. I’m pretty proud of how they turned out & She loved wearing them this summer!
• D E S I G N •
Working with Megan Nielsen on her rebranding was perhaps my favorite design project this year. I had a fantastic time working with her & I’m so in love with each & every one of her patterns!
• D I Y •
My DIY photography backdrop was a stroke of genius in my opinion. It solved a lot of issues that I had with the brass fixtures & ugly carpet in my previous studio. I just put it up in my new studio to cover up 2x4s & plastic-covered insulation.
• F O O D •
David Lebovitz’s Idiot Chocolate Cake is perhaps the tastiest thing to tickle my tastebuds this year. Well, besides Ruby Snap’s cookie of the month in April: Billie Ann. Mmm. SUGAR.
• F R E E B I E S •
Jill & I worked so hard on this party suite. I think Jill’s name cards were my favorite part of the suite.
• P H O T O G R A P H Y •
This has to be my favorite photo of 2011. I love Felix’s scrunchy face!
• R E F A S H I O N •
This has to be my favorite refashion of the year. I still wear this skirt all the time. I’m over at Yellow Brick Home talking about why I love it so much.
• S E W I N G •
I’m so proud of how this swimsuit coverup turned out. I ended up dyeing it & I wear it all the time as a regular top. It took FOREVER, but it was so worth it! Look at this project is getting me excited to get back into the sewing swing of things.
• T H R I F T Y •
I found this killer Arthur Umanoff chair for $8 at a local thrift store. I had no idea what it was before (or even after) I bought it, I just knew that I loved it. It’s inspired me to know a little bit more about history’s fantastic designers.
• T U T O R I A L S •
I had been planning on sharing this tutorial for the magic braided bracelet with you for some time (over a year at least), but just didn’t know how to explain myself. I was proud that I actually sat down & did it.
So there you have it, my proudest moments of 2011. What were yours? Do you have favorite tutorials/projects that you’ve found? Leave links (links to other blogs encouraged) in the comments below!