Remembering my Favorite Projects Over the Years

I had such fun going back through the archives, seeing our babies grow and the projects and tutorials I loved the most. Jacinda picked a few of my favorites yesterday (How to Ice A Cake was a godsend for me, as I am not talented in the cake-decorating arts), so I made some different choices where we overlapped, but overall, here are my faves…

2009
2009 Crochet Pennant Garland
Jacinda inspired me to learn crochet when she posted this pretty pennant garland, and I ended up falling in love with it. It was also featured on Apartment Therapy, which brought a lot of new readers to our growing blog. I made one in purple and pink for Scarlet and it still hangs in her room.

Burp Cloth
This was a simple project, and I made about 50 and used them to death with Scarlet. Strangely, no had yet posted a burp cloth tutorial on the Internet at that time! Using the terry cloth made this one useful, and the pretty side is a great way to feature some beautiful cottons from your collection.

2010
2010 Coffee Marshmallows
I woke up one morning and wanted marshmallows with coffee flavor IN the marshmallow. So I made them and they were quite delicious, also a popular post. You should definitely make some marshmallows. It’s so much easier than you think.

DIY Duvet Cover
EEEeeekk! Baby Scarlet!! I just love this duvet cover. She’s too big to use it now (it’s toddler-bed sized, but we also have a tute for a twin size) but we’ve saved it, she said “For my children to use one day.” aww.

2011
2011 How To Make a God’s Eye
I loved Jacinda’s whole courtyard makeover, but the giant god’s eye was my favorite. It’s so impactful! I love the colors and everything about it.

Succulent Wreath
I loved my succulent wreath for a few years, until it got blown apart in a Santa Ana wind storm. This post was insanely popular; when I made this, I think I invented it. There were no succulent wreath tutorials out there. This is one that has been copied and copied, but it’s fine with me because each is more beautiful than the last.

2012
2012 How to Make Sangria the Easy Way
This is self explanatory. I love sangria and I love doing things the easy way.

Turn Any T-shirt into a Sundress
This tutorial is my favorite because I love that picture of Scarlet, and I use this over and over again. No matter what size your kid is, you can get a t-shirt and make this dress. I love upcycling t-shirts as well.

2013
2013 Plus Sign Quilt Square Throw Pillow
This pillow Jacinda made is absulutely stunning and I love a solid quilting tutorial with a unique twist.

Composting 101
I started composting based on this tutorial by Colleen, it breaks it down (see what I did there? breaks it down? no? kay.) very clearly and I love the pretty pics.

2014
2014 Woven Coasters
Weaving is very hot right now, and it doesn’t require a ton of experience or skill. These coasters don’t even require a loom and anyone would be thrilled to get some as a gift.

May Day Bouquets
This tutorial shows you how to build a basic bouquet for May Day (or any day), but my favorite part is making the flowers look like they are being delivered in paper bags. We did a series throughout 2014 of “Flower Friday” posts and they are all just so beautiful to browse through.

2015
2015 DIY Leather Mason Jar Mugs
I saw one of these somewhere, and I told Colleen we should figure out how to make one. Then while she was out leather shopping in LA a guy she met at the leather store explained it to her. It was much easier than we thought it would be and it’s just really cool looking.

DIY Baby Bonnet with Leather Ties
This is just sweet and pretty. We’ve made a bunch of different baby bonnet patterns (I think), and they are always popular, but something about this one has a little-house-on-the-prairie vibe that just makes me smile.

I can’t wait to see what Jacinda whips up in 2016 and where my creativity leads me. Is there something you would like to see more of? Sewing? Baking? Weaving? We are taking requests. XO

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