First off, I started my "Very Pinteresting Party" at the end of January.
I started out strong with the whole concept and made it maybe three months into the year; every month that past brought the intention of starting again - but you know what they say about intentions... Here's what I posted from that series:
Look for this to start up again at the end of this month - and continuing the last Thursday of every month! I swear. It's gonna happen.
I hosted a somewhat informal series called Party Week.
There was a lot of fun stuff here and some great pointers from other bloggers: "Ask the Expert" posts (here's 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and finally 7. With 3-4 experts a day, that's a lot of advice!), Easy birthday cake, Busy Bee Party, A few party ideas from pinterest, Outer Space Party, Sweet birthday treats with recipes, birthdays in boxes, circus party 1, and 2.
Yarn it all
I revived Yarn it all. Because I love yarn, even though I can't knit.
This year featured: Twisty necklace, Glass ID Tags, Guest post from Jessica, the famous Yarn Tutu, Herringbone Weave Wreath, and the Yarn Party Wrap Up - including links to my cohost, googiemomma's, posts.
Free Online Photo Editing Software Review
This is a short Two-part series. I tried out pizap, lunapic, ipiccy, phoenix, fotoflexer, befunky, picmonkey, and creative kit - then gave you the run-down on each and my overall impression. I even rated them. Given the circumstances currently (that picmonkey is now charging for quite a lot of their stuff now) these might be worth reviewing again!
I participated in So You Think You're Crafty last Spring, for the second time. I made it to the top 4 and went home with my "Kids Can Do" project.
My audition project was my Chalk/Cork Board Map Gallery Wall. Then I made Scrubby Bath Puppets out of dollar store washcloths, repurposed a padded shelf turned storage bench out of a shelf I got for free, knocked-off a Zulily dress, used scrap fabric to make a pocket peggy house, upcycled cat litter boxes into storage stools, dyed a drop cloth ombre, nearly chopped my finger off making a stationary kit, and turned an old fence panel into a family tree.
You can find the recap post along with links to all the projects here.
I made a skirt for Mama Says Sew's week-long series, "Just Sew Week". Lots of fun!
It was my Paper Bag Bubble Skirt, and you can find the guest post here.
Color My Summer
I was super excited to guest post on Delia's blog for the summer long event Color Your Summer that she cohosts each summer with kojo designs.
My color was blue, and I remade a mini notebook and took the kids on a blue scavenger hunt!
I was also excited to be one of the guests for Melly Sews during her series Sew In Tune - which she co-hosted with Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy.
It was a super fun series that involved sewing for boys based on songs you like! Loved the idea! I made bug this little Faux Uniform:
My big series project was "gift it." This was a month-long series all through August with a new gift idea every day. I had tons of guest posts, lots of ideas and tutorials of my own, some food gifts, and 5 pretty comprehensive round-ups, each with a different specific focus.
You can see the wrap-up post here, and find links to every single gift.
17 guest posts, 6 tutorials from me, 4 food gifts, 5 round-ups, and a bunch of ideas previously posted on my blog - for a grand total of OVER 350 GIFT IDEAS all in ONE SPOT. So much fun! (So much work... but so much FUN!) Don't miss it! (hint - you may see this series again)
In November I was a guest on Jill's blog, Envirocraftiness.
She had a series for "Movember" and I was able to show off my "Debonair Dress-Ups."