Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Top 10 Crafty and Sewing Posts for 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all my readers for your support and the many positive comments you have left for me. You guys have really kept me going! This blog is a wonderful creative outlet for me and I feel blessed in the many connections and small successes I have made this year.

I have ended the year with well over 6100 readers and am inching my way to 2 million page views. Looking back at some of my posts from this past year, I am very happy with what I accomplished.

Just for fun, I would like to review the top 10 most viewed craft related posts. Here they are, with the most popular listed first:

1. No Sew Ruffle Tote Tutorial: This Bag was my most popular post of the year. I think pretty springy-ness of the fabric colors must be what helped draw people over...

2.  Pillows from a Table Runner  Almost a year later and these pillows are still on my couch and look awesome!

3. Easy Fabric Flowers  The funny thing about this post is that I made these flowers as magnets for my DIY Magnet Board and decided to throw together a post on how to do the flowers before I posted the magnet board.  I was shocked at the amount of page views these flowers got!

4.  Simple Skirt Tutorial

5.  Draped-Shawl Cardigan Tutorial.  I still love this cardigan, in fact I bought some pretty pink sweater knit to make another one.

6.  Go Anywhere Ladies Knit Dress Tutorial.  This dress is awesome! I wore it so much during the summer and fall.  I love that the sleeve style hides my chubby arms and the placement of the elastic waistband is at the perfect flattering spot.

7.  Make a Pillowcase Dress w/out Sewing.  I loved these bandannas!  They were a great find.

8.  Flutter Sleeve Peasant Top/Dress with free pattern

9.  Sweet Spring Dress

10.  Simple Halter Dress:  I had to re-name this dress, turns out the original name was the same as a very popular porn star.  I certainly didn't want my blog turning up in those types of web search results!  I never did get around to changing the test on the photos, but text on photos doesn't affect search results so I'll probably just leave it alone.

A couple of my posts from 2011 did crack this years top 10, (Knit ruffle Skirt, Tiered Pillow Case Dress and my Kitchen/mudroom Reveal) but I left them off the list since they were from 2011.

What you see above is really just a few of my tutorials and free patterns.  If you have a few moments,you may want to browse my  65+ tutorials.  I have them divided up in to clothing and accessorieshome projects and Crafts.  (The Gallery pages can also be found in my drop down menu bar at the top of my blog.)

Thanks for stopping by everybody and Happy New Year. I wish for many blessings to you and your family in the year 2012!

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  1. I enjoyed looking back with you at some of your great 2012 sewing projects. I so have to make myself one that go anywhere knit dress. Like you I'm always looking for a way to hide my fat arms! Thanks for giving me another outfit!

  2. You shared some wonderful sewing projects in 2012. I want to try your Go Anywhere Knit Dress. It's beautiful.

  3. I love the cardigan the most... But if I had little girls, my goodness would I be making some of the darling things you've created for your girls!

    Love your blog, your tutorials and patterns. It's great to have you continually inspiring my blog feed! I hope this year to get a little more sewing done!

  4. I love seeing all of these posts. I would love to have you share his with this weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Mountain Cottage

  5. Oooh! So many great posts and VERY appealing to a non-sewer such as myself :) Pinning and sharing on Facebook. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout

  6. I love the pillows from table runners, so clever! Maybe I'll try it in the future.

  7. I've ready this post already, but I came back to invite you to my Best of 2012 Linky Party!

  8. Fabulous ideas - love the pillows....Happy New Year

  9. I love these all!! Since I conquered my fear of sewing I am hanging onto these for project ideas :) Stopping over from Making the World a cuter place. and newest follower!

  10. I loved the little skirts and cute girly dresses -- perfect for my 2 & 4 year old granddaughters. So glad I discovered your post at the "Made by You" party. Thanks for sharing!

  11. They are lovely. Love the colors too:)

    Hopping by and following your twitter, FB, G+ and Pinterest.

    Blogging @

  12. Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

    Have a great day!

  13. Those are some great projects! It's too bad I only have boys...the dresses you make are adorable. I'm visiting from Southern Lovely today.

    Lindsay from

  14. Thanks for the recap of some beautiful projects! I just found you through Southern Lovely today and am a new follower on Pinterest and GFC. Can't wait to try out some of these adorable clothes for my daughter. Thanks!

  15. What fantastic projects! I'd love for you to link this post up to my weekly link party.

  16. This is a great collection! You are so talented. Because it was the most viewed link at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party at, I am highlighting it today. Congrads!


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