Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of my blog. There was no cake or balloons, but I like to acknowledge milestones. I’ve got one ending in a big fat zero coming up soon myself, but let’s talk about the blog instead.
Since next year is a decade, I’ll probably want to do something big, so I thought I’d keep this one a little more low key. To celebrate, I’d like to tell you about my favorite projects I’ve shared here at craftystaci.com.
To choose ten out of hundreds of projects was a little daunting. And if I chose next week, some of them would be different. But for today, these are the winners.
These hold a special place in my heart because I made them for my young son and his buddies so they could perform a song from Robin Hood: Men in Tights for the school talent show. They knocked it out of the park and I was honored I got to help..
This guy made the list because he’s really what got me thinking about writing a blog in the first place. That deserves recognition.
This apron made the list for a couple of reasons. At the time, it was probably the most complex pattern I had created myself, and I was proud of the way it turned out. It also launched a successful line in my Etsy shop that kept me busy for years and allowed me to provide a service for other makers that made me feel warm and fuzzy.
This was where I learned that just because something seems simple, or others are out there making similar things, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t share my version. I almost didn’t post this, but it ended up being my first taste of a project going viral. I’ve literally made hundreds of them since, in addition to sharing an entire series of coffee cup sleeve patterns.
I made this wallet during Year 1. When I decided to make one from the pattern for my daughter’s trip to Italy last year, I didn’t change a thing, and just added a loop on the side. That kinda made me happy.
I never intended to focus on recipes, although I like to throw one out there once in a while, but I shared this one on the second day my blog existed. That’s how much I love it.
You’d never know it from the lone jar shown here, but I made 240 of these for my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. It was a crazy project. What’s even crazier is that five years later, I have people who were there tell me they still have the jars and use them.
This one is a favorite because I hadn’t sewn with leather before, and I had a ball trying to figure out how many things I could make from the remains from a shortened coat. I’ll tell you a secret - I still have a few pieces of this red leather left.
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