Top projects from 2011

I have been taking a little blogging break this week to enjoy the time off with my family.  My parents and younger brother have been visiting us this past week from Arizona so I have taken some time off of blogging to be with them.

But, I don't want to let the year go by without highlighting some of my favorite projects from 2011.  It's been a busy year for our family with a new home, a new puppy and a new community.  Holy Craft has grown by leaps and bounds this year and I look forward to what 2012 has in store.  If you missed some of my past projects, here they are in a nice tidy month by month package.


The year started off with lots of unpacking and settling in.  I did manage to get my new silhouette machine humming and made these house numbers for my front door.

I also made this hand stamped initial necklace


The month was a bit slow for me as I tried to make our house feel like a home and get into the routine of a having a new puppy.  

I shared with you my skills on a lathe though and featured this ring that I made my husband out of a hunk of stainless steel.


I started March with a four part series I called "or current resident".  I was getting magazine, after magazine, after magazine for the old resident and took advantage of the inspiration that I found from them.  This shirt is one of the things that I made.


We celebrated my daughter's 9th birthday with a spa party with posts here, here, and here


May brought you this book page EAT sign out of vintage utensils

and a tutorial on how to make a fruit platter.


June brought you potato sack pillows


In July, I completed a master bedroom makeover.  I spray painted all of our existing bedroom furniture and gave our bedroom a face lift.  Check out the before.

 My husband also made me a new mirror for our bedroom.


I took a little bit of a blog break to complete my second and third half marathons  (then quit running and told you about it here) and to enjoy the last month of our kids summer at home.

I did manage to complete the "or current resident" series and shared this ruffle shirt with you.


In September I shared with you the "She's about to Pop" baby shower that I co-hosted.  The shower provided several posts through September.  You can read more about the sweets and treats here, and the popcorn containers here.




While September started baby season, October only continued it.  I made two different versions of the 12 month onesies.  You can find them here and here.  I must say, it's been fun to see the babies wearing these onesies as they grow each month.

I also repurposed cashmere sweaters into soft and cuddly baby blankets.

And I tackled my sons room and made him this gear wall art.


I made several versions of subway art


and a few versions of book page wreaths.  
and this


I shared with you how I made my ornament garland

and also a few of the baby gifts that I made


Did you have any favorites that I missed?

I had such a wonderful time sharing these projects with you throughout 2011 and can't wait to share many more in 2012.  

Happy new year!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great list. I love the subway art.

Kelli @ The Loss Cause said...

You've had a great year! I pinned the gear wall art. Love it!

Sarah said...

You have so many great ideas..thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Rachel, I'm so glad to know about your blog now!!! I'm excited to be your newest follower! I totally have so much or exploring ahead of me here at Holy-Craft!!! For sure, 2011 was inspiring...happy to be following through 2012!!!

XO, Aimee

Aleks said...

what a busy year! i love the 'shes about to pop' party! thanks for sharing!

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