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favorites from 2011

It has been quite a year for this here blog. There have been some posts that have been viewed nearly 20,000 times! What?!? I'm astounded, and so very grateful for the love that all of my internet friends have shown me, and all of the new folks who have come to visit.

To end the year, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite posts from the last 12 months. Some months it was difficult to choose, but I kept it to 12!

heart locket
In January, I shared an embroidered locket. Yesterday I gave my baby sister her own, so now all 3 Johanson girls have one!

nanny pecan roll
In February, I let people in on how I pay tribute with the things that I make. So many things have a special message!

family togetherness
March brought Family week, and I told about how my family does things (lots of things!) together.

All Is Well Bracelet
Coming up on Easter, in April I made a bracelet as a reminder that "All is Well...Christ is Risen."

We had a virtual tea party in May, and Rachel and I revealed the dresses that we've been working on. Kits are still in the works, but we're aiming for spring release!

Pixie Puppets
In June, I showed off my favorite vintage craft kit of all time. Oooh...how I love these Pixie Puppets!

making a yoyo necklace
July was when I made a felt yo-yo necklace. It's still one of my favorite pieces of jewelry!

August had so many things to choose from, but my favorite was hearing about the things we believe. It was a great discussion.

Mum Hairpin
In September, I stitched up a little chrysanthemum hair clip. Soon, I'll be thinking about making one with spring flowers!

October was when I traveled to England, and I shared my first batch of photos from the trip. (I've already been trying to figure out when I can go back again!)

making a kermit puppet
A week of favorite things came in November, and my Kermit finger puppet tutorial was my favorite of the week. (Secretly, I hoped that Jason Segal would re-tweet me. He didn't.)

Nativity Ornament
Based on the numbers, The Stable ornament was a favorite for everyone in December. It was definitely the one post that means the most to me.

Wow...that's a lot of favorites from 2011! Do you have a blog? Share your favorite post from the year, so we can all visit!

It'll be quiet here for a few days...I'll see you next year!


  1. One of my favorite posts was on DIY caramels:
    It was so hard to choose, but it's definitely in my top 5!

    Wild Olive had a lot of great posts this year, along with equally lovely sponsors- I hope I can be part of the fun next year! :)

  2. Mollie,

    Wishing you the best year ever in 2012. I am unable to pick a favorite because there wasn't any bad post (unless you count the times you weren't able to).


  3. Oooh, I missed Kermit -- will have to go check him out now!

  4. I have so many favorite posts from last year! About art and paper, stitching and knitting and of course travel, but my favorite and perhaps that most simple was this one http://thelifeadventuresofmrsc.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-wonderful-life.html celebrating life.
    Happy New Year! P.S. you should plan another trip to England soon, it is one of my favorite places in the world!

  5. My favorite kid craft is one that I made up myself...a name snowman!


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