Most Popular Posts of 2012

Hey, hey! If you’ve been hanging around this piece of internet for a while, thanks so very, very much for your support. If you’re new, welcome!!

I began blogging just before March of this year. Unsure of what would happen, I went ahead and got after it with a design I hated and absolutely no idea what to do and how to go about it. Being hardheaded I just got on with it.

Never did I think that I’d get the amount of support I have within 9 months. For both frequent and casual support and readership, I am truly very grateful. I appreciate every single one of you who logs on, even if it is only to check out a single post. And I’d like to express a very special thanks to those of you who take the time to comment – each time I see a new line has been dropped a happiness I can’t explain takes over me. Thanks so, so much for your support in 2012!!!

Since the year went so well, I thought I’d share my most popular posts of 2012… Click the pic to check out the full DIY!

Super fast & fabulous mouse pad DIY at Dream a Little Bigger

One of my first posts!! Using Mod Podge and fabric to update a nasty mouse pad (which I really want to spell as mousepad) struck a cord with others.

I was super excited to find that my very first shoe tutorial was getting some blog love and being shared on sites I idolize!

Totally custom squishy kitchen rugs tutorial at Dream a Little BiggerRunning along the same lines as the mouse pad DIY, I found that others had odd decor and a need to get crafty to get matchy matchy.

Make cute terrarium pendants on the cheap at Dream a Little Bigger

I found others loved Anthropologie’s terrarium pendants, but others also would rather DIY it than pay Anthro’s price!

Custom dye your embroidery floss for any project with Dream a Little Bigger

In a moment of frustration, I tie dyed my own variegated embroidery floss and found the results to be worth the effort. I was also excited to see my post shared on the blog of one of my favorite embroidery pattern sites.

Super funky apothecary jar tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger

My super funky apothecary jar made its way over to dollarstorecrafts.com and totally made my month.

Tips and Tricks for Crafters from Dream a Little Bigger

My crafty tips and tricks proved helpful to lots of crafters out there…

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My organized specs holder became my project most pinned on Pinterest!

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Lots of crazy cat ladies and dudes were interested in making a homemade scratching post.

Learn how to make granny squares with lots of pictures at Dream a Little Bigger

I received a lot of encouraging emails from those who liked my granny square pictorial.

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In a moment of total shock, I learned Bitchin’ Kitchen shared my candy corn kicks. :)

Paint up some faux wing tips with Dream a Little Bigger at Mom Spark

I was super excited to learn that my painted faux oxford tennies were a huge, huge hit over at Mom Spark!

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A few fell in love with my granny square pillow shams, and others fell in love with my Marla.

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Lace lovers decided to go green and cover their tennies as well…

Free cowboy boot stocking pattern at Dream a Little Bigger

Every day since posting, my cowboy Christmas stocking pattern was reached by a handful and became my post most hit by surfers finding me through search engines.

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I learned that I’m not the only one who wanted 24k sneakers!

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Those are my top posts of 2012. I’m not going to keep you any longer… get your party dress on, bust out the bubbly and say hello to 2013.

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Comments

  1. Sasha says

    I just recently started following your blog and I love it! As a new blogger myself (7 months in) I know the struggles you went through to get this started! You're a huge inspiration and I always look forward to seeing your posts! Keep up the awesome work! Happy New Year!

  2. Allison Murray says

    Thanks so much, Sasha! I appreciate all of your kind words! I'm checking out your blog and I'm totally digging it :)

  3. Allison Murray says

    Thanks, Robert! I actually don't sell on Etsy though I have been encouraged to by another blogger. I am giving it some thought :)

  4. Janet says

    Allison:
    Have been looking for a fun, variegated style of embroidery thread for an unusual holiday pattern I purchased. Your “frustration” thread would be perfect! Have you a suggestion of where I could purchase the thread in the Western WA area?
    Thanks for your time!

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