Happy, happy New Year! We have a beautiful, blue sky today and I couldn’t ask for a better start to the year. I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I do like to take a look back at the past year here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I like to see what you enjoyed the most, which helps me plan for the coming year. I also want to say “thank you” to a few special fans and a super-star crafter. And what else? Wait till you see the changes we made around here over the last few weeks!
First up, the changes. You might remember that last summer, my daughter worked behind the scenes to build an index for the hundreds of Craft & Decor Tutorials here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Awesome, right? But that was just phase one.
Over winter break, she tackled phase two and added a photo for every.single.project. This makes it so easy to find your favorite projects, and to find new ideas, too. If you’re looking to DIY a snowman, or maybe a wreath, or a project for the Scout troop, you can now click over to the project pages and see at a glance what each project looks like. Hooray!
Curious about the top projects from last year? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and this Valentine’s Day String Art Heart was one of the top crafts in 2015. I also shared a version made with sparkling, sequined string.
Kids’ crafts are always popular on Crafts ‘n Coffee, especially school projects like the Solar System. I have a few more school projects planned for this year, and I hope you’ll give them an A+, too.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – everyone loves to make snowmen! These are the top five favorite snowman crafts on Crafts ‘n Coffee. In 2016, I’m scheming about how to include more snowmen in the line up . . .
One of the favorite snowman crafts, the Handful of Snowmen, inspired super-star crafter Debbie, and she’s made several dozen of these cuties for friends, family, and co-workers. You go, Debbie! (I would say “let’s give Debbie a hand”, but my daughter would groan and tell me that I’d just made another corny joke.) If you’ve also been inspired by Crafts ‘n Coffee, tell me about it!
Thank you all for making 2015 a success, and I am looking forward to another year packed with creative ideas and tons of crafts. I appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you! I also want to thank my readers who take the time to stop in and leave comments. I cherish your feedback, and the glimpses you share into your creative lives. There are a few “power” commenters around here, and I have a little “thank you” gift for Barb Macaskill, LisaM6, Katiria and Angie Dyer; and of course, super-star Debbie, too.
I wish all of you and your families a wonderful 2016! Let’s get together often this year and share our creative adventures!