Top Projects of 2011

Now that the year is coming to end, I thought it would be fun to look back at 2011. This year, with your support, my blog really took off. I made a lot of fun crafts, did a ton of DIY, and met so many new crafty friends. So based on 'Google Stats' here are my top posts from the year.

 Lil Pumpkin Party- When my Maisy turned two in October, we celebrated with a big party on at our local pumpkin patch. Check out the post for details on how to create your own invites, pumpkin cupcakes, and lots of fun party details.

 Transforming Goodwill Furniture: Have you ever found a chair on the side of the road? I have! Read the post for tips and tricks for turning a "garage sale find" into a statement piece.

 Coffee Bag Pillows: You never know where inspiration will hit- even in your local coffee shop. Transform a $5 coffee bag into a unique throw pillow.

Bathroom Redo: What started as a simple coat of paint turned into a major renovation. My husband loves his sledgehammer!

 Painted Curtains: Love the bold look of stripes but can't find the right fabric at the right price? Make your own!

Playroom Re-do: Just because it is home to Barbies and baby dolls doesn't mean it can't be well-designed. Find out how to turn your play area into a room that you can be proud of.

 Funky Camera Strap: Do you sew? Have you ever tried? Take a chance and create this super simple camera strap cover. Perfect for gifts or keep it for yourself :)

 Creating a Unique Home: Learn to love your home! It might not be perfect, but nothing good ever is. Read my post to find out how I have transformed my house into a beautiful, comfy place that we are happy to call home.

 Fit for a Princess: Upcycled Headband Holder: Do you live with royalty? I have one princess and one queen under my roof. So hair accessories are literally everywhere! Use an old oatmeal can to create a chic holder for all your 'pretty things'.

 Rapunzel Party: Tangled is a favorite in my house, so when my girl turned 5 I knew that Rapunzel would be the theme of the party. We created a fun and easy party- complete with a tower cake, lots of free printables, and of course one long braid!

 The Ruffled Lamp Shade: In an effort to bring more neutrals into my home, I had to think of a way to disguise my bright red lampshades. And thus the ruffled lamp shade was born. You can never have too many ruffles!

 And don't forget all the fun holiday decor!

Special thanks to the following sites for referring their readers to Crafty Texas Girls:
-The Nester
-Centsational Girl
-Family Fun Go
-Thrifty Decor Chick
-Home Stories A to Z
-The Crafting Chicks
-I Love That

To those of you who comment on my posts, follow me on facebook, subscribe to my emails, and pin my ideas-- just know that none of it goes unnoticed. I am truly amazed by the amount of people who take the time each day to spread the word about my little hobby.   

I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring. I appreciate the support from all of you, my dedicated, caring, crafty readers. And of course I couldn't do it without my amazing sponsors. These small businesses are run by women just like me- moms who are finding a way to balance family and passion. If you know someone who would enjoy sharing in the "Crafty Texas Girls" journey, please feel free to pass it along. Crafting is more fun with friends!

 I am thrilled at the success of Crafty Texas Girls and my esty shop "Samantha Conner Designs".
I can't wait to continue crafting, creating, and designing. You- my friends and family- are my inspiration!  Happy New Year!

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  1. Love all of your ideas for your home. I got a sewing machine for Christmas so I plan on transforming some of my home as well. :)

  2. I recognized so many of your "top posts" as I have drooled over many- especially the striped curtains and the girly headbands!
    Happy New Year!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  3. New follower here :) Excited to check out your posts! Great blog!

  4. wow!! i love all of those!!! Your bathroom redo is gorgeous! we are having a project party on my blog if you want to join.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/12/project-party-weekend-link-up-your.html

    Hope to see you there! Happy New Year!

  5. I started following your blog a few months ago and don't ever comment, but your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for all of your posts!

  6. You are a genius...always love stopping in here!

  7. Thanks for your sweet comments, I am glad you are enjoying my blog. Looking forward to "seeing" you all in the New Year!

    :) Samantha


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