Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best 2011 Projects

I wrestled with doing a "Best Of" post like most everyone else because it hasn't quite been a full year that I've been blogging.  But I checked my top posts this week and was surprised to find it had changed a little! And you know why? Because of Pinterest!! Yep! I have been getting some pretty good traffic from everyone's addiction! Ha! So without further ado...The Best Vintage Gwen Projects of 2011.





This post made it's way to the top because of pinning!

And the #1 project is my favorite!

What does 2012 hold for Vintage Gwen?
Honestly I don't know! I feel like I'm still new at this! I do know that I want Vintage Gwen to be a great read,  full of inspiration both creatively and devotionally.  And I want to find some balance as a blogger.  When getting started I didn't realize how much time and work it takes.  Yes, I'm confessing...I spend way too much time on the computer!  I'm working on overcoming the 'but I want it all' way of thinking by remembering why I started in the first place....simply to share me.  I didn't start to be the next Jen of Tatertots & Jello(who is fabulous!) or to make a load of money.  I'm enjoying the community and the friendships far more then I would ever enjoy being famous or having money in my pocket.  
When I get the balance thing figured out I'll be sure and tell ya!
And now I must remove myself from the computer!
Happy Thursday!

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Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

I think balance is something most bloggers struggle with. I know I was surprised at how quickly blogging took up a large portion of my time. Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

Unknown said...

You are so does take a TON of time! I also love the traffic I've received form Pinterst. Great projects from this year. The dessert stand is my favorite too!

Lindsay said...

Oh, these are wonderful! You've made some amazing pieces! I LOVE the pink little dessert stand. I have got to make a few for my girls.

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

It does indeed take up a lot of time, but I am having a lot of fun with it! I love your ruffle scarf and your flags and well, all of it really lol! Happy New Year and I look forward to reading your lovely blog in 2012! x

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

Love your photos. You made some really cute stuff. I'm with you on how time consuming blogging is. I wonder if I'll be able to hang with blogging. :)

Mae B said...

these projects are fantastic! one of my goals for the new year is to create more, especially crafts!
thanks for the inspiration

Unknown said...

The burlap garden flag is awesome :) I remember when I was a kid, watching my mom craft. Back then, the poplar crafts were pinecone wreaths and baskets made from pasting string around a balloon. I loved watching her, and seeing the finished products! I hope my girls have the same memories from the homemade things in our home :D

Unknown said...

I found you via the Strut Your Stuff hop & am a new follower.

That garden flag is gorgeous - I love to add welcoming touches to the outdoors.


Jennifer said...

@ Jade...thanks! What awesome memories you have! Thanks for sharing!

Hani said...

I love your projects.. You did a great job on all of them.. :) I remember the pink ruffles flag.. :D
Thanks for sharing.. don't forget to check out friday features

Six Sisters said...

These are great craft ideas. We love them. Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more ideas. -The Sisters

A Few Pennies said...

Sweet projects; following your delightful blog!