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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Blogging Year in Review

I’m excited to announce that September is the one year anniversary of the What’s Up, Cupcake? blog.  It’s been a fun year of blogging! I learned a lot in this year:

I started sewing a lot of my own clothing, making 18 dresses, 2 skirts, 5 blouses, 4 jackets, an apron, my owl Halloween costume, 1 bag, 2 sewing notions and 1 duvet cover.
I branched out and knit more than just scarves, and made a total of 12 items.
I learned to crochet, and made 5 items.
I also started cross stitching, and completed 6 projects.
Not only the above, but I’ve made a lot of friends within the blogging/online crafting community.  My list of sewing ‘idols’ is constantly growing - I’m always amazed by what people are whipping up online.
Here’s a recap of some of the things that I’ve made:
Most satisfying creations?
Most worn?
Colette Parfait

On second thought...
Marie skirt. I might go back and tweak the fit. I’d like to adjust the bubble shape to make it less ‘puffy.’
Let’s do that again!
Basically every Colette pattern. They’re so great to work with.  I’m going to make another Ginger skirt and Sencha blouse right away, but I’d also like to make another Lady Grey jacket.

Hardest Projects?

So to kick off my blogging anniversary, I have a few things in store for September.  First, I’ll be participating in Self-Stitched-September. This is the first time I’ve participated in a challenge like this, but I’m looking forward to it.  For the month of September, I will wear at least one item that I’ve made a day.  I’m going to try to keep this only to main garments with other items (knitting, crochet, etc) as accessories.

Second, I’m going to be doing some giveaways! It’s been a while, so to make up for it, I’ll be doing a giveaway each week for the month of September! Each week will be a new theme, starting with some vintage inspired jewelry.  Stay tuned as the first giveaway will launch on Saturday.  Other weeks will feature a vintage pattern, some yarn, and something crafty.  So if you’re not following What’s Up, Cupcake? now is the time to join in the fun and spread the word.
Thank you to my loyal followers for all of your support! I couldn’t keep this blog up without you.  I continue to challenge myself and learn new things and it’s great to be able to share it with my fellow crafty peers!


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