I realized that I never finished my book themed baby shower posts. Better late than never right?
This last week I was surfing craft blogs when I saw a tutorial for gorgeous paper tulips. I added the tulips to my ever expanding list of projects I would like to make. I am inspired by so many of the beautiful projects I see online, but recently have not had time to craft. The winter Pinterest challenge hosted by Sherry of Young House Love gave me the motivation I needed to take a hour to craft.
While I haven’t seen any tulips yet this year, tulips are one of my favorite flowers because they are one of the first flowers of spring. Here is a photo that I took last spring when I visited the Tulip Library on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Aren’t the tulips cheerful?
I like to spend a little time reflecting on the year that is drawing to a close. Two thousand twelve brought many changes for me: I left a job, moved from Washington, DC to South Carolina, and started a new career. Two thousand twelve also saw the start of this blog!
Throughout all of the changes that occurred this past year, I have very much enjoyed sharing craft projects and recipes with you, my readers, here on Scissors and Spoons. I am grateful for all of the comments and inspiration that you have shared with me. I am also grateful for each and every time that you have shared this blog with others. I have enjoyed visiting the blogs of many of the visitors who have commented on my posts. I am very much looking forward to continuing to share my crafts and recipes with you in the new year!
Before it’s time to time to flip the calendars to 2013, I wanted to roundup my most viewed and favorite posts from 2012.
The most viewed craft posts on Scissors and Spoons were:
I made these salt dough snowflake ornaments to decorate my Christmas tree, but I love the look of salt dough so much that now that it is time to take down my Christmas tree, I am preparing some non-holiday salt dough decorations to share.
I made these paper magnolias to mark the aforementioned move. I love this project because it can be made using simple materials — scissors, paper, and glue.
While my orchids are showing no signs of re-blooming this year (in contrast to last year), these paper orchids are still “in bloom.”
The most viewed recipe posts were:
1. Jaime’s Red Velvet Cupcakes; and
1. Onion Skin Dyed Botanical Eggs; and
2. the Black Forest Whipped Cream Cake Jaime surprised me with for my birthday.
I know it has been a bit quiet around here lately, but I have busy working on several craft and cooking projects to share with you. I also did an interview with a local newspaper, The Times and Democrat, which I wanted to share with you:
I plan to post several quick and easy projects over the next couple of days if you are looking for a last minute project or two. Also a bit later today, my friend Nichelle will be sharing a delicious recipe for a flour free holiday cookie so come back a little later today to find out what she made.
During the summer, my mother enjoys watching the hummingbirds outside of her kitchen window. She always seems a bit sad when it is time to put away the feeder for the winter and looks forward to the birds return in the spring. For the holidays, I thought I’d bring her a little early cheer and make her a couple of hummingbird ornaments for her tree.
These little hummingbirds are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Snowflake Ornaments), but I added a piece of toothpick for the beak while the dough was still wet.
Since it is the holiday season and I, like many, am in need of ways to wrap small gifts, I thought it would be a good time to revisit my very first post on Scissors and Spoons: Recycled Calendar Boxes. That post is still the most viewed post on this blog, although my DIY Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments are a close second. In my earlier post I used old calendars to be make the boxes, but for this post I used 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper. Since the scrapbook paper is already square it makes making the boxes even simpler.