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:
1. DIY Salt Dough Snowflakes
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.
2. Recycled Calendar Origami Boxes
Theses boxes were my first post on Scissors and Spoons. As we welcome the new year, it is a great time to revisit this post and use calendars from 2012 to make pretty gift boxes.
3. DIY Paper Magnolias
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.
4. DIY Paper Orchids
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
2. Banana Buttermilk Pecan Muffins.
My two favorite posts–one craft and one recipe–were:
1. Onion Skin Dyed Botanical Eggs; and
2. the Black Forest Whipped Cream Cake Jaime surprised me with for my birthday.
Best wishes for the new year!