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26 December, 2012

Reader Favorites...My Top Ten Projects of 2012

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Top Ten Projects of 2012 It’s that time again…time to look back at the year and see what we have accomplished! And I also love to see what you, my readers, loved the most! Sooo…I have gone back through last year’s posts and pulled out the ten most popular projects for the year! And here they are in order of popularity…

…beginning with my most popular project… my linen and burlap vintage French typewriter pillow! I love this one, too! It is based on a graphic that I found on an online French magazine. It was even featured in Stylelist Home as their Craft of the Day! As in all of my projects, the free downloadable graphic is included in the post.

Fall Sweater PillowsComing in at number two were my sweater pillows with a burlap rose tutorial. These easy-to-make pillows are a cozy addition to your home for the fall and winter months and the burlap rose adds a little bit of fun texture!

My  easy sweater pumpkins were number three! They were not only easy but also fun and inexpensive to make! As always, there is a detailed tutorial on the link.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Wreath 3I was excited to see this year’s burlap and plaid Christmas wreath with pinecone roses come in at number four! If I had known how easy those pinecone roses are to make, I would have been adding them to everything a long time ago!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap Dcoupage DeerThis one was fun and almost free! My burlap découpage deer was number five and I suspect it is because everyone has some of those gold foil deer that I used as a base stashed in their attic! The burlap gives them texture and an updated look!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Duct Tape PumpkinsI actually created my easy duct tape pumpkins for the grandchildren. They were super simple and are almost indestructible and very light weight for little hands!

063At number seven were my vintage French script fruita free and fun way to update that plastic fruit that you have lying around! And if you know me, you know I love adding a frenchy touch whenever I can!

019My vintage French no-sew tea towels also have a frenchy touch with a French phrase added to a fabulous graphic from the Graphics Fairy that I tweaked a bit. I just added it to inexpensive flour sack towels for a great vintage look!

I really loved this one…my linen and burlap vintage French pumpkin pillowso I was happy to see it on the top ten at number eight. I love it because I can pull it out in early September and use it all the way to Thanksgiving!

013Finally, my Ballard inspired French bunny pillow was another favorite, rounding out my top ten. As always the graphic is included as a free downloadable so that you can do the project, too! I  love this little guy since not only is he appropriate in the spring and summer, he really can fit into my decor all year long!

And there you have them…the projects that you liked the best in 2012! I had so much fun making them and I hope that you tried some of them, too! I try to make all of my projects fun, easy and inexpensive with the occasional frenchy touch that I love so much. And…I hope to be able to bring you more of the same in 2013…so keep coming back to see what I have planned for future projects!  And…thanks so much for following along with me in 2012!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my most popular projects for 2012! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

Southern Hospitality for the Top Projects of 2012 Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Fabulous projects! I can see why they were your top 10! And I agree with the #1, I really love that graphic pillow!

  2. These are lovely projects! The pillows are my fav. Have a great week.



  3. Oh yeah, I forgot about how much I love the typewriter pillow. My new year's resolution is to buy a sewing machine so I can make pillows and runners.

  4. I love all your projects and it's fun to see what made the top 10!! I agree that the typewriter pillow is fabulous! Hugs, Linda

  5. You are so creative and always have such great ideas executed perfectly! The typewriter pillow is my favorite! Looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2013! :)

  6. Those were all great projects. I love your pillows and that pumpkin is SOOO cute-xo Diana

  7. I love all the projects you showed.


  8. I love all your projects. All of country style.

  9. I love your top 10!! The bunny pillow is sooo fabulous, making that for sure :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  10. Awesome projects Debbie!! I was trying to pick a fav but I can't because I love them all!

  11. Love all your ideas/projects. I must make that bunny pillow before Easter! Too cute. Hey stop over and see my best of 2012!

  12. Every single one of your projects was/is amazing!! And we have been so honored to have them shared at Inspiration Friday. Happy New Year to you and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013!

  13. Debbie, I loved all your projects for 2012. The pillows you make are my favorite. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week and Happy New Year. xx, Sherry

  14. Beautiful projects! I am so new to your site and have so enjoyed everything to date, I look forward to seeing what you and 2013 bring!

  15. Debbie,
    Not only do you have great projects and tutorials to share, dear friend. . .but what an inspiration to us all!!! The Christmas Stockings were such a hit with our family! Thank you for your continual inspiration and encouragement!!!

  16. So many gorgeous projects this year, Debbie--I so want to try the vintage tea towels! Thank you for all the creativity that you share with us, and Happy New Year!

  17. I pinned the sweater pumpkin and the French script fruit, but I've seen so much other inspiration from your blog over the past year!

  18. You have a lot of great projects! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie