The year 2016 is coming to an end. It's been an interesting year... a busy year! I was a vendor at my first craft fair. I had a blast, but I stressed out preparing for it, but now I know it's easy breezy! I tried several new crochet patterns. I made my first pair of crochet socks, a set of crochet stockings, and a ton of Seahawks inspired hats! Since Instagram is my favorite place to be lately (I love it more than Pinterest), I decided to created a Best Nine of 2016 photo. So in addition to doing the 2016 Best Nine list generated by the 2016BestNine website, I created my own Best Nine of my favorite creations of the year, and here they are:
Crossover Flounce Reversible Dress: This dress has to be my favorite sewing creation ever! I was a pattern tester for Call Ajaire, and I'm so glad that I was able to make this versatile and cute dress! I made it with my favorite 💙Seahawks💚 fabric and navy camo fabric. My daughter loves twirling in her dress, and there are so many different styling options. She wore it to school a couple weeks ago on Sports Team Day, and since it was chilly, she wore a long blue cardigan, gray tights, and navy boots with it.
Upcycled Denim Owl Pillow: I love creating patchwork denim looks. I've made many owl pillows, but this one is my favorite. It's currently in the kids' playroom, and I love seeing them snuggle with it when they take naps.
Denim Patchwork Mackinaw Coat: I made this denim coat as a pattern tester for Call Ajaire. I'll admit that I had some moments where I wanted to quit, but I'm so glad I didn't. I love this patchwork coat. I just love denim patchwork. And the fur collar! Ajaire has some amazing patterns.
Crochet Seahawks [Inspired] Hat & Booties Set: I made this set for a high school friend who had her first child this year. Her husband is a 💙Seahawks💚 fan, so I knew this would be the perfect gift to make for their baby girl. My friend and her husband both loved the set. 😁
Antique Hutch Makeover: Every now and then, I like to give a piece of old furniture a makeover. This gloomy black hutch was in the kid's playroom, and I felt like it really needed some color to brighten up the room and life! So I went with aqua blue, maize yellow, and a little black chalkboard paint. This is one of my favorite furniture makeovers ever!
Hooded Scarf in 💙Seahawks💚 Colors: I love making hooded scarves, and this one is my favorite hooded scarf to date. A part of me was sad when someone bought it at the craft fair, but it's a good thing it sold. I was so surprised that the lady who bought it isn't even a 💙Seahawks💚 fan! She's a Patriots fan! Anyhoo, I'll make another scarf like this one just for me.
Granny Tree Skirt: I made this tree skirt in 💙Seahawks💚 colors to go with our 💙Seahawks💚 themed Christmas tree. I found some really cute 💙Seahawks💚 Christmas ornaments at the NFL Shop, so I felt that our tree was official. 😉 Anyhoo, the granny tree skirt was super fun to make, and I can't wait to use it again next Christmas.
Gingerbread Christmas Stockings: I made this set of stockings in 💙Seahawks💚 colors to go along with our 💙Seahawks💚 themed Christmas tree. These were super fun to make, but next year, I might add hair to the gingerbread ladies. 😗
Crochet Candy Corn Wreath: A few years ago, I made crochet candy corn wreath for my mother, and I finally got around to making one for myself. I actually like this one better than the original. 😊
So those are my favorite creations from 2016. I have so many ideas for things I want to make in 2017, so follow my blog to see what I come up with next! 🎉🎇Happy New Year!!!🎆🎊