Craft Buds 2011 Year in Review + Link Party

On March 13, 2011, Mary and I started Craft Buds as a place to share craft tutorials and handmade business and blogging tips. Little did we know that we’d get to share our craftiness with more than 178,000 craft lovers from 176 countries over the course of that year!
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We are so appreciative for each and every one of you that read this blog, take the time to leave a comment or pin a project for later. So with another year on our heels, let us say, thank you! There’d be no Craft Buds without you.

Here’s a little recap of the Craft Buds tutorials you visited the most this year:

2011 Craft Buds Tutorials

On the handmade business front, Mary and I were fortunate to report on the latest in craft at the CHA trade show in Chicago, host the first-ever Craft Book Month in September, and chat with some awesome crafty entrepreneurs to learn what it takes to launch a handmade business.

Here’s a look at the most-visited business and blogging tips here at Craft Buds this year!

1. Top 12 Resources for Running a Crafty Business
2. Free Pattern Feature
3. Q&A with Sarai Mitnick
4. Flickr for Crafters: Tips & Creative Photo Tools
5. Craft Book Month
6. Hosting a Successful Giveaway on Your Blog

 

2012 New Year’s Goals

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? What would you like to learn how to do (or do better) in 2012? At Craft Buds, we are excited to share tutorials and tips in 2012, including some more sewing basics. We’ll host another charm squares swap and are brainstorming ways to make the Craft Buds blog even more interactive. Perhaps a weekly link party, if there’s interest?

We invite you to link up your 2011 recap and/or 2012 goals here, whether they are craft-related, family, work or personal goals. If you don’t have a blog, we’d love to hear your goals for the new year in the comments!



Also in the comments, please let us know if you’d be interested in a Fresh Picks link party for handmade projects. We love seeing what you are working on, and would love to highlight more of our readers’ crafts, so tell us if you think you’d participate!

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  16 comments for “Craft Buds 2011 Year in Review + Link Party

  1. Elizabeth McDonald
    December 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Your site provides many services and I am amazed that you have been writing for such a short time! Congrats on making a real difference!

  2. December 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I’m so glad that I was introduced to your site this year. I’ve gotten so many wonderful ideas and tutorials (not to mention my lovely Go!Baby :-) ).

    I can’t wait for more in 2012!

  3. December 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I love your blog and link parties are always fun – I’ve goten to know a lot of people through linkies. :)

  4. December 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    When I finish something I want to link it all over the internets so I would definitely participate in a linky. Thanks for the 2011 recap link-up, and for all the great tutorials and resources you provide.

  5. December 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Yes I would love to do that on behalf of World of Charity Stitching.

    Dona

  6. December 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I would absolutely participate in a linky party. I love them! I like to see so many new ideas in one spot!

  7. December 31, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I would definitely be interested in a linky party. Thanks for all the great work you’ve done this year. I love your site! :)

  8. December 31, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Such fun! And I would totally love a Fresh Picks linky party. i love seeing what everyone is coming up with.

  9. December 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I love linky parties! Thanks for inviting me, Lindsay! I am looking forward to looking through everyone’s 2011 recaps. So inspiring to see all that creativity and all those accomplishments. Happy new Year to all!

  10. December 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I too would be interested in the linky party. Glad to have found you this year.

  11. December 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for inviting me! I love seeing all of the year in review posts. Here are my goals for 2012:

    http://www.marriedtoabmw.com/2011/12/2012-sewing-goals.html

    Happy New Year!

  12. Pam
    January 1, 2012 at 6:04 am

    I’d participate in a Fresh Picks linky party…

  13. January 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for inviting me!! Fun! And I think the fesh picks links party sounds great!

  14. January 2, 2012 at 1:27 am

    it’s amazing what you accomplish when you set goals. I can’t wait to make things this year.

  15. January 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Love Craft Buds and enjoy participating in all the fun around here! :) Happy 2012!

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