Hi guys and welcome to the last instalment of #12MonthsOfDIY post! I won’t be sharing a new DIY with you this time, but I will be sharing a roundup and my favourite project… and a bit of what I’ve learned collaborating with such a wonderful group of people. All of the heart eyes!
But first I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Christina for organizing all of us this past year, you were (and are) so gracious and kind to do this every single month, thank you doesn’t seem like enough! Mad love and SO much respect!!!
I love following her blogging journey and if you’d like to follow along too you can find her here ~~> The DIY Mommy
Well, I knew this day would come… queue the dramatic (SAD) music! I am feeling a little emotional… shocking I know. 😉 I tend to be all in when I like someone or something and this, year long Instagram project challenge has been so much FUN!!!
In the effort to stop your eye rolling, I’ll try not to be SO dramatic… 😉 but let me explain why I am feeling sad that #12MonthsOfDIY is over, gulp!
For the last year of 12 Months of DIY I was surrounded by some incredibly creative and supportive women, wonderful Canadian blogging friends, for that I am so grateful! I’ve made some real life friendships and real connections that will continue long after 12 Months of DIY is over. I’ve created some very useful and fun projects this past year and I discovered a lot of things about myself… one of those things is, I work so much better with a deadline, for some reason the publish date helped to push my creativity. I learned that stepping outside of my comfort zone of building furniture and DIY home renos and trying smaller projects was actually really fun and now I have some very awesome things for our home that I really enjoy and use. Let me back up a bit there, while I am a DIYer and do smaller projects all of the time I just never felt like these “ideas” I had were of any value to anyone but myself, I never bothered to share them here too much… so I’m happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and shared with you, I hope you are too? I’ve also learned so much about photography in the last year, I can’t even begin to tell you… this will be a continued journey of course and is something I am very passionate about I am so humbled to be surrounded by the talented photographers in this group, you all pushed me to work harder on a craft that I love, thank you ladies! xo And finally before I start to really cry… I’d like to give a great big thanks to you my readers, you were and are so supportive, so sweet and so interactive, I LOVE coming here to connect with you… don’t worry there will be more small and LARGE projects coming for VinYet in 2017 and I sure hope you’ll stick around?
Here is a year in review, I will end with my fave, let’s see if it’s your favourite too?
What project did you like best? My favourite was a toss up between two… but I had to go with what came to mind first, drum roll please…
My faux floral project, the succulent centrepiece using my favourite vintage scale… I just love how these beautiful faux succulents look so darn real and vintage scale, enough said?! Afloral.com generously supplied these beauties, I can’t wait to collaborate with them again soon! All of our sponsors were so very generous, thank you all so much!
Now it’s time to see which projects were my blogging friends’ favourites, and what they thought of our yearly challenge. Click on the project name to visit their project post, and their blog name to visit their blog and see their last #12MonthsofDIY post.