Best Of Lazy – 10 Favorite Post From A Year Of Blogging

Lazies, Much to my surprise, yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my blog – a blog-iversary! It’s been an interesting year and we’ve covered a lot of topics in 139 posts. To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of my top ten favorite blog posts.

10. Sew News Magazine Features Our Summer Tote

Summer Tote Sew News Magazine, Oct 2006
This was my first blog post, so it only seems fitting to include the one that got me started. This Summer Tote bag was front and center in my booth at spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, May 2006. The Lazies at Sew News Magazine swung by for a visit and drooled over Summer and featured her in their October 2006 issue. 

9. The Secret To Perfect Button Placement
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I love buttons. They are versatile, beautiful and functional. Sharing tutorials through the blog enables me to bring you into my sewing room with me while I work. 

8. Make a Bag Worth Bragging About
Honey Katy front
I love this bag. This is my silver-haired miniature poodle Honey. I like this project because it uses Microsoft Word and fabric printer sheets to make a brag bag to showcase a loved one.

7. Get Lazy In A Whole New Way By Combining Elements Of Our Patterns
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Glenda Beasley created these cute zip bags by combining parts from the Perfect Pouches and Purse-Nickities patterns. Glenda’s enthusiasm and generous nature are the heart of this project.

6. Adorable And Clever Gifts Are Just A Yo-Yo Away
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Julie Bridgeman fell in love with the new Yo-Yo Makers from Clover. She combined yo-yos with our A-Door-Ables pattern and made some fabulous hair clips, too.

5. The Secret To Our Wonder Wallet
Wonder Wallet
This is our most commented-on post for the whole year! This pattern continues to amaze me. The Wonder Wallet will celebrate its tenth birthday this month.

Earlier this summer I revised the pattern with updates and a new cover. And guess what, it’s back on Checker Distributor’s list of top 20 selling patterns in the quilt industry!

4. Five Easy Steps to Make a Mock Felted Purse
Mohair Yarn covered Chloe Handbag
You know I like easy. This mock felting technique is my way of cheating at the felting game. Yes, I know felting is easy, but I found a way to make it Lazy.

3. Solar Powered Sewing
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All of us have stories. Many of you share your stories with me, either through my Yahoo group, or privately. A number of those conversations result in blog posts. I loved hearing Diane Schwanz of California tell me about using solar power to run her sewing machine.

2. A Quilt Store Made of Polymer Clay
Polymer Clay Quilter's Storefront
I can’t begin to imagine the amount of work that went into making this wonderful little creation. I know the bolts are made of clay, but I still want to unroll them and play.

1. How To Make A Wonder(ful) Cuppa Coffee To Go
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Lish Seem has combined two of my loves: a Wonder Wallet and coffee. Lish’s clever idea is to use coffee-themed fabric from Moda to make a Wonder Wallet for coffee on the go. Lish calls this the Wonder Cuppa. Here, her WW is packed with all the essentials a coffee lover needs to not get caught with her java down. This concept of matching themed fabric with a ‘to-go’ kit can easily translate to office supplies, first aid kit, tea drinkers and more.

Lazies, that’s my list for the year in review. It was difficult to choose and I left a lot out. You can see all 139 of our posts on the Archive page here.

I love this blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you here for little Lazy, quilty morsels once or twice a week.

Enjoy!
Joan Hawley
Lazy Girl Designs

[tags]sewing blog, quilting blog[/tags]

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4 Responses to “Best Of Lazy – 10 Favorite Post From A Year Of Blogging”

  1. Penny — October 1, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    Joan, what a great year it has been. I have enjoyed every blog and the talent of the many group members. How blessed we are to have such a medium to communicate with like minded purse & tote peoples all over the world. I just love all the fun we have had. Thank you so much for all the cool things you have brought us as well as inspired and challenged us to be creative. Lets have another great year.

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  2. Mary Lou Weidman — October 2, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    Wow, what a clean workroom. It makes me want to close my eyes where I work. Your darling little bags with the yoyo’s are creative and darling. Thanks for more inspiration.
    Mary Lou Weidman

  3. monique — October 4, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    Happy blogiversary, Joan!

  4. Preeti Thakar — November 30, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Hello Everyone,
    This is an invitation for all of you to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum to see an upcoming QUILT exhibition featuring 39 outstanding quilts from the Shelburne Museum’s collection. We’ll explore the American legacy of quilting and even have quilters from the Ohio Valley Quilters Guild on hand to demonstrate.
    Click here to get more information and plan a group visit!
    http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

    Thanks,
    Preeti Thakar