2016 in Review

2016 in Review

2016 was another great year here at Felt With Love Designs!

2016-in-reviewPlease note: This post includes affiliate links, as indicated by an asterisk.*

While thinking about my goals for 2017, I put together a quick review of 2016 to put things in perspective.

The Ten Most Viewed Posts from 2016

10. Felt Butterfly Tutorial

Felt Butterfly Tutorial and Free Pattern - front - Felt With Love Designs

9. How to Use Freezer Paper for Appliqué {No Scrap Left Behind}

How to Use Freezer Paper for Appliqué - title - No Scrap Left Behind

8. Felt 3D Puzzle Animals Tester Photos

Felt 3D Puzzle Animals - Testers Photos - Felt With Love Designs

7. Scrapbusting Ideas: Small Projects {No Scrap Left Behind}

Small Scrapbusting Projects - No Scrap Left Behind

6. Circus Finger Puppet Pouch Tutorial + Free Pattern

circus pouch feature

5. Felt 3D Puzzle Animals Pattern Release – One Thimble Issue 11

Alligator Final

4. Felt 3D Puzzle Dinosaurs Pattern Release

Felt Puzzle Dinosaurs - Felt With Love Designs

3. Snail Softie {Tutorial and Free Pattern}

Large Snail tutorial and free pattern - sew a softie day - felt with love designs

2. Mini Snowman Softie {Tutorial + Free Pattern}


And the MOST VIEWED post from 2016 …

1. Felt Conversation Hearts Tutorial + Free Pattern

Felt Conversation Hearts Free Pattern and Tutorial square - Felt With Love Designs

I love looking back at the most-viewed posts and comparing them with my favorite projects from the year. This year, a lot of my favorites are included above and a ton of my favorite makes I haven’t even shared here (I made Monkey another adorable birthday crown and dress last year! I need to post those.)

Just for fun, here are a couple more of my favorite projects (not mentioned above) from 2016, in no particular order:

  • Roly Poly Critters – I have sewn several versions of this pattern for gifts for several friends and it is always well-loved. Definitely my go-to gift now for little ones.

Roly Poly Critters One Thimble Issue 11 Blog Tour - all - Felt With Love Designs

  • Pretend Play Adventure Set – I designed this pattern for Issue 10 of One Thimble and, while it hasn’t been as popular, it is one of my favorite patterns to date. When Monkey brings her set to the playground, all of her friends have a blast on their pretend adventures.


  • Treasure Map Embroidery – Another pattern from Issue 10 of One Thimble, I embroidered my version on felt and turned it into a toy to go with the Pretend Play Adventure Set. The set is definitely not complete without it.

ready for an adventure

  • DIY Kitty Sewing Pouch – I do a lot of sewing on the go (waiting in the car or at the playground) so I need something small to contain my little hand-sewing tools. I use this pouch almost every day … although, I STILL need to add a little loop to secure my scissors.

Small Scrapbusting Project - Cat Sewing Pouch - No Scrap Left Behind.jpg.jpg

  • Festive Felties – Another great One Thimble pattern, this one was from Issue 9. I turned mine into a fun cupcake matching game that Monkey adores.

Cupcake 4 - One Thimble Issue 9 Blog Tour - Festive Felties

And while you’re here, it’s fun to compare to the 2015 in Review and 2014 in Review posts.

I can’t wait to share what I have in store for 2017! I got this Mollie Makes book* (and have my eye on that adorable alphabet embroidery on the cover!) and new Kamsnaps pliers* for Christmas so I’m definitely going to be making a bunch of projects with snaps!

Do you have any favorite posts from the past year?

Hope you all have a fabulous New Year’s! Here’s to an amazing 2017!!