Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 Year End Review

I can't believe the year is almost over. I wish I could find a way to slow down time. What a year this has been. One I will never forget. The worst part was everything that happened with my mom. Thankfully she is doing better now and still has her leg. I hope that she will continue to do well in the New Year and we never have to go through something like that again.
The best part of the year was my Etsy shop finally took off. I found my niche with party decor for kids, specifically 1 year old's. I never imagined it would get this big. I am now doing something I love as a  full time job. I am just trying to keep up with the demand and not burn out. I need to be better in the New Year to not take so much on and make time for myself and family but it is hard for me to say no.
I have been so busy with work that I have not had much time for posting on my blog so today I thought I would share some of my favorite projects this year and some that I never had a chance to share until now so without further ado here they are.
January: Finally got the chance to try the Chalkboard technique.

  February: Monster birthday party.

 March. Monkey Birthday party.

  April: Custom invitations for a nautical birthday.

 May: Pink Party

June: Floral Birthday
July: Princess Birthday

 August : Turtle Party, Sunshine Party, Owl Party


October: Gingham


 November: Penguins for Boys and Girls, Winter Onederland

December: Birds and Ribbons and Bows

Which one is your favorite?

It was a lot of work but very rewarding too.  I am also very thankful for Emilia and all her help especially with the cutting and Rich for taking all the packages to the post office to try and solve the shipping problems. I still have a long list of party themes to work on next year so be sure to check back then. I hope you enjoy the last few days of 2013 and 2014 is a great year for us all!


Linda Cronkite said...

Congratulations on your successful take off in Etsy. You have worked so hard to get to this point. You do beautiful work. May you blessing continue thru the coming years. It's good to hear your mom is doing better.

Handmade in Israel said...

Beautiful work from a very talented girl! Congratulations. Wishing Mum better.

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS projects Terri! So HAPPY your etsy has taken off.. continued success!! Glad to read that about your mom too!!
Happy New Year!

June K said...

What a fantastic year for your business. Congrats!!!

Rhonda said...

Lots of wonderful projects Terri!! Thankful your Mom is doing better. I hope 2014 is another great year for you and your family.

Diana K said...

Beautiful work! Love it all. Glad your mom is doing better.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all so fabulous! I think my favourites are your boat card (I remember when you posted that one!) and your owl party-- so sweet!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Happy New Year!

All your creations this past year have been marvelous. The little invite shaped like a boat is so cute and I love the owls. Good luck in 2014 with your new full-time job. Also glad to read that your mom is doing so much better.

Kara said...

so very pretty!!

Joanne said...

Wow you have a lot of great birthday invitations, banners and other decorations.
Hoping your mom will keep healing and have a much better 2014
As for you keep healthy, only take on what you can and happy 2014!

Karen C. said...

Wonderful collection of party decorations and favours, Terri. Love all the detail and coordination of themes. Wishing you a Happy New Year and a blessed 2014.

Cathy Weber said...

You are so clever...I am so happy that your Etsy store is doing so well, but I am not the least bit surprised...I have long known how creative you were! Happy New Year!

lainey said...

No wonder your Esty shop took off - your work is beautiful! It's too hard to pick a favorite, they're all wonderful!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful collection of party decor! My favorite is the sailboat invitation with its bold colors and the dimension of the flags.

Joyce said...

What a fabulous collection of creations. I am so happy to hear that your etsy shop is taking off. Not surprising, since everything is so fantastic.

Annheidel said...

Wonderful work!