Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to Crafts and Sutch

Hi, Friends!  I cannot believe that one year ago today I wrote my first post!  I'm getting all nostalgic! :)  I know many of you did not know me way back when so I thought it would be fun to show you how it all began! :)

If you click on the second pic, you can see what Crafts & Sutch used to look like. :)

Originally posted on May 27th, 2010:

Well, here I am! I'm so excited to make my very first post to my Crafts & Sutch blog. I've been truly inspired by so many crafty women in my life, and just recently discovered the craft blog world. Wow! I want to be a part of it too! :)

My first post has been a labor of love and has taught be sometimes Plan B is way better than Plan A. This past year I started to work from home and I needed a space that I wouldn't mind spending a lot of time in. I decided to paint a mural on one wall. I'm not an artist, just someone with a crafty bone and who isn't afraid to try something new.

I found an image on Google images of some modern flower silhouettes. I came up with my color scheme, and printed out my image. I borrowed a projector from my mom and traced the image on my wall (you could rent a projector from a teacher supply store or ask a teacher friend). I painted it with your normal, run of the mill craft paint and simply filled in the lines! Easy peasy!

As soon as I painted the swirls, I knew they were way too busy and needed a softer appearance. I took the wall paint and dry brushed over the swirls to give them a distressed finish (Plan B).

I love how it turned out! The total cost for this project was $6.97 ($2.98 for three bottles of craft paint and 3.99 for some paint brushes)! Not too shabby for a work of art!

Have a wonderful three day weekend, Friends!



  1. Happy Blogiversary Erin!! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you over the last year!!
    I think you are super talented - and I'm looking forward to the next year!!

  2. it's great to see the first post and the project looks great!

  3. Great launch project! Happy 1 year!

  4. Hi!

    I follow your blog! I really like your posts! Good job!

    Could you please stop by my blog too?


  5. Yay! Happy blogiversary, friend! I love your mural and remember it from last year. :)

  6. Erin, congratulations on your blogiversary!

    Besides the fact that you're awesome and talented, to what else would you attribute your fabulous blogging success over the course of the year? I've been blogging for almost two years, and it's been rather slow going at times. I'd love to hear, from someone I respect and admire, any tips you might have for a successful blog!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  7. Happy Blogiversary! If that was your first post, you started off with a BANG! So happy to know you and see your amazing projects!

  8. Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is amazing! :)

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