Sewing Trends I loved in 2011:
- Mug rugs.
- Contests where you win prizes for sewing stuff, like Prudent Baby's embroidery and knit stocking contests, Sew Mama Sew's doll quilt contest, and Stitched in Color's fall colors contest.
- Cute but-not-boring boy-friendly fabrics like Zoology and I Heart Cute-bots
Trend I'm SO Over:
I don't think the natural parenting movement is going anywhere, so I think patterns that crafty moms can use to make toys and clothes for their own kids-or with their own kids-are going to continue to be hot, and so are sustainable supplies to make them with like organic cotton and locally-sourced wool. Oh and animal hats for kids are hot on the playgrounds near me-I hope we see lots of fun tutorials for variations on that theme!
My crafting hopes & dreams for 2012:
What crafty trends did you like in 2011? What do you want to see more of in 2012?