Winners of the Favorite Project of 2012 Challenge

This was a fun week and I was so inspired your favorite projects of 2012. I think by looking at these projects we see that 2013 will be even better.  I am so honored that you came to The CSI Project to share your projects. The creativity is amazing!

  Be sure to go through the links and find some inspiration for yourself.

Our guest judge, Megan from Apple House Revival, had the most difficult job picking the winners. I think she did a fantastic job though!


Here is what she said about her judging experience.

I had so much fun looking over everyone’s top projects of 2012.  I learned that I should click through on each and every link instead of just the ones that look interesting like I usually do. I found beautiful, inspiring projects that I wouldn’t have seen had I judged the project only by the thumbnail photo.  Thank you every one for sharing your abundant creativity. 

She had the hard task of selecting the winners, so let’s see how she did.



Judges comments in bold.

And the winners are……drum roll, please…

 Poinsettia Tree Skirt from Purple Hues and Me

What patience it must have taken to cut out all of those leaves!  The result is absolutely stunning!


 Converging Corners Quilt from Steph Jacobson

converging corners baby quilt

I’ve always admired beautifully pieces quilts.  This one is modern, happy, and gorgeous!   

  Dresser Rehabilitation from Sweet Suite Ten

I know how much work goes into bringing a beautiful piece of wood furniture back to life.  It delights me that this dresser will likely be enjoyed for a few more generations.  

  Metal Flower from Crissy’s Crafts

These flowers are just plain cool.  I particularly love the one made from the Arizona Tea can!

Yellow TV/ Media Stand from Fresh Cut Flours

I HEART yellow furniture.  The hidden numbers on the inside make me smile.

 Note Board in Chicken Wire and Burlap from Altered Artworks

I can’t resist a good trash to treasure makeover.  I’m going to need one of these in my home sooner than later!

Crochet T-Shirt Yarn Rug from One Dog Woof


This kind of rug has been on my ‘want to try’ list for awhile now.  ChiWei knocked it out of the park!

 Map Closet ‘Door’ from Night Garden Blog

I’m a sucker for old maps and this is just plain inspired.  I wish I had a closet that needed a new door!

 Tie Dye Drop Cloth Shoes from Condo Blues

canvas drop cloth tie dye shoes

Cheap, cute, 100% customizable shoes.  What’s not to like?

  Craft Nook from Fancy Frugal Life

Oh how I dream of a pretty little space to craft.  Just like this would be just right!

There are so many projects that I love this week so I am going to pick a few and tell you why I love them.

Because I love to throw parties and love coming up with themes, I pick this Stepford Wives party by Entirely Eventful.

I love the colors and details of this party.

For creativity and the sentiment behind this project, I love this Keepsake Suitcase from Kaminski’s Creations.

One of my favorite projects I ever did was taking my grandmother’s old suitcase and turning it into a picnic basket. Love was my theme in honor of my grandparents. So, this project touched my heart. Love it!

Here is my vintage suitcase project.

crafting     Picnic in a vintage suitcase

Also, because I love a good makeover and a kitchen one at that, I love this Dining room makeover from Ironstone Nest.

The before and after is incredible. I happen to love this blog too! Big fan!



Congratulations to all of the CSI winners. Be sure to go grab your button here and proudly display on your blog.

You have earned it!

Also, we had a winner this week. Melissa who linked up first won a $25 card from Etsy and now another winner will be announced. I used to give me a winner based on who linked up and the winner is…………………..

Entry #7………..My Craftily Ever After. Email me at [email protected] to redeem this prize!

Thank you to Megan  for being this week’s guest judge and making those incredibly difficult picks. Being a judge is not an easy gig. Be sure to go by and visit their blogs.

Be sure to come back next week for the Winter Crafts challenge!

This is sure to be a great week!

Come back next week for even more inspiration!!!

  1. Reply
    Steph January 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for picking my quilt as a top 10 project! It’s definitely one of the most rewarding projects I’ve made!

  2. Reply
    Maryl January 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Such great picks! Every one of them!!

  3. Reply
    Erin Kaminski January 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for picking my keepsake suitcase as one of your picks. Love your pinic suitcase!

  4. Reply
    Gail @PurpleHuesand Me January 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you so much Megan and CSI Project for picking my poinsettia tree skirt project #1. What an honor and I am truly humble! The blogging community is awesome and the CSI Project really ROCKS!!!

  5. Reply
    Amelia January 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Too cool! Thanks for featuring my map door!

  6. Reply
    Roxanne April 1, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I Am New To This Site I Am So Glad That I Found It . I Love It, Learning A lot Of Things. Thank You Very MUCH

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