Its been a long while...I took a little trip down memory lane. I went to the Internet Archives and found a view of my old blog:
and here's a not so far away flashback:
Hmm...looks like not much has changed in appearance, since I started in 2005. But I did work on a lot of crochet stuff, when life didn't get in the way :p I have a lot more free patterns now, a lot more published patterns and more patterns for sale :)
Here are some statistics:
Blog followers: 304
Likes me on Facebook: 409
Ravelry Designs: 88
Ravelry Projects: 458
Free patterns: 34
Self-published patterns: 83
Printed patterns by Coats Manila Bay: 7
Published pattern in a magazine: 1
Published patterns in a book: 2
Published in Crochet Calendar: 5 yrs.
Total patterns sold on Ravelry since May 2008: xxx
Total patterns sold on Etsy since Nov 2007: xxx
Total blog visits since May 2005: 1,021,728
Total page views is 1,972,841
Blog advertising income received in 2011: $xxx.
Well, there's still a lot of room for improvement; I'm showing the numbers for comparison at the end of 2012. Hopefully I will get rich in 2012...haha!
As this year ends, I'm just thankful that I'm still doing what I love to do, and promise myself to devote more time to my designs and to teaching and sharing crochet whenever the opportunity comes.
Here's another look at my crochet designs and projects in 2011:
Striped Scarf with Knotted Fringe
Summer Shells Scarf
Lacey Shrug project
Summer Crochet Band - free pattern
Puppy Cellphone Charm project
I couldn't show here yet some designs I finished...hopefully those will be happily introduced in the coming months :)