2015 Review

16 Jan

I’m not usually one for looking back or making resolutions, but it seems to have become a tradition for my blog, so why the heck not…

The past year has been pretty big for me: I fulfilled one of my big dreams of opening an Etsy shop and I’ve even sold some patterns!

My blog has also had some lovely comments, I’ve posted 35 times, and I’ve uploaded over 200 photos. I also started another blog all about vegan food ( and I opened a shop on Ravelry dedicated to my crochet and knitting projects (and had a few sales on there as well!).

But looking back, without doubt, my most popular make continues to be this adorable doggy doorstop sewing project – even though he bounded into life in 2012, he’s still my most popular make and I think he’s my favourite, too!

Sewn doggy doorstop – sewing pattern available at

But looking at my new projects for 2015,I think this has been a really productive year, where I’ve designed and made some really good projects that I’m proud to put my name on. So these are some of my most popular projects as well as my personal favourites:

Crochet alphabet – pattern available at

Rainbow scarf

Rainbow scarf

Crochet rainbow scarf – pattern coming soon to Simply Crochet magazine.

Flowery tablet cosy

Flowery tablet cosy

Crochet flower tablet cosy – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Crochet pinwheels closer

Crochet pinwheels closer

Crochet pinwheels – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Finished crochet popcorn tree

Finished crochet popcorn tree

Crochet popcorn tree – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Sparkly clutch

Sparkly clutch

Crochet and sewing sparkly purse – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Little dragon

Little dragon

Crochet dragon – a gift for my sister-in-law.

Crochet All Sorts

Crochet All Sorts

Crochet All Sorts – my first project for Mollie Makes magazine, the pattern is available on my Etsy shop here. I also posted a step-by-step guide to sewing up one of the sweets:

Start sewing up

Start sewing up

At the beginning of 2015, I made some crafty resolutions and I’m glad to say that I’ve achieved some of them. I’d resolved to post more technical guides and while I only posted one (above), I’m considering that a mild success.

I also resolved to post more projects, for free or a fee and I have managed to post various patterns, either for free on this blog, or for sale on my Etsy and Ravelry shops. I’d like to add more though (I’ve got 20 patterns just waiting to be sorted out!) so getting through some of these will be a key crafty resolution for 2016.

I haven’t achieved my final resolution though: to make a crocheted baker boy hat. So I think I’ll make that a rollover resolution for 2016! Is that allowed? Well, if it’s good enough for the lottery…

My final aim for the year involves this little thing in April (my wedding!) that I’m busy making things for…

In the meantime, best wishes to all of you for the year ahead 🙂


Posted by on January 16, 2016 in Crochet, Sewing


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5 responses to “2015 Review

  1. nanacathy2

    January 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Some really lovely makes!

    • Becky Skuse

      January 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks! 2015 was a good year for me creatively 🙂

  2. rainbowjunkiecorner

    January 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t normally buy patterns but I might be tempted by the popcorn tree on Ravelry as long as I don’t need PayPal.

    • Becky Skuse

      January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Hmm I’m pretty sure you do need PayPal to buy patterns on Ravelry. I wasn’t keen on opening an account either but with no other option, I had to do it. And it was actually ok. But I could always put it on my Etsy shop for you instead 🙂 Oh, I’ve just double checked and I’m not allowed to post the pattern for the tree until April, sorry, Simply Crochet magazine get a 6-month exclusivity.

      • rainbowjunkiecorner

        January 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        That’s okay I was thinking of for next Christmas. I think I bought a pattern on Ravelry before and it was okay. I didn’t know if people chose how they did it. Anyway I will wait and see.


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