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 (littlegreenplate.wordpress.com) 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!
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 rainbow scarf – pattern coming soon to Simply Crochet magazine.
Crochet flower tablet cosy – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Crochet pinwheels – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Crochet popcorn tree – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Crochet and sewing sparkly purse – pattern coming soon to my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Crochet dragon – a gift for my sister-in-law.
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 🙂