Saturday, 27 December 2014

Popular Posts of 2014

Can you believe 2014 is nearly over?
In a moment of reflective pondering I am taking a little look back at the most popular posts of 2014 here at Sum of their Stories. 

1: The most viewed post in all of 2014 was in fact the very first one I publish back on 4th January! I had been playing around making grey crochet flowers and adding just a little touch of super bright wool for contrast.

2: I love crochet, you all seem to love crochet, another most viewed post was the blanket I made for my cousin's baby (as I write baby is due any minute - literally!)

3: In August I got all super romantic and made this coin special date key ring for my hubbie for our anniversary.

4: I went back to the 80's/90's with my Tetris Inspired Tote bag, apparently I'm not the only fan of those nice simple games we used to play back in the day!

5: I love Doctor Who, always have, always will. In 2014 we welcomed Mr Capaldi as our new Doctor but I had another trip down memory lane and made knitted bracelets inspired by the scarf of the 4th Doctor.

6: My Nan was a great cook and used to make these biscuits for us often. They are a family favourite in our house and are really delicious although I'm pretty sure it's not really the proper way to make shortbread.

7: This next post features an embarrassing number of pictures of my face as I played on the computer for fun ways to alter photos to make a greeting card to go with a gift of earrings.

8: I love making clothes and don't find the time nearly often enough. This top is so easy and quick even I could fit it in.

9: You just can't have too many reusable shopping bags, but they don't have to be plain and boring. Here's how I added frills to a promotional bag that are reminiscent of Cornishwear pottery.

10: At Easter time I shared how to make these little carrot shaped treat boxes that we used to make when I was a kid.

It's funny, when I have an idea, make something then write a post I have no idea whether it will be a popular one or not. To be honest I just make things I like, share them and hope someone out there finds it useful or interesting. 2015 is likely to be much the same!

Happy New Year!


  1. That top really looks super easy to make.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year 2015.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

    1. It really is Alexandra - in fact I don't think it's possible to make an item of clothing any easier!

  2. so many great post gonna have to try that recipe for shortbread
    come see us at

    1. We all love them and it is simple enough that the kids used to make them when they were little with no problem.

  3. I can see why these posts were all so popular. These are some really cute ideas. I haven't seen these anywhere else.

  4. Stopping by from SITS! Great posts! I love the Tetris bag.

    1. Thanks Melissa, I was really pleased with how the bag came out. I ended up giving it to my daughter (like you do!) Maybe I need to make another for myself with a different retro game on it.

  5. Great projects, Julia!
    Best wishes for a creative New Year!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  6. Fantastic round-up! Your Tetris bag is so clever! Thank you for linking up with our Creative Spark party! We'd love to have you join us again this week :)

  7. Those are some great posts. I love that easy to sew top you made! It looks great. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday. Join us again this Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

  8. All great posts! Truly a fabulous blog year!

  9. Good Stuff!! Hey I would love it if you would link up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! The party is still open …

  10. Those are some fantastic posts! Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! :)


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