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!
Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

14 comments:

  1. That top really looks super easy to make.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year 2015.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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

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  2. so many great post gonna have to try that recipe for shortbread
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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    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.

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  5. Great projects, Julia!
    Best wishes for a creative New Year!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  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 :) http://twopurplecouches.com/2015/01/creative-spark-link-party-36/

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  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

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

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  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 …http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-2/

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  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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