This year was full of excitement, change, and fulfillment. I wasn’t going to write a 2015 recap but after reading some of my blog friends’ final posts for the year, I started reflecting. I realized that this year was huge for my family, and I accomplished a lot of my blogging goals too.
If you’ve followed my blog this year, you know we bought a farm and moved away from the city. Change is scary, but there are zero regrets! Everything this year has been an adventure.
All the change pushed us to try new things and be more adventurous. I started sewing a lot more women’s wear and stopped being so self conscience and camera shy. My tomboy daughter started cheerleading and absolutely LOVES it. She takes care of our animals like a pro. Hubby now owns a few pairs of overalls…and looks like he’s driven tractors his entire life. I feel like we’ve changed a lot, and in a good way.
Blog-wise, I wrote more tutorials this year and finally stocked my Etsy shop. I took nicer photos and took the time to sew things less hastily. I spent less than $100 on fabric and notions the entire year, purged much of my stash, and became very judicious with purchases (in all areas of life). I got my first paid posts, signed up with some ad networks, and started earning some legitimate income. I also just got my first blog sponsor…news about that coming soon!
And look what I got for Christmas- my coverstitch machine!! I’ve wanted it for several years but didn’t think my sewing skills justified it until now. It’s still sitting there taunting me…I haven’t worked my way through the manual yet. I’ll be doing some awesome things with this machine soon.
Anyhow, here are my favorite posts for 2015. Click the image to read the post!
^My best flat lay photos
^This post didn’t get much love, but I adore that chair.
^Most awesome free pattern ever.
^One of my most popular posts
^Aesthetically, my favorite outfit I made for my niece.
^The most worn (to death) garment I’ve ever made
^Vintage fabric love! Theres the chair again, too.
^Because the bare feet.
^Learning new things! Bella never wants a store bought swimsuit again.
^Most used pattern. Ever.
We still have family in town, but I’ll be getting back to business in a few days. Currently we are in the second day of a very consuming checkers tournament. I love you all; Happy New Years!