2015 Recap

2015 Recap

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.

Front Porch View | Country Living

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!

My new coverstitch!!!

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.

Happy Holidays!

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!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Angela

    So many good things for you this past year! I wish you many more this coming year. I loved that chair post because it represented everything “country” to me and the start of you living your dream! And I didn’t really notice your awesome stripe matching on he Swoon cardi before. You rock!
    Angela recently posted…More & Less in 2016My Profile

  2. Gina

    Fun recap Amy! You have had a very full year!! I can’t wait to see what you do with your cover stitch machine and look forward to following you on your sewing adventures this year!!! I hope this year will be your best year yet!!!!

  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    Big, big changes for you this year, Amy and you’ve thrived. So very happy for you. I have yet to make the Dolman tee and the Swoon cardigan. Maybe this will be the year. Happy New Year!!!
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