Monday, 6 April 2015

looking back over my first year of blogging

On 29th March 2014 I took the advice from Soph from work and I started this blog. After a year of writing this blog, making new internet friends and discovering just how huge and inspiring the world of blogging can be, I can't believe just how much I love doing this! I've felt my creativity stretch further than I imagined, including writing and sharing my own patterns. I've discovered such a love for this that I'm fervently searching for jobs that would match writing, editing, and knitting (ideally).
As a celebration I was pushing to reach 100 likes on my Facebook page by Sunday. I've reached 94 which isn't too bad, and I've been very touched by everyone who shared and tried to get some more likes for me thank you! I hope to hit the 100 mark soon and I just want to keep growing this project, but I will always treat this as my place for fun and inspiration and will never let it feel like a chore! So I'm trying not to look at stats too much :)

I just wanted to use this post to say thank you to everyone who reads my blog and who say lovely things about it and the things I make! To finish up here are just a few of my favourite posts shared over the last year, and here is to the next year (and more!) of blogging and pattern writing.

crafty inspiration - my mum ; this post took a long time to write and a lot of heart went into this, but something I felt I needed to do as a tribute to one of the most wonderful and inspirational people in my life. 

owl hat
a realisation (or 'a crafty ramble by jenny') ; this is a post that rambles somewhat, but I do love to write in rambles and let my ideas spill out as they come. This is about realising I didn't want to sell at fairs but instead focus on writing patterns. 

owl hat - free knitting pattern ; I loved taking pictures of my gorgeous sister for this pattern, and I had a lot of fun preparing the pattern and sharing it. It was a hat I had made many times before and hadn't really planned on writing a pattern, but I am really pleased I did it was the first thing I ever knitted without a pattern!

#dicraftswap - disney ; last year I took part in a number of monthly craft swaps hosted by Hannah, and really had a lot of fun deciding what to make and crafting out of my comfort zone. For the Disney swap I was particularly proud of the cross-stitch I did!

#worldcupcraft - the final! ; the culmination of a knitting challenge I set myself while B and I watched football over the summer, a knitted cardigan that actually fit!

Thank you again for all your support! Do you have any favourites from my blog?


  1. Woo congrats on 1 year of blogging! I recently hit one year as well and it's an awesome milestone. I can't believe how much blogging has changed my life either! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  2. Thank you so much Jasmin :) woop congratulations :) its such a wonder and a great constructive hobby! jenny xx

  3. Hi Jenny, congrats on the year of blogging. I've just started one inspired by the Love your Blog challenge on A Playful Day. Have you seen it? For the whole of April, every week, Kate will be suggesting a topic for a blog post and then on a Monday you can link your blog back to it. It's a great way to see other blogs and meet like - minded crafters! :-)

  4. Hi Gill I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond to you! I had heard of the challenge it sounds like a splendid idea :) I love efforts like that to help bloggers and crafty people link up! thanks for mentioning it :) jenny xx

  5. Congratulations on your year of blogging, here's to many more years to come! I'm new to blogging so hopefully I do as well as you have :)

    Alison At Home!

  6. Thank you Alison :) I appreciate your lovley words! Oh it's so exciting starting a blog isn't it :D best of luck and I will be sure to check yours out :) jenny xx