Top 10 Posts of 2014

I know I am probably the last blogger around to post a roundup of my favorites from 2014, but I had so much fun looking back through the year, and wanted to share my favorite 10 posts with you! As I was pregnant at the beginning of 2014, I noticed that there wasn’t a lot of projects going on during that time. Go figure :).

I think my greatest accomplishment by far was the addition of Hattie Jane to our family. She is 9 months now, and crawling and pulling herself up everywhere. I can hardly believe she was once so tiny!


I did manage to release one new pattern before she was born, the Schoolboy Vest. I remember it feeling so good to get it finished with just days to spare before my due date.

Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Another project I was in a hurry to finish before Hattie was born was this DIY Herringbone Headboard. It is one of my very favorite things Joel and I have built.

diy herringbone headboard

I released this free Footed Baby Pants pattern after Hattie was born, and it was by far the most popular sewing post of the year. Who doesn’t love a free pattern, right? They are so cozy and perfect for gifts.


I must have been in an organizing mood during the summer. This Hutch Makeover was a big project, but one that has been so worth the effort! I absolutely love using it in my sewing room.

chalk paint hutch makeover

And another furniture DIY project came soon after. This Wood Crate Bookshelf was an easy project that has been perfect for holding my kids’ books!

wood crate bookshelf

And thanks to Christina’s series, I finally got my sewing room in order and got to show you around. It was a fun post to write – if only it always stayed so clean!

sewing room

A few last favorites… In the Fall the Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern was released.

Pretty in Peplum Pattern

I also did some sewing for Halloween for my girls, and I’m still laughing at the thought of Hattie in her baby Elvis costume. I’m not usually one to spend much time on anything that won’t get worn more than once, but I just couldn’t resist, and it was such a fun project to make!

DIY Baby Elvis Costume

Lastly, it wasn’t long ago that I blogged about it, but this plaid Ottobre blazer that I made Wyatt for Christmas is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever made him, so I have to mention it. It was the first blazer I’ve sewn, and my first time working with Ottobre patterns, so it was a challenge on a few different levels, but I’m so proud of how it turned out!

ottobre blazer

Whew! Thank you all for reading. I truly appreciate each comment and you taking the time to share this little blog with me! Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

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  1. wow, look at all of hattie’s hair as a newborn! that is simply amazing! you had a great year! i mean – truly unbelievable. all of your projects are so awesome and i wish i would have known about the footed baby pants when i had hazel!

  2. Cutie pie kids, and the pic of you and the baby? Priceless. Great projects too, I loved the Elvis costume, soooo cute!

  3. What a darling family!! You are truly amazing, Abby. I love reading about your projects. Everything you do is really cute, and so stylish. Keep up the great work. Yes, I can’t wait to see what you do in 2015!

  4. Abby,

    What a great roundup!
    Hattie is by far the best addition of 2014…adorable, sweet and always makes everyone smile!!
    But gee, all your kids make us all smile…in all their great mommy made clothes!


  5. That was a great round up!
    Oh my goodness I can’t believe she was so small. And that HAIR!!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and a glimse of your family with all of us!

  6. Your daughter was born with just as much hair as all my boys, use to laugh and say they should of been girls with all that hair. Your daughter is beautiful.

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