Best of 2014

It’s that time of year again…


…to wrap things up and take a look at the past year.

It’s been a busy year here on Delia Creates, probably my busiest yet. Out of 170 posts here are some of my favorites:

I released two patterns this year. A sewing one



and a crochet one

and one for Five and Ten Designs

I also released a few free patterns as well:

Mesh cowl.

Modern baby boy leather booties.

Boy’s bow tie pattern.

Girl’s flexible waist skirt, sizes newborn through juniors.

Toddler ear flap hat.

(For a full list of all my free patterns go HERE.)

I had fun with all my projects, but there are a few that were extra exciting to put together…

Spring suits for my boys.

Simple half apron tutorial.

Pineapple cape costume.

A holiday dress for my daughter.

Learning how to make sourdough bread from scratch.


This leather snap scarf I made for Jo-Ann’s Fall Look Book.

This copper mother-daughter matching skirt and pair of shoes combo.

…and this toddler sleeping bag, which is probably my favorite project for the year!

I feel so, SO blessed to have been able to work with Mollie Makes, Jo-Ann, Craftsy, and SewCanShe this year as well.

And I feel incredibly blessed to be on this blogging  journey with you! Thank you for being the best readers that a blogger could ask for. Thank you for your kind comments and encouraging emails. Blogging takes a lot of time, creative effort, blood, sweat, tears, and lots of “am I totally crazy for wanting to do this!?” kind of moments. Your support means so much to me and helps keeping me pushing and dreaming. I only hope that I do the same for you. That in the quest for creating beauty everyday, you see how capable and absolutely freaking awesome you are!! :)

Best wishes for a 2015 filled with joy and big dreams!


  1. Stephanie says

    So many great projects. I just made the sleeping bag. My girls love it and it was so easy to make. Thank you for all your free patterns you post!! I love your blog. You have great style.

  2. Yuki says

    Thank you so much for lots of inspiring posts! I love the projects for Natalie. I made a black apple doll with orange hair and painted a pink doll stroller black for my 1-year-old daughter this Christmas. She loves them!Thank you, Delia! I wouldn’t try them without this blog.

    Wishing you and your family a happy New Year from Japan.

  3. Nichole says

    Delia – I have to confess that I do not sew (never have) but I just love receiving your blog posts in my email. You include posts on so many other topics and your positive attitude and creative know-how really helps inspire me in my own (non-sewing) endeavors. I am always encourage to try and learn to sew from your blog too – perhaps that will be one of my 2015 goals! Best to you and your family!

    • says


      Your comment is especially touching to me. Thank you for such kind words. It fills me up to know that I am brightening your days and inspiring you to create. Best to you and yours as well!


  4. says

    So fun to look back through all of this, you’ve had quite a year!! I must say that I was quite blown away when I saw your sweet face peeking out of Mollie Makes. So fun. Congrats on it all!

  5. says

    delia, i feel like you really hit your stride the last year or two – your photos, your sewing, your patternmaking – it’s all very inspiring and beautiful! congrats on a great year and cheers to a happy 2015! hey let’s meet in person this year, okay??

  6. Corinne says

    Dear Delia, thank you for sharing all these great projects during 2014. I really enjoy following your blog and your pictures are always just beautiful. All the best for 2015 to you and your family. Kind regards from Zurich Switzerland

  7. says

    I love looking through your reviews and seeing your favorites. I’m still going to make some of that sourdough bread! Soon! =) And as soon as I get the materials, a sleeping bag for each child. =)

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