This week I've been celebrating five years of blogging! I'm also holding a little giveaway to celebrate so pop over for the chance to win a crafty bundle.
Today I'm sharing five of my favourite blog posts. It's been quite difficult to choose just five, as I have written and published well over 1200 posts during these last five years (!) but here are five that I particularly remember and enjoyed writing.
My first post is still one of my favourites. It was really just a quick post to get me started and I didn't go with any kind of introduction, I just jumped straight in with something I'd made that I was really proud of - Felt Party Rings and Chocolate Chip Cookies. The felt biscuits are still going strong in Mia's toy kitchen and I love seeing her still playing with them all these years later!
Hama beads have featured very prominently on the blog since I first discovered them, and my favourite Hama bead creations are probably my Hama Bead Elephants. They are so fun and cheerful and really brighten up the room. I have written lots of other Hama bead posts and you can find them all on my Hama bead page.
I love writing about all the places that we've visited as a family, especially if I'm able to help people out by sharing new information or writing about somewhere that they might not have considered. This first post about our holiday to Center Parcs, Erperheide has been very popular and I really hope that it has inspired people to think about a Center Parcs holiday abroad for a great money saving trip.
My blog has inspired me to try lots of new crafts and activities with the children, and across various school holidays I've had great fun hosting themed days for them. My first and favourite one was Space Day, and I remember how thrilled the children were when they came downstairs to find the kitchen table transformed with tin foil and all their space toys.
Finally I wrote a post quite recently titled Ten Things I love about Blogging, and it really sums up everything that blogging has done for me and had a lot of positive feedback. I love writing my blog, and I love the opportunities that it has brought me.
I hope that I have many more years of blogging ahead of me!