Our best bits of 2012

We only started our blog in May 2012, so I feel a little bit like a ‘celebrity’ who writes an autobiography at age 22 to be writing this, but when I look back over our 101 posts, we have actually done quite a lot! So here is a little summary of some of our most popular, and our favorite posts from 2012.

Most popular post – Letter Bread

Letter bread

We love making bread, and we made letter shaped bread rolls in the summer using Annabelle’s favorite letters.


 Most sharedGoodbye, Good Luck, Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon

Homemade cards

These fingerprint and stamped cards have been very popular on Pinterest!


Our Favourite craftsTwig print trees

Twig Print Trees

This was a great Autumn craft using twigs and finger prints, but we are planning on making Spring and Summer versions too!


Spin art

Salad Spinner Art

We enjoyed this so much in summer that we revisited it to make sparkly firework pictures.

Firework Spin Art


Our favourite fine motor and malleable activities

Chocolate muddy puddle playdough


We took Annabelle’s farm toys outside and made some chocolate playdough to be the ‘mud’. It was great fun, and smelt amazing!


Sensory sand finger painting

Sensory sand finger painting

We added some sand to our finger paint for an extra sensory experience. Annabelle loved it and we had a huge ‘gallery’ of her paintings.


Annabelle’s favorite! – Handprint spiders

handprint spiders halloween crafts

We still have a little collection of these cute ‘incy wincy spiders’ on our kitchen cupboards!


Our favorite day out – A picnic with a view

Picnic with a view!


We had a couple of lovely trips to Rudyard lake and steam railway before it closed for winter. We are looking forward to getting back in the spring!


What’s next?

I have a few exciting projects up my sleeve for the new year and lots to look forward to. At the moment we are having an ‘Amarylis race’ with two of them growing fast that we have been measuring with Duplo bricks. We are hoping for some snow so we can have some chilly fun and snowy crafts before spring. Chinese New Year and the year of the Snake will be celebrated in February, which is always a great opportunity for crafts, story telling and eating yummy foods.

Thanks for following our posts and all of your lovely comments throughout the year, we hope you continue to enjoy reading as much as we enjoy experiencing and writing about our adventures, Happy New Year!

  1. David Sutherland.

    What a busy year Annabelles had (with a little help from mum).

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