Blog anniversary!

Ribbons, washi tape, pearl cotton

Hello! Wow – it’s this blog’s 5 year anniversary today! I’ve actually been blogging since 2003, but that’s not this blog, so.. I’m not sure exactly what date I started this blog; I started it as a WordPress blog, but didn’t like that platform much, so on May 16th 2006 I moved all the posts (not *that* many!) to a Blogger blog. For laughs, here’s my first post. :-)

Writing this blog has brought so many awesome things and people into my life, it’s really quite amazing! I’ve met people through the blog whom I’m so happy to be able to call my friends. And I’ve learnt SO much! I’ll be forever grateful for the joys this blog brings me – and especially for you who visit and comment and email and buy the things I make. You’re pretty awesome!

If you’re new to blogging, I’d like to give you a wee bit of advice:
Follow your heart/your passions. Don’t feel like you have to blog in a certain way or about a certain topic or that your blog should look a certain way. It’s your blog, your point of view and if people like it they will stick around. If they don’t like it, it’s their problem, not yours.

Oh and, a blog is always a work in progress, so if you feel like changing something, whether it’s the look or the things you write about, it’s all good. You don’t need to ask permission or apologise to anyone; it’s your blog after all. :-)

Pile o' colour

Right! There are no more give aways, but since Blogger was acting all funny last week, I’ve decided to leave the give aways open until Wednesday. And then I’ll pick the winners on Thursday.

All these give aways have been a bit like a proper party, but now I’m ready to put the get things back to normal, wash the champagne glasses and plonk down on the sofa for a bit of a rest! ;-)

Thank you to all of you who stopped by and left some sweet comments on the give away posts. I hope you have been introduced to some new favourite blogs or shops.

And special big thank-yous to my.. co-hosts for kindly donating prizes:

Scissor QuirkMimiLoveCraftypod September HouseMagpie PatternsSykoSummersvillePlanetJuneAimee RayFollow the White BunnyJezze PrintsPainted Fish StudioCampfire ChicBags of LoveWild Olive

Thank you!!

xo, Carina

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