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2013 in Review

Happy New Year!  This post is a week late, but better late than never, right?  I have been busy setting up the new Honey’s Quilling blog, so this post fell down on the priority list.  But I felt it was fitting to make sure to write it as one of the last posts on this blog, as I move to the new blog.  New year, new blog, new goals!

So let’s see how I met the goals I had for 2013 (as posted in my 2012 in review post)

  1. Make more tutorials – I accomplished this!  With several free and several premium for my etsy shop as well.
  2. New jewelry designs – I accomplished this goal as well, with some new teardrop designs, and the most recent owl collection!
  3. 250 listings on etsy – I didn’t quite meet this goal.  I currently have around 230.  I could have managed this goal, but I had new goals that super ceded this one such as opening my new online store and new blog, so I felt comfortable with letting this one slide.
  4. More quilling tips – I definitely shared more quilling tips this year!

All in all, not bad, 3 out of 4 goals reached!

Some summaries from 2013:

  • The views on the blog have grown to an average of almost 1,000 a day!  Yippee!  I’m hoping to get the new blog up to the same average within the next couple of months.
  • The top five blog posts from 2013 are:
  1. How to Make a Paper Quilled Rose
  2. What Paper to use for Paper Quilling – Buy or Cut Your Own
  3. How to Use Sealant with Your Paper Quilling
  4. Make Your Own Paper Chain Quilled Earrings (this was number one last year!)
  5. Glue Tips for Paper Quilling

Looks like the most popular posts have to do with quilling tips – something I’ll be adding a lot of to the new blog!

Time to look ahead to 2014!  For the new year I am planning:

  1. To get the new blog set up and looking great!
  2. Add new free tutorials
  3. Add new posts about paper quilling tips
  4. Create some new premium tutorials

I hope you come along with me to the new blog and make sure to subscribe, because there will be lots of great things coming!  Thank you for a great 2013!


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2012 in Review

Happy New Year to all!!

It’s been a busy year here.  Over the past year I’ve worked hard on stocking my etsy shop (my goal was to have 200 listings by the end of 2012 and I met that goal with a few days to spare!)

Another goal was to continue developing paper quilling tutorials.  This past year I have added several free ones to the site and several to my etsy shop as well!

A year ago this blog was averaging 250 visitors a day.  That has risen to a daily average of 450!

Here are the top five most viewed posts from Honey’s Quilling for 2012:

1. Make your own paper chain quilling bead earrings

2. How to use sealant with your paper quilling

3. DIY cute paper quilled gift cards/tags

4. Make your own paper quilling hairclips

5. Paper quilled butterfly tutorial


#3 and 4 were also in the top five from 2011, looks like they are standing favorites!  It’ll be interesting to see if any of these five stay at the top in the coming year or whether there will be new favorites.

Looking forward to 2013, here’s what I’m planning:

1. More tutorials!

2. More unique jewelry designs

3. To have 250 listings in my etsy shop by the end of the year (could I maybe even get 300????)

4. To share more tips and tricks about paper quilling


Thank you to all who have visited and commented here on my crafting blog, see you in the new year!


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A Look Back at 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone has a wonderful year ahead!  Before forging on ahead to the new year for my blog I wanted to take a look back for a moment.

2011 was the first FULL year for this blog.  When I started in January I was averaging only 50 views a day on the blog.  Now there are almost 250 a day, wow!  I can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Here are the top five most viewed posts from this year:

1. Make Your Own Paper Quilling Hairclips

2. Handmade Paper Quilled Aqua Bubbles Jumbo Crescent Earrings

3. DIY Cute Paper Quilled Gift Cards/Tags

4. Butterfly Pendant

5. Lattice Earrings – Handmade Paper Quilled

So what’s in the works for the new year?  New designs of course, and new tutorials as well!  Can’t wait to share more!

Thank you to all who have read my blog and I hope I have been an inspiration to many.


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