The Best of 2013

With 2013 truly behind us - I thought it would be a good idea to round-up a few of the best posts that graced the blog. As I've mentioned before working on good original content is no easy task and each post was created with love. I hope you spot a few of your favourites or discover something new. Let's take a look... (I have linked to all the posts below - just click on the pink words)

2013 was an exciting year! One of the highlights was the launch of my Creative Business Workshops which started last year February. See the details and post here.

I went London and goodness me what an amazing adventure that was! I invested in my Cambridge Satchel which I still love. I also met Orla Kiely at her London Fashion Week Presentation - a personal highlight. During this time there were some great and informative guest posts about blogging and business from Roxy and Fathima.

Decorex invited me to speak at the event and I used my twenty minute slot to share a list of free things you can do for your business. I was so nervous the first day, but it got better and better.

I shared one of my favourite pin boards (I have a few) and loved showing you the trinkets and details I keep on it. I also shared my quick and easy washi tape DIY pin board.

In June I hosted the Etsy Craft Party. It was a wonderful, crafty night and it was an honour to bring some Etsy inspired fun to South Africa.

Filofaxes came to my attention via Instagram and I shared an inspiration post showing a few of my favourites. This post doubled my blog traffic in a month - thanks to traffic via Pinterest. It was amazing to see how a pin could really pull in new readers.

The six part Creative Business tip series was another winner. I loved compiling it and it really seemed to be of worth to business owners. I already have a few great series planned for this year.

Fair Lady magazine popped in for a visit and photographed my office for a feature. There were a few other press features too.

I took part in some fun package swaps and met new friends via 'penpalling'. This was really a personal highlight as I never quite realised how much I enjoyed wrapping and putting parcels together. My love for stationery only grew and I decided to share my DIY stationery tray with you.

I received a special request for a post on market display ideas. I also shared my essentials when packing for a market and a few tips on seasonal product prep.

I felt the need to share a personal post about the truth behind being a business owner. I loved the fact that this post hit home for many other ladies who felt the same.

I rounded-up a few business tips from other bloggers. It was a handy list with some practical examples too. The post about what to share on social media was another useful one.

Thank you for reading my blog in 2013 and thanks for the support and comments. Happy reading and have an amazing weekend!