Thursday, December 29, 2011


I am so enjoying my time off from work! So much that I was inspired to.... work! ;) As you well know from my past posts, I can't stay idle, not even when I'm taking a break. While sitting with Roger in the evenings and watching tv, I have been doing some simple needlework. When it's not a rushed thing, I find handwork very relaxing.

Silk ribbon hearts and cotton French knots on linen made into sweet accent pillows...

They have been sewn up into small accent pillows and tonight I will stuff them and sew on the trim.

I have taken pics and have listed them for anyone who is interested in them.
The pillows are now listed on my Honeysuckle Lane website with buy now PayPal buttons.

Enjoying the rest of 2011...

P.S. My 30% off Etsy shop sales end Saturday night! Visit this page to read about the sales at Simple Joys Paperie and Honeysuckle Lane.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Winner & A Thank You

{While looking through photos on my computer, I realized I hadn't even posted about the Country Living Fair in Atlanta this year! I'll do that before the end of December during my break.}

Jenni over at Dear Lillie had the drawing for my Joyeux Noel vintage book wreath.....
Congratulations to Tanja in Colorado!

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway and that ordered wreaths. You have kept me extremely busy as you can see, but that's a very good thing! :)

{just a fraction of the packages I have shipped the last few weeks!}

I am taking a break for the rest of the year (and maybe a week of January) from handcrafts...mostly. You know me, I have to keep busy and I can't go very long without making something! However, I will not be resting. I have so much to do here at home and hope I can get a lot accomplished in just 2 or 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

To thank everyone for their friendship, support, and business during the past year, everything (that's more than 70 items!) in my Simple Joys Paperie Etsy shop and Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop is 30% off! You just need to insert a code in the "apply code" box during the checkout process. Details are in the shop banners. If you have trouble with the codes, please email me and I'll take make a special listing for you with the discount.

{soldered heart in hand charm ~ SOLD ~ thank you!}

{heart in hand paperweight ~ SOLD ~ thank you!}

{silk dupioni make-do with antique European metallic trim ~ SOLD ~ thank you!} 

Thank you, again, for your interest in Simple Joys Paperie and Honeysuckle Lane. I'll be back later in the week to share some simple, primitive Christmas ornaments that are gracing our tree this year.

Take care and God bless,