Saturday, November 15, 2008

Is it mid-November already???

Boy time sure flies when you're having fun.... or when you need to get a gazillion things done in 3 days! The latter seems to be the case once Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon.
I have been working feverishly to get all my handmade items ready for the online markets of which I am a member, and to list everything and then some on my website and in my etsy shop.
The first photo is of my offerings at TDIPT Mercantile. The theme is "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and everyone made at least one item in shades of white, ivory, or cream. The wreath and cones have already sold and all that remain in this set are the silk ribbon embroidered Snowdrop pillows.
The next photo is of my offering at The Primitive Gathering. I chose to do a Victorian Christmas theme there. I made another paper wreath, this time from vintage Christmas sheet music, sheet music cones, and Victorian stockings made from vintage fabric.

The last Christmas set is at Simply Primitives and is an Americana Christmas theme. I have made 2 sets of ticking stockings, embellished with wool pennies and antique buttons, and an Americana Belsnickel. The Belsnickel sold last night.

I have also been making vintage assemblage jewelry! I LOVE doing this! I have collected all sorts of trinkets and treasures over the years ~ I'm still collecting them ~ and have spent the last few weeks putting pieces together for my website and for my etsy shop. They are listed on both (or will be soon ~ I running a little behind), but if something should sell on etsy, I will mark it sold on my website, and vice versa.
First is a piece I adore and won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell. It's called Sea Glass Serenade. I have used a vintage French perfume bottle, antique and vintage glass beads, handmade chian links, and lots more! Visit my website to see all the detailed photos.

This one, below, is called Bottled Frost ~ I've filled the miniature apothecary jar with clear and silver German glass glitter.

Next, is Aged Ironstone. We live where an old homeplace was situated in the 1930s and every time it rains or we plow the garden, we find more glass and pottery shards.

This one is called Key to Past Times. It's not in this photo, but when you go to my website, you can see the antique key on the necklace.

Vintage Amber is next, because of the miniture amber apothecary jar and amber glass beads used, as well as the overall color of this unique piece.

And last, but not least, is C is for Cherish (or commitment, or Catherine, or Connie... you decide!)

Now you see why I haven't been blogging much lately. I enjoy visiting everyone and reading what you have been up to, but I have had a ton of work to do. I have another webshow coming up on the 24th and a local one day show at Rugby on the 28th, but I will do my best to get around to visiting soon.
Have a blessed day!
Honeysuckle Lane


  1. I can see why your stuff is selling out, Lana- fabulous as always. I especially love the stockings- so prim, so cute!

  2. i particularly love the paper wreaths! Your work is lovely!

  3. Everything is gorgeous, Lana! Mr. Belsnickel is adorable, and I love your new jewelry pieces!...can you say "addiction"? :)


  4. I just love it all Lana, especially the wreaths! Absolutely gorgeous.
    :) Stephanie

  5. I am always astonished by the creations you make. Everything is beautiful. I especially love the paper objects. Your new jewelry is breathtaking as well.

  6. You do fabulous work, how do you get it all done! I'm doing one small craft show and I'm just making some simple ornaments and I am behind!!! Keep going strong, your stuff is great.

  7. j'adore ces couronnes en papier

  8. There is no end to your talent, Lana! I love everything about your new jewelry - just beautiful!


  9. Lanna, your new things in paper are so mellow and warm, and your jewelry is fun! Thank you for the poem! Pam