Monday, January 24, 2011

Tokens of Love in the making...

Well, here we are, January 24th and I need to get several sets of angel wings made by the end of the month. After a lull, I'm getting requests for them again and so I'll need to make a trip to our local framing shop to buy some mat board large enough for the bases.

By February 4th, I should have a large variety of love tokens ready. There will be more than a dozen puzzle purse valentines, a dozen or so soldered heart in hand charms, several more framed love tokens {the ones listed in my Etsy shop sold out in just a few days ~ thank you!}, possibly a few heart in hand paperweights, and if all goes as planned, I will have just a few love tokens in antique velvet frames.

I only had one last year and it sold right away. There were requests for more, but unfortunately I didn't have any frames. Over the past year, I have been collecting those beautiful, old, worn velvet frames {some were found via a dealer in France!} and I hope to make some pretty, paper pieces just for these frames {and for you!}.

I have stacks of parchment papers to age and stain, I have my tools of the trade gathered, and I will be busy working for the next couple of weeks. This is going to be FUN! :)

I keep putting this off, but I will be back this week with some exciting news.... some of you have already heard and seen it, but I just haven't had time to announce it on my blog yet. ;)

Take Care and God Bless,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Best Laid Plans...

I should have learned by now, never to make plans, at least online.
My blogging marathon didn't happen,
my blogging once or twice a week with guests didn't continue (though I hope to do better this year),
my blogging about the sights and scenes in my community didn't happen,

making lots of snow folk before Christmas didn't happen,
making dolls and silk ribbon pillows and assemblage jewelry before Christmas didn't happen,
updating the Soldier unknown and the Simple Joys blogs didn't happen...
and the list goes on... sigh...

for 2011, I will do what I can, and blog when I can, and create when I can, and take life as it comes.
There are only so many hours in a day, so many days in a week, and only one me.
I love creating, designing, and sharing things with online friends,
but I also love being with family and friends here at home.

If I have time ;) I will have new items made for Simple Joys Paperie and Honeysuckle Lane somewhere between January 15th and the 22nd. For now, you may see a few new fleur de lis vintage book wreaths in my Simple Joys Paperie Etsy shop.
{ I had to edit this one a bit ~ I have some news to share with you in the next blog post! :) }

Last night, I added more items to my HL Shop blog. These are things I no longer use at home, vintage items, home decor items, Christmas ornaments, and old shop inventory. When you have time, click this link to browse around a while. If you know someone that would be interested in something, feel free to share the link with them.

Thanks for checking in ~ I hope to get back in the swing of things very soon! :)

Take Care and God Bless,