Hi there!

I'm Julia, the founder, designer, publisher, and chief seamstress behind HGBG.

I was once a professor of French literature--a very serious academic, learned author of tomes read by the few. A reviewer called one of my books "un chef d’œuvre" and compared it to "un ouvrage de femme" like lace. Little did he know that I was always a textile, tactile artist at heart, ever since I started sewing at age 15. Now living in Seattle near family, my artistic spirit has been rejuvenated and I've created this business to share the good feelings.  

Rest easy, with Honey Girl by your side. 

All products are made in a pet-free and perfume-free environment. (Honey Girl lives downstairs and does not venture into my upstairs workshop!)


Follow HGBG creations as they happen, on the "Daily Joy with Honey Girl" blog!  (You will not find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, sorry. We're trying to stay focused on creating!)

P.S.S. Novembre 2019 : Nous sommes ravies d’annoncer que Florence Barbini (Paris) servira désormais de Directrice de vente pour Honey Girl Books and Gifts Europe. florence.barbinigras@gmail.com

P.S.S. March 2021: "RESPECT QUILT" PROJECT NEEDS USED LEVIS!  I will pay $5 a pair plus postage for any Levi's jeans you may have, no matter how battered up they are. As long as the pockets are salvageable, pls send!  contact: juliawsea@gmail.com

[Thanks go to Diego and Lin in California, Shellie in Seattle, Monica in Virginia, and Katelyn in Oklahoma, for their contributions!]


Julia, the founder of HGBG                       My dog  Honey Girl                                   Sandra, a fellow writer