Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello Facebook...

I'm such an old ninny when it comes to computers. At the prompting of s e v e r a l friends, I've finally started catching up with the times and created a Facebook page for the shop. That's what you kids call it, right? A page?

Click Here to become a fan of and come follow me on Facebook!

A million thanks to all of you who have supported me (and my boys) so far. I'm a happy busy bee and am much obliged.
This cereal never gets old.
We buy it three boxes at a time.
It's like Cap'n Crunch without the
weird film in your mouth afterward.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Giveaway!

This time it's sweet paper goods over at PaperMichelle - in honor of her 100th Etsy sale.
Click here for more...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blushing Lovelies

I snagged another Treasury. Click here to view this one before it disappears in the night...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Name Is Corrie, And I'm A Treasury-oholic

It's official. I'm addicted.
It's safe to say that curating Treasuries is by far one of my favorite things about Etsy. It's not easy, and timing is huge. But it's so fun to see your little selection pop up in that long list. Not to mention, it's a great way to help out fellow artists by promoting their work. Yesterday my latest curation was chosen for the front page - fanning the flame of my addiction into a fiery mess.

Want to become a fellow Treasury junkie? Click here for an explanation/how-to.

My shinning moment ⇩ (Click here for a bigger view)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

DIY: Elbow Patches

I'm not feeling terribly wordy this morning...(I must be ill).
Just wanted to share this adorable project courtesy of Craftzine.
Click here for a step-by-step guide.
Happy Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Madame Curator

To the tune of "My Favorite Things"

Tree roots and sail bags, and mugs with Volkswagens
Skyscrapers, New Orleans and T-Rexes dreaming of bacon
Road bikes and dinos that protect your computer
These are a few of his favorite things.

The song's a stretch, I know.

Click here to view my Treasury Tribute to Mr. Alvaro.

My Killer Green Thumb

Before Me:

After Me:

Poor plant. He never saw it coming.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Big News...

I know some of you were on pins and needles - losing sleep at night - waiting to hear my big ol' fat news. Wait no more.
I am a featured artist in Poppytalk Handmade's Green Pop Market!

Check them out:
BLOG: Poppytalk
MARKET: Poppytalk Handmade
ARTIST BLOG : The Handmade Artist (I will be guest blogging here from time to time)

(Click here to go directly to my table)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Apartment, Sweet Apartment

I promise, promise, promise, that the next post I do will be about the big news, which at this point is going to be seriously anticlimactic. But apparently life is full of good news to share - we found an apartment!...and I love it! This is no small feat. My list of "must haves" was pretty big for our humble circumstances. But thankfully, as always, we are provided for. (thanks)

A list of the new apartment's wonderfulness:

• I think I have June Cleaver's oven - in mint condition.
• Washer and dryer!!!!!!! We are currently paying $1 a load to carry laundry downstairs (in rain, wind and snow) to the dark creepy washer behind our house.
• The front porch has a swing.
• Daffodils in the front yard, and a huge Camilla bush by my back door.
• It's on the first floor - no more carrying kid, groceries, bags, etc up the stairs!
• TONS of closets - more than I've ever seen in one house. We might make one a little study nook for John Jay. (I'm not joking)
• It's only four houses down from us! We can stay in our lovely neighborhood and carry our stuff down the street come moving day!
• The bathroom tile is that fantastic retro powder pink. I'm not sure how thrilled John Jay is about this one.

Can you tell how excited I am?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Corrieberry Cobbler

Okay, so it's blackberry and blueberry cobbler, but I couldn't resist. It's been a while since I've posted a recipe on here, so why not document our cobbler?
We recently had a few things to celebrate, which is always our excuse for rich gooey desserts...

"Yeah! 100 sales!" - Eat a cupcake.
"Yeah! Finals are over!" - Eat a cupcake and ice cream.
"Yeah! It's Tuesday again!" - Eat warm chocolaty cookies.
"We've been married 6 years!" - Make a cobbler.

I combined several cobbler recipes and came to this conclusion:
• Mix 1 cup sugar, a pinch of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and 2 1/2 cups berries and let sit for about 20 minutes
• Melt a stick of butter in 8x8 glass casserole dish
• Mix: 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 cup whole milk
• Pour into melted butter and spread evenly
• Eat a few sugar berries, then dump them on top
• Bake at 375˚ for 55(ish) minutes
Top with ice cream, for extra celebration. There's always a reason.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Secret Jewelry

Secret Necklace No. 1 is in - the first in my latest product line. Expect to see more skeleton keys in the coming weeks!
The last few days have been a dream. After months of frigid, cold, nasty, bitter weather (that made me fit those same descriptions) it's finally in the mid 70's. My windows have stayed open 'round the clock. Right now, for example, me and my coffee are sitting by the open window listening to the quiet and the birds. Only a few more minutes before the sun wakes up. It's the most wonderful time of day. Everything is happier, brighter, easier. Sun + warm breeze = happy me.
Also...I still have some beans to spill.
I'll give you a clue: it's not about buns, or the oven...or a bun in the oven.

J + C (forever, of course)

Yesterday was our 6 year anniversary...

... and I'm still crazy in love with that man.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Artist, designer, blogger and fellow Etsian Danni Hong @ oh, hello friend is hosting a giveaway to end a wonderful series on lace, ruffles and other notions.
Click Here to view the lovely goodies and enter to win!
(it's super easy!)

This is one of the prizes!

For Easter, Or Whenever

Bunny Says Hi Necklace - with removable vintage bunny pin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


❤ The new Sweetheart Rosebud Garland is in.
❤ I got some lovely news this morning...stay tuned. I'll spill the beans soon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sneak Peak!...And A Few Loiterers

I was taking product shots for new items (to appear in the coming weeks!) and some uninvited guests crashed my photo shoot.

Get those birds, kitty!
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