Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Check this out! My latest listing...the Chime NecklaceA tiny vintage brass bell with the most enchanting tone. So sweet!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Not Your Average Pumpkin

Check out this decoupaged pumpkin courtesy of Poppytalk.
CLICK HERE for more ideas. These would be fun for kids too...can't you picture a little abstract painting on one?

Kid Lunch

My 4 year old is a grazer, and a slow eater if ever there was one. He can enjoy a meal for over an hour. His pre-k teacher told me yesterday that he'll do great if he ever goes to Europe. Haha!
For whatever reason, this "kid party tray" helped move things along, and became one of his favorite lunches. It's just a baby food freezer tray, although ice cube trays would work just the same. I think I need a dessert version for myself! Call it portion control? :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

DIY of the Day: Anthro Bobby Pins

I see these fun do-it-yourself crafts all over town (aka: the Internet), so I thought it'd be fun to share a few from time to time.
This first one comes to us from Little Miss Momma, titled "Anthropologie Knock Off Bobby Pins Tutorial". And while I don't love the word "knock-off" (see Melville quote at bottom of column right) I'm sure good ol' anthro won't mind if we share their too-cool-for-school-in-an-I'm-not-trying-sort-of-way style - especially to promote handmade goods, right anthro?
Not to mention these are extremely spiffy and would make perfect gifts for a bridal party, a birthday party, Christmas, Columbus Day, Monday...whatever.
The full details can be found HERE. But here's the run-down in photos:

Thanks to Little Miss Momma for the idea, great photos and step-by-step. Check out her Etsy store HERE for more fun stuff!

Facebook, again.

I came to my senses (or abandoned them, whatev) and re-started a Facebook page for the shop.
So come by, show some love and like me already. :)
click here ➔ Corrieberry Pie on Facebook

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Ick. Gross day...
Dentist. Shots. Drill. Crown. Fat right-side-of-face. Pain.
The laughing gas and the peanut butter smoothie my hubby made afterward were the highlights. Other than that, not my favorite day.

I did manage to list a few newbies in the shop though. Check 'em out:
1. Fanfare Earrings
2. Flow Earrings
3. Simple Secret - White Edition
4. Sequence Necklace
Cheers to all! Hope your day was better than mine! :)


One of the things I missed the most during my year-long Etsy fast was Treasuries. I loved making these! It's a great way to help out other artists, but it's also yet another outlet for creating... the challenge of capturing mood, and convening tone or a feeling cohesively in 16 squares. It's addictive!
Here are my first two so far.
Feeling Faint:and Lost:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Mini Muffins

It's that time of year! Mmmmmm...pumpkin.I grabbed a few cans at the market last week not really knowing what I would make, and after a failed attempt at pumpkin oatmeal (it was so gross y'all) I looked up and *loosely followed a recipe for whole wheat pumpkin muffins. They were delicious and gone in a day. The kids especially loved them. I'm sure I'll make a few more batches this season, maybe with some variations like zucchini, sweet potato or banana.*I added a little apple sauce, less salt, and used canola oil instead of olive.
PS: Has anyone baked sweets with olive oil before? I was nervous to try.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Goods in the Shop!!!!

I'm adding fun new stuff every day...
today it's the Little Pig Necklace (or sheep? I dunno...):and the Stop and Go Necklace:
and a new Simple Secret Necklace:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guess What!

After much deliberation, hesitation, contemplation, and consideration (have I used enough synonyms?)... I have decided to reopen my Etsy shop: Corrieberry Pie in the coming weeks!
So, right now, my work space looks like this:I've made enough spiffy jewelry to make Mr. T proud, now I just need to photograph it all, list it, and get reacquainted with the Etsy world. Simple enough, right?
Any words of wisdom from my longtime Etsy friends (who didn't take a year long sabbatical!) would be much appreciated. It seems like a whole new world this go round - a little daunting, but I'm ready to dive in.
Spread the word!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Home Tour - Part Four

Kids Room:
Photo No. 1 - Her Side
This room might contain more handmade items than the rest of the house put together! To name a few... my mom made the crib skirt - white pinstriped linen, used for both kids (as was the crib). She also made their curtains, which were previously her shower curtain! But my favorite thing of hers is the name right above the crib. She cross-stitched that for me when I was a little girl. It is beautiful and dreamy with scenes in each letter, and a perfect thing to pass down to my little Corrie. (click on the picture to zoom in a bit). The garland was one I made when I was pregnant with her.

Photo No. 2 - His Side
Judah's bed is awesome! Yet another family piece given to us by my mother-in-law. Once Ru graduates to a big kid bed, she has one to match. Judah's pillowcase - covered in vehicles - was made by her as well. His big quilt was a handmade wedding gift. And you may remember his little quilt.
Photo No. 3
Look at those birds! Those were one of my first sewing projects ever! The little basket holding stuffed animals was Ruthie's moses basket she used beside our bed for her first few months. And that little bookshelf was another inherited family piece.
This now concludes our home tour. Thanks for stopping by! :)
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