Variety and lots of it : fine beadwork bracelets by Tina Christensen, the abstract patterns of Hardboiled Design scarves, fun wooded bracelets by Elk of Australia.....the tip of the accessory iceberg here at COREY&CO, as we gear up for holiday gift season.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As the beautiful , temperate weather of September and October lingers on, everyone is avoiding the idea of the approaching (winter...ssshhhh) season. As much fun as woolier textures are, I am still in the transitional fabric mode. Here are some examples, and you might notice...they are all in a close color range. Perhaps I believe that if I change fabric weight and color , it will alter the weather pattern.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Last year was the first season for the Japanese knitwear company Butapana at COREY&CO. It was a hit. Their luxurious knits are really unlike any others I have seen. This year- ordered more !! but apparently not enough. Every piece I put out quickly disappears. Sweaters, dresses, skirts, vests are out. But scarves, leg warmers, fingerless mitts, and neck pieces are still hiding in the stock room.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I have reached some crazy saturation point where 5 days in New York makes me yearn for Maine!!!!'Never thought that would happen. From the work venue of the Javitz , to Eataly, to Bryant Park , to night-music at Washington Square : all good. But it does not put sand twixt your toes like a walk on Willard Beach........ah, home.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
These days are full of busy : marking summer goods down to ridiculous prices, unpacking the bounty of winter clothing which arrives in scary, big boxes (did I order way too much?), and still trying to keep up with the daily 'make'. Once in awhile, an amusing break presents itself, like friend Tonia's request that I fashion a little blue jacket for Peter Rabbit on his way to a baby shower....
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Twill tape is a necessity of sewing. Miki directed me to a website and I ordered. I thought they would come in normal-sized spools of tape, but arrived in massive quantities ! I hung them on the existing nails in my sewing area, and only yesterday realized how many repeat shapes live in that corner. The painting is an old one of mine, one of several box-themed works at that time. The white cardboard shapes are my daily-used pattern 'blocks'. The plaster casts are a weakness of mine....I have a foot as well.