Tuesday, December 28, 2010

let it snow

Portland has been buried in snow, like the rest of New England. Today the shop is open and busy with Emily at the sewing machine. She is a student at Central St. Martin in London, a knitwear designer who is practicing her sewing/pattern-making skills while home in Maine. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Friend and customer Fran stopped by the other day with a gift for me/COREY&CO : a much-used, much-loved family sewing machine. This piece of equipment has some miles on it and awaits major rehab. I love its army green hue- reminds me of a Citroen I coveted long ago. It has joined the Rockette line-up of machines on the work table: grey daily workhorse, necessary serger, and Citroen. Thank you Fran.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


'Just returned from yet another Cleveland trip, narrowly escaping a blizzard. One of my favorite stops while there is NightTown, a been-around-a-long-time bar/restaurant/music venue. Here are a few warm and cozy photos.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


oops, oops, oops. I totally forgot to take photos at the big December 3rd First Friday event. 'Twas a huge party, as crowded at times as a rush-hour subway car. But people managed to try on scarf after scarf to find just the right one. SOUTH STREET LINEN is now launched! There is still a good selection in the shop. check out ://www.southstreetlinen.com