Friday, December 28, 2012

that time of year

Okay, we had a little snow. But the streets are passable, the sidewalks clear...so please pop in and see all the wonderful choices now on sale ! My own COREY&CO pieces are a bit in short supply at the moment, so I guess I know who will be tied to the sewing machine for awhile.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

ready ready ready

The elves have done their work. The cookies are in the oven. And it is almost time to make Harriet wear a silly hat again. Thank you to all my many shop visitors for their good cheer . Tomorrow COREY&CO. will be open 'til 3:00. If we haven't seen you yet, stop by tomorrow...the cookies will be there !

Saturday, December 15, 2012

twinkle twinkle

Lights are lit, wreaths are hung and people are out enjoying the walk-about in Portland. My windows are decked with red birds and festive bird lairs.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Step away from the cutting table, step away from the sewing machine. Macworth Island fairy villages and mammoth tree roots, Willard Beach pilings, Boston airport sculpture piece, kitchen counter paperwhite roots. Can you tell that I have had a couple of days off?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Some pieces I have made....as promised. However, not dull colors!!!      I just love vests and the way they can join disparate items of clothing into a cohesive look. One is sculpted of felted wool, the second a cotton rough-edged vest which almost looks like a Colonial era garment. The third: brocade and ready to wear to the opera, no?

Monday, November 19, 2012

a side of color

My taste in clothing (and therefore , the shop's) runs to the neutrals: greys, blacks, taupes, naturals. My idea of COLOR is olive green. But the subdued palette of Corey&Co. is saved from ho-hum by accessories-to-the-rescue. Color on the head, 'round the neck, on the hand or foot....this I can do. The "bits and bobs" are fun to photograph and make for a holiday feeling. Next week I will focus on something I have created. No doubt it will be grey.
 Scarves in-the-round by VERLOOP and gloves with textable fingers. color !

Saturday, November 10, 2012

o.k., now we're having fun

The shop is chock-a-block with really amusing things right now. We all know what season fast approaches and one must be ready ! The felted elfin slippers are from the Nomad's Foot. The chunky wooden beads and birds are here from ELK of Australia.  Of course, there are lots of garments vying for space as well.

Friday, November 2, 2012

ah, Butapana

A new line for me ...Butapana. So Japanese. There was a wee problem with communication. They: no English . Me: no Japanese. Luckily, I have friends who speak the language and helped with the necessary conversation. But I did receive some lovely photos of the cherry blossoms in bloom...and now I have the even lovelier garments in the shop. The knit is so unusual and people are really responding to the pieces: sweaters, skirts, scarves and headwear. Butapana.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

through the green door....

A week or so ago, an old portal between stores was re-opened and now COREY&CO and FIACHRE have a friendly connector between shops. Customers can take a peek, shop-keeps can have a chat, and the view is superb. The rustic green door makes a natural photo back-drop for these tweedy pieces I made last week: black and white wool cropped jacket and cowl-necked tunic. And here is what I see of my wonderful garden shop neighbor...

...through the green door.

Friday, September 28, 2012

let there be leggings!!!

It is the season for the tunic, for layering, for garments atop leggings . Soooooo happy to wear socks, to wear shoes, to wear boots......aren't you? Here are some last lingerings of linen and cotton. 'Pushing it, I know. And now, onto the light-weight wools.....The stockroom is teeming with sweaters and all things wool. I am cranking out garments after my brief hiatus in NY , but feel so far behind my planned fall imaginings. I have neglected the blog a tad- so sorry- but in the interest of making, making, making. Thank you to Linda, ol' buddy -ol' pal for keeping me on blog post track.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

back from cleveland

Back in the shop and making my daily scrap messes on the floor. Four days away is four garments behind schedule. Better ramp up the sewing because a New York trip is coming up in a couple of weeks. summer !

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

with open arms

I am thrilled to pieces to present to you my new neighbor, FIACHRE. This amazing store spent several years on Fore Street here in Portland and, in that time, garnered many enthusiastic fans. Fiachre, the patron saint of gardening , is sure to be smiling down on 17 Pleasant Street. Here is a sneak peek- more photos to come.  Harry and Bea will show you around.