Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fighting For Animals Case By Case

Pin & Tack's newest charity is Animal Legal Defense Fund (aka ALDF.)
They fight everyday to stop animal cruelty through legal means.

Watch this quick video to find out more about them and why they do what they do.

A portion of each sale benefits ALDF, but I strongly urge you to support them in other ways.
Please donate directly, volunteer or spread their message. Any bit helps.

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Monday, September 29, 2014

Reasons To Wear Autumn

With Autumn arriving, it's time to celebrate.
And you can do that by wearing it - around your neck, dangling from your ears.
Enjoy these handmade and perfectly wearable pieces.

Wear The Autumn, a collection of handmade jewelry.

The colors are turning warm and rustic.
Focus is on leaves, acorns and other Fall-inspired treasures.
What's your favorite part of Autumn?

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Day - A Refreshed Look #01

On January 25, 2010, I curated my first treasury on Etsy.
It was a day in my life shown in pictures of handmade or vintage items.

This is all that remains of it today.

My Day by Corrinne Quinn

Treasuries end up this way over time. Shops no longer sell the items or shops have closed.
I was inspired to do another one. A little journey back into time along with looking at my life today.

My Day - Refresh #01 by Corrinne Quinn

First things first, coffee. My day always starts with a fresh, hot cup of coffee.
I use whatever coffee is cheap. Nothing fancy. The fancy is the natural cane sugar & almond milk.
And I rarely drink tea, but my partner does. Every night. That's good of him.

Share this image if you'd like - No editing, though.
After that, it's Pin & Tack's work time. Any orders? Print. Messages answered.
Links, photos and other stuff shared on Facebook, Google +, & Twitter.

Now, it's time to go to work. Yep. I have a full-time job outside of the shop.
In simplest terms, it goes like this: Work. Break. Work. Lunch. Work. Break. Work. Freedom!
And let's be fair. Throw in some chatting with co-workers. They are great people after all.

When I get home, it's more Pin & Tack work time.
Painting clothespins, creating thumbtacks, setting up social media & blog post.

Tofu & Raven Distressed Clothespins

The day ends with dinner, TV, shower and bed. Sleep, then it starts again.
Share your own day in however fashion you'd like. If it's a blog post, don't forget to leave the link, too!

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: World Day For Farmed Animals

"World Day for Farmed Animals is October 2nd, chosen because it is Gandhi's birthday. Throughout his life, Gandhi undertook nearly 20 fasts as political and social protest."

Did you know? Most animals are starved at least 12 hours - sometimes days! - on their way to slaughter. On October 2nd, activists around the world will fast against slaughter, remembering the suffering that farmed animals go through before ending up on the dinner plate.

To show my support, I have signed the pledge to fast for one day. I hope you will be a part of it, too.
Sign the pledge, go to an event, or share this campaign. Be a voice for those that don't have one!

#FastAgainstSlaughter, World Day for Farmed Animals

And if you are new to the issues, watch this video, which shows in clear, brutal honesty (that's your warning) why people are choosing to participate in World Day for Farmed Animals.

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: October 7, 2010

I originally created this card because I am a fan of Tinkerbell.
Another was a fan, too, so her mother asked me to create cards to be used as invitations.

"This is a wonderful card for a fan of the very cute Tinkerbell."
Her cards were different. They were created using lots of pink with touches of green.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the photo of them to show you!

"Purple and brown combine with silver shine for a lovely way to express your wishes."

The layout remained the same, though, and I give you the card map, so you can make your own.
If you do, share it with me. It would be wonderful to see your interpretation!

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn