Sunday, October 26, 2014

Orange You Glad I Said Orange - A Refreshed Look #05

Orange has fast become one of my favorite colors. It started several years ago.
That's why I created this treasury in 2011, which shows only half of what I actually chose for it.

Orange You Glad I Said Orange by Corrinne Quinn

And orange is still one of my top color choices. Here is another collection of delightfulness.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What's Up, ALDF?

For the next three months, Animal Legal Defense Fund is Pin & Tack's dedicated charity.
They work to create change for animals through legal means.

FBI Takes Animal Cruelty Seriously

What have you done for the animals lately? Share your volunteer work in the comments!

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Travel The Pacific Northwest - A Refreshed Look #04

On July 5, 2011, I invited Etsyians to travel to the Pacific Northwest.
The journey involved artists and crafters in this fabulous region.

Sadly, the original treasury has since lost a lot of items.

Travel To The Pacific Northwest by Corrinne Quinn
But, luckily, there are still many people living in the area with handmade creations.

Travel The Pacific Northwest - Refresh #04 by Corrinne Quinn

And this time, YOU are invited to join me. Stop by the shops, favorite & buy.
Especially if they are local to you. If not, search for people near you :)

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Please & Thank You, Retro Revival Boutique

Let's get this out there before anything else.
First, this is not an ad. I didn't receive any money or free product.
As a supporter of handmade, I can't help but share my finds with others.

I paid for these two sets of earrings. And I'm very pleased with them!

~ Thank you, Retro Revival Boutique ~
(I will call them RRB in this post for short, by the way.)

Welcome to Night Vale Inspired Earrings
RRB was inspired by a podcast called Welcome to Night Vale.
I've never watched it, but I was captured by the weird yet pretty look of these.
They are just as wonderful in person - Excited to wear them out!

Button Beaded Earrings
Funky, vintage style. Love it!
Both sets were well-made and they shipped very fast.
I'm already looking over RRB again for more :)

Clockwise, left to right: 1. Summertime Beaded Bib Necklace; 2. Exotic Bird Necklace; 3. Mod Golden Triangle Dangle Earrings; 4. Vintage Buttons Crocheted Bib Necklace 5. Purple Filigree & Red Crystal Chandelier Earrings
When you are in search of jewelry, I recommend Retro Revival Boutique.
I enjoyed my experience and I'm sure you will, too!

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Why Is Natural Light Best?

Why is natural light best? This is why.

Mini Distressed Clothespins

Uuuhhh . . huh. Okay.

The colors are so sunny & bright.

Can you tell what's going on here?

But you'd have to take my word for it.

Yep. That's what I thought. Use natural light.
It helps with the pictures. That is all.

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gray - A Refreshed Look #03

It's not always black and white. Sometimes, it just gray and it can be beautiful.
I chose gray for an Etsy treasury on June 1, 2011 because I believe its such a lovely color.
Or is it a "non-color"? Here is the original treasury - missing a few as happens over time.

Gray by Corrinne Quinn

And here is the newest treasury, inspired by this one and the color gray. Enjoy!

Gray - Refresh #03 by Corrinne Quinn

Do these make you see gray differently? What's your favorite gray creation?
Share your thoughts in the comments.

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Flash Sale #7 - Featuring The Newbies

I've recently introduced a few newbies into the shop.
Clothespins & clothesline. And that's what today's special is all about.


Imperfection seems to abound, so I've put together larger batches of my Imperfect Beauties.
They are still lovingly created with paint and brush, then tucked into a muslin bag.

Cream & Cranberry Distressed Clothespins Variety 12 Pack - Imperfect Beauties

Orchid & Denim Distressed Mini Clothespins 12 Pack - Imperfect Beauties

Peacock & Rain Cloud Distressed Mini Clothespins Variety 12 Pack - Imperfect Beauties

Since you need something to hang the clothespins from, there are two new clotheslines as well.
They can also be used in crafty projects, such as crochet or knitting or tying tags to gifts.

Gumdrop Pom Pom Clothesline - 5 Yards

See select listings of clothesline for a special offer. You could save 50%!
While supplies last and only through October 31, 2014.

Mahogany Fringe Clothesline - 5 Yards

Now, let's get to what you have been looking for :)
With any order of $10 or more, receive a free mini journal, handmade with a vintage Alice image.
Leave a note at checkout with "ALICE" to receive. Limited quantities and one per customer.

Free gift with purchase of $10 or more. See this blog post for details.

There are a few different images and colors. You will receive one of my choosing.
Time to be surprised! Stop by Pin & Tack and enjoy a little handmade delight.

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday: November 19, 2011 (Freebie & Tutorial Included)

SOLD on November 19, 2011! I called it "Lavender Rain Drop."
This piece is perfectly whimsical & delightfully cute.
And I'm here to show you how to make this mixed media art.

Lavender Rain Drop, Mixed Media Art by Corrinne Quinn

{ Materials }

Mini 3" Canvas
Eco-fi felt
Paint, two colors
Jump rings

{ Tools }

Glue or glue dots
Nose Pliers (or similar)

How To: Lavender Rain Drop Mixed Media Canvas Art

Lavender Rain Drops, Mixed Media Art by Corrinne Quinn

This mixed media can be done anyway you want. 

- Use patterned paper instead of paint for the background.

- Use burlap or other fabric for the cloud. Scraps are perfect for this!

- Create seed bead strangs, hang buttons or found items.

The end result is only limited by your imagination!

If you make your own, please share it. I've love seeing your own project.
And I also give you a freebie, too: Lavender Rain Drop Gift Tags.
Print a single tag or a set. Simply click the photo below.

Free Printable Gift Tags - Personal Use Only. Do Not Share, Edit or Alter.
These tags would look lovely clipped to a gifting using these Pin & Tack clothespins.
Enjoy and share photos of your projects or uses please!

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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oh, So Fabulous Teams - A Refreshed Look #02

For my 2nd treasury on Etsy, I celebrated sellers in the Etsy teams that I belonged to.
It was originally posted on May 26, 2011, but has since emptied of its photos.
This is what is left . . .

Oh, So Fabulous Teams by Corrinne Quinn

Unfortunately, I don't recall what teams were used. That's why one should list them.
(That's a note to self - wink.)

To refresh it, I chose four that I enjoy participating in:

Oh, So Fabulous Teams - Refresh #02 by Corrinne Quinn

Are you involved in any teams? Share them in the comments or - better yet - create an Etsy treasury.
It's a fun way to discover new shops and promote your fellow artists and crafters.

And if you aren't a part of a team, join one or simply visit its members.

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

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