Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Items in my Etsy Store

Just a little update to say I've added a few more items to my Etsy store. I'm just waiting for that first purchase to get the ball rolling.....so as a little incentive, if you are one of the first 3 to purchase an item in my store, you can use the coupon code "prettythings20" to get a 20% discount on your total purchase! This offer is only appearing on 100 Pretty Things - this is an exclusive offer for those of you who have been taking a peek at my blog. Thank you!

Also if your order is over $60 you will get free shipping too!





I hope you'll decide to at least take a look at my new shop. And thanks for the continuing support....

Thanks again to all my friends and followers!

Corinne
xo

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My New Etsy Store!

Hello my friends, I feel terrible that it's been almost a year since I posted anything. Boy that year went by fast! It's just that my "day job" has been keeping me busy, along with all the irons I have in the fire.

I have just started a new venture - a jewelry store on Etsy that I'm very proud of! It is called Itty Bitty Posies and features jewelry inspired by nature with a vintage twist. You can check it out here: http://www.ittybittyposies.etsy.com/  I hope you'll check it out and forgive me for being so quiet for so long! I promise to try harder to keep in touch from time to time.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Corinne

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Project # 48 - Titania's Gift

"I have a present for you." Titania said to Cecily one bright, lazy afternoon. She sat on a toadstool basking in the sun - one of her favourite things to do. She gave a sly smile and beat her wings with excitement.


"Well, what is it?" Cecily asked, for she couldn't imagine what it could be.


Titania flitted into the air and did a loop-de-loo. She flew behind the toadstool she had been sitting on and brought out the most beautiful pair of purple fairy-made slippers! They were very soft and delicate, and they were covered with sparkly, beaded flowers. They curled up at the toes and had fringes woven from spider webs.


"Titania, they're wonderful!" Cecily exclaimed - she couldn't believe her eyes. "But they won't fit on my feet" she said sadly.

"Then wear them on your fingertips!" Titania exclaimed, and then she burst into gales of tinkling laughter.

Cecily laughed too. "Well, I will then!" And so she did.






Project #47 - Cecily's Secret Book of Fairies - A Show Beneath the Willow Tree

Cecily ran out into the garden one June morning heading towards her favourite willow tree and the secret place she visited with the faires. It was very early in the morning for her to be up and about, but Cecily found that that was often the best time to see her fairy friends.

Just then something swooshed through the air right by her ear, but it was gone before she could see what it was.

Swoosh! There it was again. Then, Swoosh! Again! Cecily stopped and looked around her, a little bit annoyed now, as it seemed like she was being teased.

Just then she noticed a curious little purple-red bird sitting on a branch nearby; it was eyeing her carefully with its bright black eyes. Then Cecily noticed the bird was wearing a crown! She shook her head. Fairies, she was used to seeing, but a bird wearing a crown! That was different. And then she was even more astonished when the bird opened its beak and began to talk instead of chirping. "I'm so excited!" The bird whistled in its cheery high pitched voice.


"About what?" Cecily asked, completely forgetting that she was talking to a bird wearing a crown.

"The fairies are putting on a show today! And Titania is the star!"

"Well, that is exciting!" Cecily joined the little bird in its enthusiasm. "Is that why you're wearing a crown?" she asked.

The bird looked decidedly put out. "No." She said with annoyance. "I'm wearing a crown because I'm a princess." Before Cecily could comment further the little bird said, "Come with me, it's just about show time."

Cecily followed the little bird underneath the willow tree and saw a little stage set up in a bed of pansies. There was a little purple curtain as cute as could be, and a crowd of fairies gathered round, most of them sitting on toadstools and overturned acorns.


Suddenly the curtain opened and there was Titania, resplendent in the early morning sun. She flitted her wings so that they sparkled in the sunshine, and she zoomed around in circles, so fast that you could hardly make her out. Then she would pause over the flowers, and hover like a hummingbird, showing off her beautiful wings some more. The crowd of fairies and woodland creatures went wild, clapping and cheering and whistling. Cecily clapped her hands loudest of all and agreed with the others that it was the most fantastic show she had ever seen.


Cecily wanted to talk to Titania and congratulate her on the entertaining show. She peeked behind the purple curtain, and to her surprise, she saw some other fairies tucking Titania into her little bed, which was woven out of spider webs and lined with flower petals.

"Shhhhh...." said a small pixie. "She's tired herself out and needs her rest." Cecily couldn't help but giggle. Titania was such a show boat. "Okay, I'll come back later." she whispered, and went skipping back into the house.



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Update

Thanks to my friend Terri who pointed out that she was no longer able to leave comments on my blog - sorry about that. I had a spammer leave a comment that was difficult to get rid of, and I tried to make my settings more secure, but I didn't mean to shut everyone out. I've hopefully changed it back to the way it used to be, and I hope you will all continue to leave your wonderful comments for me. I will just have to individually delete inappropriate comments.

For those of you who contacted me about the loss of my friend, thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Today was the visitation, and it was difficult. Tomorrow is the funeral. I will get back to posting about Cecily's fairy book as soon as I can. Thanks again for your understanding, and rest in peace to sweet Rosie, whose life was tragically cut short last week in a car accident. Rosie's sister has been one of my best friends since I was about 10 years old, and Rosie is the same age as my younger brother - they were good friends and he is taking it very hard. We all grew up together, and we just can't believe that Rosie is gone.


Rosanne "Rosie" O'Brien
I've definitely learned that you need to make the most of each day, and make sure everyone you love knows how you feel about them. Rosie had her whole life ahead of her, and she will be deeply missed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sorry for the gap in the fairy story...

Dear blogging friends,

My intention was to continue the Cecily's fairy book story every day this week until the whole book was revealed.

Unfortunately early on in the week I received the terrible news that a childhood friend was killed in a car accident. I have been in shock since and trying to deal with my grief.

I will continue Cecily's story very soon.

Thanks for your understanding,
Corinne