Wednesday, 31 October 2012

In With The Old Christmas Sale

Coryographies sells some jewellery at In With The Old, the sweetest handmade and vintage craft shop in London!  Stop by if you are in London and want some great gift ideas – and until November 3rd (that's this weekend!!), you can use a 10% off voucher! 

Please print off the voucher below and get your Christmas shopping done early this year, and feel proud that you are much more organised than I am!!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Cory's Christmas Tour

The Christmas Season is upon us!  If that sounds cringy to your ears than I apologise.  But unfortunately in the world of crafting, Christmas season seems to start in September and end in January (nearly half a year long?  Phew!)

Anyway, this season you can catch me and Coryographies items at various craft fairs in the Berkshire and Oxfordshire area between now and December.  Please come by and say hello!

  • October 28th (Sunday): Hungerford Town Hall, 10am - 4pm
  • November 3rd (Saturday): Woodstock Town Hall (upstairs), 10am -5pm
  • November 4th (Sunday): Woodstock Town Hall (upstairs), 10am - 4pm
  • November 10th (Saturday): Burbage Village Hall, 11am - 3pm
  • November 17th (Saturday): Malborough Town Hall, 10am - 4pm
  • November 24th (Saturday): Newbury Congregation Hall, 10am - 4pm
  • December 9th (Sunday): Hungerford Town Hall, 10am - 4pm

Saturday, 27 October 2012

October MIA?

*crickets chirping*  It’s been a bit quiet around here…! 

This month I came back from Canada and immediately took on a temporary full time job in London!  I thought, why not?  It’s only the beginning of Christmas season when I should be stockpiling bookshelf necklaces and getting ready for craft fairs.  Why not earn a bit of extra money?  London’s not that far from Oxford, it’s only a 2 hour bus ride…

Yes, in my lunacy for the last month I’ve been back and forth Monday to Friday (that’s 2 hours each way!) to work in an alumni relations office in London.  It’s great fun, and with people who I’ve worked with before, it’s just the whole “now I have no time!” combined with “2 hour bus ride, really??”. 

The fallout from this is that I’ve severely limited the stock I’m selling online in my Etsy shop – only bookshelf necklaces and a few earrings at the moment! I should be free again mid-November to base my life solely around Coryographies, but before that happens – tomorrow in fact – it is my first craft fair of the Christmas season!!  Hooray! Every evening I’m madly scrambling to finish orders so that I can also make a good amount of stock to take on Sunday. 

I will be in Hungerford in the Town Hall, open 10-4.  I’ll also post the other craft fair dates and times where I’ll be if you fancy stopping by!  I could call it… Cory’s Christmas Tour!  YAY!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

I just thought of something...

I thought it was fitting that I'm now living in Oxford while I'm making my book-themed jewellery - you know, literary town, Oxford University Press, bookshops galore (the Blackwell's is so big they actually have Shakespeare performances on one of the floors, AMONG the bookshelves!!) and probably the biggest concentration of libraries per capita in the world.

Oxford Blackwell's, the best darn bookstore in the world

But then it just occured to me, as I wrote out my return address the zillionth time tonight.  I used to live in READING.  R-E-A-D-I-N-G!  That must look like a pun on the envelope when I send out people's bookshelf necklaces!  The thing is, Reading is pronounced "red-ing" and indeed, used to be spelled back in the day r-e-d-d-i-n-g.  I'm not sure why it changed, and why we don't change it back... but I look at it and think 'town' not 'activity', and it didn't occur to me that it was a great town name for my business address. 

But how fitting it that!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Sweet Bookshelf

Etsy shows me were the traffic to my shop is coming from, and I love checking it out because I end up finding blogs that have linked to me or posted one of my items!  More often than not I find a great blog I'll continue reading as well, and here is one of them!

The Sweet Bookshelf is a great blog of book reviews - tons of them are by self published authors which really interests me (when am I going to join the Kindle group of self-published novel fans??).  I saw my antique bookshelf necklace listed a few posts down as well so it looks like there's lots of goodies to find on this site :)  Run by Mary from Scotland, you'll like her clear friendly writing style - and so do tons of others, judging by the 500 readers (through google) I just joined!  I will be coming back to read soon...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

I'm back from Canada, and in the workshop!!

I'm back from my lovely trip to Canada - pictures to soon follow!  I was able to see the beautiful places where I grew up, as well as my beautiful new niece.

Now I'm back in good ol' Blighty and I'm ready to get to work!  Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the 15% off discount while I was away, and I'll be starting on your orders NOW (like, right now!)

I'm happy I've come back to a big long list of things to make, and so the following week is going to be a bit of a rush to get things done!  But I love being busy and I love making Coryographies jewellery, so I really couldn't be happier!