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Corinne Gill

Corinne Gill


Name: Corinne Gill
Job Title: Associate Editor
Date started at company: November, 2005
First story: The first story I helped with was Good Things, June 2005. I went shopping for bow ties for a Father’s Day gift wrapping idea
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Education: Smith College, B.A. in Art History
First Job: The Sanrio store at the Mall of America
Astrological sign: Taurus
Personal crafting/artwork: I knit a lot – though I can rarely finish a project. I have about 5 half-knit items in my to-do pile, including two baby sweaters (for kids who have since outgrown them) and the body and legs of an almost-finished stuffed octopus. Blake and I also have a website, www.handlespout.com, where we sell our jewelry and accessories.
First craft memory: I was a little obsessed with my mom’s old Spiegel catalogues and used to cut them up to make paper dolls and imaginary houses to fill with mail order furniture
Things you collect: Officially: snow globes & vintage office supplies. Unofficially: everything else. I’m a bit of a hoarder

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone): Pantone# 120C
Holiday: Birthdays. There is some debate whether birthdays are considered holidays, but as the department’s birthday party coordinator and all around birthday lover, I’d like to think that they do
Pizza topping: Fresh tomato and basil
Kind of Fabric: I love fabrics that don’t fray and that you can work with like paper
Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with mango & honey
Source: New York Central Art Supply - http://www.nycentralart.com/. I’m especially fond of their paper department and vast selection of gilding supplies – including 20 different colors of silver foil sold by the book.
Font: (Almost) anything by Eric Gill
Martha Stewart Project: Winter Village Butterflies Gold Foil Nesting Dolls

Editor's Archive

On The Web : Categorically Speaking

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As you know, we’ve been working on some updates here – some of which you’ll see, and some of which may go unnoticed.  One thing I wanted to be sure to point out are our new category listings. We realize that our readers are all looking for something a little different (though we have learned …

Behind the Scenes : Needle Felting Prep

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Getting ready for a craft shoot is always a busy time. We make all the projects that you see in the magazine here and there’s usually loads to do before everything is finished & ready to be shot. But sometimes, the hardest work isn’t the finishing – it’s the planning. We go through A LOT …

On The Web : You're the Best!

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Thank you all for your comments & suggestions on our anniversary post! It’s so great to hear from you & get a sense of what you want to see here – hopefully we won’t dissapoint! Many of the suggestions you have for the technical aspects of the blog are already in the works – larger …

On The Web : Celebrating 6 Months!

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Believe it or not, we are coming up on the 6 month anniversary of the crafts dept. blog! We’ve had such a great time sharing our inspiration, giving you a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the magazine, and – most of all – being able to chat directly with you, our …

Inspiration Board : Stomping Ground

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I just love what Brooklyn-based Stomping Ground is doing for the school portrait! This new company is aiming to make the portrait process a little less point-and-shoot and a little more have-some-fun. Their pictures are so expressive & fun! The children are asked to wear their favorite outfit or costume, bring their favorite toy, and …

Inspiration Board : Friendly Farmer

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I spent last weekend in Vermont and was totally taken with the abundance of farmers markets and roadside produce kiosks. We have a few great markets here in the city, but I rarely have time to go, so it was a real treat to have the time to ogle the veggies. This was the first …

Meet : Charley Harper

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  I was very excited to see Purl announce its new collection of Charley Harper needlepoint canvases this week. I absolutely love the bright colors and minimal forms of his creatures and love how they look reproduced in yarn. They offer a lot of great information about the artist and his work in their post. …

Inspiration Board : Post-it Notes

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I know I am repeating myself – and others – but seriously, the stuff being done with post-its lately is worth a second mention.    A friend of mine just sent me this animated video, done entirely in colored post-it notes.  This wallpaper is made of layers of multi-colored post-its that create an ever-changing pattern …