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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

Inspiration Board : Paper Fashion

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As much as I like working with paper-like fabrics I am equally intrigued by the idea of using paper in lieu of fabric itself. I love the use of pattern paper in this opener from a summer 2006 Weddings story about dress shapes.   These paper creations by Petra Storrs for Sublime Magazine are truly …

Open Studio : Welcome to Open Studio

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We got such a great response to our posts about the craft room, we thought it would be fun to show you where we work when were not working, if you know what I mean. So, for the next few weeks, every Thursday we will give a small studio tour of our personal crafting spaces …

Inspiration Board : Vintage Office Supplies

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I started this small collection of vintage office supplies about a year ago. I really love the muted, aged colors and simplicity of package design. It’s so rare now to find similarly mass-produced products with the same, reserved aesthetic. The UK-based company Present & Correct is helping keep the dream alive with their online shop. …

Inspiration Board : Balloons

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For most people Spring is marked with longer days and budding flowers. For some reason, this year I am feeling the passage with balloons. I found this photo a few months ago (but of course forgot to mark where from – anyone know?) and think it has to be one of the most perfect party …

Inspiration Board : Cardboard

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I just finished helping Laura with this adorable cardboard cat playhouse (originally designed by her husband for their cat, Maggie) for the new Pets section on the Martha Stewart site. I really loved working with the simple cardboard material and before I realized it, I started seeing amazing bits of cardboard inspiration all over: From …

Our Library : Embroidery Sampler

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More from our library . . . Sometimes our shelves surprise us with a book we had no idea we had and have a hard time guessing how we got it. The move unearthed a few of these treasures and it was really a pleasure to look through them. This scrapbook was one of those …

Meet : Blake & Corinne

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The April issue of Living profiles 4 of our craft editors and their personal work. We are excited to highlight the work of a few more of our talented creators here. First up, editors Blake Ramsey & Corinne Gill. Stay tuned for more profiles of other blog contributors later this week! As office mates in …

Open Studio : Craft Rooms 360

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Athena, Blake & Marcie sorting ribbons in the old craft room. Almost unpacked in the new craft room.   I pieced these together in photoshop using a bunch of smaller shots. I really wasn’t sure how they would turn out while taking the pictures. Though they’re not perfect by any means, I think they really …