May 18th, 2011

This is Weebul (my Ric) at the Kutter Cottage.

We are at the village of Koroneburg this year for the last time (as far as we know). The renters did not come through for the cottage, so we are doing the faire one last time and putting the cottage and Fairapy up for sale. If you are in Southern California, we will be there every weekend through Father’s Day. Ric is only there on Saturdays and he’s doing great at that. The village just gets prettier every year, and the vines are coming back at the cottage.

Our place in Huntington Beach is also going up for sale. The latest plan is to move to the Arizona place in July. But, we’ve seen plans change before.

I am back to bending metal after an educational period of finding out everything I never wanted to know about liver disease, diabetes, herbs and vegan diets. I still cheat and have fish and eggs, but Ric is sticking to the strict vegan diet.

I lost a lot of emails in March and I’m catching up on a lot now. If you’ve put in a request, you’ll finally hear back. I just gave up for awhile. But, like I said, I’m back. The ebay store will be coming back too.

House M.D. Filmed in Koroneburg

April 24th, 2010

The Renaissance Faire in Corona, CA (Koroneburg) will begin May 8th. Come see the place where House M.D. episode “Knight Fall” was filmed. Our little neighborhood in Koroneburg was chosen to be the Renaissance Faire in that episode for good reason. It is the only permanent ren faire site in California. The buildings and site just get more beautiful every year, and of course, our area of the faire is the best.
Those of you who have experienced our Fairapy booth will notice that the top floor is missing along with the window that showed the noggin’ bonkin’ upstairs. They put a new roof on the Fairapy building though and it does look good. Dishes will still be broken inside.
The cookie cutter booth became a weaver’s shop and our next door neighbors, the Hedgehogs, had their building become the apothecary shop (where the hemlock was found).
We’ve all been going out there on weekends to get the site looking great for the upcoming faire. Come join us and see the actual film site including the arena where the knights were fighting. See for yourself why Koroneburg was chosen.

In California for the Pirate Festival in Corona

April 21st, 2009

April 25-26, the permanent village of Koroneburg (in Corona, CA) will be turned into our Pirate Village. This is our 5th Annual “Cutthroats of Corona” Golden Age Pyrate Festival. We’ll be open from 11am till 9pm on Saturday and 11am till 6pm on Sunday. The night time faire on Saturday is especially magical. For more information go to: discoverlore.org

In California

March 25th, 2009

I’m back in California. We’re trying to sell the Huntington Beach place – not the best time to be trying to sell. We’ve got Pirate Faire coming up in April. The 25-26 weekend is when Koroneburg becomes a pirate village and I like to make skulls and crossbones, pirate ships and, of course, lots of mermaids… It’s a fun time!

I’m getting together with my son to find out why I can’t seem to upload my pics to the web site. I’ve got some beautiful cookie pictures from Monrovia Bakery – you’ve just got to see them to believe them. The fairy was made with a new design of mine, a kneeling fairy. Then you don’t have to worry about legs breaking off.

The Cookie Cutter Collectors Club is getting ready for their big convention in California in 2010. I’m really excited about it. I missed the 2008 convention in Wisconsin last year and they only have them on even numbered years.

I’ll get back to you with lots of pics.

Koroneburg Has Begun

May 4th, 2008


The beautiful village of Koroneburg opened its gates to visitors, Mother’s Day Weekend and will be open every weekend thru Father’s Day. We will also be open all 3 days of Memorial Weekend. This is our 11th year at the permanent site in Corona, CA and the village has evolved into wonderful and distinctive neighborhoods. Our street is called the Way of the Bells – you can find out why whenever our parades come by. The cottage has grown up too, with a new canopy and new snail vines planted to replace the ones that froze in 2006.

The Arizona move is still going on schedule. It looks like we really will be moving out there by August of this year. But, rest assured, we will still be coming out to the festivals in Corona. It’s a wonderful place to relax and play.

Hope to see you all there. You can get more info at renaissanceinfo.com

Cookie Cutter Collectors Club

February 3rd, 2008

cookie swan

January 26, 2008 was the date for the most recent Cookie Cutter Collectors Club meeting. The cookies were phenomenal, as usual. What is even more amazing is that the cookies were as delicious as they were beautiful. The California chapter met to plan for the upcoming National Convention in La Crosse, Wisconsin in June. I’m excited about it, never having been to Wisconsin. And, I’ll get to meet the other tinsmiths who actually still make cookie cutters. According to CCCC members, there are about 20 in the country. I’ve also heard that I’m the only one who makes cutters with pliers, rather than a jig. It will certainly be interesting to see how others practice the craft.

The weather was amazing all the way up the coast for the meeting. I took the 101 instead of the 5 from Orange County to Northern California. The 5 was actually shut down due to snow. A lot of water fell on the 101 and 60 mph winds had trees down on the road between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara on the way back.

We’ve been taking elderberry extract (available at health food stores), and it really makes a difference with colds and flu. Especially if you start taking it the moment you suspect you might be catching something. I’ve given bottles of it to friends and relatives this year and it is getting raves.

We are still moving forward with the move to Arizona. The goal is to be living in Camp Verde, AZ by August of this year. I will have my own office in the new place and my husband will be relieved NOT to have cutter clutter in the rest of the house. I just love soldering and flattening cutters on the kitchen counter and my office will have the counters I need. Please know that I am working on building up my depleted ebay stock. The CCCC members were quite enthusiastic about my unique cutters, and I thank them. Thank you also for the delicious cookies, the art of cookie making and decorating displayed, was truly amazing.

Faire is over for now

June 18th, 2007

Gnomes in Koroneburg

June 17 was the last day of Koroneburg Renaissance Festival. The weather was perfect, the people were wonderful and gnomes started coming out of hiding. It was great to see new people visiting and hear their reactions to our village. There really is nothing like it.

Cookie Cutter Collectors Club

January 7th, 2007

Yes, there really is an organization for collectors. You can check out the website at www.cookiecuttercollectorsclub.com.
I have just joined the California chapter of CCCC and will be going to the chapter meeting, which is being held in Monterey (actually Seaside), California on January 13, 2007. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. Marty Pemberton, the national president and a wonderful customer, found me on ebay. I’ll post pictures when I get back.

Enterprise – Kirk’s

October 10th, 2006

We had a great time at the postponed Galactic Playground. Tom and Patty provided refreshments. Black angus burgers with all the trimmings and great beverages. Even greater were the friends who showed up to play and a few sci-fi fans who seemed to have fun. Dishes were broken – it was a good time. I haven’t built up the courage to put my pic up in my little Jane Jetson getup. We’ll see when the next Galactic attempt is made. I’ll make sure you know about it.

The fun thing about the Galactic fair is that I can display things from the future (or the future as science fiction sees it). So, I can put out cutters shaped like rockets, or shuttles or anything else that says space…

The Enterprise is one of those shapes that just doesn’t work at Renaissance events. As of 11:25 today, it is on ebay. We’ll see what happens.—–

Bad News & Something Good

September 30th, 2006

Unfortunately, Tom Wilson was forced to postpone the Galactic Playground indefinitely, due to a lack of interest from vendors. That’s the bad news. Now the good: he is opening the site for free on Sunday, October 8, 2006 to anyone who may be disappointed and wants to come play. Some of us still like to do that. Kaitlyn’s Kutters and Fairapy will be there disguised as “Milky Way Kookie Kutters” and “Flying Saucers”. (thank you Susan and Doormouse) I will be wearing my fun Jane Jetson type outfit. Hubby will be a hitchhiker with his guide and a towel. So put some aluminum foil on your head and come on out to Corona. Refreshments will be served.