Welcome to Vintage Mama’s Cottage!

12985614126-tpfil02aw-21166Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage we are always working on new designs, DIY projects, craft tutorials, and eBook patterns. We are currently in the process of creating a line of plus size garments that will be hand crafted, high quality, easy care and easy wear for women of all ages. Our designs are classic, timeless, and perfect for both career / professional as well as casual wear. You can find our designs at Gossamer Threads Shop.

In addition to Gossamer Threads Shop, we also offer refashioned garments, shoes, and accessories in our “Tatters to Treasures” collection which can be found on our website at Vintage Mama’s Cottage.

Our original company, mamas*little*treasures, continues to offer eBook patterns for the home sewing enthusiast, and we are looking forward to making handcrafted children’s boutique clothing available from our Etsy shop again in the near future.

Our Etsy shops, along with my art projects and craft tutorials, offer unique designs for the DIY enthusiast or for anyone who likes my style and would like to wear garments that are one-of-a-kind, with a touch of the whimsical and just a little bit different.

I have also been the Sr. Editor for our online Christian women’s magazine, Ruby for Women, since 2010 where I have been honored to work with many amazing writers, authors, and artists during the past five years.

My husband and I live in a small farm community in rural northern Indiana with our two youngest daughters, Gracie and Annie, who were both adopted from China. We have eight adult children between us and 26 grandchildren. We look forward to many future opportunities to welcome more grand-babies into our family!

I hope you will find something to spark your interest and your creativity. And be sure to drop me a message, I would love to hear from you!

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Favorite Things Blog Hop

This has been a very busy week! I’ve been sewing every day and making great progress, so I haven’t had much time for blogging . . . . but I did take some pictures and will post some “sneak peeks” of the summer collection for Gossamer Threads Shop. I’ll do my best to pop ’round …

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“Hour-Glass Figure” or an “Hour-and-a-Half” shape

Ever since I was asked if I would consider designing a line of “plus-size” clothing for professional women (and anyone else who can’t seem to find what they like and / or what fits), I’ve been doing some research on the topic of fashion for that customer group. Well . . . did I ever …

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Make n’ Take Totes

LARGE PATCHWORK BAG The past couple of weeks have been really busy with all of the sewing going on around here for the Summer Launch Party for Gossamer Threads Shop. There’s still quite a bit to do . . . . still some sewing, fittings, photographs, and then the PARTY! As soon as we have …

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Marvelous May Giveaway

It’s time for a brand-new giveaway, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner and lots of other bloggers who invite you to enter to WIN the Marvelous May Giveaway One winner will receive – $200 in PayPal Cash and a Ladybug Gift package from Katherine ($30 value) This months PayPal cash is brought to you by Katherine and …

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The Glamorous Life of a WAHM

Part 1: A Mouse in the House I have always loved the stories of Beatrix Potter about tiny woodland creatures who live in sweet little homes in the forest. Stories about Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Kitten, Mrs. Tittle-mouse, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Benjamin Bunny, Samuel Whiskers and all the rest of her charming menagerie …

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More Fabric has Arrived!

It is so much fun ordering fabric for the Gossamer Threads Shop summer collection! As I was sewing away yesterday, another package arrived with more fabric . . . . there is definitely something about new fabric for those of us who love to sew. This sweet combination was chosen by one of my design …

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Let the sewing begin!

We now have all of the fabric washed, dried, folded and ready to be cut. All of the designs for our summer collection at Gossamer Threads Shop are finalized. We have the Summer Launch Party scheduled. We have four beautiful models for our first ever fashion show to launch our summer collection. And we have …

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Favorite Things Blog Hop!

It’s time again for this week’s Favorite Things Blog Hop! I LOVE this blog hop and here’s the reason why: I LOVE Katherine from Katherine’s Corner! Let me tell you how I “met” Katherine . . . . . I’m sure it has been at least five years ago now, or perhaps six, when I …

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Summer Collection from Gossamer Threads Shop!

We’re not quite ready for the complete roll out of the summer collection from Gossamer Threads Shop . . . . but our design team is busy putting together the finishing touches on the colors, fabrics, and styles that will be included. I have an amazing team of women who are contributing to this project …

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New Logo for Vintage Mama’s Cottage

As we continue to build the Vintage Mama’s Cottage brand, with the help of our business coach, Christie Workman, we are updating all of our social media sites with our new image. We are also in the process of designing and creating a new collection of plus size clothing for women (and eventually for tween …

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Mother’s Day DIY Clipboard at Hometalk

Have you ever visited Hometalk? This is a fun and informative community website where you can ask and / or answer questions, post DIY projects, and discover new ideas for your own home and family DIY projects. I love it! I put together a clip board of DIY projects for Hometalk a few months ago, …

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The Garden is Calling

Many years ago I discovered a gardening book where I first read about square foot gardening. I was immediately intrigued with the concept, probably because I had always planted my gardens the “old fashioned” way. Long rows, side by side, with lots and lots of room between the rows for WEEDS. I did not find …

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Bloom Giveaway at Katherine’s Corner

We are so excited to be part of the “Bloom Giveaway,” sponsored by Katherine’s Corner! You are invited to join us for this fun giveaway and just look at all the prizes that you could win – it only takes a minute to enter so come on in for a visit, and enter to WIN …

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Spring Cleaning . . . Really???

The other day I came across an article about house cleaning and creativity. Seems like this is an age-old dilemma for women of every generation, because I remember hearing this discussion as a young mom, then again (or still!) when my older children were in their school-age years. It’s kind of like a few other …

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It’s Thursday! Time to Hop!

Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! You can link your favorite post of the week. Or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. This hop is hosted and posted on 6 different blogs! Please follow ALL of your hostesses. Your link will appear on the …

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Gossamer Threads Shop is OPEN!

Once we decided to make our clothing designs a full-time business, it was kind of scary! If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you know what I’m talking about. There are a lot of unknowns, and a great deal of risk involved. You don’t know if your idea is even a good one …

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