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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