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!

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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Making Stuff for Spring

Here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage we are always on the look-out for fun craft projects to share with our readers. As much as we would like to say that all of the best ideas come from our design studio, that is just not possible! If you are thinking about getting crafty this spring, or if …

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Frugal Fashion from Vintage Mama

Fashion is a funny thing . . . . if you look around at the stores, or if you browse various sites online, you will discover the amazing variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories that are “in style.” Since I’ve never exactly been a “fashion diva,” I’m mostly clueless about this kind of thing, and …

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Wearin’ o’ the Green

With it being St. Patrick’s Day, we are all claiming to be a little bit Irish . . . . well, I actually am a little bit Irish as my Grandpa Dailey’s ancestors were originally from County Westmeath and in the south west of Cork, Ireland. Although I haven’t had an opportunity to do “official” …

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Thursday is my favorite day of the week!

Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where 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 5 different blogs! Please follow all of …

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5 Fun Ways to Refashion Your Old Denim

Using up “old stuff” is what we do around here. It’s just a habit. Our dryer makes a loud squeaking sound so we’re waiting for the parts to come in to fix it. We thought about getting a new one (this one is at least 17 years old!), but we can get it repaired for …

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Life Lessons from a Quilt

Yesterday it was ice. On everything. I was afraid that it might snap the power lines and then we couldn’t get anything accomplished. No laundry, no sewing, no vacuuming, no sewing, no computer work, no sewing, no cooking, no nothing! Fortunately, even though we had to stay inside all day because of the ice, at …

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Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

We are so excited to welcome our newest co-hostess, Jas, to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! So come on along and join the party – link up for this week’s blog hop and make new bloggy friends. We’ll be looking for you! Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! The Thursday Favorite Things …

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