Category Archive: Etsy

Aug 05

When I grow up, I want to be . . . .

Some people seem to know from a very early age what they want to “be” or “do” when they “grow up.” I’ve heard stories of people who just “knew” when they were seven years old that they would be a school teacher, or an astronaut, or a movie star, or president of the United States. …

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Apr 13

“I work from home” sounds so pleasant

It is often a matter of survival. In today’s economy, it can be simply impossible for a mom with several young children to hold a full-time job away from home. The cost of daycare is so high, that often a mama would be working just to pay for daycare. And in the end, after all …

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Feb 14

Refashioned Treasures

Well, we are home again today with the return of the cough, cold, congestion and sore throat. I am SO ready for spring! It has been so cold around here for the past few days, that getting out of the house requires so much effort, that I’m just not up to it right now. It’s …

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Jun 24

I think I have Creative Compulsive Disorder

My journey this spring and summer has been interesting. Sometimes God has a way of gently redirecting us from one pathway to a different one, but I’m the kind of person who always wants to know where I’m going ahead of time. As it turns out, God doesn’t usually give us a “heads up” about …

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Jun 10

Raindrops Keep Falling

The past few days have been rainy and cloudy, with a few thunderstorms off and on. I was beginning to wonder if the raindrops would ever stop falling! Today, however, after the morning rain, the sun came out and it was suddenly HOT! I didn’t realize HOW hot it was until I went outside after …

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Jun 10

Size YOU!™ is now available

Last week at our Gossamer Threads Summer Launch Party we were discussing ways to describe our new line of women’s clothing. “What’s different about what WE do from what’s already out there?” I asked. My design team looked at me kind of like I had lost my mind. After all, if I didn’t know what …

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May 01

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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Apr 30

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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Apr 21

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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Mar 30

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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Mar 04

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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Feb 23

Gossamer Threads Spring Collection

We have been working for several months on building our online businesses, including our Etsy shops as well as building a new website for our designs and creations. One of the projects that has been in the works for quite some time has finally come together! We have received so many requests for plus-size women’s …

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