Category Archive: Refashioning

Oct 19

A Time-Out for Mom

Last week my girls had two days off of school – Thursday and Friday – and then I had to be at the Textile Art Alliance Boutique Exhibit and Fashion Show on Sunday. So it just seemed like a good idea for the whole family to take a few days to get away for some …

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Sep 29

The Voice of an Artist

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.” Canadian artist Julia Trops If you are a recluse and hide in your art studio creating all kinds of stuff but no one ever sees your work . . . . are you …

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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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Dec 30

It’s that time of year again

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If you do, and you are actually able to make progress with yours, I’m impressed. It has never worked for me, probably because I am such an eternal optimist and idealist (and still think I’m Wonder Woman!) that I have always set my goals much higher than I will …

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May 28

Vintage Mama’s Cottage is FOR SALE!

  Yes, it’s true . . . . our little cottage by the lake here in northern Indiana is for sale. We’ve been planning to put this house on the market for a couple of years now, mostly because we need a bit more room now that the girls are both (almost) teenagers, AND the …

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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 19

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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Mar 17

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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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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Mar 04

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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Feb 16

Handcrafted Inspiration

If you are an artist and have devoted your days to creating unique, handcrafted designs to sell online or in a local retail venue, it is a pretty sure thing that you need all the support and encouragement you can get! One of the best places I have found to connect with other artisans and …

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Jan 29

It’s Thursday! Time to Hop!

Starting a new business is a LOT of hard work! And it takes so much time – when you are an artist and a writer, who thinks about things like incorporating, registering with the state, getting the required EIN number (whatever that is!), applying for a Dun and Bradstreet number (really?!?!), and setting up accounts …

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