Tag Archive: Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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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Jun 30

DIY Patriotic Freedom Banner

Let’s celebrate freedom! There is always a reason to celebrate, and this week it is all about celebrating our nation’s birthday and giving thanks for the freedoms that we are blessed with as citizens of the USA. In the midst of frequent differences of opinion about everything from “soup to nuts” as my mama used …

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Jun 09

I have this kid . . . .

. . . . who thinks she is ready to drive but needs mama’s help taking a pizza out of the oven. She can face time her BFF in Kentucky and chat for hours about who knows what (is there really enough stuff to talk about for THAT long????), but when I ask how her …

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May 19

Favorite Things: Art in the Alley

If you live in a small town, or if you have EVER lived in a small town, you will understand . . . . it can be challenging trying to get anything “new” organized and running. And it is even more difficult to keep something rolling along, even after the initial efforts to get it …

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May 12

Favorite Things: Learning how to self-publish

Well, right at this minute it might not be one of my favorite things, as it has been a trial-and-error process with numerous trials and lots of errors. But I think we just about have this latest project wrapped up! I’ve been working on the Ruby for Women online Christian women’s magazine for almost seven …

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May 06

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Vintage Mama’s Cottage has been a busy place the past few months! We’ve been working on several new projects in the studio, setting up websites and online shops, and creating fun new designs for babies, kids, and moms as well as a few home decor accessories and art journals. Some days …

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Apr 06

Favorite Things: Spring Rain

Usually spring rain is one of my favorite things. But this week, it really hasn’t stopped raining . . . at all . . . since last Saturday actually, when we had a blizzard. I guess the rain is better than snow blowing 40 miles per hour, sideways, stinging the windows and piling up in …

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Mar 29

Spring Cleaning: Part 1

  We live in our “Forever House.” At least that is my plan; we’ll see if that’s the direction God leads our family. We fell in love with this house seven years ago when we moved to Indiana, but at that time the economy was just about ready to crash, and even though we both …

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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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Feb 04

My Story in Stitches

(Part 2 of “My Love Affair . . . . ) Sometimes the best way to tell a story is without words. That’s why music and art have such power to touch the heart and soul. Yesterday I mentioned to one of my “long distance” friends that I often wish I could speak in musical …

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Jan 15

Making Time

“Art journaling is about the creative process of pulling together colour, words and images as you wish on one page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome.” Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow There’s no more time for explanations; it’s time to be done with excuses; I don’t have time to …

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Jan 11

Just something about glitter

There really is something about glitter that captivates me! It could be that I can sprinkle it all over anything and everything, and it gets all over my clothes and the carpeting and my socks . . . . and then my whole world sparkles. Or it might be my way of showing the world …

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