gmajanisew1

One of a kind up-cycled, recycled & repupurposed gifts

Maryland, United States · 219 Sales

gmajanisew1

One of a kind up-cycled, recycled & repupurposed gifts

Maryland, United States 219 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(88)
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Maranda

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Announcement   Like my facebook page: www.facebook.com/gmajanisew1.
Purses from books, ornaments from shot gun shells & light bulbs, scarves from T-shirts: This and so much more UP-cycled and New. This is your one stop shop for uniqueness.
I do custom work too, so let me know what you have in mind:)
God Bless!

Announcement

Like my facebook page: www.facebook.com/gmajanisew1.
Purses from books, ornaments from shot gun shells & light bulbs, scarves from T-shirts: This and so much more UP-cycled and New. This is your one stop shop for uniqueness.
I do custom work too, so let me know what you have in mind:)
God Bless!

Maranda

Contact shop owner

Maranda

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(88)
Mel Green

Mel Green on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I live in Phoenix Arizona where no plants can survive the heat. I bought 4 of these flowers to add some color to my yard. They are adorable, good quality, and exactly what I hoped for.

mackhea

mackhea on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These came out awesome!! It was great for my 80's party. We had lots of compliments. Thank you!

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About

Uniqueness! Come and get it!

"The Story of a Tank Top"



In the year 1999 at a young age of 16, I decided "I'm
going to make myself a tank top." Whatever possessed
me, I'll never know. I ventured to a local Farmers
Market and bought a little piece of pink paisley
fabric from an Amish woman. I dug through an old bag of
needle and thread my parents had for button and hole
repairs and prepared to sew this thing by hand.

I had no patterns, only a tape measure and my
own body to work off of. I cut the pieces, got some
old shoes laces for the straps and a tie in the middle
and made a tank top in a little over an hour.

Now came the time to try it on. I was so nervous!!
I've always been so crafty, succeeding in making
almost anything I tried, but could I make a tank top
from scratch with no pattern or a sewing machine?
Turns out I could! It fit beautifully and I still wear
it to this day. It's still holding up after all this
time even without any repairs!

So began my adventures. Shortly after, I spring
cleaned houses so that I could save to buy a sewing
machine. A few years later I started selling my
clothing on Etsy. What a wonderful source for
people like myself to sell items and make a little
extra money! I was thrilled with the results and
starting making everything I could think of.

I've always had desire, always believed
in myself and had the support of others to follow my
dreams. So that's what I am doing here. It's as simple
as that. Because of YOU, I am here. Because of GOD who gave me this gift, I am here.

GmaJanisew- The name coming from the ridicule I
received in school for wearing hippie style clothing,
from the kids calling me "Grandma" and my love for the
music of Janis Joplin. Several years later, here I am
actually happy I had to go through it all to arrive where I am today.

Learn to be different, to be yourself and follow
your dreams no matter who wants to hold that against
you. GOD made you who you are for a reason, and there
will ALWAYS be someone there to give you support.
Thank YOU for all the support.


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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  • Maranda

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm just your average hard working, cat loving woman who also enjoys making something from nothing. I'm a grill cook full time and a creator the rest of the time:) I've been sewing for over 15 years and crafting for even longer.

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Last updated on February 7, 2011

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