makers: corrie and kathlene of homespun vintage


turn loose two full-time moms (with an eye for design) in the rose bowl flea market –  and you might get a little company called homespun vintage.   the team reworks and recycles vintage threads into insanely adorable apparel for your littlest one.  meet corrie and kathlene— our makers of the week!

introductions please.

corrie sullivan is an irish-born designer who currently lives in la with her husband aaron and two daughters, sienna & scarlett.

kathlene linehan is originally from ohio, but has lived in chicago, boston, nyc and now la for the past nine years.

corrie sullivan & kathlene linehan homespun vintage

what do you make or do?

 we rework and embellish vintage children’s clothing.

where can we find your creations?

you can find us online and in stores.

how long have you been creating and is it your full-time job?

corrie sullivan & kathlene linehan homespun vintage

we started our line two years ago. we are both moms– so that’s our full time job.

what obstacles have you had to overcome to lead a creative life?

changing our perspective that a creative life can be a career—rather than just a “hobby”.

where do you find inspiration?

pinterest! it has changed our lives…seriously.     you can browse for hours upon hours.  check us out here and here.

we also wander around flea markets regularly– the rose bowl flea is our favorite.

what’s on the horizon for you and what you do?

we are producing our own vintage inspired children’s line for fall 2012.

corrie sullivan & kathlene linehan homespun vintage

if money wasn’t an issue, how would your life change in regards to your art?

we would hire a team of people to do our sourcing, pr and sales, so we could concentrate more time on original creations– and hire babysitters more often!

what inspiring advice would you give to other creatives?

 every artist was first an amateur.

 -varci h.

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