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Crafting Dreams: A Decade of Central Texas Spirit Wear and Homecoming Mum Magic

Christy with some of her early homecoming mum creations
Christy with some of her early homecoming mum creations

Greetings, lovely readers! I'm Christy, the proud owner of Central Texas Spirit Wear, and I'm thrilled to share a bit more about myself and the incredible journey that led me to the world of homecoming mums.

My mum-making adventure began in 2010 when I crafted enchanting mums for my sons' homecoming dates. Little did I know, this creative outlet would blossom into a passion for designing with boas and bows, filling a void I didn't even realize existed in my life.

As the mum-making bug took hold, I discovered that not everyone could invest the time and effort needed to create these stunning masterpieces. So, armed with leftover materials and a spark of entrepreneurial spirit, I created three adorable mums and offered them to my Facebook friends for a modest $25. To my delight, they were snatched up in just 15 minutes!

Taking that as a sign, I embarked on a transformative journey. The following Spring, I took a leap of faith and officially established Central Texas Spirit Wear by obtaining a tax resale license and DBA. Fast forward to 2024, and I'm gearing up for my remarkable 10th season in the homecoming mum business.

Owning a small business has been nothing short of life-changing for me. Not only have I honed my skills as a maker, but I've also embraced the challenges and joys of being a business owner. To give back to the mum-making community, I proudly serve as a board member of Mums, Inc., a professional organization dedicated to homecoming mum makers.

Every mum I create is a labor of love, and I strive to make dreams come true by crafting mums that leave lasting impressions and cherished memories. Whether you have questions or you're ready to place an order, I'm here for you. Check out examples of my work in the Gallery and, when you're ready to make your dream mum a reality, simply click here. I can't wait to collaborate with you and create something truly special!


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