Issue 046 - Featuring Mini Texas Threads

Shop Name: Mini Texas Threads
Owner: Marifer Salinas
Instagram: @minitexasthreads Facebook Group: Mini Texas Threads VIP Website: www.minitexasthread.com
“I like to come up with new and unique concepts - - I definitely love the ability to create and then see my creations being shown off by little babes!” -Marifer Salinas, Owner
Mini Texas Threads is a thriving new small shop. She has only been open for several short months but has the quality you would expect from a seasoned seamstress. She offers bi-weekly drops of trendy, handmade clothing with a turnaround time of twenty business days.
Although the shop is relatively young, the owner, Marifer, has big dreams for the future. Her goal is to offer her own unique designs and patterns while creating new and innovative items. As design is part of Marifer's DNA, it's no surprise that she wants to make something completely her own. Her Great Grandmother was a designer and her Grandmother was very passionate about sewing. These two talented women instilled the passion to create in a young Marifer. As an adult, becoming a mother herself reignited the inspiration to create. She began designing for her daughter and soon expanded to designing for others and shortly after, opened her own shop.
Picking a name for her shop was a challenge since she wanted to include her daughter's name without leaving her son out completely. After much thought, she chose something totally different than her original idea. She chose a name inspired by their home. Her family inspired her to create which led to the opening of her shop, so it made sense to name her shop something inspired by their home.
Sewing, bringing her creations to life, and time with her family keep Marifer's heart full. She is able to find joy in her daily life as she supports her passions and her family at the same time! Marifer also loves that her shop gives her the freedom to create her designs and then see those creations being shown off by little fashion babes! Although her favorite items to make are anything with a halter-style top, she especially enjoys coming up with new and unique concepts – pushing the boundaries with styles unique to her shop. She recently held a "Boo-Jee" Halloween drop that was different from other drops she hosted previously. She enjoyed how unique it was and is looking forward to exploring that route more in the future. Join her VIP group to ensure you don't miss out on her next fabulous idea!

1. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Definitely a hunter!
2. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Pink! It seriously my favorite color, I even have pink hair.
3. You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do? Definitely invest in my business, and buy a huge mansion to bring my family and in laws to live with us!
4.What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? I’m always thinking of my to-do list!
5. What’s your favorite ’90s jam? This is a tough one but either Britney or Backstreet Boys!
6. If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? I’d probably be a cat. They mind their own business, stay to themselves, and don’t like to be in crowded places haha
7. What was the last gift you gave someone? Clothing I made for them!
8. What were you like in high school? I was very friendly with all crowds and a really good student.
9. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? My partner and I are obsessed with The Great British Baking Show.
10. Any advice for your previous boss? I’d say it’s important for all bosses to put themselves in the employees shoes and be more understanding sometimes, especially if they’re parents.
11. Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there. I’d say a more flexible schedule. It’s hard being seen as professional when you have children.
12. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? I keep forgetting that Starbucks is 50% off on Tuesdays. I remember every THURSDAY and I crack up every time.
13. What is your dream job? I’d say what I’m doing now, but maybe just being the designer and having employees to help with fulfilling orders.
14. What inspires you? My children.
15. What’s your food/drink guilty pleasure? An EXTREMELY customized iced coffee drink at Starbucks. I wouldn’t dare order that in person!
16. What are you known for? I’d like to say for being an awesome shop owner, but I’m not sure if that is what I’m known for or not.
17. What do you work toward in your free time? I work for a balance between work and home life. 18. What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn without asking this question? I’ve always been a DIY queen.
19. How would you rate your memory? Not very well, but I do have a medical condition that I’m taking medication for brain fog.
20. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer? I’d check if any of them were labeled URGENT and then go through them as FCFS.
21. What pizza topping best represents you? Pepperoni because I’m reliable and always a good choice!
22. Describe the color orange to somebody who is blind. Orange is a color that makes you feel warm and happy.
23. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why? I’m not sure I’d want to get rid of a state.
24. What is your favorite tv show to watch when you’re alone with the remote? I don’t have a particular one. I’m more about listening to podcasts while I sew.
25. Are you now who you thought you would be ten years ago? Absolutely not, but I love my life and wouldn’t change a thing about it!


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