About Us

Passionate About Handamde & Small Business

They’re  the dynamic duo behind the Gypsy Spoonful site… Goose and Nita. Their passion for handmade combined with their entrepreneurial spirits led them to found their own small businesses (Goosie Girl in 2004, and That’s So Addie in 2006) which eventually blossomed into a joint effort in Gypsy Spoonful. More than a business, GS is a vision coming into fruition. A completely handmade marketplace, with a thriving community full of creative, artsy and free-spirited people. Goose’s passion for teaching and Nita’s excellent organizational skills bred a community founded upon mentorship, teaching and an equal opportunity for all. More than a business, members continually challenge each other to break the mold and test the boundaries of trends. Thus, the growth oriented, free-spirited concept imparts not only an incredible handmade marketplace but is also a tribute to the shop small movement and choosing handmade as a lifestyle choice.

Not only are we the founders, and President and Vice President, we also operate small shops on the site,

GoosieGirl and SmallShopSchool – owned/operated by Goose

ThatsSoAddie and WallowaWonders – owned/operated by Nita

About Me: Goose aka Heather aka President / Founder

I’d like to introduce myself to you, my name is Heather, but most people call me Goose (or Goosie or Goosie Girl). I’m the owner and sole designer behind the Goosie Girl brand. Goosie Girl was founded in 2004 and has been growing by leaps & bounds ever since.

About my work:

I specialize in headpieces, photo props,headdresses, crowns,boutique fascinators, headbands, hats and hair clips for girls and women and over the top pieces for theater, comic cons, and special events. I’ve been in business for 15 years, and I’m going strong. I believe my work speaks for itself. I have enjoyed the hundreds of repeat customers I’ve come to know over the years and the solid reputation of quality and excellent customer service I afford my clients. I’ve designed for dozens of A-list celebrities and their children, and my work has been seen on fashion runways, at award shows such as the American Country Music Awards, Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, on multiple television shows, entertainment and morning news shows and networks and magazines.

I invite you to watch this interactive portfolio of some of my work:

I am the sole creative force behind the Goosie Girl brand and label, and helped found the Gypsy Spoonful site!

I’m an a-typical suburban mom with a crafty and sometimes evil monkey on her back. My home studio is located in the Chicago. I am a wife, mom of three beautiful children and two very naughty dogs and parakeets. I love to create, whether it’s in the studio, the garden or the kitchen. I like to keep my hands busy, and when they’re busy, I’m a happy girl! Custom order requests are always welcome and they will have a longer turnaround time than ready to ship items, please take this into consideration.

Goosie Girl links:
My Small Shop
Built In Chicago


About Me: Nita Vice President


That's So AddieHi there! My name is Raenita (friends call me Nita) and I am the sole creator behind That’s So Addie. I am a mom to 3 awesome kids (Logan, Dani, and Addie) and a Granita to 2 amazingly adorable grandkids (Jake and Emma).

That’s So Addie came into creation after my youngest was born. I wanted her to have unique clothes that expressed her adorable personality. I had sewn years before for my older children but had never fully pursued it as a business. I stumbled across the custom boutique world on ebay and it sparked a fire in my soul that I didn’t know was even there. I had basic sewing skills taught to me by my mother, but as I grew with this business, I learned through a lot of trial and error and a whole lot of seam ripping.

Over the years, I have created hundreds of items for customers all over the world. I have amazing repeat customers in Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Germany, and Canada…among others.

I have had the opportunity to create custom items for celebrities

  • Halle Berry
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Tori Spelling
  • Clare Kramer
  • Jessica Simpson

and many more

It has been so fun to know that my sweet little creations are going places I could only dream of, including a sweet dress for Princess Charlotte across the pond. I have been featured on a few television shows as well & had a wonderful newspaper article showcasing my business in our local county newspaper.

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Every one of my designs is a work of art and a labor of love. Each step from choosing fabrics to the final ironing is done by me and only me. I take pride in the fact that I know exactly what is going out to each of my customers. I use high quality fabrics and take the time to finish all my pieces as professionally as they should be. If you are buying a That’s So Addie design, be assured you will get years of wear out of it and millions of compliments. My designs are truly something you will be proud to hand down for generations.

Let’s get connected! Click to visit:

My Gypsy Spoonful Shop: That’s So Addie

My Facebook Group: That’s So Addie FB Group

My Facebook Page: That’s So Addie FB Page

My Instagram: That’s So Addie Designs

Request a custom design or ask a question via my email

Visit My Other Gypsy Spoonful Shop: Wallowa Wonders