Not too long ago, I was contacted by a woman, Julie Nichols, who asked if I would be willing to loan her one of my bonnet and dress sets for a photo shoot. See the set here: Purple Dress and Bonnet Set I like helping people, and at first, I was eager. But … Continue reading When We Are Given Beauty
I'm not sure if this happens to you or not, but I thought I'd ask. Do you ever get one of those "Aha" moments? You know, the ones where you keep looking at something, and one day, it's different? Like a route you've been taking for years, and you notice a special tree or sign … Continue reading Ever Get One of Those “Aha” Moments?
Having nothing to do, nothing to create, but thinking of Spring when I can get outside and hang my clothes on the clothesline, yesterday I came up with an idea. It took away the doldrums, prepared me for the Nor'Easter that hit this morning, and now I feel much better. My favorite is the yellow, … Continue reading What the Nor’Easter Brought
Do you like to write in a journal? Is your journal a pretty one, with pinks, bits of ribbon, lots of mixed media? Or is your journal one that's in an old notebook with lined pages, lots of drawings, etc.? I have lots of journals. Or should I say, about four. Most of them are … Continue reading Today it’s About Journals and Journaling
October is my birthday month and I'm celebrating! After an up-and-down season, and meeting a lot of sweet people at craft fairs, I'm in a thankful mood. I mean, after all, moods are good, aren't they? So for the month of October, starting October 1 and running through October 31, I'm offering free First Class … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Day in the Etsy Neighborhood
We mothers can be a funny sort. We have children, or adopt them, raise them into adults, and hope and pray that they are fed, happy and sheltered. We don't ask for much, just for those Basic 3 as I call them, and go on about our business, in our own worlds, knowing all is … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2017
So many years ago, when I was starting out in my sewing lessons in middle school, there was a fellow classmate whom I admired from a distance. You know how young girls could be--seeing someone and wish we could be like them. Maybe have their hair, their clothes, their eyes, or something that we just … Continue reading Anyone Ever See Dotted Swiss?
After driving down South for the better part of the day yesterday, I've come to the conclusion that Spring has finally arrived. All the daffodils were a riot of color. The redbud trees were beginning to bloom, along with the crab apple and plum. And the forsythia! Oh the forsythia! And while I've been awakening … Continue reading Spring is Here; Time for Planting and Renewal
After seeing that 700 people have favorited my Etsy shop, I'm in heaven! So I would like to thank all 700 of you by giving you a special offer. You have the opportunity to purchase any one item from my shop at 70% of its original price, between now and April 12. How do you … Continue reading Special Offer for 700 Lucky People
I live in a part of the country where February 2 is almost a national holiday. The tradition of Punxsutawney Phil, a ground hog (better known as a woodchuck) is used as an indicator for the following season: 6 weeks more of winter or 6 weeks of an early spring. Either way, this furry hibernating … Continue reading The Groundhog Lied
Here's a great opportunity to introduce you to Aunt Mayme's Attic, where vintage linens find new life in modern and functional items. Like my Facebook page, Aunt Mayme's Attic, and share this post for a great chance to win a hanky soap sachet in your choice of scent, either lavender buttermilk or fresh coconut. The … Continue reading Facebook Promotion
Yes, folks, we're at this stage again. That time of year when we all look back and reflect on what has been happening. And while I won't "get political" here, I'd like to take a moment to say "Thank You" to all of you who supported me this past year. I have had over 600 … Continue reading The Year is Drawing to a Close
Every now and then I get a little discouraged with my shop. I think I'm not successful enough, don't have enough sales, need to produce more to keep up, and all those chastisements that one goes through. I struggle to find some kind of balance, and strive harder, only to see that I need to … Continue reading What I Really Love About My “Job”
In light of the massive rough and tumble world of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, etc., I decided this year I'd get smart. Knowing Black Friday is supposed to be the busiest day of the holiday season, next to the day after Christmas, I found I didn't want to follow along with everyone and participate. … Continue reading Heeeere We Go!
It's one week after the Presidential election and for this past week, I've been on sensory overload. Whether it be the people I speak with, the fears I'm faced with, or the sensitivity I've been feeling from being around others, it seems that this past week, I've been in a cloud. Whether it be a … Continue reading It’s One Week After that Nasty Awful Day