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
A few weeks ago a dear friend called and asked if I would be interested in some vintage linens. She was at a yard sale and a friend of hers was getting rid of her things. My friend, through her phone call, described what her friend was selling. A pink cotton tablecloth set, containing gold … Continue reading I Can’t, Just Can’t….
There was a movie (and two books) a while ago called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. A delightful tale of four women and a pair of jeans. Each woman had a story to tell about her adventures with the jeans, and each came away with a greater experience. Well, so it was with my … Continue reading The Journey of a Hippie Chic Laptop Tote
Working with vintage textiles is such an adventure for me. Many times I come across a piece of vintage embroidery and I remember the year which it was created because it was similar to a piece I stitched way back when. It brings back for me the time spent calming down from a very stressful … Continue reading Life Comes Back in Memories
One of the things I love the most about my online shop, Aunt Mayme's Attic, is the opportunity to stretch my creativity. Sometimes I get hurried, realizing that my shop is a little empty, and I get busy to make a bunch of things. I tell myself that I "need to get XXX amount of … Continue reading Goodbye Sweet Hippie Chic Laptop Tote
Well, it's August, and it's been four years since I opened my shop. I always contemplate changes in August, although it might take me to December to implement them. LOL. So lately I've been thinking, and some have suggested, that I should have a new tagline, also known as a "byline". A tagline is a … Continue reading Help Me With a New Tagline