I enjoyed that time very much, but running your own shop is a tremendous tie. Also I found it difficult to switch off from all the work involved, particularly as it was difficult to get any distance from it!! My youngest daughter was only 10 at the time (not to mention us having two older daughters too) and I felt that I couldn't give her the attention that she needed all of the time, either.
I used to sell handmade items, made by myself from vintage fabrics, as well as other vintage textile items and pretty antique treasures. I just don't think the village that I live in was ready for it!! As it was a small shop on its own in the village, it was very difficult to get custom through the door. This is why I progressed to doing the fairs and selling on-line.
Why not look through your archives and see what memories you stir?!