This is picture of my Granny’s fabric cupboard.
When I look at this wonderful stack of material (the 'stash') I remember being taken to the fabric store as a little girl, the delight of getting to choose a pattern and fabric that I was inspired by, then having it cut and wrapped up in paper and string to take home. Now that makes me sound like I’m 100 years old, but this wasn’t so long ago - this particular shop in Brisbane made a point of packaging up their fabrics in paper and string and I loved it!
And I also loved the trip home holding this magic little package and imagining all the things I could make – such anticipation!
Clearly Granny found loads of inspiration but not enough time to make everything – a trait that I have too, and that is the inspiration behind GetMaking – it’s all about making it easy to get that excitement and satisfaction from learning and creating something new.
Granny is no longer with us and these fabrics are one of things we have from her that remind me what a inspirational lady she was – and I am so thankful she introduced me to the great pleasure that can be found in making.
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