Today’s guest blogger is Melanie, owner of the fabulous fabric shop Above All Fabric. I got to know Melanie when she graciously agreed to test sew a pattern for me a couple of years ago. Sharing a hotel room with Melanie and Cindy at quilt market last year was so incredibly fun! We completely lost track of time and were up chatting until way too late – something like 2:30, wasn’t it girls? 🙂 To make this post even sweeter, Melanie has included a 15% off discount code at her shop: CRAFTAPPLE. It’s good until August 20. See? She’s super nice. Thanks, Melanie!
Freaked out – that’s what I did when Linda asked me if I’d guest blog. I freaked right on out! I mean, seriously, this is Craft Apple we’re talking about! These are big shoes to fill – even if it’s just for a day. 🙂
Farmer’s Market Quilt by Carly of Quiltville
So Linda asked me to post my thoughts on what’s great about owning a fabric store. My first answer was pretty lame ” Well, you are certain to max out the points (cash back/rewards) on your credit card each calendar year.”
Pool Cover Up by Rlovies
Then there is the textbook answer. “I get to have all this wonderful fabric around me each day.” And that is true. I LOVE having the fabric around me. Love it! But that’s just too cliche or something….plus I’d love it more if I had all the fabric AND had time to use it all.
Bunting by Giggleberry
Really though, my answer is probably most cliche of all. I just love being part of this crafting community. Such generous and gracious spirits are out there. This world is so crazy. So full of hatred and chaos. And in this community, I find what makes me want to be a better wife, mom, daughter and friend. I get inspired and challenged daily.
I also LOVE seeing what people make with the fabric they buy from my little store on the internet. Love it! So I’ve included a few pictures from the great great people that have added their pictures to my flickr group. I’d love to see your pictures too!
Drawstring Bags by Polkadot Bug
Thanks, Linda, for having me! You’re the best. 🙂
No Melanie, YOU’RE the best!