My original idea for the Heirloom Hobbyist was to document myself learning and growing in the skills that were passed down to me. I wanted to try and document my journey of learning how to sew, crochet, cook different family recipes, and whatnot. Not only am I an only child, but I'm also the last of the grandchildren on both sides of my family. So, when I do finally get married, both my mother's and father's family line will be done [I do have other cousins, but they are also all girls and I'm the only one that hasn't been married yet].
I realized this early on, and after losing my mother to breast cancer when I was in middle school and then all of my grandparents as the years went by, I was able to do the math and realize that one day I was going to be the only one left to pass down these memories and these traditions to the future generations. I started to dive head in with all the different cookbooks, crafts, family heirlooms, pictures, restoring vintage furniture that was passed down, and family heritage things so that I could properly document our whole family and our history.