I'll make this one short since my house is trashed, and my twig fell asleep with her sunglasses on and I want to take a picture.
I have always wanted to make things with fabric. I took Home Ec in junior high but I don't remember how to use the machine. My mother-in-law bought me a used one a few months before I gave birth and I took a lesson, but the machine is really complicated. I don't really love the process of learning new things but I love it once I've figured something out.
I have recently been inspired by a friend who saw a bed spread she liked and when it was out of her price range to buy it, she decided to make it instead. She bought the fabric and bought a sewing machine. She read the manual and she did it. She has this really awesome bedspread which I complemented her on, and that is why I now have sewing on the brain.
I told another friend this and she happened to have an easy sewing machine to learn from, and was kind enough to lend it to me. So this is my online pledge that by the end of this week I am going to use that machine and make something. I am not going to aim too high but I am going to sew. Even if it is a rag to clean my floor with, because before I wrote this I was picking up crumbs with a bunch of Trader Joe's stickers that my daughter left on the floor. I know, I am pretty talented when it comes to recycling.