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Today I Am Thankful For My Sewing Machine & Other Crafts

I spend a good portion of my freetime staring at a screen.  This time used to be pretty evenly split between the television set and the computer, but since we moved out we had to choose between the two for finacial reasons.  Obviously the internet won.

That is my favorite thing about my sewing machine.  Its something entertaining to do that doesn't involve staring at a box of light and pictures.  I don't do it all the time, because I don't always have the supplies I need to make things, but I try to get out the sewing at least once a month. 

Mostly I just make baby things, because stuff for me is to expensive to make, since it requires more fabric.  Plus when I have babies I can make them wear the stuff I made no matter how ridiculous it looks.  Baby stuff is also wonderful because it can usually be made quite quickly. 

Most of sewing is actually cutting and pinning.  I try and use flannel alot because it doesn't really need to be pinned to sew, only to cut out the pattern.  I am not talented at sewing, but I really enjoy making unique things in whatever pattern and fabric I like. 

I also love Joann's, the best fabric store ever.  Or at least the best fabric store I have ever been in.  They are wonderful and usually have amazing sales going on, as well as a 40% off coupon they mail to you, but that can also often be found just sitting out in a basket in the front of the store.  The staff is super helpful too.

My sewing machine is not special.  Its pretty close to the cheapest full-size sewing machine Best Buy sells, but it does what I need it to do, without a lot of confusing bells and whistles. 

Michael was sweet enough to buy it for me, because I had decided I should start sewing.

What an unsatistying ending to my post.  Oh well.  Good night :)


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