I never thought I would hear myself say it, but I have a sewing machine and I love it! On a whim, I decided that I would like to try my hand at sewing. I went online, read some cheap sewing machine reviews, researched retailers, did some comparison shopping, and bought myself a sewing machine.
My initial reason for buying the machine was to save money and create cute and unique clothes for my kids. I never thought of the other benefits that awaited me. I am now spending a lot of quality time with my children, teaching them how to sew. We love picking out projects together and each contributing to making things for our home. It is also a nice feeling knowing that we are reducing our dependence on manufacturing by becoming so much more self-sufficient. Our carbon footprint has been reduced and we are having a great time while we are at it!
It started out with me reading sewing machine reviews which are easily seen online on a range of different product review websites. Perhaps next I will look into trying my hand at gardening to continue this trend of family togetherness, green awareness and self-sufficiency. Who knows? Maybe I will love that too!