I remember sewing as far back as age 12, when I pieced together Barbie doll clothes, without a pattern, for my younger sister’s dolls. Come to think of it, the best Christmas present I ever got was home-made Barbie doll clothes (made from a real pattern) by my older sister. There were complete outfits with accessories, each outfit mounted on cardboard, just like store-bought! Like many I work full-time, spending at least two hours a day on a bus getting to work and back, 5 days a week. Thank heavens I have books and sewing blogs to read and on-line sewing courses to watch to help me pass the time! I thank all of you wonderful bloggers for giving me a chance to read about your ideas and see your projects! Such inspiration!