the desire to sew had been growing inside of me for some time, but in all honesty i lacked the confidence to jump in. i don't consider myself an inherently creative person and i like things to go well the first time. i am a recovering discouraged perfectionist, so i didn't want to start unless the results were fantastic.
months passed. my sewing machine languished in the corner.
until i stumbled across something i could not resist.
one day when perusing the world wide web i found cloth birthday banners. they were so perfect, so adorable, so perfectly approachable, that i thought: i can do this.
we were gaining on my son's 5th birthday, so i began.