Heavily inspired by watching The Great British Sewing Bee and admiring the creations of my Vogue Academy trained brother in law, I figured it was time to learn how to sew myself. So I asked for a sewing machine for my birthday. Last year. I didn’t get one and as I invested time and money in my own education in the field of data, there was no money nor time left to buy a machine myself.

This year, when my mother asked me if I still had something on my wish list, I repeated my request not expecting anything of it. To my biggest surprise my entire family chipped in and they bought me a very sturdy second-hand machine.

Daughter already provided some cloth to practice with. Her request: sleeping bags for her cuddly companions. I’ll see what I can come up with.

Never too old to learn.