For my birthday I pooled some money from various places and bought myself a new sewing machine. :) It's great having one again. My old one broke about three years ago and I kept saying I was going to get it fixed. Oma and Opa sent some money and I sold some cakes. That's when I decided it was way easier to just buy a new sewing machine, and probably as cheap.
As soon as I had unpacked it and threaded it, projects piled up. I love being able to do these things though.
First up was a Halloween costume for Kiah. She came up with the idea and I did the sewing. (She needed it early for a youth activity.) She bought most of the stuff at Goodwill, including two green pillow cases that I used to make the tunic and hat. I think it turned out awesome!