I don't know where to post just to say hi!! I bought my first sewing machine last week and I am also teaching myself how to knit. In the past I have done some stuff with Fimo, Sculpey, etc, and some jewelery making. I was so relieved to find this site because I am not interested in the warm fuzzy pretty stuff. I love what everyone is doing here. This is the most creative place I have ever seen!! And everyone is supportive and very cool!