I love your article. I found myself without a job and my son told me at my age I should do something I have always wanted to do. I love my arts and crafts and when California voted to charge for shopping bags I thought that sewing was the way I should go. I began making shopping bags from new and re-purposed material and gave my neighbor two shopping bags to test for me. She loved them; people at the grocery store asked her where she got them. My neighbor ordered four bags. That was all encouraging but I still had my doubts of this working for me. Your article reinforced the idea that this can work but it takes time and hard work. I think I can do this. Thanks!