I know it’s only October but I am gearing up for an experiment on January 1st. I am still working out the perimeters of the experiment, but I do know that starting January 1st 2010 I will be attempting to make as many of my own things as possible. There will be some small exceptions and I will be allowed to buy supplies to help me make these things but otherwise I will be making everything that I will need including clothing. Which means I will have to learn to *sew*!! Dum dum dum! Wish me luck as I figure out all the rules of experiment in the months to come.