A little introduction to Shelley:
Shelley's sewing alter ego goes by the name of Lightning McStitch, and blogs at www.bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com
There, she documents everything she makes in the hope of never repeating the same mistake twice. You can imagine for yourself how well that works.
She sews everything needed for her two children, increasingly for herself, and about once a year (in lieu of a decent birthday gift) for her husband.
There's nothing she won't try once, and while she persists in sewing the everyday, mundane stuff, she's at her best when her sewing is inspired by art, politics, haute couture or just some silly idea that won't go away.