Every time I see the shoddy construction and how thin these machine made things are, it strengthens my resolve to do it myself. I can do it much better. Another thing that motivates me is the seasonal thing with the stores. Here in the Frozen Tundra, we need warm winter gear until about April. But the stores start selling swim suits in January and you can't find what you really need. I can have it anytime I want if I make it myself.
Welsh corgis are cool.