I definitely didn't let this first project frustrate me, though. I've already bought a book with all kinds of great ideas.
Now, before you jump to conclusions, Adam and I are NOT expecting! I was shopping at a cute, local craft store, Fancy Tiger, and asked one of the sales ladies which of their books she would suggest for a beginning sewer- and she said this one was without a doubt one of the best they carried because it had very detailed instructions. So after browsing through it I realized many of the projects would make great gifts or could be altered a bit for adults. Project #1 from this book will be a gift, and I'll be sure to post pictures once I can. I am looking forward to spending most of my Sunday afternoon sewing while watching a great Lifetime movie (as long as football isn't on)- it brings me back to when I was little and my Mom spent her Sunday's sewing while I played with my Barbies.