So I'm killing myself looking at the different hammocks I could get. One is great for non-Winter, another here and there, attached bug net, not attached, snakeskins, warts, in-grown hairs, etc. Driving me nuts. Mostly though I know if I don't buy right then it will cost me this Winter blah blah blah.
But then I remembered..... my mom owns a furniture store right here in town! She has all the equipment needed to sew whatever I need! Can I get a woo-hoo?
This means I can pick out some plans, buy some materials, and have someone who knows how to make industrial seams show me how it's done.
So I call my mom (mudder!) up and pitch the idea. She told me that she had just returned from North Carolina and had visited a custom hammock booth at a convention and had thought of me since she knows I camp, etc. She had came back and spoke to one of her workers who had a boyfriend who made his living making boat covers.
With all the above resources I should be able to make a decent hammock and a tarp, right? And if I want to make a sock bug net to keep in the pack for emergencies I think that would be righteous.