Okay, now that I've got that out there, I'll share a photo: I'm very excited that I've sewed an actual item. :) I made a burpcloth! It was a good first project for me because it didn't really involve a pattern or anything too difficult. I found the idea here, at HowDoesShe.
One side is towel-ish white fabric and the other is a Winnie The Pooh flannel. I feel totally proud of myself even though I know it is not perfect and you don't have to look too closely to see that my sewing skills need work! ;)
I found this tutorial online for how to do a slip stitch since I had never done one before, and found it very helpful.