This is a fun one! I managed to get my hands on this new book, Improv Sewing (you remember-Monica, serious craft book addict, reads them like novels, often doesn’t complete the crafts?) Cie la vie! I adore this new book. It is billed as a “free form approach to creative techniques.” That is exactly what I need. When I get my hands on a craft or knitting book, I simply don’t want to follow the instructions. I somehow convince myself that SURELY the project will come out better with a “Monica spin” on it. This can often lead to disaster but nirvana this book let’s me be myself. It has an old school and yet innovative approach to sewing clothing and I LOVE it! Girls, you know I like clothes and Nicole has come up with wearable projects and easy pattern drafting (hello-old t-shirts!) The 101 projects give you creative license to make mistakes, get fearless and express yourself. It has plenty of kids projects and non clothing projects as well, with 101 projects, it has just about everything! This one is one for your bookshelf, for sure. You can also check out their blog, Improv Diary. Do I sound too excited? I guess so, I am hauling this book in my suitcase to Texas to have a sewing fest with my mom (she has a big sewing room, yeah mom!) Hopefully there will be BBQ and wine involved!