She is my biggest critic but these are her favourite fabrics and I was thrilled when she said she loved it.
Its from Sewing in No Time by Emma Hardy which I would highly recommend. Great hand drawn step by step instructions and some lovely but practical ideas. I particuarly like the picnic rug that converts into a pup tent with a rope and some knitting needles! I will definately be saving up to buy this book.
I also got Stitched in Time by Alicia Paulson which is so beautifully written that it made me cry at one point and laugh out loud in several places. Alicia writes the Posie Gets Cosy blog and always has something interesting to say. I haven't attempted any of the projects in it yet but I will do when I need to make some gifts.