I am finally reading Bend the Rules sewing. I really love the way it's written. Simple, easy to understand, common sense kind of stuff. How to buy fabric, what kind of tools you'll need, cutting instructions and lots more. The kind of things your mum would tell you if she were teaching you to sew.
Anyway you must check out Amy Karol's blog, Angry Chicken. I know a lot of you do already. I think Jan put me onto her, right Jan?
And for those of you who have been inspired to start sewing (lots of you have emailed me about that, :) thanks!) then you should get a copy of Bend the Rules Sewing available on Amazon Japan. The projects are excellent for beginners but more advanced crafty people can amp them up with the details. See the Flickr group.