A hearty thanks to Amy Karol, who has written the first sewing book that has actually helped me to become a more creative crafter … something I had not counted on. Amy’s new book is titled, “Bend-the-Rules Sewing“. And although I think it could have used some better editing, it is a keeper. I have promised myself that I would try every single project in the book, and have already completed 4 of them in just under a week! So, any book that can elicit that kind of creative response from me is certainly worth a look.

I found out about Amy & her book through her very popular blog: The Angry Chicken. And yes, I admit that I only checked out her blog due to its name … as we all know I have a thing for chickens (generally not angry ones). Recently, Amy created a Flickr group for us crafters to submit photos of what we have created with her patterns from the book. I submitted the following:

There are so many gorgeous projects on that group, so I encourage crafters to check it out for some great ideas. As for the above handbag, I think I am going to give it to my Sister-in-Love for Christmas (Shhhh!).

Enjoy the Day.

Love, Jodi

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.