For some reason, fall and winter always seem like craftier seasons for us - maybe because the weather doesn't beckon us outside, or because we have a fantasy that this year, we'll hand make ALL of our Christmas presents! Really, we will! Bend the Rules with Fabric ($15) has our creative juices flowing with tons of great ideas and projects that involve more than just a sewing machine. The book is jam-packed with "fun sewing projects with stencils, stamps, dye, photo transfers, silk screening and more," and that all sounds just fab to us. Our friends on the receiving end of our crafty creations aren't so sure...