Pops and Michele got me an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and I finally spent it. After extensive research, I got 1,2,3 Sew! Each pattern builds on techniques used in the previous ones, and the patterns look like things I might actually make for the house. I'll tackle clothing at a much later date, I think.
On a whim, I also purchased the Meet Me At Mikes craft journal. I wasn't sure what the inside would be like, but I was really pleasantly surprised. I love it! I've really enjoyed using it so far, though I have have a few things in there at the mo'. I was thinking the week before it arrived that I need a vision board with organisational bits where I can write down what I want to make and when I need to do it by, and the craft journal comes with a huge poster with prompts for all that! It's grrrreat!