2 new purchases - Amy Karol's book "Bend-The-Rules Sewing"
and Kelly Doust's book "The Crafty Minx"
Both of them are gorgeously presented and after having read "Bend-The-Rules Sewing" from cover to cover I am absolutely loving it. I suspect from flicking through "The Crafty Minx", it will probably serve more as inspiration than an out-right instructional book as it seems to have fewer diagrams/patterns than a lot of sewing books I have come across.
Hopefully I'll have something of note to show from these soon!