The best of the Australian Women's weekly craft book
This book has belonged to my Mum for quite some time, and for the last couple of years I have been 'borrowing' it. This was published in 1989 and if you can get hold of a copy I seriously recommend it. It has all sorts of patterns and ideas in it. The knitting patterns are great, and the sewing is also really interesting.
Although I do have to note that the sewing instructions are a little sparse - when it came to sewing P's sunhat, I couldn't work out what to do with the lining on the crown section at all.
But for a variety of interesting crafts and ideas, this book is fabulous. One of the patterns for a blanket actually dates to the 19th century. Its one of the ones I'm really keen to try.
Of course there are also some interesting '80's ideas - crochet tablecloth anyone?