First off, it's good. And I think you'd like it. But whatever. You're thinking that Amy's a friend of mine and so no-duh, I'm going to say that. Natch.
I like a lot of technical information in a craft book. I like it when I can tell that the projects and techniques have been tested and troubleshot. I like it when books are honest about the techniques and their limitations but still encourage you to explore and push those boundaries (frankly, I like those traits in people, too). I like when craft books are pretty and relevant and put together and I can sit right down and get to work.
I've had some Dye-Na-Flow sitting in a drawer for a couple of years. I wasn't sure it was still good, but it turns out this stuff takes a while to go south. I used two colours of brushed canvas (cream and grey) and the red dye/paint and followed Amy's instructions for the Preppy Kerchief. I love the way it looks a little Nani Iro and that it took all of 10 minutes to do. I sewed the two pieces together into a simple drawstring bag for Sam to keep his just-in-case clothes in at school. When we figure out who is teacher is I'll print out his info on one of these tags and attach it to the string.
I really want to work on a whole cloth quilt and Paul (!) had me order some printing supplies for something he's cooking up. What??? It would appear that I'm going to get some gift making help this year. Fox in socks, that's going to be rad.
Amy is funny and a little bit sassy and so is this book-- but honestly? I'm lucky enough to be able to pick up the phone when I need a little of the Chicken. This is the sort of book that I needed and wanted regardless of our friendship, which makes me feel even happier about recommending it. You can buy it at Powells, Amazon or wherever you get your book fix.