I love sewing as long as I don't have to pin or iron. I've used the same technique as a fashion designer that I use with my kids ~ make it up! I call it going unpinned, but someone else might call it break-the-rules sewing.
Usually I'd call this an unschooler-style pattern, but I learned a new word today: Earthschooling. Check it out. She has an interview with some new-to-me homeschooling stats I'm excited about here.
And while you're at it, business-minded families will LOVE the Four Hour Workweek. It could easily be called The Corporate Liberation Handbook: How to Quit Work & Get a Real Life & Education. This goes down as the 2nd most practical-hands on life-changing book I've ever read. After the Teenage Liberation Handbook.
The first one made me resource-rich. This one has made me time-rich.
I read/watch his blog constantly.