I took another stab at crafts a few years ago when my best friend, whom I believe is wise in all things artistic (i.e., she doesn't accidentally stab herself with craft supplies on a regular basis) learned to knit and then started teaching knitting classes for TCU's Extended Education program (where she herself first learned). And, holy cow, I wasn't half bad. I have since started sewing MP3 and cell phone holders with felt and even sewing a skirt or two when I feel brave enough (and when I am wearing proper safety gear).
The Do-It-Yourself (or DIY) movement has really thrived in the last few years and there are now tons of great websites, blogs, classes, and books to help even the most clumsy crafter (re: me) figure out how to make something decent. The Arlington Public Library has a great selection of crafting books.
Pretty Little Patchwork by Valerie Shrader
by Melissa Alvarado
Amy Butler's Little Stitches For Little Ones by Amy Butler
by Aranzi Aronzo
Big Girl Knits
by Jill Moreno
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano
We even have books for guys!
Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men
by Debbie Stoller
The Crochet Dude's Designs for Guys
by Drew Emborsky
If you want more craft book suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment here on the blog. =)