I've just come across this wonderful book: The Gentle Art of Deomesticity by Jane Brocket. I believe I have Brenda to thank for the recommendation, and I don't know how I've missed this book before (it's been out for a year).
Jane is the author of the Yarnstorm blog, and this book is essentially "back issues" of her blog. Initially I thought I would glance through the book for inspiration from the lovely photos. Then I started reading and realized I would be reading every word. This book is so inspiring to me!
Jane loves photos, food, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quilting, etc. She's not afraid to dabble in anything related to the arts and crafts of homemaking. She inspires people to dive in and enjoy domesticity.