I am a huge fan of One-Yard Wonders. First let me say I am a beginner at sewing and I have been able to make a few projects from this book that actually turned out well. I have to return my copy to the library but I plan to buy this book asap. So if you have a chance I would recommend flipping through it.
Here's a Rocketship I made as a gift for a little boy's 1st birthday. (seeing this picture reminds me that I need to reupholster my rocker)