2012 год. Violet Mackerel has her own philosophies on life, and she's ready to put them into practice! Living with her eccentric, creative family, she learns to think differently about things and people – not to mention how to knit, garden (or rather, how not to garden) and make things. In book 1, Violet is smitten by a blue china bird at the market, but she doesn't have any money to buy it. What she needs is a brilliant Violet Mackerel plot!