Happy Monday! Well there is lots for me to be cheery about this week despite the weather – I’m working on my craft room makeover (more on this soon), the bank holiday is one week away and issue 3 of Crafty Magazine is out this Thursday.
I’ve managed to get a sneak peek into the issue to share with you guys. Just look at that cover with the gorgeous paper lanterns!
And I just HAD to share this bike image – those wheel decorations! You can be in with a chance of winning this State Bicycle Co fixie worth £400. Just grab a copy of the mag to find out more.
I totally don’t look that glamourous on my bike. I’m usually windswept and soggy.
These thimbles remind me of my Nan’s collection. Issue 3 lets us have a look inside this vintage collection by Torie Wilkinson.
Is it sad that I want to make this Tepee for my cat?! Crazy cat lady alert.
Helen Woodward shares this crochet camper chair, which makes me want to hook up a chevron pattern for all the chairs.
I’m pretty excited about this issue. I’ve grown a little tired of the repeated format of some craft magazines out there at the moment, so Crafty Magazine will be in my shopping basket this weekend for sure.
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Which magazines do you buy? I’d love to hear if you’ve found one I should be reading!
A new magazine has hit the shelves! Crafty Magazine Issue One is out now with issue two coming very soon. As someone who loves a craft mag, I jumped at the chance to share this one with you guys.
Packed full of DIYs including 5 ways to personalise your converse trainers, right through to geometric botanical sculpture, it’s rare to find a magazine with such a range of crafts and inspiration.
With a slight hipster vibe, the first issue comes with some natural calico fabric and ideas to make embroidered covered buttons and brooches.
The articles are current, fresh and interesting. I particularly enjoyed Stephanie de Geus’ story about her vintage camera collection and the regular column from cross stitch extraordinaire Mr X Stitch.
The magazine wins brownie points by sharing National Stationery Week and there are projects covering crochet, knitting, felt, sewing and even a David Bowie paper doll. Awesome. As a self titled “all-rounder” in the craft world, I hadn’t found a magazine that speaks to all my interests. Until now!
Overall, the magazine has a great balance of DIY projects and creative articles and is littered with tips throughout. Whilst I buy some magazines purely for inspiration, Crafty magazine hits the spot for me by providing a little bit of everything I love. With the tag line “Dream It*Make it*Love It”, it speaks to my way of thinking.
If you like my review, but want a look for yourselves, you can view a digital sampler of the magazine here. All you need to do is enter your email address.
Disclaimer: Practical Publishing sent me Crafty Magazine to review and share with my readers. I will always share my honest opinions with you and if a product doesn’t live up to my expectations, I’ll be sure to tell you!