Crafty Magazine Issue 6

UPDATE: Crafty Magazine is no longer in print.

Happy Monday everyone! I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying the extra day off.

Today’s post is a little treat, as I’ve managed to get you a sneak peek of Issue 6 of Crafty Magazine! It’s definitely become my new favourite and I always find a project or five I want to make.

This month’s issue has a free kit that comes with felt, cork and lots of thread for you to make coasters, keyrings, pincushions… whatever your heart desires!

The projects include a knitted fox bag, a needle felted toadstool, crochet bangles, dip-dyed ribbons, merit badges for your friends, some very fruity sewn cushions or inspiration to update a denim shirt with some beautiful paisley embroidery… enough to keep us super busy this month!

Crafty Magazine Issue 6 Knitted Fox Bag

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Crafty Magazine Issue 6 Embroidered Shirt

Crafty Magazine Issue 6 Fruit Cushions

Crafty Magazine Issue 6 Merit Badges

Crafty Magazine Issue 6 Hand Felted Hare Headdress by Gladys Paulus

PLUS! There’s the chance to become the next hot Crafty designer – all you have to do is enter the Crafty design competition and you could see your tutorial in a future issue, as well as taking home £300 of crafty goodies.

Crafty issue 6 will be available in shops from Thursday 29th August, available in WHSmiths, supermarkets and selected independent craft stores.



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Note: This is not a sponsored post. Crafty have kindly allowed me to share previews of the magazine with my readers and I love sharing the latest from the craft world with you all. Yay!

Crafty Magazine Issue 5

UPDATE: Crafty Magazine is no longer in print.

I am all kinds of excited about the next issue of Crafty Magazine. It’s definitely becoming a favourite of mine so I must sort out a subscription!

The kind folks at Crafty have been lovely enough to give me a sneak peek of issue 5 to share with you today! Here’s what we have to look forward to…..

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Oxford Theo-98

Self titled ‘Crochet Bloke’ Theo Sundh makes an appearance with his natty bow tie. Check out his blog here.  He’s definitely too cool for school. Yay for crafty boys!

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 cagney

Look at the pom pom beret! Just gorgeous.

Crafty Magazine Issue 5

I can’t wait to get stuck into the projects. SO. PRETTY. This time the mag comes with a 32 page projects supplement. Win.

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Upcycled Gypsy Rose Footstool p.70

This upcycled vintage footstool is by Pearl Lowe. Just beautiful right?!

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Pin Cushion ring

I love a good puncushion project. And it’s a ring! Two of my favourite things right there. Issue 5 includes a ladybird pincushion project and dream catchers.

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Wind In The Willows

I know many of you will be swooning over these Wind in the Willows-inspired finger puppets. I certainly am. 

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Projects

Crafty Magazine Issue 5 Project

With regular columns from Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) and Jamie Chalmers (Mr X Stitch) it’s not to be missed.

Crafty Magazine issue 5 is on sale on 18 July and is available in major supermarkets, Hobbycraft and WH Smiths. You can also pick up 3 issues for £5 here.

What do you think? Any craft magazines caught your eye lately?



Crafty Magazine Issue 3

UPDATE:  Crafty Magazine is no longer in print.

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.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 coverI’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!

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 On-the-Tweed-Run

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.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Artist-Torie-Wilkinson's-thimble-collection

These thimbles remind me of my Nan’s collection. Issue 3 lets us have a look inside this vintage collection by Torie Wilkinson.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Tepee-by-Sam-Sterken

Is it sad that I want to make this Tepee for my cat?! Crazy cat lady alert.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Crochet-camp-chair-by-Helen-Woodward

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.

You can follow Crafty Magazine on Twitter for more news and read my review of issue 1 here.

Which magazines do you buy? I’d love to hear if you’ve found one I should be reading!


Crafty Magazine Issue 1

UPDATE:  Crafty Magazine is no longer in print.

Crafty Magazine

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.

Crafty Magazine Free Gift

With a slight hipster vibe, the first issue comes with some natural calico fabric and ideas to make embroidered covered buttons and brooches.

Crafty Magazine Content

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.

Crafty Magazine Content 3

Crafty Magazine Content 2

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!

Crafty Magazine Content 1

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!