It’s getting to be that time of year again. Craft magazines galore! I was at Jo-Ann’s the other day, picking up some craft glue when I noticed the full magazine rack by the checkout line. I love magazines, especially food and craft related ones. I used to go to the bookstore every month like clockwork to peruse all the latest magazines, but lately, I have disciplined myself to not look at so many until I get through most of my big stack of unread ones.
Anyway I wasn’t planning on purchasing anymore magazines, but the full rack called out to me, so I went over and started to pick up a few to look through the pages. Of course, I found three magazines I wanted to buy, and of course, each one was at least $11.99. (Why have craft magazines gotten so expensive)? But I was good. I only bought one, the latest issue of Mollie Makes magazine – a new one for me. It’s printed in the UK, and it’s tagline is “making, thrifting, collecting, crafting” – all right up my alley :0)
There was a packet of a free make-it-yourself kit for a sardine keyring attached to the front cover. But that’s not what really caught my eye. Instead there were two projects inside – one for a topsy turvy doll and the other for a felt camera bag – that caught my attention. They were both sewing projects. Now to be honest, I don’t sew, but would love to learn one day, especially given the fact that both my mom and grandmother worked as seamstresses. (My mom made all our clothes when we were little). It’s a nice, practical skill to have on hand, but until that day comes, I will just have to admire these pictures.
Eye candy for the non-sewer.
Have you picked up any craft magazines lately? What are some of your favorites?
(Please note: I have not been given anything in exchange for my mention here about Mollie Makes magazine. I purchased the magazine with my own money, and all opinions expressed are my own).