Sunday 11 May 2014

News Stand

Hello Lovelies!
This week I've had the luxury of these lovely magazines sitting at home on my coffee table. I've picked them up time and time again and have been lapping up the inspiration and information they hold. 

I don't normally buy magazines as a lot of the reading I do comes from books or from the internet. However, last week when I was at the airport waiting for my return flight to Germany, I couldn't help but use up the last of the pounds I had in my wallet and buy myself a couple of English magazines. 
Naturally I picked crafting magazines and have since been enjoying the vibrant photographs and pictures each of the magazines include.

I chose Simply Crochet, Mollie Makes and Homemaker Magazine. All three magazines I adore!

Now there was a time when I used to subscribe to a particular magazine but after a while I did tend to get bored as the same material kept popping up from month to month but in a slightly altered format. I decided to give up my subscription and since then haven't read a crafting magazine in a while. 
I have to tell you, picking up these magazines, I was pleasantly surprised! The content of all three magazines was fantastic! Each one was so beautifully designed and packed full of things I'd love to either buy or try making someday, not to mention there were lots of interesting articles about designers and the work they create.

Simply crochet was the only magazine I bought that was strictly a crochet magazine. This issue had some really fun ideas from a crochet cricket set to summery shorts ideal for days out in the sun.

All three magazines came with free gifts and Simply Crochet magazine was giving away a set of materials and pattern to make a cute little dream catcher.

The packet contained everything you need to make the dream cacher, even the crochet hook!!

I'll definitely try making this and let you know how I get on.

Mollie Makes was one of my other choices of magazine! 

I'm a bit of a fan of this magazine! They always have some lovely ideas of things to try making, but above all I love the aesthetic of the magazine. It's very simple and has a rather homemade feeling to it. It just oozes craftiness!

Mollie Makes' free gift was a set of postcards full of DIY Summery fashion ideas.

They were also giving away a little pouch full of everything that is required to make a little floral fabric brooch. How NICE!!!

It contained some really pretty fabrics and also a rather cool vintage style button!

Finally the last magazine I picked was Homemaker magazine and I have to say this one is my personal favourite!

Like the other two magazines it is beautifully layed out and I love how vibrant all of the photographs are. 
Homemaker contains all sorts, interviews with designers, crochet projects, sewing and knitting ideas, basically anything crafty!!

Homemaker magazines' project was a rather fun little set of transfers to jazz up some plates and make them just that extra bit special.

Once again everything you need to complete your crafty session of plate decorating. I thought it was a rather jolly idea!

I'll be giving each of these projects a go and am definitely going to keep these magazines on my coffee table so I can grab them and flick through the pages whenever I need a dash of inspiration!

Happy Sunday!!!!

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  1. Hello Matt
    Lovely to see your magazine choices - yes they are great ones and the market is getting flooded with more and more. Sometimes I am just hanging round the newsagents to see if the next issue has arrived! Enjoy your lounging & browsing.

  2. Thanks for showing us these, Matt - I look forward to seeing the work you do out of them. Hope you settle back down quickly to everyday life, after your trip. x

  3. Unas revistas preciosas y muy completas , la idea del atrapasueƱos me encanta .
    Besos Rosa .

  4. I must admit I buy Mollie if I like the free gift!

    They've brought out a North American version. Exactly the same price as the UK import but you don't get the craft! North American publishers rarely (OK 99.% of the time) have a free anything attached.

    Enjoy them. I rarely make anything in them.

  5. I wish we had Mollie Makes here in the US as most people seem to love it. I look forward to seeing the things you make. I haven't seen you visit my blog.. come on over! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. They started printing a US edition this year! I love this magazine and was so excited to see it. I also pick up the UK version from my local Barnes & Noble.

  6. I love the design and the aesthetics of Mollie Makes. Like you, I felt a bit disillusioned with these kind of craft magazines, but Mollie Makes seems to have a quality that I find attractive to flick through and it holds my interest. The Homemaker looks good too though.......I must have a look next time i'm at the magazine stand!

    Have a lovely rest of a day


  7. Hi Matt,
    Those magazines look like they have heaps of inspiration in them.
    Thanks for all the inspiration you've given me too. I am a basic crocheter
    but after seeing your cushion covers I have picked up the crochet hook
    once again.
    Cheers, Anita.

  8. Hi Matt, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. You've satisfied my mag buying needs right there! I don't often buy them (the number of ads annoy me) but the snippets you've shared are very inspiring :-) Cheers my dear!

    Nicole x

  10. I can never get enough of my magazines. I adore all kinds, but especially the celebrity gossip and crochet magazines. I love getting them in the mail and then piling up in the bed with my dogs at night and reading them! Love the ones you showed, and the little gifts they give you along with the magazine is a great idea. I just got a subscription to Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet U.S. Edition. Love them!

  11. I fell in love with those magazines on a trip to the UK. They are fresh air for us here in the States. Great designs and inspiration.

  12. you are true artist, anything you touch becomes beautiful. i just love your color choice and aesthetic sense :) stay blessed