Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Taking Time Out

I was so excited when I got back from the fair on Saturday to see that my copy of  Molly Makes had arrived. I first read about this new handmade living magazine on twitter and had high expectations and so far I have not been disappointed.

Sitting there Saturday evening, flickering through this gorgeous magazine which is packed with lovely photos, inspiring articles and things that I want to make was just what I needed to help me relax. Such perfect timing as I had given myself Saturday night off from sewing!!

My photos do not do this attractive magazine justice and with contributors like Dotty Angel, Fine Little Day and Lola Nova you know that it's going to be high quality it reads like a best ever blog list.

Like many of us I had high hopes for Sew Hip which started so well but has never really recovered from losing Manda from treefall design as Editor so I do think there is a place for magazines like this. Even with most of us following blogs which are great inspiring reads I do love to buy and hold a paper magazine. 

Even Mr D has picked this magazine up and commented on how well it is put together. There is a great mix of things to make, ideas for sewing, places to go, but it is the articles of people's homes that interest me the most. It has come at a time when I really need to rethink my work space and try and organise it so I can be better prepared and more productive, so pictures like the one above and below have given me loads of ideas on how I can go about achieving my goal. Wouldn't you just love a space like Zee Longenecker's workspace below!

There is a very reasonable offer on at the moment 3 issues for £5 which is a great way of trying this magazine out at very little cost. And believe me you will be left wanting more. I am so pleased that this is a monthly magazine, I am already counting the days until the next issues comes through my door!


  1. I've just been and subscribed but cannot get a copy of issue 1 online so will have to try WHSmiths!

  2. OOO I cant wait for mine to come. I subscribed the other week, but have to wait for issue 2. I will hve to hunt down issue 1. Have a great night off from your sewing.. Lou xx

  3. Blimey, everyone is raving about MM in blogworld today, I have mine on order so I'm quite excited as there really is a gap (and need) for this kind of mag. Bx

  4. Hi there.
    I've never got into craft magazines, they always seem so pricy but this one does look interesting.


  5. I agree - it's very nicely finished too - high spec and on quite high quality paper stock, which is quite unusual for craft mags. Hoorah - the world of craft being taken seriously!

  6. Ah yes, I got my copy last week! Have you made the felty thing yet?
    You have an absolutely beautiful stash of fabrics by the way and I am very envious of your sewing skills ;-)