I have bought a lot of crafty magazines - and as I buy them in France and in Britain (and sometimes US imports) it has become quite an expensive habit - crafty magazines are quite expensive. However I have never stuck to one. I used to subscribe to Marie Claire Idees in France, but if I am totally honest it has never been my style and in all the time I have been a subscriber I have only done one the featured patterns. And now there are SO many free tutorials on blogs that it is hard to justify spending so much.
And then I stumbled upon the Homemaker Magazine. Firstly, Homemaker was a name I had in mind for this blog so we were onto a good start. Secondly I really liked the editing and the fonts of the cover - yes there were geometric shapes, and we know how much I like geometrics.
There was a minus for the use of pastel - but it was combined with neon - so they redeemed themselves. And inside, it was not too packed with projects - I find it usually overwhelming when there are loads, as in I will never have time to make any of them. What there is inside is a good mix of interviews with hip designers and a wide range of crafts represented - very like my style.
A whole feature on vintage trunks and suitcases... I already have one, maybe I need more.. I think Mr MiH will veto that idea.
They even have Sarah Fielke answering quilting questions ...
And now on to the project I will be making.. and yes it is grey!!
And I also found new blogs that I have followed instantly...
I am not ready to subscribe yet - I think I need another issue to make sure that I will not get bored.
Has anyone else read it? What did you think?