This week has been quite slow on the crafting front! Just not been able to get my head into gear to make much! I have had a go at making a canvas with a dance quote on but need to think carefully about the colours so the ink shows! I have also been making plans for a few more projects and hopefully will get more done in the next few weeks!
I have spent a lot of my time moving my things into the spare room where I have a much larger table to work at, maybe this is the main reason for my lack of crafting? I have lots more space now to work in and it is lighter.
One thing I would like to share with you is an exciting new magazine! Well, actually my husband found this magazine on a recent supermarket trip and what a find it is. It is called Simply Homemade and is just what I have been looking for, a general crafty magazine.
I was most excited to find that it is Issue 1 and that there were free gifts! Free craft papers and a set of stamps. Unlike other free gifts I have had from other similar magazines, these were of high quality and something I will definitley be using in my projects!
The magazine is well made, on nice glossy paper, and is quite a substantial size for £3.99. It has the usual magazine sections, contents, news and letters, as well as specific crafty sections covering a range of crafts and easy to follow projects. The sections covered in the magazine are papercraft, recycling, soapmaking, sewing, felt and knitting and it is obvious that each issue will cover a wide range of crafts.
There are lots of projects I want to have a go at and they all have really easy step-by-step instructions with diagrams and all the templates needed contained in the magazine. I really want to have a go at some of the bag projects , making a russain doll charm out of old jeans, the roman blind and making an apron. Another feature of the magazine I really liked are the links to blogs and online market places.
As you can probably tell, I am completley in love with this magazine and will be reading it over and over again, finding inspiration from within it's pages and having a go at the projects. Within 2 hours of getting the magazine I had gone online and subscribed, the lure of the free gift did persuade me, it is just so pretty!
If, like me, you are into general craftiness this is definitley the magazine for you!