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ElizaDoMore Wed 17-Oct-12 19:19:03

Bamboozled in WH Smith today.

Which craft mags do you like?

Molehillmountain Wed 17-Oct-12 22:18:03

I have a subscription to Simply Knitting. It's not as high end as The Knitter but I like it. At the moment it serves the purpose of keeping me thinking about knitting in a lull of actual activity!

babesdontlie Thu 18-Oct-12 12:37:08

mollies makes, popular crafts, make (they are the one I buy, I like all craft mags)

QueenOfToast Thu 18-Oct-12 19:22:32

Another vote for Mollie Makes - I love it.

ElizaDoMore Thu 18-Oct-12 22:11:52

Ta! I've bough Mollie Makes a couple I times - it is really good!

stealthsquiggle Thu 18-Oct-12 22:15:39

Mollie makes and another one indistinguishable from MM which I shall dig out - both more "looking at pretty pictures" than practical doing stuff, but fun nonetheless

ElizaDoMore Fri 19-Oct-12 18:12:00

Picked up Homemaker today. Promises creative ideas for your home...

Wingedharpy Sat 20-Oct-12 01:26:11

I've never bought a craft mag in my life until I was pointed in that direction recently by a MNetter when I posted looking for a craft workshop.
I bought Crafts Beautiful as I couldn't find the one she'd recommended, but found it interesting and am currently driving myself nuts trying to make a paper pyramid which (in my mind only) could be used as gift wrap for a bottle at Christmas.
I've bought it again this month and it has a free "Christmas Quilling Kit" which I've yet to open and doubtless will also drive me demented.
Why do these things always look so easy when you look at the pics but they don't mention that you need 8 hands to acomplish the projects they show you?

Seabright Thu 25-Oct-12 17:47:26

Another vote for Mollie Makes. I've just downloaded the sample issue of their ipad-only mag, "Gathered". Haven't read it yet though

chocolateteabag Thu 25-Oct-12 22:33:53

Save your money and flick through craftgawker.com - it's searchable and has. Loads of different ideas

Having said that I have a subscription to Making magazine which has a good mix of different projects each month

SoupDragon Fri 26-Oct-12 08:20:51

I've just read Making for the first time. It's less frilly than Mollie Makes but seemed thinner. I think I'll flick through the digital versions of the back issues and try some more issues though.

SoupDragon Fri 26-Oct-12 08:21:26

Good lord! Do not look at Craftgawker! I have lost days in there grin

pollyteapot Fri 26-Oct-12 12:27:04

Well, thank you! I've never heard of craftgawker, but it will be added to the huge list of sites to look at to avoid doing actual crafting smile What a beautiful site

re the mags, I have just started buying Making magazine, but will try Mollie Makes. They are pretty pricey though. Sometimes our library has long out of date magazine that they sell of for 10p - I've got a fair few paper crafting ones from there (in the hope that I one day start that craft)

ZombieArmsDragOnTheFloor Sat 27-Oct-12 12:23:36

I've just read the Gathered thing by Mollie Makes -rubbish and not worth paying for IMO. There are plenty of free blogs that do it better.

ElizaDoMore Sun 28-Oct-12 11:39:58

I have some digital issues of Mollie Makes on my phone. They were special offers and were vastly reduced! Keep an eye out for those.

evenkeel Tue 30-Oct-12 15:46:21

I took out a subscription to 'Mollie Makes' and tbh I won't be renewing it. There just doesn't seem to be much in it for me.....yes, the occasional interesting idea or pattern, but I'm afraid I realise it's unremittingly twee for my tastes sad

And somehow it feels kind of insubstantial - as though they can't quite find enough material to make nice, meaty, interesting articles.

ElizaDoMore Wed 31-Oct-12 17:17:15

Mollie Makes back issues are half price for a limited time. Message sent to me via iTunes.

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