Seeking Inspiration – New Magazines

I went magazine shopping recently, looking for some fresh inspiration. I found a few new magazines that spoke to me, so I wanted to share them with you.

Mollie Makes – living & loving handmade.

The issue I bought has projects for making crochet bangles (I’m actually working on making these), a professional looking iPad case, a princess doll with matching bedding, and creative inspiration from Berlin, New Zealand and Cardiff. Such a charming magazine!

Cloth – design it. make it. wear it. love it.

The issue I bought is full of inspiration, from shopping in New York City for your next sewing project, to instructions for making curtains with pockets (clever!), to instructions for making fun summer clothes.

Stitch Craft Create – celebrating a creative lifestyle.

The issue I bought has projects for making crochet mug mats, a birdie appliquéd pillow, a trio of mini quilts, and adorable buntings for summer decorating. Another wonderfully charming magazine!

Uppercase – for the creative and curious.

I actually have a subscription to this magazine. Their content is primarily based on graphic design, illustration and crafting, but they also have a wide variety of articles about artists and their creative spaces, inspiration, recipes and project ideas.

It’s always fun discovering magazines that are new to me, and full of fresh, creative people and ideas. I really liked each of these magazines, so I will definitely buy them again. I don’t make projects from patterns or featured in magazines very often, but each of these issues has a project I want to try. They are also good eye candy when I need a little boost.

Do you have any favorite magazines?

Thanks for stopping by!

A Good Day At the Mailbox

I was so excited to open the mail today that I wanted to share the goods with you.

I received a couple blocks from my quilting bee partners.

August was my month and I requested string blocks from my partners using an assortment of Belle fabrics I’ve been saving for a Fall quilt. Aren’t they beautiful?

I recently won a gift certificate from Sherri to spend at Jackie’s shop! Woohoo, thank you, Sherri! Here’s what I used the gift certificate for:

New quilting magazines and Patricia Bravo’s Sugar fabric collection! Check out a close-up shot of these gorgeous fabrics!

I also found a surprise package from my friend Paula, a lil something she sent my way to congratulate me on taking “the plunge.”

Thank you, Paula, for thinking of me! I found so many clever and fun lunch bag ideas in this book.

My favorite is the bag to fit on the handle bars of your bike!

Quilting blocks from friends, fabric and magazines won from a friend, and a fun new book from a friend = a triple happy day at my house!