Could this be a dream? A seasonal hallucination brought on by all those sugar cookies and colorful icing?
No – it’s true! A new magazine has premiered on newsstands that features “handcrafted projects and content that use natural and organic materials derived from sustainable and recycled materials.”
Debuting with their Winter 2008 issue, Living Crafts magazine will be published quarterly and is currently available at bookstores, via subscription and at major crafty events. I haven’t had a chance to flip through a copy yet, but from the info on their website, it sounds like a gem:
Enjoy a variety of projects from knitting, sewing, and doll making to soulful articles on bead necklaces and felting in our premiere issue of Living Crafts. We have included simple projects for beginners and children, like making felt hearts and a simple beeswax modeling project for children. But there is something for everyone. Don’t miss our exciting feature and pattern for a magnificent sweater designed by Suss Cousins, which can be worn casually with jeans or easily dressed up. To complete the look, we have included another wonderful pattern for needle-felted matching earrings made of a mixture of wool beads and pearls. With the holiday season around the corner, check out some of the great gift ideas we have included, step-by-step color illustrations, and patterns to inspire you to create something handmade for your loved ones.
Have you spotted a copy of this new crafting title in your local bookstore? Given it a good read? Let us know what you think of Living Crafts!
Haven’t gotten your hands on Living Crafts yet? What do you think will be vital for a green, crafty magazine to succeed? Unique projects? Crafter profiles? Creative supplies’ features? You tell us!