News Stand 11.05.2014

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

News Stand

Hello Lovelies! This week I've had the luxury of these lovely magazines sitting at home on my coffee table. I've picked them up time and time again and have been lapping up the inspiration and information they hold.
I don't normally buy magazines as a lot of the reading I do comes from books or from the internet. However, last week when I was at the airport waiting for my return flight to Germany, I couldn't help but use up the last of the pounds I had in my wallet and buy myself a couple of English magazines.
Naturally I picked crafting magazines and have since been enjoying the vibrant photographs and pictures each of the magazines include.
I chose Simply Crochet, Mollie Makes and Homemaker Magazine. All three magazines I adore!

Now there was a time when I used to subscribe to a particular magazine but after a while I did tend to get bored as the same material kept popping up from month to month but in a slightly altered format. I decided to give up my subscription and since then haven't read a crafting magazine in a while.
I have to tell you, picking up these magazines, I was pleasantly surprised! The content of all three magazines was fantastic! Each one was so beautifully designed and packed full of things I'd love to either buy or try making someday, not to mention there were lots of interesting articles about designers and the work they create.
Simply crochet was the only magazine I bought that was strictly a crochet magazine. This issue had some really fun ideas from a crochet cricket set to summery shorts ideal for days out in the sun.

All three magazines came with free gifts and Simply Crochet magazine was giving away a set of materials and pattern to make a cute little dream catcher.

The packet contained everything you need to make the dream cacher, even the crochet hook!!

I'll definitely try making this and let you know how I get on.
Mollie Makes was one of my other choices of magazine!

I'm a bit of a fan of this magazine! They always have some lovely ideas of things to try making, but above all I love the aesthetic of the magazine. It's very simple and has a rather homemade feeling to it. It just oozes craftiness!

Mollie Makes' free gift was a set of postcards full of DIY Summery fashion ideas.


They were also giving away a little pouch full of everything that is required to make a little floral fabric brooch. How NICE!!!

It contained some really pretty fabrics and also a rather cool vintage style button!

Finally the last magazine I picked was Homemaker magazine and I have to say this one is my personal favourite!

Like the other two magazines it is beautifully layed out and I love how vibrant all of the photographs are.
Homemaker contains all sorts, interviews with designers, crochet projects, sewing and knitting ideas, basically anything crafty!!

Homemaker magazines' project was a rather fun little set of transfers to jazz up some plates and make them just that extra bit special.

Once again everything you need to complete your crafty session of plate decorating. I thought it was a rather jolly idea!

I'll be giving each of these projects a go and am definitely going to keep these magazines on my coffee table so I can grab them and flick through the pages whenever I need a dash of inspiration!
Happy Sunday!!!!

This post was originally posted on 11th May 2014.
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