Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Crafts-n-Things Magazine Review

Someone gave me a copy of Crafts 'n Things magazine for April 2009 and I must say it's the best issue I've seen recently. I couldn't have done a better job if I'd designed it myself.

They have simple directions for how to make a starter for sourdough bread and recipes for Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls or Sourdough bread that I'd like to try.

For you card makers out there they have 6 pages of 30 minute card making ideas, as well as several other articles on working with rubber stamps and making cards.

For people who crochet there is a wonder lacy afghan that is on the cover in shades of pale orange, pink, green and yellow. I might have to try that someday.

For those of you that are organizationally impaired, there are some great suggestions on organizing your craft supplies so they are attractive to look at and right at your fingertips. I'm definitely going to implement some of those. They have ways to store ribbon, show off your embroidery floss, and put your glorious beads and buttons on display so you can enjoy them every day instead of hiding them away in a drawer or a closet called 'Getting Organized on a Budget.

And there is a fascinating knitted swirl tablecloth with beads and a knitted sweater for those that knit.

This issue has 205 stamping and paper ideas for you paper crafters.

There are even some birdhouses to make, some vintage purses to repurpose and an article on how to make and use foam stamps.

That's not all but you'll have to get your own copy to see the rest. Their website is Happy crafting.


Mike's Hemp Bracelets said...

I am going to have to check this out. I could really use the organization tips, haha. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

You and me both. I'm am organizationally impaired.

My Heart For Him (Jesus) said...

I have this April 2009 issue and was so dissapointed to find the directions for the lovely crochet piece you are refering to is not found in the magazine, :( :( I tried looking on the website, but to no avail, and not way to effectively contact the magazine,. Perhaps you have an idea how one might get the directions?