Friday, June 12, 2009

New magazines

Create & Decorate is an American Crafts Publication and often difficult to come by in Australia. But I always love to flick through its pages when I discover it on the newsagents' shelves, and this issue was just too good to put back!

This 'Garden Angel Kitty' was designed by Virginia Lettorale... and is a project-in-waiting for my little girl, Rosie.

The 'Memories Keepsake pincushion' was designed by Angela Prince-Bex and I think it's a great way to display vintage charms...

Moving on to Australian magazines... and I can never go a month without securing a copy of Homespun! This issue has some great projects, including a whimsical pull-along toy by Pam Eyre of Cloth to Creation. The aptly named, Bacon and Eggs, is pictured below:

And a variation of the popular Babushka dolls equates to this cute and quirky doll by Fiona Lech:

As the guys at Monty Python would say, "And now for something completely different!"...

My gorgeous friend Ral, is crazy about felting. If you read my blog on a regular basis you might remember our excursion to a felting exhibition here. We got more than we bargained for that night, as Mr Bacon and Eggs, could tell you!!

Anyway, I discovered the FIRST issue of a new Australian magazine, very simply, called Felt. If you're interested in finding out more, then check out the weblink here.

I am looking forward to having a cuppa, putting my feet up, and enjoying an inspired read!

Update on Rosie

Rosie is almost back to her 'usual self' now... expressing interest in food, teasing her big brother, and running rings around her mum! Thank you once again for your kind thoughts and prayers... I have no doubt that they've made all the difference in aiding the return of her good health! Hugs! xx

Until next time, happy reading! :-)


Liz said...

Glad to hear life is getting back to normal for you all :o)
I got my issue of 'Homespun' on Wednesday too, just love it, take care, lizzie xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

Thanks for showing us some great things Vikki and so glad to hear Rosie is just about better :) Good news for sure...hugs hugs :)

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Ooh, the owls on that first mag are just too cute!!

I'm glad the fam's getting back to normal xxx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Glad to hear Rosie is almost back to normal. Must ring Homespun...mine hasn't arrived.:(
Have a good week-end

barb's creations said...

What a fantastic magazine thanks for sharing it as I've never seen it displayed at my local newsagency.I must enquire whether they sell it there? Glad to hear that life is returning to normal and Rosie is doing much better :) Barb.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

You know how much I love mags sweetie so I hope one or more might come to class on Tuesday night for some show and tell... LOL.

Good news about Rosie. I hope you are managing some more sleep too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Deb said...

Hi Vikki, so pleased to hear Rosie is getting back to normal, its so great how they bounce back isnt it. can't wait for my homespun mag to arrive although it always arrives about 3 weeks after you get yours in Aussie.

Jo in TAS said...

Was there a 2nd copy of that 1st magazine on the shelf? It looks very interesting.
I love Homespun too, especially when I discover I've won a prize!!!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! Must have been a magazine day today - I finally found time to flick through a few that I'd been buying then putting to one side for 'later'. Homespun was one of them and I did have a giggle at the Bacon and Eggs project - cute! Hope you have a fab weekend with your little sweetie on the mend! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Anonymous said...

Hi Vikki,
Great to hear that Rosie is on the mend, hope that you are getting some restful sleep. Glad that I know some one who is as addicted to craft magazines as I am. See you on Tuesday,
Karen xx

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Wonderful news about Rosie. TTFN ~ Marydon

Dolores said...

So glad to hear little Rosie is almost back to good health. I'm sure a little stuffed kitty would be a nice thing to make just for her.
Thanks for the peek into the magazines. Have fun reading them.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Sooo glad to hear Rosie is feeling much better.

Thanks for showing us your new magazines.
Hm, how many magazines can one gal own?
I have years worth of painting magazines and now I seem to have a collection of Handmade, sewing mags and other housy mag's.
Oh dear, I need bookshelves!!


So pleased to hear that Rosie is on the mend.
Just love the garden angel cat. That face is amazing. I can imagine doing one in my Leo's colours! Now just have to tack down the pattern.
Lesley X

Khris said...

OMg did you find the Create and Decorate here in Oz? I must try and see if I can find one..I haven't seen it here...wahhhh...hugs Khris

Anonymous said...

Hello Vikki, glad to hear Rosie is on the mend.....thank you for the insight to Create and Decorate I have not seen this magazine and would like to source it....Warm Regards Lyn

Angela said...

Hi there! Someone sent me your link. Thank you for featuring my Memory Pincushion from Create & Decorate. I love that magazine!!


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