I have a terrible habit of walking into newsagents and walking out with armfuls of magazines.  Even now I've cut down to 3 per month, I still have a backlog o.O  I'm hoping to clear that with a nice long bath this weekend, but I thought I'd do a straw poll and see what your favourite mags are.

This is what I've been reading of late:




What should I be adding/losing from this collection?  Anything out there exciting you right now?

25 comments:

  1. Afraid Mollie Makes leaves me cold, too many artsy photoshoots not enough projects. I do like Making though I always find something in every issue to have a go at. I like Simply Homemade for the same reason, although the sewing projects are the weakest of the magazine.

    Can you tell I can't leave a newsagents without an armful of magazines either:)

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  2. I don't visit newsagents, which makes lives easier and cheaper. I have a subscription to Country Living Mag - Love the homes (my house is 100 years old and I like the rustic styles), the cookery and garden stuff is great and there are often craft articles. Been a fan for years - comes from living in London and pretending I am in the country (which I hate)!

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  3. I don't really buy many magazines but I did have a subscription to Making Magazine for a while (tesco vouchers came in very handy there) and I did quite like a lot of the projects. We're hoping to do some decorating around here soon so I'm looking to find the ideal 'homes' magazine right atm.

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  4. I've been getting rid of my out of control magazine pile this week. I have gone through every crafting and food one before putting them in the recycling. Very much gets kept which to me means I really am wasting my money. I am going to stop buying them unless I know there is a particular project I really want to do in the magazine. And cooking ones? You think over two hundred cook books would be enough to keep me inspired.

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  5. I had to give up magazines because I didn't know where to draw the line and it got so it was either them or food. I shouldn't even be reading this for fear of having a relaps.

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  6. I've only seen 2 issues of Molly makes. Wish it was easier to find. I also love Where Womwn Create.

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  7. Not a fan of Molly Makes... its all posh photos and very little by way of "ooh I'd like to make that". Making is the one I get and I'll keep getting it cos it ALWAYS has cool stuff in it! Sew Magazine is a good one to get once in a while, I dont anymore cos its mostly clothes and I've had to admit to myself I'm not going there... lol

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  8. McCalls has a nice monthly magazine on quilting. The subscription (here in the USA) is very reasonable.

    Happy almost weekend.

    Hugs

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  9. I can't remember the last time I bought a magazine (but it was definitely years ago) so I'm not the person to ask! Have fun catching up!

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  10. I don't read magazines because they are too expensive here but I would have a habit if I could afford it! Happy wrinkly toes while you get through the backload!

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  11. I actually like Mollie Makes, and subscribe to it, I used to get Making, but way too much poncing about and knitting - have that shocking waste of paper Modern Quilting on subscriptions that will hopefully be over soon!
    Unfortunately t'internet makes most things old hat by the time it is in print :(

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  12. I like a good cooking mag every now and then. But I just pik up ones that catch my eye and hold it after a flick through

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  13. Forgot. I used to have a subscription to McCalls quilting. I don't any more but only because I don't have enough timeto make all the quilrs I want to without adding more to the list :)

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  14. If you wanted to loose any old ones, say on 2nd March, I can think of a few takers!! Jxo

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  15. I just get a teddy magazine. Plus I was given a garden mag subscription for this year. Too expensive to have any more.
    Hugs

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  16. Bruce and I go to Barnes & Noble on a “coffee date” a couple times a month. We will get some special latte or whatever and peruse our magazines of choice. I will read anything relating to sewing and quilting. A magazine slut, you know. :-)

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  17. I have piles of magazines that I haven't read yet. I like Country Sampler and Country Living. I could name lots more because I get carried away. I am not renewing any subscriptions until I get caught up one reading all the ones I have.

    Because I am such an old lady, I do love Reminisce and Reminisce Extra.

    Hugs
    Iris

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  18. i have to say that I find most of the quilting magazines not very useful, there are a couple of really good knitting ones I still pick up. I tend to buy books instead or single patterns and save for that by avoiding the magazines entirely. But the nice long bath sounds relaxing.

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  19. I rarely get to buy UK mags but the few episodes of Mollie makes and Making that I have read were very disappointing. I picked up a lovely magazine at Christmas called The Simple Things. More of a Lifestyle magazine than anything specific, but really nicely done.

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  20. I recently did a huge clean out of magazines- They take up so much room around the house. I used to be a magazine junkie but I've decided to get some from the library if I need to look at pretty things, or buy the occasional magazine if I really want it. These days there is so much on the internet for inspiration and information.

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  21. Australian Homespun is the best for lots of projects, though you have to subscribe to get it in the Uk. I buy it occasionally in a LQS in Plymouth.

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  22. So not a magazine person. I'm too tight. I look at the price then think - that's a big chunk of a book. :-)

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  23. My favourite patchwork/craft magazine is Australian Homespun. It's $9.95 here, so I guess it would be exhorbitant in the UK too? But honestly, my blog reading is taking the place of my magazine reading. More ideas, more quilts, all free and comes with interaction ;)

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  24. You've covered my favs. I've them delivered right to my iPad so I can't resist flipping through when I get bored. Always a nice dose of color when waiting in a queue.

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  25. I can't stand Mollie Makes as I find it up it's own bottom! I can't see the second photo so dont' know what that is.

    I love CrossStitcher, but that's only any use if you're a cross stitcher. Likewise I LOVE Inspirations (Aussi needlecraft mag). I like Making and Simply Homemade too.

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