Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Want-to-Make Wednesday

Thank you for all the helpful and nice comments about yesterday's reveal -  I'm going to count up the votes soon and make a decision based on the results.  Sure beats trying to think about it myself...

Today's Want-to-Makes are from a couple of magazines that are on the shelves currently in the UK.  

One is the much trumpeted 'Mollie Makes' and the other is the maybe less well-known 'Making'.  

Now whilst I love both these magazines, with their ranges of crafty projects, scrummy styling and photography and oodles of suggestions  for places to look for supplies, I would just like to be a bit controversial again and say that, for me at least, 'Making' edges ahead.

Here, first, is what I want to make from Mollie Makes...


Those mice are completely adorable, and I WILL have to make a family sometime...

But look at the want-to-makes I have piled up from Making...

Would be perfect to take on holiday with a little project inside.

Because I WILL learn to crochet one day!

Because it sounds delicious, and unusual.

So simple, yet so effective.

Okay, this is for Mr U-t-B to make. His granddaughter would love it when she's a bit older!

I love this desk, and would probably leave it plain, but this technique would be great for a more boring piece of furniture, to give it a bit of oomph.  I even have such a piece of furniture in my workroom...

Vintage suitcase + pretty lining + sewing paraphernalia = my idea of heaven

So, if your in the market for a crafty magazine, do take a look at 'Making'.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  


10 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely things to make there Alix,I have a list of things I want to make but its just fitting it in with family life.Wish I could crochet cos I would love to do that little blanket.Look forward to seeing which buttons you use.Love Jill xx

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  2. Just so much temptation.......and not enough time!

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  3. I think a lot of us are on the same wavelength. I bought the Making it mag on Sunday and love its contents and I too don't have the time to do all of the things I want to. I really want to make the paper roses out of book pages, they're so effective.

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  4. I bought the first four Mollie Makes and the Christmas edition but haven't actually made anything from them. I'll defiinitely have a look at Making, thank you for the review.
    Carol xx

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  5. What a great idea for a vintage suitcase. I have a sewing basket with tangled contents. I' m sure if I went to someones home and they had one of those I would instantly fall in love with it and want one immediately. First find a suitcase!

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    1. It's definitely a rather covetable little item!

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  6. i love the doll's house shelves...so cute.
    I get mollie makes but used to get making, maybe when my subscription ends i will swap back :o)
    love jooles x

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  7. I love seeing what you will be tackling next ! Lovely things. Sorry to miss your last post - the dress looks gorgeous ! I'd have voted for the plastic orange button.

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  8. I'm terrible for buying mags like that and then never doing anything with them but some of those projects look great!

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  9. Love the magazines too, but havn't had a look at 'Making' but I am going to go and get it now, because it looks great. Julie xxx

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