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.  


  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

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

  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.

  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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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