09 March 2012
Favourite Things Friday
If you have been reading my blog recently you will know that I am on a Mixed Media bender at the moment. Yesterday I received March's kit and I have prepared the watercolour paper ready to go so hopefully I will get a chance to have a bit of a play day over the long weekend.
My favourite thing Friday this weeks is craft magazines and in particular these two. Up until a couple of years ago I collected Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Art's Magazine. I got a bit peeved with them because for a while they were just so full of Ads that I just couldn't justify the expense.
So then I started collecting Somerset Studio Magazines, at first they were quite hard to get in Adelaide (Borders was the only place to sell them and at a OMG price). I really didn't want to subscribe because it was a big expense all at once and sometimes delivery here is a bit slow a remember a mag going to to Grange in South Africa and took 6 months to get to me by which time the supplier had kindly sent me another one but still it was a long wait.
Now Blue Bazaar have a subscription service for a few of the Stampington Magazines (Somerset Studio's publisher) which means you only have to pay for the magazine when they arrive at the store. Now that I am getting a monthly kit I can combine postage which is even better.
Now to my iPad. I have subscribed to the digital versions of Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Art's Magazine, yesterday I downloaded all of the 2011 Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines for less than $20. I'll wait until the release the Quilting Arts equivalent but I am so in heaven with all the creative eye candy that I have to pour over, the only problem is that I have seen a heap of new must have tools/paints/pens and mediums that I just have to have.
Head on over to Mrs P for some more FTF, and I'm off for a cup of tea and a read.