Last weekend I came across a copy of the second issue of Mollie Makes which people have been raving about. It’s a new British craft magazine. On the spine it says
“making thrifting collecting crafting”
So I figured why not and bought it. I eagerly started to riffle through later that evening as I had heard so much praise for the first issue.
Unfortunately this is where it all started to loose it’s shine. I’m afraid to say I was rather disappointed. Perhaps it was all the fuss I’d heard about it raising my expectations, that sort of thing. I found myself shaking my head a lot and asking ‘why?’
Now I’m not saying it wasn’t beautifully produced. It was. They also clearly have a look and feel worked out for it all. There were some beautiful photographs and little projects to provide food for thought.
It’s just that at £4.99 I didn’t feel it engaged me enough to cough up that amount of money on a regular basis. I agree that there is a gap in the market which I’d love to see filled by a British magazine…… I’m just not sure this is it.