Friday, June 17, 2011
Farewell ReadyMade Mag
Yesterday, I was so saddened to hear that ReadyMade magazine was folding. It is a sad reminder of not only the economy, but also, what people are willing to spend their money on. I have nothing against fashion magazines, but it seems that magazines which offer nothing but shopping cues keep tugging along when publications that offer read advice and ideas and how-tos and community flounder. A lot of the medium has moved online, which I understand and even kind of enjoy the convenience of, but there is something about chilling out on a lazy day and leafing through your new magazines. I love tearing out my favorite articles or images. So, farewell ReadyMade. I will miss you!.
On a happier note, I thought I would recommend an online craft mag that is relatively new. I purchased the second issue of Toffee Magazine the other week, and I really enjoy it. It is well done and features interviews with standouts in the crafting community. It is very colorful and, dare I say, girly, but I don't think that is a bad thing at all. It features a great variety of crafting mediums and every issue includes a print out section with project patterns and printable paper art. It is definitely a good value at $2.99 AUD. (or $3.18 USD)