I picked up issue one of Mollie Makes magazine today and it felt like a breath of fresh air, it has satisfied my eyes yearning for beauty and inspiration, something I have not found in craft magazines previously. It is all about crafting, making, collecting thrifting and (my favorite) homes and interiors, this issue has some beautiful interiors full of vintage crafty treasures, I especially love the tour of Paula Mills home. The magazine also has lots of things to make and ‘Ooh I could do that’ ideas to steal which I love, and knitted bunting, and summer garden party ideas, and crochet bike wheel covers… I definitely recommend it.
Recently I have been swooning over images of Hilda Grahnat‘s Swedish home, it is such an inspiration, especially because almost everything in her small apartment is a vintage find, recycled or from a thrift store. I love the mid-century style furniture combined with her charming style; eclectic clusters and collections of personal objects and touches of colour amongst the clean sleek Scandinavian ping.
All images from Hilda Grahnat’s Blog, you should have a look, it’s beautiful.
I’ve received my first mail art package in the post, It was very exciting to see the beautiful handmade envelope among all the identical white bills. It was from Jessica Gowling, a creative artist lady, maker of zines and mail art aficionado! (have a look at her lovely blog: Nature’s my friend)
Personal, tangible post is a joy to receive (and send) it is also a great way to artfully communicate with creative people from all over the world and have something fun and inspiring pop through the letter box for a change, which is why I LOVE mail art.
I’m going to get to work on my reply now…
If you’d like to exchange mail art with me then see my ‘I wanted to tell you’ page.
I have unintentionally acquired a doily/ vintage tablecloth collection, I’m very happy about this. The first batch I collected for the table decorations at my wedding, and the other day my lovely Gran sent me a bag full that she had collected for me, including two beautiful vintage linen tablecloths: