Friday, 27 May 2011
Time to confess!
Yes my name is Lynn and I am a magazine addict! I just love them. The ones above are some of my recent purchases in the craft genre but they don't have to be craft related. I love fashion, gossip, home decor even health and fitness! In fact I could happily waste a whole morning in WH Smiths, browsing their shelves. So why? What is the appeal? With the craft ones, the inspiration they provide is an obvious draw but to me it is more than that. I love their glossiness, and clever layout. I love that you can pick them up, with a cup of tea in one hand and no matter whether you have 5 or 55 minutes you can find something to read, something to grab your interest. If I look back I think my love affair may have started with Twinkle (remember?) when I was little and it has continued. However it really became an addiction once I had children. In the baby years book devouring was not possible, as the moment I started to read, tiredness usually took over and baby brain meant keeping hold of the plot was difficult. However a magazine was just enough to feed my need for words!
Whilst I'm seem to be an expert in buying them, I'm not much good at taking full advantage of the ideas and inspiration they provide me. When I'm them reading my head is full of potential projects but then they get forgotten almost as soon as the magazine is put down. So this little lot are coming on holiday with me next week, along with a notebook to jot down all my ideas. I want to return from holiday refreshed and full of future craftiness! Well that's the idea - I'll let you know how I get on at a later date.