OK, perhaps calling this a review is unfair as, of all the recent released, this is my absolute favourite. You know I sang the praises of Homemaker when that came out, and have since also thoroughly enjoyed Making, Mollie Makes, and Simple Things. But those are now bought if that month appeals. Reloved, however, is a must buy, my one subscription now, in these times of fewer buttons for such treats.
I am encouraged to post this quickly now as there is a 3 issues for £3 until the end of August, and that has to be a worthwhile bargain for those with a few pounds to spare and who enjoys making, upcycling, crafting, and generally being a bit makery as often as time and the spirit allows.
The website is not updated these days, it seems, but the Facebook page is active and worth a “Like” – indeed perhaps that is the way to go with limited resources, for the publishers, I suggest.
The magazine – well it truly is a treat to receive each month, saving it for a proper sit down, ideally with tea and cake. This month included the usual variety of things that I really want to do and a few that I’ve no interest whatsoever in, but the articles and snippets make for an enjoying read to go back to several times through the weeks until the next issue.
The quilting masterclass will certainly be referenced though I’d have liked more photos to ensure that I’m doing it right, I must say. And I have long fancied getting some wooden wine crates and keep meaning (and forgetting) to visit the local wine merchants to see if any can be had without buying on eBay…
One thing I prefer with Reloved is that you don’t get a “likely to add to the clutter” freebie with each issue. Regardless of the content, the free item included with some actually put me off – ridiculous as this seems. Now if the instructions were included with said freebie’s pouch, I may be more inclined to do them (yes, I know all you have to do is tear it from the magazine, but…).
Anyway – long may Reloved publish. It is the treasure of this wonderful era of crafty mags.