CraftSanity Magazine Summer Issue 2011 Preview

Summer’s almost here and we’re ready to celebrate the season with a new fun-filled issue of CraftSanity Magazine. From exciting sewing, knitting and crocheting patterns to super-sized crepe paper flowers recipes for strawberry jam, shortcakes and home brewed root beer  – this 48-page issue is sure to inspire you to try something new this summer.

Check out this issue and whip up a whimsical polka dot tent, make hair clips and mini books with your kids and sew breezy summer skirts, saloon bloomers, head scarves and totes. We feature Q&A interviews with designers, a paper doll named Lucy, a baker and even a jam maker. Check out the review page for our picks for hot summer reading and a chance to win a cool studio lamp. We even sprinkled in a little Regency Era crafting a la Jane Austen for good measure.

I think you’re gonna like it, folks.

Featured contributors include: Lydia Adams, Anji Beane, Jennifer Casa, Mark & Cara Cesarik, Cydney Colvig, Sarah Dean, Leanne Dougherty, Jennifer Forest, Rebecca Green, Jan Moon, Aimee Ray, Andrew Schloss, Liz Scott, Marcia Skinner & Mary Kay Walker, Ruth Wesolowski, Ellyn Zinsmeister and yours truly.

You can reserve your print copy here. Magazines will ship the week of June 12.

The PDF will go on sale on the left side of this blog the week of June 12 for $5. Instant downloads of issues 1 & 2 will be available for $3.99 on the left side bar until the new issue is released, then the introductory special will be over and all PDF editions will be $5 each.

*** West Michigan readers please note that I will be at the opening day of the Fulton Street Artisans Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday June 12, 1147 E. Fulton St., in Grand Rapids. Stop by my booth (# 80) to see the Issue 3 trunk show and snag your copy. I will also have limited copies of issues 1 & 2 available, too. See you there!***

Check back here for an updated listing of stockists soon. If you would like to stock CraftSanity Magazine in your shop, contact me and I’ll hook you up.

Many thanks to those of you have have been reading the magazine. This publication would not be possible without your support. Thank you so much!

P.S. I’m already working on the fall and winter issues, so please get in touch if you have a project or story to contribute.

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  1. Sisi says:

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