Living Crafts Magazine
Living Crafts magazine is for people who enjoy making crafts and handwork using natural, organic materials. In every issue, you'll find projects for the whole family, including ones that parents and their children can do together.
Projects include seasonal crafts, knitting, weaving, crochet, felting, sewing, quilting, and simply cutting and gluing. On the web site, you'll see instructions for a bunch of projects already featured in back issues, such as growing Easter grass, weaving a treasure purse, making a pine cone gnome and a walnut royal family, crocheting a kid's crown, and knitting a doll's sweater. Each issue is shock full of great ideas, for beginners and experts alike. Fun projects for children include making and using a weaving loom, creating easy felted flowers, and making tree ornaments. The finished projects turn out looking so good.
The magazine also promotes a holistic lifestyle and using environmentally friendly materials. You'll find directories on where to buy natural, organic materials and supplies, toys, and other healthy products. (The directory is also on the web site.)
In one winter issue, there were directions on how to make an angel ornament. My six-year-old daughter and I bought enough materials for two angels so we could package half the materials with instructions for a holiday gift for her friend. It was a great gift!
Currently, Living Crafts is a quarterly magazine. You can sign up on the web site for a free issue to preview. It's such a beautiful, well done, and thoughtful magazine that you'll want to try all the projects! This is definitely a magazine you'll want to save.