So I had the chance to review the new Spring Issue of Folk Magazine this week. When you first open it, you see the editor, Ben holding a dozen beautiful brown eggs in a field of tall green grasses. Spring is upon us.
This magazine is divided into four sections: Share, Create, Story, and Gather. It is filled with inspiring stories of getting back to what’s importing in life, family, creating, and simple things. It has 15 recipes to try too! I’m dying to try the picnic/tea time recipes at the end of the magazine for Meyer Lemon Layer Cake and Smoke Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches. (And an intriguing recipe for zucchini marmalade!)
There is another article on Portland’s Blanche & Mimi. I could probably spend way too much money in that store!
There is a pattern for a folk art bunny! She’s adorable and just in time for Easter. Definitely sewing two, one for the daughter and one for the son. Well he’ll probably just chew on it, but as long as I just stitch the eyes and nose instead of use buttons, he’ll be a happy camper. And check out these pictures from the magazine. They are from an article on Lori Ann Corelis. I find them beautiful, and inspiring! Perhaps I will have to learn to sew a stuffed animal. (Although I’m sure it will take a LOT of practice to get anywhere near this good!)
I also enjoyed reading about Melody Doyel who makes clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. I really like this magazine because it is basically what I’m trying to do with my home and blog, make an inviting and comfortable place for my family and friends. The photography is absolutely stunning too. I’m embarrassed to say that I took a photography class in college (mostly focused on journalistic style and not studio unfortunately) because it makes my photos look like snap shots…which they pretty much are. Another nice thing, while there are ads in the magazine, the magazine itself doesn’t feel like it’s trying to sell anything to you. I tried out a couple of magazine lately supposedly about the country home which to me felt like a catalog of buy this and buy that. It’s a beautiful change of pace to read a home/lifestyle magazine that actually focuses on content.
You can subscribe at www.magazinebyfolk.com and use the code #FOLK to receive 50% off your order. And be sure to tell the Folk folks Hilltop Homemaker sent you! 🙂