For Christmas I got a subscription to Cross Stitcher from my mum and I have to say it's awesome not having to go out and buy it, and worry about not getting it. Cross Stitcher is one of my favourite craft magazines, because I love all the patterns in all the issues and the free gifts are too cute!
I decided I was going to take a look at the magazines I bought now and only pick the ones I really liked and subscribe to them as well.
So the ones that made the cut, first off, Mollie Makes.
Next up we have Sew. I love Sew, because not only are loads of project super cute, but it encourages me to get better/trying at all to make some clothes.
It has a nice mix of traditional sewing projects with things like cross stitch and embroidery thrown in too. I remember when I bought my first issue, I wasn't convinced I would buy any more, but I went back month and month and I love it. I also love peeking into other people's craft rooms on the last page!
Also as a bonus I got this lovely book free.
So those are my core three magazines each month. However, this means I've had to lose Cross Stitch Crazy and World of Cross Stitch. There was nothing really long with these magazines, as I've been buying them for about a year, but I thought I only really need to buy one cross stitch magazine. With these two magazines, I find there are a few patterns I really like, but the rest are just quite normal, unlike Cross Stitcher where I literally want to make everything!
So I now have one cross stitching magazine, 1 sewing magazine and 1 general craft magazine. A nice mix. I'm very happy, and excited for the arrival of my lovely free books!