"I just received my Summer '08 issue in the mail. I don't knit or crochet, but your beautiful projects have inspired me to learn one or the other or both of those skills! I just think your projects are stunningly beautiful."
Fort Worth, Texas
"Received and have devoured the issues - BEAUTIFUL!!!. I love the organic yarn component. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the Grandmother's garden and fairy story. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the farm/community knitted blanket. Basically I love everything about your magazine. Keep up the great work and can't wait for the next issue.
I was so delighted to get your first issue for x-mas - my husband discovered your magazine and it became my stocking stuffer :)
"I just wanted to let you know that I received the 2 issues of living crafts ... and I ADORE them! Wow, they are just beautiful! What a fantastic magazine! I can't wait to dive into all of the projects. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"In looking at the Spring issue, and with an eye to the future, I'd just like to comment that I'd like to see a wider VARIETY of media be used for crafting. Fiber arts are lovely indeed, wool roving delightful, needle felting is precious, but I just hope there will be a larger variety in future issues. As a homeschooler I am hoping to use this magazine as inspiration and ideas for our handiwork projects in our homeschooling and hope to try lots of new things. I also hope you'll consider instructions for crafting fun crocheted items, too, not just knitted items. Just hoping for a growing variety throughout the magazine.
Anyway, the magazine seems like it is headed in a wonderful direction that I'm sure will be enjoyed and utilized by many! Best of luck with the magazine."
Great Lakes, Illinois
I just had to say thank you for this wonderful magazine. I think it is even better than the first one. My daughter and I can't wait to get started on the fun spring crafts. The articles are lovely as well.
"Dear Living Crafts,
What a fantastic magazine this is! I thoroughly enjoyed the Premier Issue copy. My extended family decided several years ago that we would only make gifts for one another at Christmas, and I know your magazine will provide ideas for years to come.
This year I was stuck on what to make for my 18 month old nephew.
When I saw the knitted farm, I thought it would be perfect, but since Christmas was only a month away, I certainly didn't have the time to knit it. Using your pictures as inspiration, I went to our local Salvation Army and picked out sweaters that had various colors and textures, cut them up into squares and sewed them together. It's not as detailed and beautiful as the one featured in your pages, but on the plus side it is machine washable! :) I've attached a picture so you can see how it turned out.
Thank you for such a wonderful publication. I'm looking forward to the next issue.
Mountain View, CA
After reading your premiere issue, I just had to be guaranteed a copy of all subsequent issues, so I subscribed today! Yay!
Thank you - I look forward (very much) to the next copy.
I just read the copy of the Premire Issue of Living Crafts. I am really inspired and moved by the wealth of beauty in the crafts featured in this issue.
As my husband and I think about beginning our family (next year!), one of our concerns is keeping the plastic toys out of our house.
We thought hard about making our hitchin' last year eco- friendly. We didn't want more stuff, but we acknowledged that our friends would want to show their happiness for us somehow. As we approach parenting, we'll want to do things a little differently as well.
A primary thing I will want to communicate is "Don't give us stuff. And if you have to give us stuff, at least give us natural stuff - books, wood toys, felted play mats!" Being new to thinking about children, I had no idea there were so many options for natural toys. When I say no to plastics, I want to be able to say - "This would be ok. Here's a place to get wood blocks." I now feel that I'll be able to do that.
Again, thank you!"
San Francisco, CA"P.S. I loved the article on prayer beads. I'll probably do that at my "baby shower" someday. And I just subscribed. Which I -don't- do."