Let’s Start a Magazine Together!

This is the post where I steal an entire bit from Susan’s blog and pass it on here.  She and the crew at JMF are starting  magazine.  A beautiful, lovely, useful magazine centered around all things done by hand.  Cooking, sewing, knitting, building…..you name it.  I’m super excited about it (and having a hard time not boasting that I’ve known about it for quite awhile and have seen some of what’s going to go into it…..it’s too exciting to keep to myself!).  Here it is in Susan’s words. There’s some lovely prizes to be had for those who can help get it off the ground.

Very Big News!

by Susan on March 2, 2012

So for months now I have been alluding to a big secret I’ve been keeping. I am thrilled that today I can finally share the news with all of you.

Juniper Moon Farm is starting a magazine called By Hand. By Hand will be a lifestyle magazine for people who make, with departments for cooking, crafting, DIY, gardening, and do-gooding, with a bit of travel and profiles of makers every month.

The idea is to celebrate creating things with our hands, and to explore the motivation to make things in a world where there are cheaper and immediate alternatives. It will be both practical (patterns, DIY projects, etc) and thoughtful, with a lovely and gentle aesthetic.

We have lots of amazing contributors and editors on board already, and the first issue is well underway. But before we go any further, we need your help!

We are holding a Kickstarter campaign to raise the rest of the money we need to make the magazine everything we want it to be. And as an added inducement, we have commissioned so amazing rewards! Our art director Michelle Lukezic has designed posters and t-shirts that are going to be incredibly popular with people who make things with their hands. Here’s a sample:

There are posters and t-shirts for each of the sections in the magazine!

If you like what you see and want to support us, great! If you can help us get the word out about the Kickstarter and the magazine we will be forever in your debt!

And The Winner Is…..

Happy 4th everyone!  I loved reading everyone’s favorite things to do for the holiday.   I am going to be doing what a lot of you plan to do : relax!  It’s a great holiday – no big fancy meals to prepare, no presents to wrap, no costumes to make.

And so, without further ado, the winner, selected via random number generator is:

Louise Edsall.

“Wow beautiful Noro. Favorite fourth activity is storytelling pantomimes by sparkled light. My dad started this tradition and I love it. Of course this has followed a BBQ, homemade ice cream, s’mores and a trip to watch local fireworks

Congratulations Louise!

Send your address to amykaraszAThotmailDOTcom and I’ll get that package right out to you.

Have a great and relaxing holiday everyone!!!

Holiday Weekend Noro Giveaway!!!

Just in time for the 4th, it’s time to give away THREE (50 gram, 100 meter) balls of Noro Silk Garden!  Two are colorway number 341, the 3rd is number 326.


To enter, leave a comment about your favorite thing to do on the 4th.

Entry is open until Sunday night at midnight.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday.

Good luck friends and have a fabulous holiday weekend!!