Tuesday, January 22, 2013

French Magazines & Country Homes and Interiors



Hello ladies !
Today, as promised (Christine you put the pressure on me :-) rightly so, as otherwise this would have ended up as lost post that never made it to daylight) I will show you what magazines I got in France, but also one of my favorite English magazines as there is a crafty part in it. 

My lovely husband had to go to London two weeks ago and so I asked him for Country Homes & Interiors magazine, as this was something he could easily get me at the airport.
And although I have had it for 2 weeks and I have never managed to not look inside a magazine immediately, this time I could hold myself and wait. 
Last night I wanted a bit of comfort easy reading, snuggled up in bed and luckily for me on the first few pages there was a crochet section !! (I say luckily as after these pages I could no longer keep my eyes open)

Hola  a todas !
Hoy como prometi (y Christine después me lo pidió en un comentario y yo se lo agradezco :-) ) os enseñare las revistas que compre en Francia, pero primero os enseñare una de mis revistas ingles favoritas ya que tiene una sección de crafts que os puede interesar. 

Mi querido marido tuvo que ir a Londres hace unas 2 semanas así que le pedí que me trajera Country Homes and Interiors ya que la podía comprar en el aeropuerto y la encontraría facilemente. 
Aunque la he tenido en casa durante 2 semanas  y nunca consigo resistir la tentación y no mirar la revista por dentro hasta que la pueda leer con tiempo, esta vez resistí. 
Peeero anoche me acorde de ella y como necesitaba algo reconfortante que leer acurrucada en la cama pues la abri. 
Y menos mal que en las primeras paginas había algo que atrajo mi atención, un articulo sobre granny squares !! Digo menos mal porque no tarde mucho en cerrar los ojos, que sueño tenia !!


And so this is it !!
Lots of lovely ideas, and look at that OMG vintage Singer table !! 

Y esto es !!
Un monton de bonitas ideas y mirar esa mesa antigua de Singer !!!



 Then, at the crafty section they do every month there was also ideas on how to re-use old woolly jumpers. Nice !

Después, me fui directa al final ya que siempre tienen una sección de 'crafts' y este mes es de como re-utilizar viejos jerseys de lana.


And now the craft magazines I got in France over Christmas. 

I got this one as it seems everybody is talking about the Hardanger embroidery technique. But as looked closely it seemed a familiar embroidery to me. So I asked my mum if she knew this method and she said matter of factly: Of course ! these are 'vainicas' , that she has been making since she was a child. So there you go, I went to bed that night having learnt something new. 

Y ahora toca ver las revistas de manualidades que compre en Francia cuando estuve en Navidad.

Esta de abajo la compre porque parece que todo el mundo esta hablando de la técnica
de bordado Hardanger y me pico la curiosidad.
Cuando me puse a ojearla me resulto muy familiar así que le pregunte a mi sabia madre si conocía este metodo y me dijo: Pues claro, si esto son las vainicas de toda la vida (que ella ha hecho desde que era pequeña). Así que esa noche me fui a la cama sabiendo algo nuevo, que el misterioso Hardanger, era vainicas.


This is the back of the magazine with all the lovely projects. 

Esta es contraportada donde muestran todos los projectos.


This one is called Couture Creative and it has 26 bag patterns and how to make them, etc. 

Esta revista llamada Couture Creative viene con 26 patrones de bolsos varios y como hacerlos.


This one below has some assorted projects of crochet, knitting, patchwork, etc

Esta de abajo tiene proyectos varios de crochet, punto, patchwork, etc.

 This one below called Crochet Creatif is packed with projects to make for children, if you like that style, I'm not very fond of the designs shown but there you go ! 

Este de mas abajo se llama Crochet Creatif y tiene muchas cositas para niños, si te gusta el estilo claro, que a mi resulto que no me hacen mucha gracia (para mis hijos) pero bueno para el que le gusten ahí están.

 And the back of the magazine. . . 

Y la contraportada . . .


This below I got it as it came with freebies !! thread, needles and some fabric. I'm hoping to make a quilt one of these days . . . sometime in my life I have to say. 

Esta de mas abajo la compre porque venian cositas gratis !! si, venia una bobina de hilo blanco (muy útil), agujas y telas varias. Y también porque espero algún dia de estos . . . o debería decir, algún dia en mi vida hacer una colcha de patchwork.


 This one below is to sew and make some softies . . . some are cute

Esta de abajo es para hacer muñequitos (monstruitos) de tela . . . algunos son monos


And the last one is about Cartonnage which is basically covering up boxes with fabric. This is something I always wanted to learn and there is a place in my town where they do workshops, so who knows ?? 

Y la ultima es sobre Cartonnage, que es cubrir cajas con telas. Esto es algo que quiero aprender y hay un sitio donde vivo que hacen talleres, así que quien sabe ??


Some of these magazines came as a bundle of 2 but I cant remember anymore which ones so I commented on each separately. 

I also bought a book but it is soooo pretty that it deserves a post of its own. 

This is all for today

Hope you enjoyed it !! 

Love,
Eva 

Algunas de estas revistas venían en paquete de 2 pero no recuerdo cuales venían juntas así que os he enseñado todas por separado.

Tambien me compre un libro, pero es taaan bonito que se merece tener su propia entrada en el blog.

Eso es todo por hoy,

Espero que lo hayáis disfrutado !!

Besitos,
Eva

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing these. It is funny you posted this today because I went and bought a Marie Claire Idees today (the Christmas one). Country Homes and Interiors is one of my favorite English magazines (along with Country Living). I usually get them a little late but am looking forward to it just for the pages you showed. I want that vintage sewing table.

    And I love all the French magazines. I have never heard of hardanger but I have not done much embriodery so far. You have a lot of magazines. They look so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.

    And just to let you know I wrote back about the music box jumper under your comment on my blog. I tried to email you about it but couldn't find your email.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the email address. I have now added to the blog my email.

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  2. Great magazines! I bought quite a few in England at christmas and I'm planning on going through them this afternoon - I can't wait :) Have a great day! xx

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It is a moment I love ! Opening up one of my fav magazines for the first time ! Enjoy your reading ! X Eva

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