30 August 2011

i'm a bit late to Mollie's party . . .

Greetings all,
Last Friday my lovely newsagent rang at 8a.m. with the exciting news she had finally secured ONE copy of Mollie Makes magazine.  Her darling husband spent hours on the phone trying to source one.  I ran in after the school drop off & collect my bounty & high-5 my newsagent Rosemary, who admitted she had a peek. 
Not only am i a tad late to the world wide Mollie Makes party, starting with issue 4, but . . . to my crafty unholiness & complete disrespect to my handmade sisterhood . . . i didn't open it until last night.  I know, i'm shocked myself, but i wanted to savour it. 
 The inside pages are delicious, not too much advertising, plenty of handmade eye candy & beautiful rooms, real designers studios & interesting 'how to' projects.
 I would love a kitchen/ breakfast table & formal dining table in my homestead (greedy, gimme) if so, this is exactly where i fancy myself eating porridge . . . blue & white, mix match & simple.
 How about some Summer lazy afternoons under a make shift tent, lit by lanterns - as you'll still be there after dark.  Dreamy!!  Love a grown up cubby house.
 Don't you LOVE Anna Maria Horner??  She is the queen of colour, pattern & modern bohemian style.  I worship Amy Butler but Anna doesn't play it as safe, she's more daring, i like it!!  This is her studio, filled with everything a designer & mother of 6 could dream of.
 I couldn't devour the Mollie magazine in one evening & wanted to view it in a different light, so i took my stack of unread magazines on an excursion to Commonwealth Park this afternoon (between dropping off my son's forgotten lunch & school pick up, i had 2 hours to kill in the sunshine as i was not going home again).
 When i looked up, this was my view.  Lake Burley Griffen, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, yes that is a bloody huge flag pole!!
 Some of the locals came to say hello too.  They were so close, i wish i had some bread, i'm sure they don't survive on 'nature' as this is a manmade lake & they were SO tame.
My eldest daughter thinks the clouds look fake.  It was gorgeous, relaxing, i could have happily dozed off here & forgotten i had children or anywhere to be.  Still getting through the magazines, The Block is really interesting, i enjoyed the television series; i flicked through Frankie - although i consider this one of their least inviting covers, smile darling; Vogue Living will have to wait; & Country Style just makes me want to cry i'm not already living in the country.  Oh it will come, not soon enough though, give me space, freedom, a home of my own.  Love Posie

25 comments:

Bayside Rose said...

I have been enjoying Mollie makes too! It is just such a different type magazine isn't it? Glad you got a copy as they are really hard to get here. Pam x

Sally said...

Great view! It will always be worth opening a package when you can truly savor it - why rush. Sometime I just like looking and admiring before diving in because it just makes the whole experience last even longer.
I'm behind the eight ball too... haven't laid my eyes on Mollie Makes yet ... looks good though.
Hope you have many more beautiful Canberra days to relax and read mags. Won't be long before you can sit back and read magazines amoungst all the tulips too.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

An afternoon in the park, that view and a stack of magazines...oh bliss! I only have one single copy of Mollie Makes, but I have to say that I really enjoy it... Have a good week, Love from London xo

tinajo said...

Hm, I doubt I could find that in Sweden - it looks lovely though so enjoy it for me as well! :-)

loulou said...

Hi Miss Posie

how exciting - a new mag to devour!

I need to start looking for that one too and yes I am a big amy buttler fan as well.

have a lovely day

x

Loulou

Tammi said...

Lucky you!! I would so love to get my hands on a copy of Mollie Makes.
x

Seaweed and Raine said...

I have been trying to get my hands on a copy of Mollie Makes since issue 1!!! Lucky you to have such a lovely news agent! :) (And what a dreamy spot to read some more...)

Rhi@FlourChild said...

I have a subscription to Mollie Makes, and I love it! Not soooo fussed on the felty little crafts that take up so many pages each issue, but that's just me. I love seeing other peoples studios and gorgeous houses. And then reminding myself that they obviously cleaned up for weeks in anticipation of a photo shoot ;)
Love that view!

by marie-nicole said...

Sounds like a wonderful couple of hours!!! Glad to hear you got to enjoy them on this gorgeous spring like day.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like the perfect afternoon! Can't wait to see Issue 4.

polkadotpeticoat said...

we can't wait till your in the country on your next adventure either and....those clouds are amazing.
I can't wait to go to Anchorage to the big bookstores and see if I can't buy Mollie Makes, I love the tidbits that I see on blogs!
Last night a herd of caribou crossed the road but they were moving so fast I could not get a good picture.
a real bummer.

CHD said...

I only recently heard about Mollie Makes and just ordered one from a UK website. I'll be starting with issue #4 too. Great to see a sneak peek on your post. Can't wait for it to arrive now! cx

The Provincial Homemaker said...

I know, my friend sent me the link when the first one was published. I was drooling. But, I don't think it will be available in Toowoomba any time soon. I believe you can subscribe internationally though.

Brenda said...

I doubt very much that I will find it in Gunnedah, but I'm going to look for Mollie Makes after I drop the kids off! It looks fantastic.

Mimi said...

HI Posie, I savour my magazines to! Day off today, so I will be reading "Country Style". Enjoy your day! Mimi xx

Amanda said...

I have my second edition copy picked up last week and they are going to hold and phone me when the next one comes in. There are not a lot of projects to do but the ideas and eye candy are just lovely in that magazine it is really fresh and different from every other magazine I have read.

Posie Patchwork said...

I should have mentioned i got a subscription last month, on line from MY FAVOURITE MAGAZINES website in the UK, starting with issue 5, the issues 1-3 are impossible to get your hands on (paper copies, electronic are available). The cover price in Australia is $15.90 where the subscription (& less panic) was $100 for a year?? They also seem to have a 'subscribe & get 1 copy free when you order 2' or every 3rd copy is free, so good luck ladies. I live our nation's capital city & this was an inner city newsagency & they struggled to get a copy for me. Love Posie

Agnes said...

"The clouds look fake" -- I'm smiling from ear to ear!

Claudia Lane said...

Posie that dining table is to die for...:)
this mag looks sooo good, I need to start looking for a copy...
Have a great day
Claudia xo

Tania said...

My newsagent was not so obliging - telling me it didn't come up on the system! . The lake is a beautiful part of the city. A lovely place to sit and read all your mags xo

Leonie said...

oh gosh I soooo want to get my hands on a Mollie Makes mag. will have to start hunting when I get back to Australia.
Did you know you can buy the previous issues as digital copies online?

Frances said...

I have just picked up my copy of Mollie Makes issue 2 - nice to see something a little different. I envy you your views - I know you had to drive and park, Canberra is a beautiful place and so colourful and full of people in a few more weeks!! Enjoy your reading with a view.

one claire day said...

Hi Posie! Thanks for visiting me and leading me here :) What a lovely and interesting, space! That Mollie Magazine looks gorgeous... and I'm a huge fan of country style. I have that dream, too! x claire

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweetpea, if i could wish you and your sweet kids to the country right now i would! it'll come!

nice to see you on the sidebar!!! hi posie!!! :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

that mag looks amazing! thanks for showing us inside too.
hope you are better and not so stressed. sending you big hugs lovely Miss Posie ♥