mollie makes haberdashery
Do you ever notice that in the United States we are missing out on fantastic words like "haberdashery"? Instead we have "notions". It just doesn't have the same flair to it. Thankfully, there are magazines from England, such as Mollie Makes, to bring some charm and sophistication to our crafting.
Let me just insert here that Mollie Makes isn't my magazine, even though it bears my name and is exactly the magazine I would have like to have created. Other than being honored to have projects included every so often, I'm not affiliated with them...I just really, really like the publication!
But let's get back to the haberdashery. Along with writing about these small sewing, stitching and crafting supplies and tools, Mollie Makes also has some of their own items made specifically for their readers. Really, they aren't too different from what you might find in a shop, but they do have something special about them.
The tools are my favorite because, can you believe it? This crochet hook came with an issue of the magazine! US periodicals just can't compare.
Look closer and you see that the handle is imprinted with the Mollie Makes logo. Think about this. My name is Mollie and I make. IT'S AS THOUGH THIS CROCHET HOOK WAS MADE FOR ME!!!!
How about these sweet embroidery scissors that came in this delightful packaging?
THEY HAVE AN "M" ON THEM THAT IS ALMOST EXACTLY HOW I SIGN THE "M" IN MY NAME!!!
Okay, I'll stop yelling now. Things like this just get me a little excited. Clearly.
But whether you name is Mollie or not, whether your name starts with "M" or not, I think you'll agree that these are fun little gifts to receive along with a copy of your favorite magazine. Also, could we please try to bring "haberdashery" to America? Thank you.
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, March 17, 2014