Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Latest (and Cheapest) Obsessions

I discovered the magazine Ready Made (amazon link. only $6.99 for a one year subscription!?!?) last issue and I am deeply deeply obsessed. The rag is all about stuff you can make at home like furniture and food and planters and AWESOMENESS.

Here's the last issue's cover:

It has a gypsy car! Homemade! On the cover! I want. I've wanted a gypsy caravan wagon ever since I was a little girl. And you can do it with a crappy 90s hatchback? SOLD.

So I got the magazine and immediately fell in love. This month's issue has 100 projects from readers that are awesome, AND it includes directions for all the projects. Which are things like deck chairs made with beautifully woven ropes. And lamps made from old books. And bookcases that are also stairs. And televisions that have been converted into bookcases (book storage is a problem in our apartment, if you haven't noticed my theme already).

Anyway, yeah. Totally obsessed. TOTALLY.

Also, I've been listening to a British genius named Ellie Goulding (also amazon link. $5.99 for the album!) lately. She makes kind of poppy electronic music and sounds like a more commercially viable version of Bjork (not all the time. Just sometimes). She's amazing. And upbeat. And fun to dance around to. Here's the cover of her latest album:

Lights (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version)

So yes. I'm totally into the cheap right now. Two awesome things for under $7? HECK YEAH. They make me so very very happy. I am going to go fondle my new issue of Ready Made now. While listening to Ellie Goulding. Unfortunately I have not mastered the art of knitting and reading yet. Otherwise the above scenario might be somewhat close to heaven on Earth.


  1. Can't wait to see your DIY from that first magazine Virginia! :-)

  2. I just read mine cover to cover. It has inspired me to make a kitchen island. Hahaha We shall see.

  3. ReadyMade is great, but I can't handle more do-to's on my crafting list!

  4. Not sure I'm feeling the hatchback caravan, but the book stairs sound great. Now if we only had a second floor...