Saturday, August 04, 2007

I'm a Subscriber

I'm kind of freaking out about HOW EXCITED I am that I just subscribed to Craft: magazine.  I try very very hard to not just accumulate stuff for the sake of accumulation.  I give myself a couple things to collect (felt, floss, buttons, Japanese craft books) and I try to stick with it.

Magazines are the last thing I would have thought I'd get excited about.  But when the last issue of Craft came out, I must have talked a whole lot about it, because one day, Andrew surprised me with it (you can see it tucked in the middle of my craft books up there).  I never-in-a-million-years would have spent $15 on a magazine.  I mean, that's a whole Japanese craft book!

But once I had it in my hands and I read it, I was hooked.  I wanted to post about it, but I never got the chance.  It was a joy to read and there are at least three projects I want to make from that issue.

So, when I read on the Craft Blog that issue 04 is coming out, my heart started racing ... I must have it ... but I didn't want to spend another $15 ... so I subscribed!

Did you know you get the online version for FREE when you subscribe?  Me either!  I confess, I went and peeked at the first 5 pages (didn't read any of it), but I quickly closed my browser because I want to wait for my issue to arrive.

And, being the miser I am, I'm shocked, *shocked!*, that I'm seriously considering buying the two back issues I missed  AND I'm super tempted to order Make (the box set is making me drool).

What in the world is happening to me?  I suspect that it has something to do with O'Reilly, their publisher.  Some of our favorite programming books come from O'Reilly.

Maybe their paper is made of crack.
18 Comments leave a comment

Blaize said ...
If not MADE from crack, then at least Heavily Impregnated with crack. Or meth. Which people make in their own equivalent of "craft rooms" in suburban houses and janky trailers throughout the country.
8/4/2007 12:29 PM

Kim said ...
Which issues do you want? I was going to get rid of mine, I'd be happy to send them to you!
8/4/2007 2:43 PM

Kim said ...
Whoops, I signed in wrong. Now you know how to contact me.
8/4/2007 2:45 PM

sarah said ...
This just in: Crack infused paper sweeping the nation. Reading without latex gloves not advised. If you have open wounds on your hands, read at your own risk.
8/4/2007 5:08 PM

Maitreya said ...
I ended up doing the online-only subscription since it's cheaper and I'm impatient. Also, just since I so rarely get to geek out like this, my favorite O'Reilly book is the camel book (perl). :)
8/4/2007 10:46 PM

Melissa said ...
One of my favs! I knew it was in the works before the first issue came out, and one day I was in the Borders in Philly and saw it there on a special rack. I flipped out! Went home and subscribed that night. I need to subscribe to HOW since I always shell out the $12-15 for it anyway. I'm just throwing away that money!
8/5/2007 9:41 AM

nyjlm said ...
I'd be very happy to send you Craft O1- I like it, but would love to pass it on.
nyjlm1970 at gmail dot com
8/5/2007 8:20 PM

TinkerBlue said ...
I never been able to find Craft or Make in my local bookstore. I always here how good they are. I should just bite the bullet and subscribe to Craft.
8/6/2007 2:16 AM

Bethany Oakes said ...
Wish I had the will power to limit my collections too... Must work on that one.
8/6/2007 8:36 AM

normanack said ...
Just for the record, I think it's Ecstasy, not crack, that infuses the pages.

I'm on a No Magazine budget, but I broke down for Craft and Make. (I may have to drop Make as I don't do electronics tinkering, but it still has stuff that I love.)
8/6/2007 12:25 PM

AmberCake said ...
I'm not the first one here to offer... if EVERYONE ELSE falls through, I'm happy to oblige with Craft issue 01. I really WANT to love it, but I'm such a non-pattern user. I've become a real non-magazine person.
8/7/2007 12:53 PM

Craftypiggie said ...
omg im so jealous i think i would faint if i had one japanese book im drooling

hugs kat
8/7/2007 1:21 PM

Hanna said ...
I thought it was to expensive, and not very... fancy? But you sure sound convinsing...hehe, I'll ahve to look again in the store next time! I have one of the books in your shelf, happy kitty bunny pony - Love those images!

Really like your tutorial below too
8/8/2007 4:13 PM

Angelina said ...
Unfortunately I have quite a thing for all kinds of magazines. I'd love to be able to say it's just because they're made of crack. That would take such a weight off.

I bought that magazine once and thought it was fantastic, but I had trouble with the price tag too.
8/9/2007 5:31 PM

Marietta said ...
i bought the previous edition and was hooked! they have a "podcast" as we;; - all pdf format - very exciting and too many ideas ....crack...yes
8/13/2007 1:51 PM

Shannon said ...
I'm seriously laughing so loud from your last sentence.

I think I'm gonna have to subscribe, too!
8/13/2007 7:25 PM

*BB* said ...
I LOVE that magazine. It's $35 here though!!
8/16/2007 2:21 AM
Elizabeth said ...
I want to subscribe to Craft too, AND order the back issues. Thanks for reminding me.
8/16/2007 3:28 PM


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