I’d noticed a whisper or two about this newly launched magazine on the Interweb. Then I spoke to someone last week.
‘Have you seen Mollie Makes yet?’ she asked.
I shook my head.
Her eyes lit up. ‘You HAVEN’T!’ She pulled a copy out and spread it before me. It looked lush but I was afraid to read too closely in case I couldn’t bear to give it back.
This magazine has taken the UK publishing world by storm since its launch in May. Yes, one month ago. The publisher, Future Publishing based in Bath, says that it’s torn strips off all previous sales figures. I think the first issue sold out in four days, or something ridiculous like that. With its message of ‘Making, Collecting, Thrifting, Crafting’ it’s bang on trend.
I’ve been on the hunt for a copy, trailing newsagents from Waterloo to Oxford Street. Have I had any luck? No, I haven’t. I’ve signed up to a subscription, but until my copy arrives – the third in the newly launched series – I’m left chewing my fingernails.
How good is good? Do you have a copy? I’m dying to find out. Leave a comment if you have a rare, treasured first issue. Take care of it. I suspect it will be worth something one day.