6.18.2011

The End of an Era


 Most crafty people have heard the news by now that ReadyMade is no more. The magazine, brand, and blog are kaput as of Thursday afternoon, which was a big, sad surprise to me (although obviously I am aware that print media is generally in trouble). My main feelings include what a bummer, well, nothing lasts forever, and what now?

I've gotten used to writing about crafts almost every day for the past year and a half, and I don't want to stop now. It's been fantastic, and going back through my posts this afternoon to archive them for a future portfolio, I can say that I'm really proud of the work I've done (if you know me at all, admissions of pride are few and far between).

So for now, I plan to continue writing about crafts and the other things I find wonderful and compelling on the internets. I'll just be doing it here. I hate change, but sometimes it can be a catalyst for some good ol' fashioned forward motion. Here goes!

5 comments:

Meaghan said...

Thank YOU for being such an awesome lady and blogger, and especially for sharing two of my projects. I'm super sad to see ReadyMade go - I remember picking up their first issue and feeling like I could be a crafty adult, too...that it wasn't just relegated to Girl Scout projects I did with my friends and my mom when I was a kid. I hope that this space serves you well, and you can bet your rich-hearty-hot-dishes-in-summer I'll be reading! <3

Christina said...

I'm also sad to see Readymade go...But I look forward to seeing your ideas here!

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Thanks, peeps! One of the best things about my RM time was using it as an excuse to meet awesome people. :)

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Also, I remember doing the pillowcase skirt project from the first issue in my HUGE Portland basement (those were the days!) and feeling so excited about my weird, lumpy, see-through skirt. :)

Hippopotamuslee said...

I was so surprised when I heard the news, it's so sad! I'm glad I've found your personal blog though because I can follow along here. Thanks so much for sharing necklace :)