things magazine

think Donna Hay meets Martha Stewart in Devon...

things magazine was conceived five years ago when I stumbled across a ‘kids’ issue from the great Martha Stewart. Inspired by the beautiful photography and simplistic style I had evidence that all children's things did not have to be loud, garish and in your face. 

As a child I loved to make things - with paper and glue, with needle and thread, with dough and icing... I loved to create things, but often found they didn’t come out how they looked in the book and were far more complicated than they made out (Tracey Island on Blue Peter anyone...) Equally my mother quaked in her well made boots when I wanted to tackle choux pastry swans. She dolloped scrap pastry and cutters infront of me instead.

I wanted to create a magazine that was beautiful to look at, was easy to follow and that would inspire parents and children to create beautiful things together. There is a range of easy and more difficult makes, as well as things to do in which to discover the great outdoors. With a bit of fashion, lifestyle and travel thrown in, and the all important parties section for your little princesses, cowboys, footballers, ballerinas, truckers...

I have worked in magazines for 10 years after gaining a First in Photography and Design. I started out working for free at titles such as Harpers and Queen, Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and worked my way up to Deputy Art Editor at The Radio Times. After having my first child in 2010 I decided that now is the time to make things magazine a reality... hope you enjoy it.