I have not one Monday Muse for you today, but two: Elizabeth Abernathy Graham and Rachel
Abernathy Braff, sistersÂ who have produced their first issue of a self-published downloadable multi-media creativity magazine, Nuno.
I came across Nuno when I spotted this lovely cushion cover pattern listed at Ravelry last week. It went straight into my Favourites list and I investigated further, intrigued as I was. I found my way to the Blog. Intrigued still further, I went the whole hog and downloaded the current isse for $5.
What did I get for my Â£3.29? 150 ad-free pages, with over 30 project ideas, focused on reuse and recycling, and plenty of inspirational photography.
Whatever your current crafty interests you should find something in Nuno – but why not let it inspire you to try something new? If you work with yarn and knitting needles, stretch yourself and try something with paper and paint for a change!
My favourites include the wristwarmers made from recycled charity shop jumper yarn, the moss pin cushion embroidered with French Knots (Yay – I can do those!), that gorgeous Fern Pillow, pebbles set in felt, and the hats made from felted old sweaters – but there is so much more too! Plenty of projects to do with the kids too – like cutting paper silhouettes from shapes in photographs, potato printing, and woodland animal masks to make from cereal packaging.
$1 from every purchase goes to charity:
The Autumn 2010 issue benefits…
For each copy of this issue of Nuno sold between August 1 and October 31, 2010 we will
donate $1 to an ADRA program that sends Liberian girls to school.
â€œAfter enduring 14 years of civil war, 1.3 million Liberians now live on less than $1 a day. Most
women are not paid for their labor and are at high risk for sexual assault. Sixty percent of
females aged 15 to 25 years have never spent a day in school! ADRA is providing training,
seeds, and tools to families to grow corn, peas, and plantains for their own diet and to sell in
the market. In exchange, these families agree to send their daughters to school. You can
change the future of a Liberian girl by providing for her family and her schooling!â€
(Quote from ADRAâ€™s website).
I recommend that you give Nuno a go for a healthy dose of Autumnal creative nspiration. All you need is $5 or equivalent, a PDF reader, and some time on your hands in which to play. Access to a charity shop optional, but nice 🙂