New Magazine Provides Inspiring Ideas for Creative Women

By Practical Publishing, PRNE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MACCLESFIELD, England, February 24, 2011 - Practical Publishing today launches Simply Homemade, a unique new
magazine that helps readers create beautiful craft projects for themselves
and their homes.

Crafting has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, fuelled by a
widespread desire to break away from mass produced objects. Research by the
Crafts Council in 2010* confirmed this movement towards personalisation and
individualisation. Simply Homemade reflects this trend, inspiring its readers
to create distinctive items ranging from cushions and candles to clothing and

Editor Diane Grimshaw explains, "We've all heard the saying about 'making
a house a home', and we've kept this in the forefront of our minds while
creating Simply Homemade. Adding that personal touch to your home is key to
the Simply Homemade reader, so, from the bathroom through to the kitchen, and
even into the garden, Simply Homemade will be there to offer ideas and
inspiration for creative women, across a broad range of crafts."

Covering popular hobbies such as knitting, sewing and papercrafting along
with lesser known crafts such as soapmaking and felting, Simply Homemade
guides the reader with detailed, step-by-step instructions. The emphasis
throughout is on quality and style, and customising and accessorising for an
individual look.

Stylish brands are showcased, including Cath Kidston, Amy Butler Fabrics
and Emma Bridgewater Designs. Add a pinch of recipes, baking ideas and
homestyle tips and advice, and you've got the ultimate title for the creative

Issue 1 goes on sale today, priced at GBP3.99, and comes with free stamps
and designer papers worth GBP10. It's available through WHSmith, Tesco,
Morrisons, Sainsburys, Hobbycraft and all good newsagents. The title will
also be exported to Australia from launch, and to the USA later this year.

Find out more - and sample a selection of free projects - at


Practical Publishing International Ltd is an independent consumer
magazine publisher, based near Macclesfield in Cheshire, 12 miles south of
Manchester. It publishes a range of inspirational magazines and books which
are available through leading high street and specialist retailers. For more
details, visit

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Practical Publishing International Ltd: +44(0)844-561-1202

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR FOR HIGH-RES PHOTOGRAPHY: Practical Publishing International Ltd: +44(0)844-561-1202, Editor, Diane Grimshaw: diane.grimshaw at, Managing Director, Danny Bowler: danny.bowler at

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