Are you a fan of all things vintage? Love crafting and find yourself flicking through magazines for inspiration? Then you’ll love Caboodle Magazine! I found out about it through Instagram and decided to buy myself a copy – and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a wonderful mix of food, fashion, craft and more, and is just jam-packed full of loveliness.
Ok, so the first thing to mention is the styling. I love it! The illustrations and photography are by Kayti Peschke (Caboodle’s creative director) and they fit the style and feel of the magazine perfectly. There is so much attention to detail with this throughout, and I just think that’s fab – Kayti and Amy Tocknell (Caboodle’s editorial director) obviously work really well together, and have found an excellent team of contributors. One example is the flamingo theme seen here on the welcome page (above), which continues with a flamingo brooch DIY project later in the magazine – on trend and super lovely! This is the contents page, and the layout of this is also seen elsewhere in the magazine:
The mix of features in the magazine is really great. I really enjoyed the ‘Save the Bees’ article, and it’s amazing to find out more about what those little guys actually do for us (well, listing what they don’t do might be quicker!). We’ve tried to plant bee friendly plants in our garden, including planting wildflower seed in the front garden, and it was helpful to know what else can be done to help them too.
I also really enjoyed the interview with Leona from Lucky Dip Club – after months of missing out, I finally snapped up this month’s box (which has a village fete theme), so really excited about this! It’s great to see a small business growing so fast and to read more about Leona’s success.
Other features that really stood out for me were the recipe ideas from Elinor Hill (aka Beach Hut Cook) and the snail mail feature. I love the idea of a picnic on the beach, so hoping for nice weather in the half term holidays in just over a week!
There’s so much more in this gorgeous magazine – huge congratulations to Kayti and Amy and the rest of the team! I can’t wait for the next one…so make sure you grab your own copy and support them (click here to buy). Also, if you want to make one of the giant paper flowers that you saw on the cover, you can find the tutorial here. Happy reading! 🙂