Want to help launch a magazine?

It’s no secret that I might be am completely and utterly a fangirl for all things Juniper Moon Farm.  There’s a lot about the farm to be fangirlish about, after all.

The biggest reason, though, is the inspiration I get from Susan and the community that has created itself out of everyone else who has found a connection to the farm.  When Susan started hinting a month ago about big giant news on the horizon, I was  wildly curious, wondering what it could be.

She hared the big news this morning, and I was completely blown out of the water.  She’s launching a magazine!  She announced it this morning on her blog, and I’m going to steal some of her words to describe it:

Juniper Moon Farm is starting a magazine called By Hand. By Hand will be a lifestyle magazine for people who make, with departments for cooking, crafting, DIY, gardening, and do-gooding, with a bit of travel and profiles of makers every month.

The idea is to celebrate creating things with our hands, and to explore the motivation to make things in a world where there are cheaper and immediate alternatives. It will be both practical (patterns, DIY projects, etc) and thoughtful, with a lovely and gentle aesthetic.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this magazine.  .cannot. wait.

But before they can launch it, they need a little help getting it off the ground.  And that’s where you come in.  They’re running a Kickstarter campaign from now until March 23rd to raise the money they need to make sure that this project is as amazing as they want it to be.  They’ve got some fantastic rewards for their backers, so, please, go check it out!  I am thrilled to be able to back the project and be a part of its creation.



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