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Mollie Makes November 1, 2011

Posted by Dru in Uncategorized.

Author’s Note:  Dru’s Misadventures has moved to HinoMaple.  Please venture on over there to read “Mollie Makes” complete with a photo of the published photo.  http://wp.me/p2liAm-KF

Mollie Makes is a magazine from the United Kingdom that focuses on handmade crafts.

Mollie Makes launched in the UK on May 12 priced at £4.99.

It is available in WHSmiths and Sainsbury’s and other leading supermarkets nation wide. It is also on sale in good independent newsagents and craft shops and cafes.

From June 9 MollieMakes will be available in the US, Australia and the rest of Europe.

I was recently surprised to learn that Mollie Makes was interested in one of my photos from this blog.  In 2009, I had written about Nippori, a small station in Northern Tokyo.  Nippori is a relatively unknown station to most tourists.  It is famous for many reasons, but the largest claim to fame is the fact that it is a stop on the Keisei Skyliner as people head to and from Narita Airport.  While this is the main claim to fame, it is also known for the Yanaka district, an old cemetery with many historically important people that have been laid to rest, and Fabric Town.  Mollie Makes, being a crafts magazine, was primarily interested in my post regarding Fabric Town.  It is still a very dynamic place where you can purchase various fabrics for your own crafts.  I was extremely flattered that they were interested in one of my photos for their publication.  It isn’t a great photo, in my opinion, but it does do the job of showcasing the district.  Please take a look at their website, and blog and also check out their current issue (issue 7, page 83) that features one of my photos on newsstands in the UK, Europe, and the US.

Note:  Unfortunately I don’t have permission to run the article nor do I have a picture of their cover.  The cover is a close up of a woman wearing a yellow sweater holding a cup of “chai” tea with an orange tea cozy around the cup.  It’s a real simple cover.


Original post on Nippori:  https://drutang.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/tokyo-nippori/

Mollie Makes:  http://www.molliemakes.com/about-us-2/



1. lina1975 (@lina1975) - November 1, 2011

Nippori – one of those stops that I’ve always wanted to visit and had always been vetoed out by the two men in my life simply because it’s fabric town. Men…. 😉

What a nice surprise to have a magazine wanting your photo for its coveer. Congrats. 🙂

drutang - November 1, 2011

Nippori is more than just fabric town. If possible, you can go there and they can visit the cemetery. Maybe they’d like to see Japanese graves. Sounds more of a mens thing. 😀

FYI, I wasn’t on the cover. I wish. Just a small photo inside.

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