If your day job in the city is keeping you from your dream of living on a farm and filling your days with crafts, cooking, and creativity, let independent magazines Taproot and Making take you there. Both are published in Maine, and you can almost smell the maple syrup boiling down, hear the fire crackling in the woodstove, and feel the warm, hand-knit socks on your feet as you leaf through page after page of gorgeous photography, sweet illustrations, and inspired instructions on things like how to bake wild rose shortbread cookies, build a shelter in the woods, or knit a set of sleepy kittens. Taproot has a slightly more homestead-y vibe, while Making’s emphasis is on needlework, but spending time with either—or both—will awaken you to the limitless amount of joy you can craft with your own two hands. Taproot, $42 for 1 year (6 issues), taprootmag.com; Making, $49 for 1 year (2 issues), makingzine.com.
By Debbie Stoller
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018 print issue of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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