Maybe it's an attempt to slow down a bit, in a world where much is hastily done, often sloppily and without thought. A sort of anti-blog--even though we love blogs!--where the average attention span lasts for one minute, then alley-oop: new link, new image, new thought, new blog. We miss the pleasure of slowly performing an activity and doing it well: making a perfect batch of bread from a slow-rising starter that rests and rises for a whole day; knitting a sweater patiently, bit by bit over the course of a winter; reading a long Russian novel; looking up unknown words in the dictionary, pondering the book in off-reading hours... We thought an old-fashioned-ish sort of quarterly, with thoughtful articles, simple ink sketches, interspersed with pretty photographs, sewing ideas and patterns, sans annoying advertisements, might bring a bit more contemplative calm to our harried lives. Instead of bending over a computer with an achy neck to read from an articifically lit screen, we can hold the pages of the quarterly in our hands, snuggle up on a cozy sofa and read and think, uninterrupted and peacefully. Within the next few weeks the first issue will be published. The theme: the magic of story books.
P.S. the pattern for the little outfit is the storytime button-over, designed last year.