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Old 15-05-2011, 06:38 PM
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I want to subscribe to a dh magazine but was wondering which ones are the best to get or are they all just as good?
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You'll get people having preferences for both the main magazines - The Dolls House Magazine by GMC and Dolls House & Miniature Scene.
It depends what you like really. I prefer DHM in terms of the projects but they are both good and ive used ideas from both.

I would pop along to your local WHSmith and see if they have them and have a flick through and see which you prefer.
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Old 15-05-2011, 07:01 PM
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Also most offer a free gift and it can be something really nice but you have to pay by direct debit to get the gift!!

My daughter got me DH and Miniture scene subscription for Xmas which is good but I quite like the dolls house world one too so may get that next time just for a change.
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A good way to find out which one you like is to buy some back numbers from ebay - they're much cheaper than getting back copies from the actual magazines and usually in excellent condition. I tend to buy lots of old copies from ebay or dolls house fairs because although the news is out of date, the articles, ideas, patterns etc are still really useful (not that I'm tight or anything.....)!
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A good way to find out which one you like is to buy some back numbers from ebay - they're much cheaper than getting back copies from the actual magazines and usually in excellent condition. I tend to buy lots of old copies from ebay or dolls house fairs because although the news is out of date, the articles, ideas, patterns etc are still really useful (not that I'm tight or anything.....)!
i agree i do this, ive got loads, i do prefer dolls house world even though its gone a bit down hill and dolls house and miniature scene is also a good one..
dolls house projects is also another mag you can get, but im sure theres only a few out a year, not sure tho but theres loads of projects in there you can do etc
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Old 15-05-2011, 09:12 PM
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I like the old ones as well but they are rather scarce here

Have a look at the sample pages of the online mags as well. I have a subscription to DHW online and you have access to about 7 years of magazines for the year your subscription is active as well as each months copy. The downside is that you have to print out anything you want.

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Keep an eye on that link too. They change which copy is available as a free example every few months too, so you can get a few other magazines in.
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Of the three Mags that reach Tasmania, I've always thought Dolls House & Miniature Scene to be the best. That said I think all three (DH&MS, The Dolls House and DollsHouse World) have all slid downhill terribly lately. For one thing there seems to be more ad than content in all of them nowdays and the total number of pages seems to have shrunk on average too. So in short I'd reccomend just picking up mags from your local newsagents as they come out if they seem to have something in them that interests you and subscribe to one later on if they happen pull their socks up.
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I have to be really honest and although it would break my daughters heart as she bought me the subscription for Xmas and I do enjoy getting them but I don't think it was prob worth the 42she paid for it. Hope that doesn't sound really mean as she bought them with such good heart with her own money! The first 5 issues I got had no cutouts in at all and also found there was not actually much to read in it, half the mag is as already mentioned lots and lots of advertising.

I have a stack of old mags I get from my DH shop for 1 each and they seem to have so much more in them. The news is only a small section and the fairs are never near me anyway so its makes almost no difference to get the old ones. So maybe the previous suggestions of picking and choosing the ones you want or gettting back issues is prob a better idea
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Old 16-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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I didn't think of ebay, I can't get to a whsmiths very often as it means I have to drive 45mins which for a magazine is a tad pointless this why I thought I'd subscribe but I think I'll try ebay first. As with them going downhill I think most magazines are going this way I get the world of cross-stitch and that is the best of the lot, most of them are 70% adverts!! Thanks everyone
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I live in France so can't pop out and buy the magazines, so I recently took out a subscription for the iMag from Dolls House World. You can access the current issue and every previous issue of the magazine and it's then really easy to print out any pages that you want. It was also a lot cheaper than a subscription to the paper version, and is the same price for overseas as it is for UK.

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