I must correct an assumption some have after reading my post on the craft items in BWOF yesterday: the 16 craft pages are not all like the examples I gave. Some are sewing/fashion related, like how to make things from scraps (a.o. sleeping mask, detachable collar, keycord) and embellishing with rhinestones. For me these come in the category "not my style", but I don't object to having these in the magazine.
It was the prominent place the craft / crockery items got (7 full pages in the first halve of the magazine) that really triggered me to write yesterdays post. There are 4 patterns for white blouses that are published only on the last two pages!! I only saw that these were for patterns and not just inspiration the second time round.
For comparison I took 2 older issues, October 2008 and my favorite February 2009 and compared those with the August issue: both had no craft items in the first half of the magazine, and only 6 craft pages in the back of the magazine (the normal amount for BWOF, the pages I always skipped). No sewing/fashion crafts.
And: it doesn't seem that the amount of patterns has decreased a lot.Hope that it remains that way, I DO love BWOF. Of course there are changes to magazines sometimes, but I surely hope it doesn't go too much in the craft direction.