On the Cover:
Happy Holidays and Young Artists

Stephanie Lynn, age 25, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

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As another year draws to a close, I want to thank our amazing group of writers, as well as our faithful readers, for our very best year yet. In 2010, Sweet Designs Magazine published 349 articles, poems, and other features. Since we started in February 2007, SDM has published 1,141 in all - that's a lot of Girl Power! We added many new writers and Gold Stars in 2010, and explored dozens of new topics of interest to young women today.

For the cover this month, we decided to do something a little different, featuring some of's awesome young artists, designers, and crafters, including Annie (age 21, California) of AnnieBeeKnitting and her fair isle tote. Her beautifully patterned knitted tote is modeled on the cover by her sister Eliza.

Annie's sister Eliza modeling a sampling of her knitted items.

A number of the featured items reflect the holidays or the season. To see more talented young artists and their creations, visit my Etsy Youth Holiday Shopping Wishlist in this month's issue.

I want to encourage all of you who have something to say to use your voice and writing ability to create an even more awesome Sweet Designs Magazine in 2011. Happy New Year!!

Stephanie Lynn
SDM Editor-in-Chief

Annie's Fair Isle Tote which is featured on our December cover.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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