How to make a time capsule list

If you’ve always got a set of creative goals on the go, you might find it fun to put together a yearly ‘time capsule’ list. It can help you reflect on the previous 12 months as well as focus on what you’d like to achieve over the next. When January 2017 comes around, you can… Continue reading

How to organise an Instameet

There’s no better way to get new ideas and inspiration flowing than by attending a creative event – or organising one yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone and around a bunch of new people can work wonders when you’re stuck in a rut. Jess (aka @PorthJess) organises Bristol’s Instameets, which have gained a reputation… Continue reading

What makes a great creative community?

Allison Sadler has created a huge Instagram craft community – and won the Mollie Makes Creative Idea award for it. We caught up with her and #makeitsewcial participants to find out what makes a great creative community and what’s coming up in 2016. (Keeping our fingers crossed for a #makeitsewcial festival.)

11 ways to practice creativity in daily life

It’s easier than you think to supercharge your creativity on a daily basis. Adopt a few new habits and start soaking up inspiration from everywhere and get those ideas flowing.

Would you make the jump? Pauline Hagan on how to turn your craft business full time

We’ve been loving Pauline Hagan’s colourful, quirky jewellery label, Benu Made, for some time now – so much so, we asked her to design issue 56’s fruity brooch free gift. Pauline recently quit her full-time job and moved out to Prague to concentrate on her craft business, and we were intrigued to find out what… Continue reading

Help! Someone says I’ve copied them!: Copyright Special, Part 2

Mistaken accusations of copying are on the rise, particularly online. We examine how to protect yourself

Help! Someone’s been copying my work: Copyright Special, Part 1

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when it’s costing you business or your reputation, what do you do? We demystify the rules of copyright and what to do if someone’s copying your work in this two part special.

Craftivists: Why craft can change your life

Here at Mollie Makes, we’re big believers in the power of craft. We know it’s not twee, fluffy or soft (well, it might be depending on what material you’re using, but that’s something else). It has the power to save lives and change the world. And we’re not the only ones thinking this… Last week,… Continue reading

What inspires you to make?

Unsurprisingly, we’re pretty big fans of inspiration here at Mollie Makes. We’re always searching for it – whether we’re scrolling through our Instagram feeds, taking a day trip to a gallery, or strolling through local markets on our travels. Sometimes it comes to us in the strangest places – anyone else find ideas always hit… Continue reading

The Crush Catalogue: Pink Christmas

Why stick to the traditional red, green and gold palette? This year we’re experimenting with mixing up candy brights and sugar-sweet pastels for a tasty twist on festive decorating. Throw in a few splashes of metallics and you’ve got the ideal recipe for a merry and bright home.