Mollie Makes issue 11 templates

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How to make a rubber stamp

We love the speed and ease of stamping as much as the next crafter, but what if you want to make something totally hand-made and unique. Well, the answer is, design your own rubber stamp. Here Yi Farn of Cotton Candy shows us how to make a rubber stamp from an eraser in a step-by-step guide… 

How to make fabric fortune cookies

As the Chinese Year of the Dragon enters, how about this for a quick and fun tutorial? These tiny fabric fortune cookies are perfect for secret messages, love notes, good luck tokens or just for fun… A great addition to children’s lunch boxes on birthdays too, the list is endless. We’ve invited Liz Havartine from Lady Havartine blog to share her fabric fortune cookie tutorial with you… Over to Liz…

Crochet wristwarmers

Issue ten is out tomorrow, and judging by lots of lovely tweets, our cover project has really captured your hearts. The crochet wristwarmers are designed by Monika Siwak, from Poland. To get the perfect look for Mollie Makes, Monika hand-dyed Cordonet 50 yarn to create her ideal colour combination. We’ve since discovered that ticket 50 cotton is only available in limited colours in the UK, so we’ve asked Rosee Woodland who works on The Knitter magazine to give us her tips on alternative yarns to fit the bill…

Mollie Makes issue 10 templates

Your project templates for Mollie Makes issue 10 are ready to download

How to make tiny notebooks

Tiny scraps of paper can be transformed into mini notebooks, which are perfect to pop in your purse. We all have to own up the fact that we’ve collected piles of paper which are too special for wrapping presents, but we knew would come in handy one day. Try making these diddy notebooks, designed by Amy Karol, author of Break the Rules Sewing. Click over the page to find out more…

How to make a sewing machine cover

New Year, new style for your trusted sewing machine. Not the prettiest of craft room accessories, but with a made-to-measure sewing machine cover, your old friend can be transformed from frumpy accessory to a thing of beauty you’ll want on display. And if it’s on display, you’ll use it more, which is, come to think of it, a great New Year’s Resolution… Over to Candace Todd from Sparkle Power to show you how to make this thrifty sewing machine cover…

DIY gift: Fairy walnut presents

Keep the magic of Christmas going that little bit longer for the tiny tots in your life with this sparkly and sweet idea from Helen Bird over at Curly Birds. Hiding a present inside a walnut means a little effort for a big impact – these are the moments that stick in a child’s festive memories. Too cute not to share. Over to you Helen!

My blog is devoted to crafts for children and the art of play. The blog and small line of children’s play accessories are aptly named for my sweet, curly-haired twin girls. I put these sweet walnut presents into the bottom of my girls’ (and their cousins) stockings this year. They’re a little magic and ever so special.