Prepping for Christmas – 7 alternative advent calendar ideas

alternative advent calendar by Mary-Anne Aveline

December is quickly creeping up on us and it’s time to start prepping presents, decs and general life for the big event. We’re starting a new ‘prepping for Christmas’ series here on the blog so you can feel confident and a little smug this Christmas. For our first blog post in the series, we’ve collected 7 of… Continue reading

Host a Crafternoon for Mind

Mind Crafternoon

Gather your friends for a fun afternoon of Christmas crafting and help raise money for Mind, the amazing mental health charity. Who can resist a bit of folding, stitching and sticking – especially as we head towards the festive season? So why not get together with your favourite people on Saturday 30th November and join… Continue reading

The community issue – collaborating with friends

Jade Fisher illustration crafting collaborations

Words: Olivia Gordon. Illustration: Jade Fisher.  Issue 109 is our community issue and it features loads of designer-maker collaborations that will make your heart burst. Sometimes crafting can be a lonely business but Olivia Gordon has gone on the hunt to find maker dream teams who prove working together is better than working alone. Keep… Continue reading

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 winners!

mollie makes handmade awards judges and winners

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 were bigger and better than ever. It was amazing to see so many talented designer-makers in one room, sharing their expertise and celebrating their creativity! We had inspiring guest speakers such as Leona from Indie Roller, Katie Jones, Lauren Aston Designs and Kalkidan Legasse from Wowsancho, and a gorgeous painted backdrop by Emotional Waterfall. Plus,… Continue reading

Gudrun Sjödén’s Autumn collection and competition

Gudrun Sjödén competition

Scandinavian fashion designer Gudrun Sjödén‘s Autumn collection has arrived! Inspired by folklore traditions from Sweden, North America and India this is a collection full of craft detail, sumptuous colours and embedded with stories. Have a browse below of Gudrun’s new collection and pick out some new pieces for your home to welcome Autumn in. Oh and enter our… Continue reading

Fancy attending Creatival 2019?

Creatival event 2019

Here at Mollie Makes, we’re huge fans of all things creative and community, so whether you’re a hobby maker or a full-on creative business owner, whether you live in the north or the south of the UK, September is a month for you. Hitting both Manchester & Exeter, ‘Creatival’ will be ‘a day of inspiration… Continue reading

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 – enter now!

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019

Showcasing and supporting the UK’s amazing array of designer-makers is a huge part of Mollie Makes’ ethos. Celebrating craftsmanship and creativity is so important to us, as is discovering new talent, so we’re delighted to be launching the sixth annual Mollie Makes Handmade Awards.

The sustainable series: 5 tips for an ethical wardrobe

Liz Bryson

Issue 103 is all about making those little changes in your life to help you start saving the planet, and where better to begin than with your wardrobe? As part of our sustainable series here on the blog, we’re sharing our five tips for making your wardrobe greener. Soon you’ll be wearing head-to-toe sustainable clothing, strutting down… Continue reading

Orange and fig vegan pancake recipe

Orange-Cinnamon-Pancakes-with-Figs

Pancake Day is here and it’s a day we love very very much, especially when we have this incredible recipe to follow from Wallflower Kitchen. Her fluffy vegan pancakes have the team’s approval and are as beautiful as they are delicious. Make sure you check out Aimee’s blog and social channels but be warned that you’ll… Continue reading

The sustainable series: 7 environmentally friendly product swaps

Feature image taken from Botanical Inks extract in Mollie Makes issue 103.  Throughout our sustainable series, we’ll be focusing on all the little ways you can help the planet and become more eco-friendly. Today, we’ve gathered 7 environmentally friendly product swaps so you can reduce your plastic usage and live a little greener. Once you’ve… Continue reading