Mollie’s top 7 feel good podcasts

Podcast - Mollies top 7 feel good podcasts

Although January is meant to be the month of slowing down and setting goals, we know that with commitments and long to-do lists it can be difficult to take five mins to yourself. Which is why good podcasts have become our new best friend. Whether it’s on the commute to work, a lunch break, or an evening cooking or… Continue reading

The benefits of crafting – can it change your mood?

The benefits of crafting illustration

Illustration: Niki Pilkington We’re always hearing about ‘the benefits of crafting’, but what exactly are they? For us, there are plenty, but we thought we’d get in the experts to give you the scientific facts – here’s Emma Mitchell with the lowdown on why we should be making more time for craft. Have you ever had one… Continue reading

Orange and fig vegan pancake recipe

vegan pancake recipe

Pancake Day is here and it’s a day we love very very much, especially when we have this incredible vegan pancake 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… Continue reading

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.