Mollie Makes issue 54: the Etsy takeover edition! To celebrate the makers’ online marketplace turning ten and its global Craft Party in June we’ve teamed up with them to bring you an issue full of projects from our favourite sellers on the site, as well as tips on marketing your own range of handmade goodies with success.
It’s the Etsy takeover edition! This month we’re featuring the best of Etsy in Mollie Makes 54. With 18 projects designed by our favourite craft sellers on the site, you’ll learn how to make crochet mandalas, a knitted cactus cushion and a festival belt bag complete with leather tassels. What’s more, this issue includes top tips for selling your wares and growing your Etsy shop. Thinking about starting your own business? This issue features a host of Etsy sellers who are doing it right, learn from them all while making your favourite project.
This month’s craft kit is the Scandi-style crochet dreamcatcher – hang it from a window, keep it in a nook in your hallway, or display it at your desk. Use your 8 pull-out papers to finish the look. Get these craft freebies with every print copy of Mollie Makes 54 (papers included in our digital edition).
Just in it for the craft? We’ve got plenty. While we recommend you get out as often as you can this summer, for our home-ies, the kaleidoscope photo wall art, stitchable world map, cactus cushion knitting pattern, colourful crochet mandala, origami lampshade and mini macramé planters are enough to turn us into hobby hermits. The cure for that is to DIY something wearable so try the colour-pop faux leather necklace, festival belt bag, fabric tassel necklace, button-down summer skirt or embroider sweet kawaii patterns on shirts, skirts and summer accessories.
Flick through our lifestyle pages featuring beautiful items for you and your home from businesses around the world. Find everything from jewellery, home and kitchen wares to craft supplies, books and must-visit websites. Take a tour around Milke Roderman’s Dutch home (an oasis of calm and creativity), meet queen of goal-setting Elise Blaha Cripe, and find our what to do if you’ve mistakenly been accused of copying a designer. Lots more besides!
Share your crafty adventures with us and other makers on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers, post your pics to the Mollie Makes Facebook page and browse our Pinboards for the latest craft trends and inspiration.