Mollie Makes & Red Nose Day Crafternoon magazine

Look out for Mollie Makes’ special project-filled craft magazine to help you celebrate The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon.

Red Nose Day has become one of those beacons of British fundraising we’ve enjoyed since childhood, so we’re thrilled to be getting involved in a bigger way this year. The brainchild of Emma Mitchell, the crafter behind last year’s Red Nose Day 2013’s Dolls campaign, and Mollie Makes have bashed heads with the team at Comic Relief and a host of designers to produce a one-off 132-page magazine dedicated to this year’s theme: ‘Make your Face Funny for Money’.


[Left to right] 1. Oh No Rachio‘s DIY plate project is just one of over 15 easy-to-make craft tutorials on offer. 2. You can find Florence Knapp‘s moustache project in Mollie Makes’ Comic Relief magazine, too. 3. Comic Relief’s 2013 Red Nose Doll designer, Jodie Carleton, made us cheeky guinea pigs.

We’re inviting all crafters to organise a Big Comic Relief Crafternoon – which you can host whenever’s convenient for you – with over 15 easy-to-make projects and patterns. The projects – such as Deadly Knitshade aka Lauren O’Farrell’s knitted beards can then be worn to raise awareness and money through being sponsored. The magazine will also guide you through running your own craft fair on Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March, with downloadable posters and banners to print off at home.

We’re pleased to have projects kindly donated by the likes of Lynda Lewis from The Great British Sewing Bee; dottie angel aka Tif Fussell; Lucy O’Regan of Attic 24 and Oh No Rachio.

Red Nose Day logoThe magazine, sponsored by Create & Craft TV, is priced at £7.99, with £5 from each sale donated to Comic Relief. Get your copy from Sainsbury’s on sale 29 January. Join us in supporting the cause on Twitter @CRCrafts use #crafternoon and #rednoseday, or search for The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon on Facebook.