Mollie Makes 99 is here. 99. Can you believe it? It feels like only yesterday we were making our first issue and now we’re approaching the mags 100th birthday. How time flies when you’re having fun (and constantly crafting, decorating, making and lifeing).
Issue 99 is celebrating all things Christmas, giving you some top makes that you can finish in time for the big month. Our cover project is Anabella Cahwje’s Nutcracker heirloom softies – you can’t get more Christmassy than a tiny mouse wearing a crown.
There’s also Jen Peters’ eight festive papers which can double up as last-minute wrapping paper and gift suggestions for friends, kids and most importantly, crafters. So have a wander to your local supermarket, pick up a copy of issue 99 and some mince pies and get making.
Or, if it’s too cold for you to venture out (that’s our excuse anyway) subscribe to Mollie Makes to get your copy delivered straight to your door. You can always get the mince pies delivered in the food shop anyway right?
Projects in this issue
- Nutcracker heirloom softies
- Jazzy Christmas jumper
- Boho macraweave cushion
- Botanical festive tablescape
- Yarn wrapped lampshade
- Colourful crochet blanket
- Winter knitted mittens
- Statement clay necklace
- Crochet bauble gift tags
- Easy-sew cosy slippers
Your gift – Paper star decorations
This month’s gift is 12 luxe paper star ornaments which are going to up your Christmas tree game forever. Created by the papercraft legend Sarah Matthews, with paper illustrations by Jana and Marko of The Completist, these gifts are gorgeous and multi-functional. They can hang on your tree filled with treats or be strung up as a festive garland above the stockings. Bonus function – they also double as gift boxes if you’ve forgotten this year’s work secret Santa (again).
This Friday (2nd Nov) Sarah will be taking over the Mollie Instagram to share her wizardry with you for paper star success. Ask her all your questions about the gift, her work or her Christmas traditions.
Meet Philippa Stanton and Zoe Pearson
We also went and had a chat with some fab women this month such as author Philippa Stanton, Pinterest icon Zoe Pearson and mini maker Steph Wallace. We talked about synaesthesia, this year’s trend in festive home styling and everyone’s dream fantasy, miniature vintage caravans. We’ve come away from issue 99 feeling super inspired with severe home décor envy and slight pet jealously (just look at that cat).
Our chat with Zoe had us so inspired that we’re on an even bigger Pinterest hype than usual. Have a follow of our ‘All Things Christmas’ board for some quick festive inspo or check out our blog post where Zoe gave us some tips on becoming one of the Pinterest elite.
Flick through issue 99…
Have a flick through issue 99 and let us know what you think over on Instagram.
Issue 99 is available from 1st November in all good newsagents, supermarkets, independent craft shops, or from our official online store. Sold out? Make sure you never miss an issue by subscribing to Mollie Makes here. Or, download the digital edition – get it from Apple (search Mollie Makes in the App Store), Google Play and Zinio.