It’s our 100th issue! Can you believe it? We started Mollie back in 2011 with a goal to inspire modern makers, revolutionise contemporary craft, and share all our fave indie designer-makers with the world and now here we are, 100 issues later. We’ve hosted loads of Mollie Makes Handmade Awards and events, commissioned thousands of projects, and frankly had a fabulous time every step of the way.
We’ve also got a completely new team from the 2011 days and this month we’re going to be sharing more about the people behind Mollie. Keep an eye out for takeovers, blog posts and designs on Instagram and the blog by the team. You can also check out our updated ‘About us’ page so you can put faces to names and we can all be best pals.
This month’s issue is full of even more gorgeous projects and interior inspo for you to devour over the Christmas period. We wanted to dedicate this one to all of you, as a thank you to all our readers and subscribers for sticking by us over the years, so inside issue 100 you’ll find exclusive birthday discount to shops like Hobbycraft, Rice, Smug London, Ohh Deer, Tatty Devine and more. Make sure you’re subscribed to the mag for future discounts, we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ve got a mega giveaway to celebrate this momentous occasion. Keep reading to discover the prizes and find out how to enter, but now back to issue 100.
Projects inside the issue
- Marbled mugs by Emma Jewell
- Embroidered hoop art by Georgie K. Emery
- Tinsel party skirt by Rachel Burke
- Macramé floral wreath by Gemma Tyler
- Cosy patchwork blanket by Sonia Spence
- Fair Isle cushions by Claire Walls
- Berber-style crochet placemats by Paula Lister
- Ruffle apron by Anna Alicia
- Tapestry clutch bag by Chloe Hardisty
- Festive gift wrap by Lana Red
- Crochet kids’ cape by Fiona Herland
Your free gift
Buy your copy in store and you’ll also bag yourself Simone Gooding’s party bear kit! December is the month of partying with Christmas, New Year and, of course, issue 100 of Mollie Makes. This little guy is this month’s gift so pick up a copy, make him and celebrate alongside with us. And if you’re feeling generous, pop him in a Christmas stocking or even a Christmas Eve box for an adorable surprise. Remember to tag us in your party pics with your new pal using #molliemakers on Instagram.
Meet Fanny Zedenius
This month we met Swedish macramé artist Fanny Zedenius in her dreamy home. She talks to us about her love of her art, where she finds inspiration, and what it’s like to live and breathe macramé. Pick up a copy of 100 to read the full interview.
From boho to bright, issue 100 also gives you an exclusive tour around Kara Whitten’s colourful home. We love @kailochic‘s colour clash lifestyle and were hanging on her every word as she shared her thrifty tips and interior recommendations with us. The full interview will show you how to bring those much-needed pops of summer into your life even if it’s drizzling outside.
This month’s desktop wallpaper is taking a little break from all the Christmassy madness. We love the way Jemma Bursnell – AKA Emotional Waterfall – creates the most gorgeous painterly collaged prints, and these beauties will easily see you through to January. Click here to download her phone, tablet and wallpaper backgrounds and decorate your screen with her talent.
More of Jemma’s papers are included in issue 100 in a whole range of designs, ready for you to tear out and pin up or craft with. You can’t possibly get the Boxing Day blues with these around.
Flick through issue 100…
It’s not a birthday without any presents, is it?? So alongside all the discount offers you can find inside issue 100, we thought we’d throw together an epic giveaway as a thank you to all you #molliemakers. The prizes are worth £100 (get it? Because it’s our 100th birthday!) and from some of our favourite independent shops. Competition prizes include:
- Two prints, ‘Everything is Better in Pyjamas’ and ‘You Are the Mac to my Cheese’ from Old English Company
- Two notepads, two pins and a bag to hold all your crafting goodies from Sparrow + Wolf
- A writing set which includes a Bilberry notebook, Hawthorn pocket pack (2 notebooks) a Wild Mint Mini Magnet notepad and a beautiful packaged pencil and eraser set by Fox & Fallow from The Paper Parlour.
- A planner and luxury pencil set by Katie Leamon
To be in with a chance of winning just fill in your details here and keep your fingers crossed! We’ll be sharing more close up shots of the prizes over on Instagram so head over and give us a like and a follow too.
Make sure you’re subscribed to Mollie Makes to join the family and tag us in all your Christmas party pictures over on Instagram using #molliemakers.