Thrifty Thursday: Best vintage trunk ideas

Now that the car boot sale is well and truly open for business, we’re hoping to pick up a vintage trunk or two. Vintage luggage has got such charm. As long as it’s in passable condition you can leave it unadorned and proud of its battered edges. Or, if your trunk is way past help you can reinvent it, cover it or transform it. Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Needle felt tutorial: How to make cherries

It’s Tutorial Tuesday! Have you tried felting yet? Maybe you’ve seen our how to felt guide in issue 13 of Mollie Makes to make the felted doglets? If you’re new to felting and you’d like to practise before launching into Gretel Parker’s adorable felted dogs, this guide to making felt cherries by Katherine Jalaty of Making Chicken Salad is the perfect beginner’s felting project…

Sewing pattern: How to make fabric doorstops

It’s spring and it’s time to prop open the doors and let in the sunshine and the fresh air. The prettiest way to do this is with homemade fabric doorstops in your favourite fabrics… We’ve invited Natalie Santini of Hungry Hippie to guest blog for us today and show us how to make one…

Mollie Makes issue 13

This month’s Mollie Makes really is ‘tres chien’. Our cover pooches are needlefelted doglets you’re going to love. Designed by Gretel Parker, they’re just adorable… There’s so much inspiration tucked away among our pages. You can settle down for a good read as we we meet up with CraftOManiac Jennie Larsen and take tea and a chat with Lotta Anderson from Lotta Jansdotter in her amazing studio. And we look through the keyhole of Pilgrim Lee’s beautiful home – it’s a temple to vintage textiles. If you’re looking for makes, we have 6 great projects for spring.

How to make an appliqué tea towel

Who knew a tea towel could make a girl so happy? Turn a plain tea towel into a treat for the eyes with a few simple stitches and some pretty remnants with this easy DIY project by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made. Read on to find out how…

Easter Monday mini-makes

If you’re at a loose end today and you want to work off some of those scoffed Easter egg calories, roll up your sleeves and get your craft on. We discovered two sweet as chocolate ideas over the weekend, an Easter chick garland and bunny lid storage jars…

Mollie Makes issue 13 templates

Your project templates for Mollie Makes issue 13 are ready to download

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage tins for spring

Spring is most definitely in the air. And once that happens it feels like the right time to bring more colour into our lives…grab a bunch of blooms or plant up some bulbs in an old tin… the rustier the better seems to work for spring flowers…

Sewing pattern: How to make a pillowcase bag

Today’s Tutorial Tuesday brings you a beginner’s essential. It’s thrifty, it’s quick, and so useful around the home. Roslyn Russell from Sew Delicious has dropped by our blog today to share her tips on making a drawstring bag from a vintage pillowcase…

Thrifty Thursday: Notebook cover

Cheap, chic and incredibly cute. Today’s thrifty make is the brainwave of Mary Jane Baxter, author of Chic on a Shoestring. With the help of a colour photocopier and a piece of her hand-stitched patchwork, Mary’s created this crafty notebook cover…