Moodboard Monday: Retro celebration

After last week’s vintage wedding ideas, this week we’re going all out for bold and beautiful colour with a funky retro look. But don’t feel the need to restrict these ideas to weddings, any celebration would be the perfect excuse to go to technicolour town with the accessories…

Father's Day cross stitch

Ooh, here’s a bit of a find, some cross stitch that’s got oodles of style and, since it’s only done in one colour, is going to be a bit of a no-brainer to stitch. And with Father’s Day not long off, pretty good timing too…

Planet Handmade: one to watch

Setting up your own craft business? Got big plans to make some cash from your skills? We’ve discovered a new wesbite to watch, which could help you with the biz skills and support you need to make a success of your new business. Planet Handmade is aimed at anyone setting up their own craft business, or anyone involved in the craft industry. It’s an exciting new venture aimed at helping designer-makers realise their potential. It’s early days for the site, but we like to be first to give you the nod and the wink about anything new. And, we know that many of you are in the craft business (or would like to be!), so here’s your chance for an insider’s sneak peek…

How to crochet a bow tie

It’s Tutorial Tuesday and it’s time for a new how to! What about this crochet bow tie. Perfect for parties, weddings and special events, this adorable accessory will make any little boy look even cuter on the big day! Designed by Delia Randall of Delia Creates, it’s a lovely touch for birthdays and celebrations…
This free crochet bow tie pattern is perfect timing for spring or summer weddings… and it complements our free wedding supplement perfectly, don’t you think?

Moodboard Monday: Vintage weddings

Well… have you seen Let’s Get Hitched yet? The latest issue of Mollie Makes comes with a free beautiful wedding magazine. Even if you’re not getting married, you’ll fall in love with the endless joyful ways to make a celebration something special. And just to get you dreaming, let’s get into the vintage spirit…

Mollie Makes: Birthday Celebration

One year old! Who’d have thought it? Here we are, one year on, 14 issues in, and we’ve come a long way from those adorable (positively iconic) crochet apple jackets. And, we’ve loved every minute. In honour of the occasion, we thought we’d treat ourselves to a selection of rather amazingly sparkling and scrumptious cupcakes. Well, someone’s got to do it. Wish you were here! Hope you don’t mind, but we’ll tuck in on your behalf too..

Mollie Makes issue 14

It’s Mollie Makes’ first birthday issue complete with free DIY wedding magazine. It’s packed with inspiration for celebrations, parties, weddings… and just to make every day feel special. You can read more about our free 52 page DIY wedding look book here. Awe-inspiring ideas for weddings and indeed any special event, featuring Funky Retro, Vintage and Rustic themes.

Thrifty Thursday: Salt and pepper pots

What can you do with salt and pepper shakers? There’s only so many you can hide away in drawers and cupboards. Here’s how to upcycle them from practical workaday essentials into small objects of desire…

Polly pin cushion

Oh my! The thrill of an early birthday present. As you know, we’re nearly one year old, and we just received the most amazing and exciting little parcel in the post…

How to make a fabric heart brooch

Tutorial Tuesday is here again, and this week we’re bringing you a DIY fabric scrap brooch. It’s so perfect for prettying up a spring t-shirt with a pop of colour. Join Ali Burdon from Very Berry Handmade as she shows us how to make this easy fabric heart brooch.