How to make a felt button

We don’t make any secret of our love for buttons here at Mollie Makes, but imagine how we felt (no pun intended) when we saw this sweet design by Cinti Gonzalez-Pell from My Poppet. It’s felt, it’s a button. Just wow! And we’ve invited Cinti over to guest blog for us and show us all how to make a felt button…

How to crochet a pin cushion

There’s nothing more lovely than a round crochet pin cushion. They look so adorable, and they’re the perfect size to sit in the palm of your hand and pretend you are the cover star of Mollie Makes. Today’s Tutorial Tuesday brings you a free crochet pin cushion pattern from Emma Birer of Daffodils and Snowdrops. Read on to find out how to make your pin cushion…

Moodboard Monday: Rustic weddings

There’s still time to catch a copy of Mollie Makes’ Let’s Get Hitched wedding supplement before it sells out, and here’s a little more to get you in the mood. We’ve already given you extra coverage of vintage style weddings and funky retro wedding styling on the blog, and here’s the third… For the girl who wants the wonder of the woodland, a touch of fairytale, and an eco edge on her big day, try rustic style for weddings, engagements, and any outdoor party.

Knit grafitti for the Olympics

It’s a busy year for crafters, not only have we the Diamond Jubilee around the corner and with that the perfect excuse to get some bunting made, but once that’s done and dusted, it’s straight into preparations for The Olympics! With the Olympic Torch travelling the country this month, we thought it timely to mention a brilliant knit grafitti project being organised in Birmingham…

How to make paper and tulle flowers

Parties, celebrations, and giant paper flowers! A perfect combination. We love these retro flowers, they’re beyond easy to make and create amazing impact in a very short space of time. Kate Bruning from Greedy for Colour is guest blogging for us this Tutorial Tuesday. Read more to find out how to make these paper and tulle flowers…

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…

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..