Moodboard Monday: Doilies

Doilies and spring time go together like Easter and bunnies, and we’re feeling inspired by Donna Bramhall’s sweater makeover in issue 12 of Mollie Makes. Donna has used doilies to transform a plain top, but we can’t stop with clothing. We’ve got lots of doilies tucked away in drawers just waiting to have their moment. Try these ideas for adding prettiness to your home…

Mollie Makes issue 12

Step into spring with our Simple Pleasures issue by your side and you’ll never be short of inspiration. Our latest issue features seven great projects. Set a table for Easter with Susie Johnson’s quirky egg cosies. And while you’ve got your needles out, what about a pair of baby slippers designed by Caroline de Hugo. We’ve two fab crochet patterns – our free gift is a crochet flower brooch. Or, for a home style injection of the crochet kind, cover a stool seat. Plus, Donna Bramhall has dropped by to show us how to transform a plain white sweatshirt with thrifted doilies. Nicki Trench demonstrates how to make an apron from vintage traycloths. If you just want to relax and enjoy the spring sunshine, we’ve plenty of good reads too.

How to make a simple felt iPad cover

If you’re the proud owner of an ipad, a kindle or any type of smartphone, you’ll know even gadgets need a bit of tender loving care. And being as we love just about any kind of cosy here at Mollie Makes, how about this sweet and practical felt ipad cover, designed by Stefanie and Erin from Oh So Lovely Vintage. They’re co-hosting the blog today to show you how to make this felt gadget case. It’s the only way to accessorise your ipad, apart from a digital edition of Mollie Makes, that is…

Correction: Crochet flower pattern, Mollie Makes 12

Oh no and oops – we’re so sorry a mistake has slipped into our crochet flower brooch pattern.
When you’re following the instructions (page 99 of issue 12), please note that when you work the Spiral Surface of the flower, you need to work with the WS (wrong side) of the work facing you.
Sorry – hope this hasn’t held you up for too long!

Mollie Makes issue 12 templates

Your project templates for Mollie Makes issue 12 are ready to download

How to decopatch jam jars

Jam jars, so handy in so many ways… how about this for a pretty display made from fabric off-cuts and ordinary jam jars? Claire Dalglish from Fellow Fellow has popped in today to share her cute and thrifty idea with us…

How to refashion a vintage bag

We love a bit of geek chic and this ol’ 70s vinyl handbag has got the style we love. It’s big and roomy and Sophie Appleby’s bag makeover has us dreaming up all sorts of possibilities… 

Cross stitch interiors

After all the oohs and ahhs over Eline Pellinkhof’s gorgeous painted rose mural in the current issue of Mollie Makes, it got us thinking, what other inspiration is out there for DIY cross stitch interiors? So, we’ve tracked down some inspiration. What about this cushion – so easy you could do it yourself…

How to make folk-style fabric hearts

A little bit Swiss chalet, a little bit ‘dia de los muertos’, and a little bit gingerbread cottage – we totally heart this folk style. For today’s Tutorial Tuesday, we’ve invited Hannah Kopacz from Made with Love by Hannah to share her unique style with you. Learn how to make these felt hearts with their cool ric rac flowers…

How to make homemade washi tape

Washi tape – the pretty fabric sticky stuff from Japan. We love and covet a collection of this pretty masking tape, but it’s not always available in the prints or colours you might want, so when we saw this super-easy tutorial from the girls at A Spoonful of Sugar, we asked them to share it with us…