Stitch 'a' long

We all know stitching is as old as the hills. Not only does it have its place in the record books through the making of garment essentials but it has a firm place in history as a decorative art.Through many a stitch, some of the greatest pieces of artwork the world over have been created by talented stitchers. What we really find exciting is the trend to replicate absolutely anything through stitches, with nothing too strange to put a needle to. How lovely is the simplicity of this paper plane project created by the girl herself Little Lovelies By Allison  

Make a rosette tutorial

There is something so darn charming about roses, whether they are crocheted, stitched or made from fabric. We’re really pleased to show you today a really lovely tutorial by Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous.Thanks Linda.This lovely little rosettes are so cool and are the perfect adornment for headbands, hair clips or why not make a teeny tiny one and pop it on a ring.  

and the winner is…

We had literally hundreds of entries for the Jane Foster doll comp and were we surprised – er no! Jane Foster is a wonderous artist and designer and we totally love her work. In fact we are totes gutted we couldn’t enter.

So thank you to all of you that entered our fab comp and we are delighted to announce that we have picked a winner…Mollie Makes style drum roll please…

Congratulations Catherine Johnstone you are winner!! Whoop whoop!

Hello! I’m Tilda and i belong to Catherine!

Look book! Creative Walls

Whether you rustle up beans on toast from your basement flat or cook your supper on a rusty Rayburn in your country pad, your home is your castle. A book shelf always speaks a thousand words but don’t let your conversations stop there. Adorn, hang, stick up and pin, the walls of your home are just waiting for to document your goings on, real life scrapbooking. Catalogued clutter is cool.

Creative Walls – How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasures collections is a ‘living Pinterest’. This new book by Geraldine James applauds hoarders like us and says it’s ok to collect, it’s what you do with it that counts.  

Be inspired and make a granny square

It never fails to surprise us how quickly our passionate Mollie Makes readers start and complete projects from the magazine. It seems that no sooner the latest issue has hit the doormat that the needles are out and the crochet hooks are whizzing! From the felt gadget holder, to the apple cosies and strawberry pin cushions we love hearing about the successes (and mishaps!) you have with projects. Over the last few months we have seen some gorgeous examples on Facebook and Twitter and what’s really really nice is how you help each other out – how very kind! This year crochet granny squares have gone down an absolute storm and we have been thrilled by the response we have had from you lovely readers about our fab Jane Brocket crochet tutorial we featured in issue 2. So hot on it’s heels. we thought we would share with you a wonderful granny square project one of our favourite bloggers has been working on.

Look! Books: Indie Craft

This book first called out to me from the heavy set trestle table of the Urban Outfitter’s book dept. It was most unexpected. I had only nipped in for a sneaky late back to work nose at the sale rail, but as I slid along the shiny parke floor I saw the words I’d always dreamt of seeing in the same sentence: indie + craft.

Now, for you die hard publishing fans, who are already saying “this book has been out for while” you’d be right, and we know, but seeing as the Mollie Makes blog launched post it being published, we cannot miss the opportunity to include and express love.

Indie Craft is an inspiring anthology of craftiness showcasing the supercool wave of craft that’s made the world sit up and take note.