Fabric birdhouse and keyring

card and felt aero bike bird house key holder on shelf against blue paper

Keep your keys safe with this clever birdhouse and keyring duo from Pygmy Cloud

Crowdfund your craft business

Jayne from Hairy Jayne

Finding the extra cash to grow your craft business can be tricky if you don’t want to go begging to your bank manager. Whether it’s money to help create a new product or build the workspace of your dreams, crowdfunding is an alternative way to get your fans and fellow crafters to give your business the… Continue reading

13 Days of Creativity

Keep trying or give up. Whatever Im not the boss of you | Mollie Makes | Illustration by Steph Baxter

Hi, crafters! We’re excited to introduce 13 days of creativity on the blog. For the next two weeks we’re here to put the pep back in your step by publishing articles to spark your creativity, such as charming thrifted collections that’ll inspire your next trip to the thrift shop, spotted hashtags on Instagram and Twitter,… Continue reading

January wallpaper & desktop background

Dream Big desktop wallpaper | Katie Leamon | Mollie Makes

Kickstart your new year creativity with positive affirmation posters for your mobile and desktop by Katie Leamon.

Craft business tips: How to plan your year ahead

Craft Business Tips | How to plan your year ahead | Mollie Makes

Make sure you’re ahead of the game and make the most of every creative opportunity by getting organised.

12 ways to avoid craft fatigue

Craft ideas for 2016

During the dull days of January it’s easy to lose your craft mojo. But at Mollie we say the dark and the rain outside is the perfect excuse for snuggling up indoors with a pot of tea, the radio and a big batch of craft-spiration. We’ve gathered together 12 of our most exciting crafty DIY… Continue reading

12 clues you’re entering the home of a Crafty Mum

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A crafty mum’s home is her creative castle. The boy on his BMX delivering the IKEA catalogue might as well keep pedalling past her house, because handmade homeware and her kids’ potato prints will always be her preference over a flat-pack and nasty framed New York skyline. Not sure what a crafty mum’s home is… Continue reading

How to make a fabric flower brooch

How to make a spring brooch with fabric flowers and vintage buttons | Mollie Makes

Got your free fabric flower kit in Mollie Makes 62 (when purchased at Morrisons)? Dip into your fabric stash (or scraps) and stitch a spring brooch with textile artist Gemma Nemer. These little blooms are a doddle to make, and since each petal is hand stitched with treasured fabric, you’ll want to accessorise everything! Pin to… Continue reading

Start Up Starter Kit series, Part 1: How to make money from your craft skills

Mollie Makes Start Up Craft Business Tip series | Part 1 | How to make money from your craft skills

So you want to become a pro maker? First you need a business idea – we asked the experts how they turned craft into cash

Mollie Makes issue 62

Mollie Makes issue 62 with free origami template and paper stack

Welcome to 2016, crafters. Our first issue of the year is out today and includes 103 ideas you’ll love. This issue also comes with a free wooden template and paper stack to make origami gems, plus 8 pull-out posters and love notes to spread Valentine’s, Gal-entine’s and anti-Valentine’s sentiments. Find us in all good newsagents… Continue reading