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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.

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…

Vintage makeovers

You’ve tracked down the elusive vintage dress that actually fits, your home’s got just the right mix of retro and modern, and you love old movies as much as you love Mollie Makes. But what next, if you really want to live the vintage lifestyle? How about getting yourself a whole new hair and make-up look, based on pin-ups from the past. Lipstick and Curls are the go-to ladies for amazing makeovers. So if you want to look like this (and who wouldn’t?), read more…

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 11

Treasure the memories of childhood… Our latest issue is full of sugar and spice and all things mice, with a helping of nostalgic makes and dreams. Inside you’ll find seven projects to make, including our three kind mice, designed by Jenny Dixon – with a mousey giveaway on her blog. These tiny toys come complete with miniature knitted cardigan and teeny-weeny Liberty print dress.

Moodboard Monday: Chinese New Year

Today marks the first day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. And why would Mollie Makes want to miss out? We’ve found beautiful crafty things inspired by the Orient. Read more to find out how to bring Far Eastern charm to your projects as the Year of the Dragon begins…

Crochet wristwarmers

Issue ten is out tomorrow, and judging by lots of lovely tweets, our cover project has really captured your hearts. The crochet wristwarmers are designed by Monika Siwak, from Poland. To get the perfect look for Mollie Makes, Monika hand-dyed Cordonet 50 yarn to create her ideal colour combination. We’ve since discovered that ticket 50 cotton is only available in limited colours in the UK, so we’ve asked Rosee Woodland who works on The Knitter magazine to give us her tips on alternative yarns to fit the bill…

Mollie Makes Gift Guide: 50 Top Books, Part 2

Following on from Part 1 over the weekend, here’s our second instalment of the crafty books we think would please any creative bod this Christmas! There’s still time to shop the following…

Knit your own cat

If cat hair gets up you nose and moggies make you itch, fear not cat lovers you can now have your very own menagerie of felines that not only cost you nothing to feed but won’t even need a litter tray!
With over 15 different breeds of cats inside Best in Show: Knit your own cat by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne is your very own licence to create your own cattery with yarn.
Hot on the heels of Best in Show: Knit your own dog the book shows you how to knit Persians, kittens and an exoctic Bengal.


Get to grips with crochet (warning: highly addictive)

How d’you like them apples? Here at Mollie Makes we like our apples crisp and juicy with no bruises thank you very much so we are just love love loving the chance to keep our fruit safe and sound by making apple cosies for our lunch boxes.

Who would have thought a few years ago we would have seen granny squares on the catwalk but crochet has really hit the fashion headlines, thanks to collections from the likes of uber trendsville Henry Holland. We for one are totally thrilled crochet is back in vogue and as it looks set to be around for a while we thoroughly recommend getting hooked.

What’s that you say? Don’t know where to start? Phew!