5 tips for fostering creativity in children

Paper cutter and mum of two, Emily Hogarth shares her top five tips for encouraging children’s crafty creativity, plus four inexpensive kids craft ideas to try.

Lessons to apply to your photography today

Want to improve your photography but don’t know where to start? Even the best shots can be tweaked by applying some simple photographic secrets. Here are seven tips that are guaranteed to get your snaps up to scratch. 1. Pair big and small blooms together When it comes to flowers we’re spoilt for choice. In… Continue reading

How to organise an Instameet

There’s no better way to get new ideas and inspiration flowing than by attending a creative event – or organising one yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone and around a bunch of new people can work wonders when you’re stuck in a rut. Jess (aka @PorthJess) organises Bristol’s Instameets, which have gained a reputation… Continue reading

Stylists’ secrets: Photography tips for styling the seasons

Get the scoop on simple styling from pro photographers/stylists, Caroline South, Candy Pop and Rachael Smith, and find new ways to keep your photography fresh and relevant. See you on the prop hunt! Photo © Caroline South Caroline South is the master of styling minimal, striking flatlays using bits and bobs picked up on the… Continue reading

Craft project ideas for a winter crafternoon

There’s nothing quite like getting together for an afternoon of crafting with friends. Whether we’re all making the same thing or getting on with our long-term projects, group craft is a real motivator for completing WIPs. So the next time you find yourself hopping from one project to the next with zero enthusiasm for either,… Continue reading

DIY weaving: How to make a tassel wall hanging

This woven ombré wall hanging by Alex Dao is the only January blues we’re allowing right now… Woven wall hangings are a great way of bringing loads of colour and texture to any space. They’re not too precious to be touched, and add an instant element of modern cosy wherever you hang them. And thanks… Continue reading

Hashtags round up: Photo challenges

If you want to inject some positivity into your life or fire up your imagination, photo-a-day hashtags are a great way to get involved and inspired.

16 collections to inspire your next trip to the thrift shop

Oh, these old things? They’re just a collection of pretties to excite the gatherer in you… Hello vintage lovers, you’re in for a real treat, we’re showcasing some of our favourite collections as seen in Mollie Makes. We crafty humans do love miniature things (and giant things), things that come in pairs, or sets of… Continue reading

Craft business owners on changing direction

Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Crowdfund your craft business

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