Book reviews: Christmas gift ideas

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The gifting clock is ticking but don’t panic! Take time to choose the right present with our reviews of these three new craft books

Knitting books

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Mollie Makes reviews knitting books for knitting week

Best craft books for Christmas: knitting books

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News flash: knitting books have just received a few shelf doozies.

Best craft books for Christmas: Crochet books

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A craft book is a top buy for Christmas! Here at Mollie Makes we’ve done the leg work to find the best craft books to pop on a wishlist or give as a gift.

Best craft books for Christmas: Fabric books

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A craft book is a top buy for Christmas! Here at Mollie Makes we’ve done the leg work to find the best craft books  to pop on a wishlist or give as a gift.

Halloween books: Evil knits and spooky sews

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In this month’s issue of Mollie Makes we’ve only gone and assembled some Halloween books on creepy crafts. So get your needles clicking with these books, showing you how to make all the things that go bump in the night. Read bite-sized reviews below for ogres and sprites alike.

Mollie Makes Gift Guide: 50 Top Books, Part 2

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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…

Mollie Makes Gift Guide: 50 Top Books, Part 1

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Though so much has moved online in the world of crafty inspiration, there will always be a special place in every creative’s heart for a beautifully produced magazine or book. If you’re stuck for a gift (or want to hint for yourself), these are our faves, divided into ten crafty disciplines for your shopping ease. Today, the first 25.

Look book! Creative Walls

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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.  

Look! Books: Indie Craft

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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.