Event: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Put the kettle on, don an apron, and get ready for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 27 September

A Really Good Night In for Macmillan


Tonight, pockets of crafty people are having A Really Good Night In for Macmillan

Crafting for a cause: Red Nose Day dolls


Crafting for a cause: 23 world-class designer-makers create the Red Nose Day Dolls

Poppy Appeal: Remembrance Day

Decorate poppy cakes

Today is Remembrance Day and the nation will be still on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month for 2 minutes. The Royal British Legion is better known for its Poppy Appeal, which raises funds for the leading Armed Forces charity in Britain. Have you heard about the RBL thunderclap? Don’t… Continue reading

Charity tea party for Marie Curie


Host a charity crafternoon, drink tea, eat cake, and raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We’ll get you inspired by The Knit Club’s amazing success… they raised over £400!

Thrifty Thursday: Best vintage trunk ideas


Now that the car boot sale is well and truly open for business, we’re hoping to pick up a vintage trunk or two. Vintage luggage has got such charm. As long as it’s in passable condition you can leave it unadorned and proud of its battered edges. Or, if your trunk is way past help you can reinvent it, cover it or transform it. Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Vintage typewriter inspiration


Vintage typewriters have caught our eye recently. But can you guess where this rusty creature was found? Not at a market or local charity store, somewhere far more unexpected. Mollie Makes Marketing Manager Lyndsey Mayhew turned this little treasure up while off on a weekend walk. And when she’s polished it up we’ve found a great idea for how to use it…

Battersea Dogs & Cats: Knitters needed


Whilst we’re all bounding about over our woofy-woolly doglets on the cover of issue 13 (out 13th April), we couldn’t help but feel moved by the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home appeal. The kind and caring folk at the pet refuge are asking knitters to make security blankets which help sensitive sorts like Marcel (see below) settle into their new homes. It’s time to get involved…

Thrifty Thursday: Bargain cushion cover


Ooh, we love a bargain on Mollie Makes… and when we saw this ditzy print cushion cover for just £1.99 we were immediately in love…