Hashtags to help you make connections

Collaborate, make sales, build your blog audience or just make new like-minded friends – using the right hashtags can help you achieve more online. See our top hashtags for bloggers, sellers and makers to help you grow your online community in 2016… @lottsandlots for #CreateMakeShare Hashtags for bloggers #createmakeshare A collaborative project between bloggers ZingZingTree, Kids Craft Room and Growing Spaces,… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets A Charming Project

Meet Enid Gonzalez of A Charming Project, new craft blogger with a super-project idea that requires lots of made-up reasons to have a party…

Mollie Makes meets Handmade Heart Crafts

Quirky unicorns and pretty baby grows: these are the kind of things that make us broody. Etsy seller Kayleigh of Handmade Heart Crafts, also designer of the unicorn hobby horse in issue 54, tells us how suffering from severe sickness kick-started her handmade business.

Mollie Makes meets The Yarn Kitchen

Crochet felted wool planters by The Yarn Kitchen for Mollie Makes 54

Stella Melgrati doesn’t know everything about promoting her Etsy shop, but she does know her customers and lets enthusiasm and love for handmade speak for itself. Find out how, even without marketing know-how, The Yarn Kitchen brought Stella a taste of popularity…

Mollie Makes meets Cafenohut

After 20 years working intensely as an environmental engineer, Etsy seller Ayda of deconoHut has slowed down to indulge in her passion for sewing and crochet. Find out how Ayda runs her business and why she says ‘Etsy is not magic!’

Mollie Makes meets Threads by Emily

Etsy seller Emily (Threads by Emily) talks work-life balance, SEO and developing your brand. Want to open shop? Read on…

Mollie Makes meets Nest Pretty Things

Tamar of Nest Pretty Things has worked in the creative industry as a fashion editor, stylist and interior designer which has helped her along the path to starting her own business. Her journey proves it’s never too late to do what you love…

Mollie Makes meets Wild Olive

Etsy seller, Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive has the ability to make everything she stitches uppercase CUTE. ‘Whether it’s a cuddly critter or a crumbly cake, pretty much everything I draw has a face’. But it’s not just a pretty face that grows an Etsy shop. Find out what does… Please tell us about your… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets Sincerely Louise

Etsy seller Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise

Recognise the faux fox stole? It was Etsy seller Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise’s first listing. This and her many other faux taxidermy designs has lead to a full-blown design career with commissions from Boden, craft mags and a dead-gorgeous book. Dream of a similar day job? We caught up with Louise to find out… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets Ryan, Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant

We catch up with Ryan, recent Great British Sewing Bee 3 contestant to leave the sewing room to learn his top tips for sewers, his sources of inspiration and more. Want to know how the whiz kid learnt to sew? Read on… Please tell us a bit about yourself and your first sewing memory/experience of sewing…. Continue reading