Would you make the jump? Pauline Hagan on how to turn your craft business full time

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We’ve been loving Pauline Hagan’s colourful, quirky jewellery label, Benu Made, for some time now – so much so, we asked her to design issue 56’s fruity brooch free gift. Pauline recently quit her full-time job and moved out to Prague to concentrate on her craft business, and we were intrigued to find out what… Continue reading

Etsy Craft Party 2015

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Question: what’s better than crafting? Answer: crafting in company. If your idea of heaven is to craft alongside other makers then you HAVE to get involved with this year’s Etsy Craft Party.

Can craft save the world?

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The weekend before last, the New York Times ran ‘Sorry, Etsy, That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World‘ by Emily Matchar. Betsy Greer, writer and craftivist, disagrees.

4 DIY balloon crafts for a birthday celebration

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It’s our birthday! Mollie Makes is four years old today so let’s celebrate with four balloon crafts!

Event: The Handmade Fair 2015

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Get discounted tickets to The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in September until 30 June

50 crafty things to do before you’re 50

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This month we’re celebrating our 50th magiversary. We all got a bit emotional after watching this video – it’s been quite the journey – seeing all those covers made us realise just how many issues fifty actually looks like. But the journey is far from over, so we asked Jane Toft,  Mollie Makes’ first editor and dear… Continue reading

Video: Mollie Makes magiversary

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Remember your first ever issue of Mollie Makes magazine? We have reached a milestone. It seems like only yesterday we planned to take the crafting world by storm… Then along came Mollie. Launched as a magazine for contemporary crafters, for people who live the creative life, for you. Together with bloggers, designer-makers, our readers and… Continue reading

Craftivists: Why craft can change your life

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Here at Mollie Makes, we’re big believers in the power of craft. We know it’s not twee, fluffy or soft (well, it might be depending on what material you’re using, but that’s something else). It has the power to save lives and change the world. And we’re not the only ones thinking this… Last week,… Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas for crafties

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Ahhh, Christmas. One of the busiest (and best) times of year if you’re a crafter, as it means you have a perfect excuse to rummage through your yarn, dig about in your fabric stash, and sift through your favourite papers you’ve been saving for just this occasion to make the perfect gift for your loved… Continue reading

Your month in pictures: November 2014

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A gathering of your month in pictures, plus handmade projects and WIPs from #molliemakes magazine