Slow crafts to teach you patience

Kat Goldin

When the pace and stresses of life get too much there’s nothing like taking some time out to make to clear your head and refocus your energy. The slow craft movement celebrates projects from sewing to woodwork. Traditional techniques you can get lost in for hours. We’ve rounded up five ‘slow crafts’ that will teach you… Continue reading

18 hashtags for craft bloggers

18 hashtags for craft bloggers

Want to get that tutorial seen by crafters looking for inspiration? Want to grow your blog following or simply want to connect with other bloggers and find new collaborations? Then the right hashtag is vital to get your wise words and makes seen. We’ve rounded up the best and most fun hashtags to bloggers to… Continue reading

It’s our birthday!

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Today marks our fifth year here at Mollie Makes magazine. Five wonderful crafty years of developing our creative skills – and there’s still so much more to learn. This year our birthday lands smack bang on magazine deadline day, which means right now we’re topping up on coffee instead of cocktails*. Nevertheless, we’ve taken a… Continue reading

Top destinations for crafting your way around the world

Knitting in Iceland

We all love a craft workshop, so why not combine your next one with your wanderlust and give your crafty learning an international flavour by submersing yourself in another culture.

Take the #Make2Share challenge

Make to Share craft challenge

Have you heard of the Make2Share Challenge? It’s all about crafting for friends and here at Mollie Makes, we can’t think of a better excuse to get making!

Hashtags to help you make connections

@xantheb for Mollie Makes #handmadeawards

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

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

Etsy Craft Party

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

diy balloon crafts DIY tutorials

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