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

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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

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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