Meet the maker: Romy Palstra

Romy Palstra illustration

We’ve got some exciting news… Mollie Makes officially has GIFs on Instagram, woooo! If you want to discover our GIFs simply type ‘Mollie Makes’ into the search GIF bar and they will magically appear. We thought it was only right that we introduced you to the lovely and super talented illustrator Romy, @muchable.nl on the… Continue reading

National Doodle Day with Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley tote bag print

Doodling. It’s good for the mind and the soul, keeping your hands busy while your mind wanders. And, even if that drawing is of your pet cat, each little sketch is as much an expression of your creativity as picking up a crochet hook or knitting needles. Doodling is a staple part of our day… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets Mel Smith Designs

Mel Smith Designs

Illustrator Mel tells us how her travels inspire her drawings, and why we should shop small this Christmas…

Mollie Makes meets Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley in her studio

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards Winner Jacqueline tells us what inspires her patterns and shares her top illustration tips…

Unusual workspaces: Emma Giacalone’s sewing studio

Emma Giacalone textiles studio by Kirstie Young photography

Textile artist Emma Giacalone gives us a tour of her big and bright sewing studio in a former chicken shed…

Unusual Workspaces: Kara Leigh Ford’s quirky shed studio

Ceramicist Kara Leigh Ford

Potter Kara Leigh Ford gives us a tour of her shed studio where we spot her ceramics inspired by the coast…

Unusual Workspaces: Made By Mim’s vintage caravan and home studio

Made by Mim - Mim McCormack - Pictures by Zoe Bateman

Everyone needs a place to make. Whether it’s sewing on your sofa or potting in your shed, all our maker spaces are different, but some just take our breath away. We take a look inside Mim McCormack’s unique vintage home where she makes fabric dolls…

Mollie Makes meets Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson by Gareth Hacker

Textile designer Donna Wilson on her colourful and messy workspace and what she’s looking for in a winning entry at this year’s Mollie Makes Handmade Awards…

Mollie Makes meets Sara Tasker

Me & Orla blogger Sara Tasker on being a Mollie Makes Handmade Awards judge and how to grow your social media following…

Making good: Five ways to be a Craftivist

Sarah Corbett - Craftivist Collective

Sarah Corbett explains how you can use craft to make a big difference…