Monday Moodboard: Botanicals

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If you’ve seen the latest issue of Mollie Makes, you’ll know we’re obsessing about botanicals. Love all things flora too? Have a little look at this batch of beauties

Fabric Friday: Liberty fabrics

To celebrate our fabulous subscription offer, we’re taking a look at all things Liberty – in particular their oh-so-pretty fabric designs

How to make an appliqué tea towel

Who knew a tea towel could make a girl so happy? Turn a plain tea towel into a treat for the eyes with a few simple stitches and some pretty remnants with this easy DIY project by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made. Read on to find out how…

How to make a sewing machine cover

New Year, new style for your trusted sewing machine. Not the prettiest of craft room accessories, but with a made-to-measure sewing machine cover, your old friend can be transformed from frumpy accessory to a thing of beauty you’ll want on display. And if it’s on display, you’ll use it more, which is, come to think of it, a great New Year’s Resolution… Over to Candace Todd from Sparkle Power to show you how to make this thrifty sewing machine cover…

Look! Books: Indie Craft

This book first called out to me from the heavy set trestle table of the Urban Outfitter’s book dept. It was most unexpected. I had only nipped in for a sneaky late back to work nose at the sale rail, but as I slid along the shiny parke floor I saw the words I’d always dreamt of seeing in the same sentence: indie + craft.

Now, for you die hard publishing fans, who are already saying “this book has been out for while” you’d be right, and we know, but seeing as the Mollie Makes blog launched post it being published, we cannot miss the opportunity to include and express love.

Indie Craft is an inspiring anthology of craftiness showcasing the supercool wave of craft that’s made the world sit up and take note.

Mollie by name, Mollie by nature

We absolutely ADORE these gorgeous little Mollie flowers as created by the supercrafty Brie over at Little Green – especially loving the name!

Ever since we featured the apple cosies on the cover of issue 1 of Mollie Makes, it seems our readers have gone absolutely crochet crazy. We really are thrilled to hear that so many of you have picked up a hook for the first time to attempt the cosies and even better that you are already hungry for more – hmmm we did warn you*.

*The highly addictive art of crochet is learnt entirely at the risk of the crafter.

Hello birdy!

Whether appliquéd onto cushions, printed on curtains or fabric, birds of all shapes and sizes still dominate home style and decor and yes, we still definitely like.

These bonny lil fellas from On to Baby are made with simple birdy shapes and heart shaped bendy wire feet and we think are a little bit too nice to save for babies. Why not dip into your fav fabric stash and make up a a flock in all shapes and sizes.