5 tips for fostering creativity in children

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Paper cutter and mum of two, Emily Hogarth shares her top five tips for encouraging children’s crafty creativity, plus four inexpensive kids craft ideas to try.

15 hashtags for knitters on Instagram

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From finding the perfect wool, to the pattern of your dreams (or even just the inspiration needed to finish off those socks you started months ago), hashtags are a great way to connect with the knitting community from the comfort of your sofa. We’ve rounded up the best places to share your knits, commiserate over your… Continue reading

How to organise an Instameet

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There’s no better way to get new ideas and inspiration flowing than by attending a creative event – or organising one yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone and around a bunch of new people can work wonders when you’re stuck in a rut. Jess (aka @PorthJess) organises Bristol’s Instameets, which have gained a reputation… Continue reading

Craft business owners on changing direction

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Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Crowdfund your craft business

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Finding the extra cash to grow your craft business can be tricky if you don’t want to go begging to your bank manager. Whether it’s money to help create a new product or build the workspace of your dreams, crowdfunding is an alternative way to get your fans and fellow crafters to give your business the… Continue reading

13 Days of Creativity

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Hi, crafters! We’re excited to introduce 13 days of creativity on the blog. For the next two weeks we’re here to put the pep back in your step by publishing articles to spark your creativity, such as charming thrifted collections that’ll inspire your next trip to the thrift shop, spotted hashtags on Instagram and Twitter,… Continue reading

DIY inspiration wall hanging

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Start as you mean to go on with Emily Quinton’s DIY inspiration string. Featured in the Mollie Makes 2016 wall calendar (buy this issue!) along with 11 additional crafty projects, the inspiration string is a doodle to make with long-term benefits for creative folk. Revise and change up objects as you follow your muse! Start… Continue reading

11 ways to practice creativity in daily life

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It’s easier than you think to supercharge your creativity on a daily basis. Adopt a few new habits and start soaking up inspiration from everywhere and get those ideas flowing.

The secret to getting published

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Uncover the secrets of how to publish a book and realise your author ambitions. Get insider tips from Amy Christian, commissioning editor of Pavilion Books (Mollie Makes’ book publisher).

Steal a moment

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It’s the weekend, makers! Two days which are decidedly more fetching than the five before them. When breakfast in bed and sociable crafting is on the forefront of our minds. So, go on, steal a moment this weekend to do exactly what you want.