I wrote you a letter

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It’s funny isn’t it? Although the world keeps getting more and more wizzy it’s the simple traditional things in life that bring us most joy. Take the humble letter for example. Gone are the days when we wait for the postman to come up the path, today we just need to turn on our phone to check our messages and emails. For today’s blog post we say power to the pencil and challenge you to make someone’s day by popping a letter in the post.We just love this crochet envelope tutorial we discovered over at Violet Bella’s blogspot from guest blogger Meredith, aka One Sheepish Girl .If you are new to crochet this is a great first project. We would just love to recieve a letter like this (hint hint). Get started: To make you will need:Cotton Yarn in your fav colour4mm crochet hook Tapestry needleScissorsPaper and Pen (for the letter)

Be inspired and make a granny square

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It never fails to surprise us how quickly our passionate Mollie Makes readers start and complete projects from the magazine. It seems that no sooner the latest issue has hit the doormat that the needles are out and the crochet hooks are whizzing! From the felt gadget holder, to the apple cosies and strawberry pin cushions we love hearing about the successes (and mishaps!) you have with projects. Over the last few months we have seen some gorgeous examples on Facebook and Twitter and what’s really really nice is how you help each other out – how very kind! This year crochet granny squares have gone down an absolute storm and we have been thrilled by the response we have had from you lovely readers about our fab Jane Brocket crochet tutorial we featured in issue 2. So hot on it’s heels. we thought we would share with you a wonderful granny square project one of our favourite bloggers has been working on.

Wise words

Being able to make and create something from scratch is a great skill. Do you think¬†Michelangelo woke up one morning and thought “I think I will have a go at painting the Sistine Chapel”. No. Becoming good at anything in life, for the most of us, takes practice and we are big believers in practice makes perfect.

This was summed up perfectly by Dottie Angel in her interview in Mollie this month. She is admired by many fellow crafties the world over so it is very nice to hear how she got there.

On learning to crochet:

“I sat for a month, day after day with hook in hand and taught myself.
Tif Fusell – a.k.a Dottie Angel

Get to grips with crochet (warning: highly addictive)

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How d’you like them apples? Here at Mollie Makes we like our apples crisp and juicy with no bruises thank you very much so we are just love love loving the chance to keep our fruit safe and sound by making apple cosies for our lunch boxes.

Who would have thought a few years ago we would have seen granny squares on the catwalk but crochet has really hit the fashion headlines, thanks to collections from the likes of uber trendsville Henry Holland. We for one are totally thrilled crochet is back in vogue and as it looks set to be around for a while we thoroughly recommend getting hooked.

What’s that you say? Don’t know where to start? Phew!