Thrifty Thursday: Vintage tins for spring

Spring is most definitely in the air. And once that happens it feels like the right time to bring more colour into our lives…grab a bunch of blooms or plant up some bulbs in an old tin… the rustier the better seems to work for spring flowers…

Thrifty Thursday: Notebook cover

Cheap, chic and incredibly cute. Today’s thrifty make is the brainwave of Mary Jane Baxter, author of Chic on a Shoestring. With the help of a colour photocopier and a piece of her hand-stitched patchwork, Mary’s created this crafty notebook cover…

Thrifty Thursday: Cupcake cases

It’ll soon be Easter and we’ve been looking for ways to decorate our homes for spring. So, how about this? There seems to be a whole movement dedicated to crafty pretties made from none other than – yes! – cupcake wrappers. Perfect for adding to gift wrap or to decorate the home for a special occasion. Most of us have some cupcake cases stashed away at the back of our kitchen cupboards, so call this a cost-free and thrifty project.

Vintage makeovers

You’ve tracked down the elusive vintage dress that actually fits, your home’s got just the right mix of retro and modern, and you love old movies as much as you love Mollie Makes. But what next, if you really want to live the vintage lifestyle? How about getting yourself a whole new hair and make-up look, based on pin-ups from the past. Lipstick and Curls are the go-to ladies for amazing makeovers. So if you want to look like this (and who wouldn’t?), read more…

Moodboard Monday: Doilies

Doilies and spring time go together like Easter and bunnies, and we’re feeling inspired by Donna Bramhall’s sweater makeover in issue 12 of Mollie Makes. Donna has used doilies to transform a plain top, but we can’t stop with clothing. We’ve got lots of doilies tucked away in drawers just waiting to have their moment. Try these ideas for adding prettiness to your home…

Introducing…Mollie Makes

Hello and a big welcome to the Mollie Makes blog, we are really pleased you have found us.Mollie Makes is a new kind of craft magazine launching in the UK on 12 May 2011 – that’s 36 days and counting! We love fabric and believe if something is worth making it’s worth making beautifully.