Get sewing! Our favourite projects

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Today we round up our very favourite sewing projects. Dust off that machine and get inspired

Mollie Makes visits Gawthorpe Hall

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We visit Gawthorpe Hall on Embroidery Exploration Day to see their outstanding textiles collection

Thrifty Thursday: Notebook cover

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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…

Stitch 'a' long

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We all know stitching is as old as the hills. Not only does it have its place in the record books through the making of garment essentials but it has a firm place in history as a decorative art.Through many a stitch, some of the greatest pieces of artwork the world over have been created by talented stitchers. What we really find exciting is the trend to replicate absolutely anything through stitches, with nothing too strange to put a needle to. How lovely is the simplicity of this paper plane project created by the girl herself Little Lovelies By Allison  

Fill your world with crochet flowers

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July is a miserable month round these parts. As I look out of the window at Mollie HQ the wind is blowing a hoolie and it’s raining cats and dogs.  Ah good old British summertime! Thank goodness issue 3 of Mollie Makes is a little ray of sunshine, with its bright sunny cover and kaleidoscope of crochet flowers making us feel all warm inside. We are really pleased to be joining forced with Carmen Heffernan for this months cover project. Carmen’s petals make the perfect cover shot and inside the mag she not only shows us how to create a bouquet of beauties but butterflies and leaves too!

Look book! Creative Walls

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Whether you rustle up beans on toast from your basement flat or cook your supper on a rusty Rayburn in your country pad, your home is your castle. A book shelf always speaks a thousand words but don’t let your conversations stop there. Adorn, hang, stick up and pin, the walls of your home are just waiting for to document your goings on, real life scrapbooking. Catalogued clutter is cool.

Creative Walls – How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasures collections is a ‘living Pinterest’. This new book by Geraldine James applauds hoarders like us and says it’s ok to collect, it’s what you do with it that counts.  

Hello birdy!

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We just love this gorgeous little birdy from the girls at Twin Fibers. His felty chest feathers make him really stand out and how sweet are the little song notes!

Look! Books: Indie Craft

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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 Makes…a little film

If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter you will know we have been teasing you with a little secret….sorry about that.

And today we can finally share with you what we have been working on behind the scenes.

Red carpet, drum roll please…..

Filmed with kind permission at The Makery is Bath with help of Sara Sinaguglia’s lovely little apple cosies and Lori Marie’s panty flashers. We hope you enjoy as much as we did making it!

What do you think? xoxo

Hands up who likes paper dolls!

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One of life’s great travesties is that when you buy children’s clothes they do not also come in adult sizes.

Never has this fact been more true when it comes to the über cute designs by Brooklyn children’s clothes design co Oliver + S.

When designer Liesl Gibson’s struggled to find any stylish and unique clothes for her daughter to wear she decided to take matters into her own hands.