Mollie Makes Mama

Mollie Makes Mama

The team behind Mollie Makes bring you a collection of beautiful projects to make for children, from newborns to young explorers. Break out your sewing, crochet and papercrafting skills to create toys, clothes and décor – and be inspired by nursery tours and family-focused features.

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Welcome to Mollie Makes Mama, our collection of creative makes for the littlest members of your family. Step inside magical spaces for children in our gorgeous nursery tours, meet the mama makers turning their passions into new careers, and enjoy our exclusive interview with midwife, author and Instagram star Clemmie Hooper. You’ll also find gorgeous printable children’s wardrobe dividers by Suzy Ultman, plus exclusive art by Wonder & Rah and Ingrid Petrie. I’ve loved putting together this issue, inspired by my little girl, Imogen, and I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much!…

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Natalie Cardew A mum of two from London, Natalie is passionate about using modern art to create vibrant home environments for kids. She creates fun and contemporary prints that she sells via her company, Wonder & Rah. Natalie designed our heart and balloon prints. Coral Atkinson Mum to Felix, Barney and Willa, Coral lives near Harrogate and set up Velveteen Babies in 2014, selling hand-stitched felt garlands, cloud wall hangings and mobiles for little ones. Find her on Instagram @velveteen_babies. Discover more about Coral’s business on page 30. Ingrid Petrie Scottish designer Ingrid specialises in fun, modern prints inspired by minimal yet engaging Scandi design. A mum of two young children, she believes design fuels children’s imagination – we couldn’t agree more! Ingrid designed our alphabet and moon prints. Clemmie Hooper Kent-based midwife and mum of four…

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One of our favourite children’s brands, Olli Ella, has done it again with their new Strolley – a multi-tasking wicker wagon that doubles up as a trolley or stroller for whatever serious business your little one needs to get down to. Handmade and ethically produced, the Strolley is designed to be used inside and outdoors – just in time for all that summer adventuring. TOP READ Go wild Swedish illustrator Ingela P. Arrhenius brings the natural world vividly to life in this oversized imaginarium of colourful wildlife from Walker Studio. Just the thing for a statement kids’ bookshelf. British boutique Outside the Lines was launched by friends Phillippa and Kate. Inspired by their travels, the designs are for girls aged 3-10 years old, although we quite fancy this Erin stripe bow back…

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baby steps

HOW TO MAKE… BABY SHOES MATERIALS Mint leather, 30 x 15cm (11⅞ x 6"), 1.5cm (⅝") thick Beige leather, 15 x 10cm (6 x 4"), 1.5cm (⅝") thick Two pieces of gold leather, 55 x 0.5cm (21⅝ x ¼"), 1.5cm (⅝") thick Craft knife Cutting mat Matching embroidery thread Leather punch, 2mm (⅛") and 4mm (¼") Awl Bodkin needle We can’t think of a sweeter gift for a little one than these teeny tiny moccasins – the ultimate way to start a lifetime’s obsession with shoes. These keepsake makes are sturdy enough to withstand a serious amount of toddling, and their soft, slipper-like feel will keep toes cosy while they’re at it. Easy to personalise, they’re also a thoughtful gift for friends expecting a new arrival. Choose from three sizes: 3-6 months, 6-9…

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starry skies

HOW TO MAKE… A NIGHT SKY MOBILE MATERIALS Mobile hanger Felt in various colours Metallic faux leather Matching sewing thread White embroidery thread Hot glue gun Soft toy stuffing Tapestry needle We love making gifts to welcome a new baby, especially when they’re as sweet as this easy-sew moon and stars mobile. Designed to catch the attention of inquisitive eyes, this night sky display will keep little ones entertained by day and soothe them to sleep at bedtime. Pick similar felt shades for your version, or stay true to the stargazing experience with blues and greys. When hanging this mobile in a nursery or young child’s bedroom, always make sure it’s kept well out of reach. Avoid suspending it over a cot or crib, and always make sure it’s properly secured to the ceiling. 01…

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hang time

HOW TO MAKE… A SIMPLE FRAME MATERIALS Four lengths of balsa wood, 30 x 2.5 x 0.5cm (11⅞ x 1 x ¼") Strong wood glue Two screw hooks Faux suede cord Add instant art to any nursery (or grown-up room) with a quick contemporary frame. Showing off prints in a fresh, modern way, these wooden poster strips are currently stocked in all our favourite lifestyle stores. Get creative and make your own art to display this way (Teri’s tutorial for some botanical art is in issue 78 of Mollie Makes), or why not show off one of this magazine’s free prints? Just trim the wood to fit. 01 Mark 7cm (2_") in from either end along one narrow edge of a length of balsa wood. Screw a hook into both marked points until just…