Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes July 2019

MollieMakes is a brand new lifestyle and craft magazine which brings you the best of craft online, a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, tutorials on inspiring makes, round ups of the most covetable stash and tours of the crafty capitals of the world. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find on printed newsstand copies.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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Seeing as it’s finally no-jacket-needed weather, this issue is full of ways to celebrate summer. After trying and failing to figure out a way of working outside, Team Mollie decided to channel the sunshine via the medium of making instead! So, this month you can whip up a simple 90s-inspired shift dress for BBQs with friends or weekends away. Or, tie-dye and sew a knotted hairband for a more casual festival feel. And don’t forget to jazz up your home, too. We’ve got a terrazzo-print tablecloth, floral resin coasters, and the cheeriest décor inspiration from colour lover and upcycler extraordinaire Joanne Condon. But, the ultimate new season accessory has to be this month’s gift – a cute crochet avo! Hook up this brunch icon for your keyring, then share your snaps…

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Medina Grillo When she’s not at work delivering babies on the maternity ward, blogger Medina can be found transforming cheap IKEA furniture into statement pieces. She’s also a huge Star Wars fan and secret weightlifter. Take a tour of Medina’s home on page 50. www.grillo-designs.com Joanne Condon Joanne is a self-proclaimed painting addict and her husband is afraid to come home most of the time as she usually greets him with a paint brush in hand. She’s highly allergic to cream paint, refusing to paint something that doesn’t guarantee it’ll be fun. Be inspired by Joanne’s workspace on page 34. www.kylelane.ie Angel Strawbridge Author and Escape to the Chateau gal Angel is a 1940s vintage-clad redhead from East London. You’ll find her hosting events at her Pays de la Loire home. Get the skinny on Angel’s chateau-inspired homeware…

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meet the maker creative alicia hall is the crafter behind this issue’s party animal

“I can never resist avo if I spot it on a menu, so I was thrilled to whip up this little veggie fella for this issue of Mollie Makes! As he’s mini, he’s a brilliant first project if you’re new to amigurumi, and the kit contains everything you’ll need. I’ve named mine Charlie and I have him hanging up at home – he makes me smile whenever I see him. And of course he’d be ace to cheer up your bunch of keys or to dangle merrily from a bag. Hook one for a plant-fuelled pal, or treat yourself to a simple make. Make sure you add plenty of filling to his avocado stone belly! The pastel shades are a fun, playful twist, and of course he’s not complete without those blushing…

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mollie loves

WHOEVER SAID KNITWEAR WAS SEASONAL HADN’T MET THIS off-the-shoulder cotton sweater kit from Loopy Mango. Made using their Big Cotton yarn and 15mm needles, the sweater works up in a matter of hours and is a great way to learn or practise your cables. Pair it with a cami dress, or shorts and a bikini for summer evenings. Don’t have time to make your own? Shop the ready-made option in 17 colours. www.loopymango.com FANCY STEPPING UP YOUR POM POM GAME? Then wind, trim and sculpt your way to a fruitilicious garland with Fat Pom Pom’s new kits. Materials and instructions for eight fruits are included in each box, along with pre-wound amounts of yarn and detailed instructions. Hang it on your wall or upgrade your flower crown to a fruitier version.…

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squeaky clean

If you’re on a mission to cut plastic waste, here’s a simple lifestyle change you can make that will benefit both the planet and your locks! With this simple-to-follow recipe and just a few natural ingredients from The Soap Kitchen, it’s possible to create a wonderfully aromatic Rosemary and Rhassoul shampoo bar that will leave your hair looking and feeling incredible – with no nasty effects on the environment. How to make Rosemary and Rhassoul Shampoo Bar Ingredients • 215g cold water• 118g sodium hydroxide• 225g coconut oil• 225g shea butter• 225g olive pomace oil• 135g castor oil• 100g avocado oil• 15ml (1 tbsp) rhassoul clay• 15ml (1 tbsp) rosemary essential oil• 7.5ml silk amino acid• Dried rosemary to decorate (optional) Equipment • Two stainless steel saucepans • Heat-proof measuring jug • Digital kitchen scales • Balloon whisk…

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creative block

HOW TO MAKE A PATCHWORK HANGING MATERIALS Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids, 16 x 108cm (6 3/8 x 42½") in Aqua (Fabric 6), 10 x 108cm (4 x 42½") in Pool (Fabric 5), 10 x 108cm (4 x 42½") in Baby Pink (Fabric 2) Moda Bella Solids, 18 x 9cm (7 1/8 x 3 5/8") in Geranium (Fabric 1), 36 x 9cm (14 1/8 x 3 5/8") in Sunflower (Fabric 3), 72 x 9cm (28 3/8 x 3 5/8") in Royal (Fabric 4) 50 x 50cm (19¾ x 19¾") backing fabric Two 50 x 50cm (19¾ x19¾") pieces of wadding 13 x 108cm (5¼ x 42½") binding fabric Matching threads 40cm (15¾") wooden dowel 1m (39 3/8") cord Walking foot Rotary cutter Quilter’s ruler Cutting mat Hera marker (optional) If a glimpse…