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Mollie Makes

November 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

Dark evenings, chilly mornings, and a pom pom reindeer in the mag – it’s a sure sign Christmas is coming. And, while I usually dive straight into a pile of glitter at the first mention of festivities, this month we’re taking a more laid-back approach. You’ll still find plenty of sparkle via a sequinned jumper and your crochet bauble kit, but this issue, we’re helping you relax into the season. There are plenty of achievable makes that can be crafted in an evening, such as our upcycled candle holders and macramé feather garland, taking the pressure off those handmade Christmas goals we set ourselves. Plus, there’s an inspiring read to help you look at gifting in a more creative way. We just want to you get as much pleasure as you can…

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contributors

Laura Jane Williams Laura is an author, journalist, maximalist and fantasy dog owner. Her latest book, Our Stop, is a rom-com that made her believe in love again. She’s also the woman behind Becoming and Ice Cream for Breakfast. Be inspired by Laura’s beautiful home on page 54. www.laurajaneauthor.com Dana Williams-Johnson Dana – AKA DWJ – was originally a beauty and accessories blogger. After falling in love with knitting – for both her and her pup Jellybean – Dana delved back into the blogosphere, and loves every minute of sharing her experience with her readers. Discover more about Dana on page 106. www.yardsofhappiness.com Sandeep Pawar Sandeep grew up with dreams of making and being on TV, both of which came true when she appeared on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. She loves nothing better than eating chips on the…

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meet the maker designer lindsey newns hooked up our festive crochet bauble kit

“Christmas is my favourite time of year. Aside from the mince pies and heartwarming films, I love transforming my home into a festive haven, and these baubles make it super easy to do that. They’re so simple to make, and you could easily crochet the set in an evening – cosy up with your kit and a hot chocolate, and you’ll be Christmas-ready in no time. As these were inspired by vintage glass baubles, I couldn’t resist adding metallic gold yarn for seasonal sparkle. But, you don’t just have to hang them on your tree – use yours as gift tags on presents, string them together for a pretty garland, and whip up as many as you like using your own yarn. Happy crafting!” Visit www.lottieandalbert. blogspot.com for more of Mollie Commissioning…

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mollie loves

STRAIGHT OUTTA BRIXTON AND INTO YOUR WARDROBE. Think of this punchy geo scarf as the espresso shot that’ll jolt your jeans-and-jumper combo into colour pop statement territory. And it’s a creative collab, too – Brit knitmongers Miss Pompom teamed up with artist and printmaker Katrina Russell Adams to share this vegan-friendly winter essential with the world. www.misspompom.com BOOKMARK GROW YOUR STASH Yarn stalwarts Wool Warehouse have added a new string to their bow and it’s good news for stitchers everywhere – you can now shop all things needlecraft on their site. This In Bloom kit by Wool and the Gang is straight in the basket, plus there are patterns, tools, threads and fabrics galore for embroidery, cross stitch and needle punching. www.woolwarehouse.co.uk FANCY BEES: the interiors micro trend carrying a hint of summer sweetness into…

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woodland treasure

HOW TO MAKE A POM POM REINDEER MATERIALS Brown DK yarn, approx. 100g (we used The Women’s Institute in Biscuit from www. hobbycraft.co.uk) (Yarn A) White DK yarn, approx. 50g (we used The Women’s Institute in White from www. hobbycraft.co.uk) (Yarn B) White roving Black roving Felting needle Felting brush Black toy safety eyes, 18mm (¾") False eyelashes Wool felt, 3mm ( 1/8") thick Cardboard Natural twine 17 x 17cm (6¾ x 6¾") wood slice (ours was from www.hobbycraft. co.uk) Clover Pom Maker in Extra Large Glue gun Transform your home into a scene straight out of Narnia with this giant pom pom deer head. Yup, you heard right – a supersized pom pom in the form of a cute woodland creature. The mere thought fills us with pure joy. This super-fun project uses…

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wild stitching

HOW TO MAKE AN EMBROIDERED CUSHION MATERIALS Embroidery hoop, approx. 25cm (10") Two pieces of fabric, 35.5 x 35.5cm (14 x 14") Sharp tapestry needle Yarns and threads in a variety of colours and weights Erasable fabric marker Polyester stuffing Abstract art doesn’t have to exist solely through paintings and prints. Using just a few basic embroidery techniques and a mélange of yarn, you can create your very own unique artisan piece that’ll add an extra creative element to your living area. Although we’ve provided a template, you can be as experimental as you want with the design – one of the best things about this project is the freedom it gives you to freestyle stitch the cushion of your dreams. When it comes to materials and colours, the choice is yours to…

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