Mollie Makes September 2021

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.

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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

As I type this from my garden with the sun beaming down and pots full of wildflowers, it got me thinking about the power of flowers and the immediate impact they have on our happiness. Is there anything better than seeing a friend’s face beam when you drop round a bunch of bright pink peonies? Well, crafting flowers has that same positive effect on our moods. So, inside this issue you can take your pick from the best of the bunch. Connect with nature and embroider flowers onto wood – it’s a simple project that’s perfect if you haven’t tried embroidery before. It’s hard to miss the trend for painted candles right now. On page 21 you’ll find Becki Clark’s step-by-step guide to adding painted blooms to a tapered candle for…

1 min

Atia Azmi Atia loves looking for colourful walls around London to photograph her latest sewing project. When she’s not sewing, she enjoys local bike rides on her pastel bike, drinking tea and growing flowers in her garden. Make Atia’s cottagecore cushion on page 36 Taome Tucker Taome started Hooked Apparel as a side hustle in May 2020, and now she’s planning to expand her business and ethically outsource. She wants to offer a larger range of products while staying committed to making them affordable and accessible. Hook up Taome’s crochet backpack on page 64 Emily Peacock Emily can’t go anywhere without a needle in her hand. She’s been stitching for 50 years and producing kits and teaching since 2007. Her inspiration comes from typography, cheap packaging and the beach. Stitch Emily’s fun wall hanging on page…

2 min
mollie loves

MID-CENTURY STYLING WITH SUSTAINABILITY KEPT IN MIND. Fancy interiors brand Rockett St George brings us all of the most unique, fun and exciting homeware and furniture that they source from around the world. And now, they’ve gone eco – creating a range of furniture made from sustainably sourced wood. We love this chest of drawers made from a mixture of warm-toned woods. LATEST DROP TRANSPORT YOURSELF far away while you have your morning coffee with these beautiful painterly mugs from SBH Pottery. Sarah - the person behind the brand - handmakes all of their items from mugs to vases to earrings. These cups combine her illustration background with her pottery and each one is unique. sbhpottery WE LOVE IT WHEN A MAKER SHAKES things up. Sisters Jo and Sue handmake…

4 min
a good catch

HOW TO MAKE A CROSS STITCH LOBSTER HANGING MATERIALS 43 x 35.5cm (17 x 14") tapestry canvas, 12 holes per inch (we used Zweigart Mono Interlock canvas) Anchor Cotton Stranded Thread skeins in Turquoise 8804 (7), White 8002 (1), Orange 8154 (2), Red 8198 (1), Pale Pink 8254 (2), Coral 8212 (1), Fuchsia 8492 (1), Purple 8596 (1), Black 9800 (1) Size 20 tapestry needle Tapestry frame Blue sewing thread White embroidery thread (we used Appleton crewel wool in 991) 20 x 28cm (7/8 x 11") felt in yellow 20 x 28cm (7/8 x 12¼") felt in blue Black seed beads Pink cup sequins Fine or beading needle Sewing needle Cream cord Dowelling Coloured pens Board Drawing pins We love cute creature designs and this colourful lobster cross stitch project reminds us…

2 min
petal crush

HOW TO MAKE A PAINTED CANDLE AND CLAY HOLDER MATERIALS 85g oven-hardening modelling clay (we used Fimo Professional) Paint pens in blue, black, green, white Dinner candle Oven proof dish Painterly florals are a gorgeous way to give candles a midsummer makeover and add a touch of colour to your home décor. Becki’s super-easy tutorial can be mastered in an afternoon, ready to decorate a table for your outdoor summer party or just to enjoy the atmosphere as the sun sets on a calming night in. 01 Start by decorating the dinner candle. Using the blue paint pen, draw four teardrop shapes in a circle with the points meeting in the middle to create the petals of a flower. Colour in these petal shapes. 02 Next, take the black pen and add a small…

2 min
latest crush

ALL ABOUT DAISIES The iconic flower we’re so used so seeing in our green spaces is making its mark in the fashion and homeware world too – and we’re loving it. In soft pastel tones or plain colours, daisies are the emblem of summer. 01 Get co-ordinated with a matching outfit. 02 Get all the fringe benefits with a multi-style cushion. 03 Super-smiley wall art. 04 Make your space extra summery with light touches. 05 A mantra for every day. 06 Keeping trends in check with a fusion of patterns. 07 Channelling our favourite outfit from the ‘90s. 08 Subtle styling ideas. 09 All hail summer’s fashion hero – the floppy sun hat. 10 Elevate your everyday tablewear. www.hand MAKE IT! ALL ABOUT DAISIES MATERIALS T-shirt Embroidery needle Embroidery hoop Embroidery thread in yellow,…