Mollie Makes June 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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If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the last year, it’s the importance of being kind. Even the simplest of gestures can have the biggest impact on your loved ones, yourself, those you’ve never met that need your support, or our planet. So, this month we’ve curated The Kindness Issue, sharing ways you can make a difference through craft, and celebrating the positive impact makers and independent brands are having on our community and the wider world. Creativity and kindness have always gone hand in hand, with sustainability and showing up for others at the heart of crafting. And, from baking a treat for a friend to choosing eco-friendly materials for your makes, we’ve put together a whole host of easy ways to spread joy and positivity. Learn to make paper flowers…

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Ella Gilbert Ella hasn’t stopped whipping up sweet treats since she got an easy-bake oven and started experimenting with her own recipes. If she isn’t in a cloud of flour in the kitchen, you’ll find her under a mountain of fabric and yarn. Bake Ella’s strawberry breakfast buns on page 73. Zoe Bateman Zoe is on a mission to get as many people possible crafting. She’s got a penchant for pastel-coloured creations, and is a big fan of browsing her local car boot sale for kitsch treasures, and drinking bubble tea. Not necessarily at the same time. Make Zoe’s punch needle smiley face bag on page 78. Tammy Silver Print loving, puffy sleeve enthusiast Tammy has a serious passion for sewing. She enjoys making easy-going looks with an abundance of colour and volume, and binge…

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mollie loves

NEXT GEN ACCESSORIES WITH A GLOBAL SENSIBILITY. The bucket hat is back, and we’ve got our eye on this sustainable version from Curry, part of a Danish design legacy. Founder Selma branched out from her parents’ interiors biz RICE, and these covetable raffia pieces are made by Madagascan artisans using locally sourced plant fibres. Eco style at its finest. SLOW FASHION FINDING CUTE ETHICAL UNDIES can be a real barrier when it comes to ditching cheap clothes, but Isle of Shee have solved our problems. The Scottish handmade clothing brand recently launched these gorgeous organic cotton briefs and crop tops – beautiful, comfy and kind to the earth too. START ‘EM YOUNG. If you’re raising a planet-changer, this book’s an absolute corker to grow their mini library. A Little Book About Activism is designer and…

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about the author

Kristy Rice’s personal obsession with paint and paper has evolved into an innovative brand, Momental Designs, which garners global attention from media, celebrities, and some of the world’s most creative individuals and iconic brands. Along with a team of inspiring women, Kristy continues to innovate in the worlds of styling, stationery, design and art licensing. Kristy lives with her husband Adam, her son Isaac, her daughter Irie, and lots of furry friends on their 40-acre retired farm near extended family.…

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create in colour

HOW TO MAKE A TERRAZZO VASE MATERIALS Jesmonite (we got ours from ) Acrylic pigments (we used red, yellow and white from www. ) Round silicone pot mould (we got ours from ) Plastic sheet Old plastic containers Wooden lolly sticks Cocktail sticks Wet and dry sandpaper in 240 and 400 grit Acrylic sealer (we got ours from www. ) Terrazzo has firmly established itself as the ultimate modern material, and now you can recreate its colour-chipped luxe in vase form to jazz up your home. Seeing as this is our Kindness issue, we used planet-friendly jesmonite to create our version, which is non-toxic and solvent-free – much nicer to have around the house. Pair it with the paper flowers on page 18 for an evergreen take on a…

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dare to flare

HOW TO MAKE GINGHAM FLARES MATERIALS Gingham fabric (we used Robert Kaufman Carolina Cotton Gingham Fabric in Lime from ) High-waisted slim-leg trousers Pattern paper Matching sewing thread Elastic, 4cm (1 /8") wide Gingham is everywhere at the moment, and it’s no surprise – the breezy fabric and cute check pattern are timeless summer staples. This project is an amazing way to get in on the trend and have a go at making your own clothes, waving goodbye to fast fashion. Tammy shows you how to draft a pattern from trousers you already own, so you know they’ll fit, and you can customise the flare to make it as bold as you want. Plus, for extra sustainability points, you could even use deadstock fabric – leftover fabric saved from landfill. Once you’re feeling…