Mollie Makes August 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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Hi, makers! As a long-time admirer of Mollie, it’s an absolute dream come true to be joining the team and what a debut issue I get to bring to you. The summer we’ve been waiting for is finally here. The sun is shining and those much-missed hugs and longed-for coffee dates seem every bit sweeter than they did before. And, with our social calendars getting busier by the day, we’ve filled this issue with projects to make and wear for getaways, gatherings and garden parties. Channel some serious ‘70s vibes by crocheting Bruna Biavati’s granny square vest top to wear on a night out with friends and use eco-friendly raffia to update an old sun hat for lazy beach days. Plus, show off your post-lockdown baking skills with Dee’s Basement’s edible flower…

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Roeqiya Fris Roeqiya is a Dutch-Egyptian artist, always balancing an Arab heart with a Western mind. She’s working on her small city garden, trying to make it as wild and lush as the nature in her illustrations. While she hasn’t reached that goal yet, it sure shows her ambition. See Roeqiya’s stunning work on page 70. Juliet Gunn Born in Zambia, Juliet’s life has taken many turns, from immunologist, to church worker, to mum of twin toddlers. She loves mixing bright patterns and colours in her clothes, home décor and crafts, and is learning that life is rarely perfect – embrace the mess! Make Juliet’s embroidered sun hat on page 30. Becky Stevens & Sophie Molyneux In an attempt to inject more happiness into their lives, pals Becky and Sophie started making jewellery from polymer…

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mollie loves

THE SWEETEST PRINTS TO MAKE YOUR HEART MELT. Move over hearts and stars, we’re obsessed with the new motifs that handmade brand Little Loves Cornwall are serving us. Their made-to-order pieces include clothes for adults and kids and they’ve got some gloriously unique designs like whale babygrows and prawn rompers, but it’s this sausage dog co-ord two piece set that we’re loving this month. LATEST DROP WE’RE ALL ABOUT JAZZING UP OUR HAIR for the ultimate low-effort style touches. Lucy Brassington of Custard Cloth has eight years’ experience designing for the high street so she knows accessories. She started her business last year and focuses on slow fashion with sustainability in mind. See more of her cottagecore scrunchies on Insta @custardcloth STAINED GLASS, but make it cute. A far cry from the ecclesiastical…

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about the author

Trixi Symonds is the founder of the worldwide sew-together phenomenon Sew a Softie. A designer and teacher with over 25 years of experience,Trixi has held workshops in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, and in venues all over her home city of Sydney, including the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian Museum. She’s also the author of Sew Together Grow Together, which shares 20 hand-sewing projects to bring parents and children together through sewing.…

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tropical paradise

HOW TO MAKE AN AMIGURUMI KOALA AND COCKATOO MATERIALS Sirdar Happy Cotton, 100% cotton, 20g/43m per ball; Kirra – 3 balls in Puff (763) (Yarn A), 1 ball each in Piggy (764) (Yarn B) and Treetop (780) (Yarn C) Coral – 2 balls in Sorbet (793) (Yarn E), 1 ball each in Moonbeam (757) (Yarn F), Shower (762) (Yarn G), Jammy (755) (Yarn H) and Quack (788) (Yarn I) Kirra - Bernat Pipsqueak, 100% polyester, 100gr/92m per ball; 1 ball in Vanilla (Yarn D) 3.0mm (UK 10, US D/3) crochet hook 5.0mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook for Yarn D 2 pairs of 10mm black safety eyes Soft toy stuffing Craft pipe cleaner Metal wire Yarn needle Safety pins Stitch markers TENSION Tension is not important, but it is important stitches are…

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bloom & bake

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE-COVERED MADELEINES INGREDIENTS 100g (3½oz) butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing 2 free-range eggs 100g (3½oz) caster sugar 100g (3½oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract ¾ tsp baking powder 300g white chocolate Edible flowers EQUIPMENT Spatula Silicone or metal madeleine tray Mixing bowl Whisk Piping bag Wire rack MAKES 18 If you want to live out your fancy Parisian dreams at home, madeleines are the best place to begin. Pretend you’re in a café by the Seine while you enjoy these little buttery cakes with a coffee. Pansies are great to use for edible flowers as you’ll have lots of choice for vivid summery colours. Try rose petals, young dandelions or violets to give a subtle sweet flavour that will complement the…