Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes February 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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3 min
spread the word

Hopefully you’re feeling confident about what you want your brand to look like now, and the audience you’ll pitch it to – a great place to start. Having a strong sense of who you are as a business makes it easier to stay focused, and it means you’ll be able to communicate that clearly to potential customers too. But, the ultimate test of brand clarity is being able to get the essence of your company across in a few words or sentences. Or, in biz speak, having a strong tagline and elevator pitch. MAKE IT SNAPPY A tagline is a short phrase that captures a brand’s personality, values and ethos – you’re looking for 10 words at the absolute max. So for instance, Mollie Makes’ tagline is “Easy ways to embrace handmade”. It…

5 min
shell collector

HOW TO MAKE A NEEDLE PUNCHED SHELL CUSHION MATERIALS Monk’s cloth, 60 x 70cm (23¾ x 27½") Large wooden frame, 50 x 60cm (19¾ x 23¾") Rico Fashion Linen Swell Aran, 80% cotton/20% linen, 50g/110m, in Salmon (004) (Yarn A) Glitter 4 ply Metallic Yarn, 80% viscose/20% Lurex, 50g/200m per cone, in Coral (8F1) (Yarn B) Wendy Purity yarn, 70% cotton/30% Merino wool, 50g/ 100m per ball, in Breeze (5165) (Yarn C) Peach cotton fabric, 40 x 44cm (15¾ x 17½") Adjustable punch needle Erasable fabric marker Sewing needle Matching sewing thread Drawing pins Soft toy stuffing Missing summer days? Bring the seaside into your home with this peachy dream of a pillow, complete with pearlescent detail – glittery yarn isn’t just for Christmas, you know. Scalloped homewares are huge right now,…

2 min
crochet stitch guide

HOLDING THE HOOK PENCIL METHOD Hold the hook in your dominant hand like a pencil, roughly 3-5cm (1¼-2") from the hooked end. If the hook has a flat area, hold it here between your index finger and your thumb. KNIFE METHOD Hold the hook between your thumb and your index finger, about 3-5cm (1¼-2") from the hooked end, resting the other end against your palm. This will give you plenty of control. HOLDING THE YARN METHOD ONE Pass the ball end of the yarn between the little finger and third fingers of your non-dominant hand, then behind the third and middle fingers, over your index finger. METHOD TWO Loop the ball end of the yarn around the little finger of your non-dominant hand, then take it over the third finger, behind the middle finger, and finally over your index…

2 min
why we're better together

How can being part of a marketplace or platform like Jamii boost a small business? It’s a relatively low-cost way to reach a wider audience and build sales. But, it’s important to choose ones that align with your values and brand, as they can easily amplify your business to new customers, assist in brand positioning and provide you with credibility. Most operate on a commission basis or with small fees, and they win when you do, making them more invested in your success and much more willing to lend useful support, resources and insights to help you scale. What kind of opportunities can arise from joining forces in this way? Jamii’s website is often used by journalists and content creators to source great products and brands, and some of our partnered…

3 min
staying positive

“WE’RE REAL PEOPLE BEHIND OUR ACCOUNTS!”CARLY STALKER, CO-FOUNDER OF ROO-TID, SHARES HER SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNEY Having an active social media presence can feel so rewarding, both for yourself and your business. When friends and strangers share positive comments, a post gets an amazing response, or you’re tagged into a customer’s pic of your product, it’s straight up cloud nine times. But, it’s hard not to take it personally when images seem to fall flat. It doesn’t take long before self-doubt creeps in, wondering why you’re not getting the same results as other accounts. Cards on the table? Running a creative business can be tough. Pouring yourself into it sets you apart from faceless companies, but it also leaves you vulnerable when things don’t go to plan. Social media can feel like a…

2 min
making friends with money

Business finances aren’t as exciting as selling out a craft fair or landing your first wholesale client, but tending to your money early on will set you up for financial ease later. Here are three tips to get started. DEVELOP A BOOKKEEPING ROUTINE It’s easy to say you’ll do your bookkeeping – keeping on top of recording your financial transactions – but the truth it’s the first thing that gets skipped after a long week. That’s why you need a bookkeeping routine, which keeps the financial work from piling up, builds your bookkeeping muscle, and ensures your finances are up to date. The first step in developing a routine is to decide how often you’ll do your bookkeeping. I recommend a minimum of once a month, and ideally, doing your bookkeeping once a…