Mollie Makes March 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

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Is it just me, or does it feel like we’re turning a corner? While putting together this issue the days have been staying lighter for just that little bit longer. And, working from home I’ve noticed a patch of daffodils spring up outside the front of my house. A new season is coming, and we’re here for it! There’re still plenty of makes to keep you snug inside this issue, but each project has a fresh feel about it. From our colour-block fleece in statement shades to the rainbow-adorned polymer clay crochet hooks, it’s all about giving the everyday a new energy. We’re also mindful that lots of us are still stuck indoors, so we’ve tried to find creative ways you can reach out to loved ones. The super cute felties on…

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Gavriella Treminio When it comes to creating, designer and botanical yarn dyer Gavriella likes to keep it slow and beautiful. She wears many crafty hats, but her true joy is found in knitting and keeping it cosy. Make Gavriella’s knitted potholder on page 26. Megan Rose Bill After two years travelling the Australian Outback in her campervan, Megan started her own print design business by drawing inspiration from the natural world. She enjoys early morning yoga, listening to podcasts, and bringing a creative calm to all her projects. See Megan’s colourful pull-out art prints on page 57. Abigail Amankwa Abigail is the founder of M+H Cake Company, and has lifelong experience in eating cakes. She always dreamt of creating her own beautiful bakes, and hasn’t stopped since her first wedding cake commission. Read Abigail’s creative journey…

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mollie loves

FILL THAT EGG PRINT JUMPSUIT-SHAPED HOLE IN YOUR LIFE, because you deserve nothing less than the cheeriest, most jazzy get-up to boost your mood. After months of pyjamas and loungewear on repeat, it’s time to prep your wardrobe for when freedom hits. So, say hello to the wondrously named Magic Egg Suit, featuring artwork by Priyanka Batra of My Darlin’. It’s both one simple garment and a serious statement outfit. LATEST DROP OUTER SPACE, but in your home. Amber of Whisker Woven has been whipping up the loveliest yarny wall hanging pieces, and we’re especially starry eyed over this planet design. She’s making tasselled moons in the same style too – keep tabs on her Insta for the next shop update. WE’RE ALL ABOUT THAT COLLAB LIFE, especially if it means…

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about the author

Celeste Johnston is a maker, mother, and modern embroidery designer from Austin, Texas. She’s the creative force behind the popular Lemon Made Shop, where she sells bespoke embroidered hoop art inspired by nature, colour, and positive affirmations. Her original designs have earnt her a dedicated fan base, with over 30,000 Insta followers. And, Celeste’s also been a featured maker at pop-up shops for both West Elm and Madewell, as well as appearing in Be Creative, an international magazine celebrating fibre art.…

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making memories

HOW TO MAKE FELT ELEPHANTS Two facts we know to be true are: miniature versions of things are always cuter, and the best kind of presents are handmade. Not only do this adorable duo tick both boxes, but elephants are renowned for having close family groups, making these mama and baby felt minis the loveliest gift for Mother’s Day, or for your own kids. You could even post them to a pal as a squishy little something to make them smile. Anabella’s hand-sewn pair are small enough to whip up in a weekend, but you don’t have to stop at just two. Create a whole elephant family, then use a selection of scrap fabrics from your stash to sew their outfits, making each one even more personal. 01 To make the baby elephant, use…

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craft the rainbow

HOW TO MAKE RAINBOW CROCHET HOOKS Even if you’ve never crocheted a stitch in your life, we’re pretty sure these dreamy hooks have the power to convert you. Made using tactile polymer clay for a soft grip and colourful finish, they’re the loveliest way to bring even more joy to your yarny projects. Whip up a set in all different sizes to really spoil yourself, or gift them to a fellow crafter to make their day/month/ year. After all, who wouldn’t love making with mini rainbows? Before you get stuck in to the crafting action, you’ll need to create each of the colours used by mixing the base shades. Follow Chloe’s recipes to replicate her designs, or have fun creating your own colour palette instead. 01 Mix 10 different colours using the polymer clay…