Mollie Makes Christmas 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
$11.84
$108.72
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

Whatever your favourite thing about Christmas is, there’s something just for you inside this issue of Mollie . Love adding new decorations to your tree each year? Turn to page 49 to find the sparkliest, most perfect retro sequin decorations you have ever laid eyes on. Always the first to host a gathering for friends? Becki Clark’s dried flower table centrepiece on page 36 is guaranteed to impress. And, is giving the most special part of the festive season for you? Then you’ll love knitting up slipper socks (p21), sewing magical kids’ dress-up (p30), making statement candlesticks (p28) and baking cinnamon cookies (p75) for the special people in your life. One thing’s for sure, after lost time spent without family and friends last Christmas I’m going to make sure I focus…

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1 min
contributors

Charlotte Jacklin Charlotte’s the former editor of Betty, a beautiful fashion, home and lifestyle magazine. Since having her daughter, she’s focused on curating an amazing feed of inspiration through her social media. Have a nose around Charlotte’s house on page 40 www.charlottejacklin.co.uk Eleanor Hardiman Eleanor is happiest curled up with a blanket, a tea and a good book. Her work aims to bring some calm to everyday life. Inspired by the outdoors Eleanor, has grown up with a love of gardening, although, has yet to perfect the art of growing tomatoes. See Eleanor’s gorgeous illustrated prints on page 59 www.eleanorhardiman.co.uk Orsi Farkasvolgyi Orsi is a professional amigurumi designer from Budapest, Hungary. She designs crochet dolls and tapestry decorations, and has released her first book Crochet Little Heroes. Make Orsi’s quirky cat wreath on page 55 www.manuska.etsy.com Victoria Richards Illustration graduate…

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3 min
mollie loves

BRINGING SOME FESTIVE GLITZ into every aspect of our outfits is Fat Pom Poms – the brand creating the most covetable pom pom sculptures and accessories. What began as a creative outlet for maker Jess Gladwish has since turned into a passion for yarn and a full-time thriving business. And what could be more fitting than fluffy tinsel to sparkle up your day? You can wear these gold versions with everything. www.fatpompoms.etsy.com LATEST DROP WHAT’S YOUR STAR SIGN? Whether you’re a dedicated horoscope follower or not, there’s no doubt these celestial coasters are beautiful. Each one is adorned with the constellation to match the zodiac signs, with added hints of gold. They’re handmade to order from water-based eco-resin. We think they’d make lovely Secret Santa gifts with a bit of a…

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5 min
all the feels

HOW TO MAKE FELT MICE TOYS MATERIALS Wool felt in ivory, red, brown, white and light green Cotton thread in ivory, white, black, red, light green, brown, grey and beige Cotton yarn in pink, mustard and mint. Pea spot cotton fabric in red Knitted jersey fabric in grey, beige and red 18cm (7/8") 5mm ( /5") cotton lace ribbon Gold thread Toy stuffing Pins Bamboo skewer Universal glue This little trio is absolutely our squad goals. Their teeny outfits can be changed to suit any occasion if you’re looking to add something adorable to a birthday gift or are just after a new project outside of the festive season, but there‘s some extra special touches within this project to make them feel Christmassy, too. Bring your other crafting skills to this and try…

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6 min
cosy vibes

HOW TO MAKE KNITTED FAIR ISLE SLIPPER SOCKS MATERIALS Stylecraft Special Aran, 100% acrylic,100g/196m per ball; one (1, 2) ball in Black (1002) (Yarn A), one ball in Cream (1005) (Yarn B) 5mm (UK 6, US 8) straight knitting needles 5mm (UK 6, US 8) circular knitting needle 60cm long 10 stitch markers Stitch holder 3.5cm ( /8") pom pom maker Yarn needle 5mm (UK 6, US 8) circular knitting needle (any length) TENSION Approx. 18 sts and 24 rows in st st to measure 10cm (4") ABBREVIATIONS (UK) K knit P purl St st stocking stitch – 1 row knit, 1 row purl K2tog knit the next 2 sts together K2togtbl knit the next 2 sts together through the back loops P2tog purl the next 2 sts together P2togtbl purl the next 2 sts together through the back loops PUK pick…

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1 min
paintbox brights

MATERIALS Drill Small hacksaw Children’s chunky wooden threading beads Wooden candle cups 8cm (3 /8") diameter wooden disk 1cm ( 3/8") diameter wooden dowel Strong super glue Spray paints in various colours (we used Montana and Kobra paints)…

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