Mollie Makes December 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

We made it to December, makers. It’s been another turbulent year for many of us and one I hope we won’t repeat in a long time, but on a personal note I couldn’t have been happier to join Mollie and work with the team to create our Christmas issues. If you’re anything like me, your decorations are already up but there’s still time to craft those finishing touches that will make this year’s festivities even more special. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a cracker so knit up our Fair Isle minis (p14) and fill with small gifts and paper hats for a sustainable treat to share on the big day. Monogrammed gifts really show you’ve thought about that person, especially when it’s handmade. On page 80, you’ll find Blur and Bake’s…

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1 min
contributors

Holly Greenwood Holly is a master of polymer clay – something she started as a hobby and has now turned into a full-time job. Her signature is her bold colours and pattern. Holly can be found lip syncing to her favourite ‘90s RnB jams while she’s busy claying. Craft Holly’s gorgeous clay decorations on page 80 www.blurandbake.co.uk Lindsey Newns Lindsey used to be a part of team Mollie and she’s now the face behind crochet brand, Lottie & Albert. She’s just created her new book Modern Crochet Style, but also runs a podcast, YouTube channel and blog. Try making Lindsey’s geometric textured cushion on page 45 www.lottieandalbert.com Lylean Lee Lylean Lee enjoys nature and finds inspiration comes from the observation of the details of life. She enjoys travelling to see the world’s scenery, caring for her plants,…

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3 min
mollie loves

MASTERS OF CUSTOMISING Denim and Bone is all about slow fashion and reviving clothes. Their incredible upcycled jackets use vintage and army surplus items with their signature intricate embroidery and phrases to make your day a little better. It was started by Daisy, who wanted a way to use the fabrics she’d collected from her travels. We love the beanies for a subtle hint of bohemian style while it’s chilly outside. www.denimandbone.com LATEST DROP IF NEUTRAL TONES are more your thing, this trio of stars from Ryle Home will be the festive decoration of your dreams. They’re made from mango wood with a natural finish giving us those amazing Scandi interior vibes – pared back and calm. Plus, their simple design means they’ll work at any time of year so you can enjoy…

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4 min
new traditons

HOW TO MAKE KNITTED CHRISTMAS CRACKERS MATERIALS Stylecraft Special DK, 100% acrylic, 100g/295m per ball; one ball each in: Shrimp (1132) (Yarn A), Sherbet (1034) (Yarn B), Apricot (1026) (Yarn C), Cloud Blue (1019) (Yarn D), Fondant (1241) (Yarn E) and Spearmint (1842) (Yarn F) 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) knitting needles Yarn needle Ribbon Cardboard ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl kfbf knit into the front of the st, then the back of the same st, then the front of the same st again, to make 3 sts from 1, do no drop st off the left needle until all 3 sts are complete m1 make 1 st – use the bar that's between the stitch you've just knitted and one you're about to knit, pick it up with the left-hand needle from front to…

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4 min
throwing shapes

HOW TO MAKE A PUNCH NEEDLE BLANKET MATERIALS 1 metre (39½") of primitive linen A blanket Punch needle tool Yarn (We used Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK, 100% acrylic, 100g/280m per ball, one ball each in Petal Pink (585) and Light Grey Mix (814), and Stylecraft Special DK, 100% acrylic, 100g/195m per ball, one ball in Spice (1711) from www. woolwarehouse.com ) 30 x 30cm (11/8 x 11/8") wooden frame Staple gun or drawing pins Fabric marker pen Fabric glue Needle and matching thread It may be the time of year to get cosy but that doesn’t mean your décor should be drab. We’re talking bright pops of colour and jazzy patterns to keep your space feeling lively and fun. Zoe’s throw is an amazing way to start with small amounts of punch needle…

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1 min
deep sleep bath tea

MATERIALS 6 tbsp oats 3 tbsp dried rose buds or petals 3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda 5 tbsp pink Himalayan rock salt 5 drops rose essential oil 3 drops frankincense essential oil Glass jar Tablespoon measure Cup measure Wooden spoon Pestle and mortar Large bowl Muslin bag…

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