Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes 93

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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festival season

As I’m writing this, Team Mollie are getting ready for The Handmade Fair at Ragley, our first craft event of the year. I’ve packed lots of goodies for our creative workshops, exciting surprises for the designers crafting live on stage with me, and extra pocket money for all the treats I’ll want to buy! If you couldn’t join us, you can still channel those al fresco maker vibes with the summery projects inside this issue. Find the most amazing woven denim jacket on page 31, boho-style crochet bunting on page 88, and an on-trend rope bag on page 38 – this season’s must-have accessory. And, don’t miss the most ingenious use of a suitcase on page 81... We’re officially smitten. Turn the page for more on your free gift! Then Turn…

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Tiam Safari Tiam is a London-based yarn hoarder, cat lover, and general knitting and crochet enthusiast. Her stash is called Yarnia, as it was originally tucked away in a large closet before it finally took over her apartment. Make Tiam’s cape and crown on page 76. www.knitsafari.com Lisa Congdon American illustrator and author Lisa is best known for her colourful drawings and hand lettering. She’s the author of seven books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist. Find Lisa’s illustration on page 36. www.lisacongdon.com Lizzie Evans As founder and creative director of SMUG Lifestyle Store in Islington, blogger and new mama Lizzie oversees every aspect, even designing her very own collection – her proudest creative achievement. Take a peek inside Lizzie’s home on page 48. www.ifeelsmug.com Nikki Miles Nikki’s a graphic designer and illustrator…

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paper ice lollies

What’s your flavour? “Both my younger sisters have July birthdays and I wanted to design a fun alternative to birthday bunting. As children, our summers were spent splashing in the paddling pool. We had ice lollies, too – lollies that would be considered retro now.There was always a squabble over the last Fab lolly! I designed my template with those retro lollies in mind. You can use the patterned papers with your kit to make several different lollies and they look great strung together as bunting. For a quirky look, try covering both sides of the stick with contrasting washi tape.You could even embellish the lollies with seed beads for faux hundreds and thousands.” Angela was Commissioning Editor for Papercraft Inspirations before setting up her own craft business. www.angelapooledesign.etsy.com Turn to page 96 for…

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L.O.M. Fashion are known for their bold festival and party wear, and the Monster’s Garden Party collection does not disappoint.This jumpsuit fulfills all your pom pom, leopard-print and off-the-shoulder frill needs in one statement outfit. Oversized tassel earrings and neon socks optional. www.lomfashion.co.uk THIS MONTH’S WISHLIST We Are Knitters x The Hook Nook might just be our dream collab. With five crochet garment kits in 22 colours, you’ll never be able to pick just one. www.weareknitters.co.uk Treat your sofa to a pop of colour with illustrator Cherie Gregory’s travel-inspired geo cushions. Choose one to add impact to a simple scheme, or buy the whole set and scatter for a maximalist approach. www.sparrowandwolfshop.etsy.com Nothing quite says summer like a beaded watermelon raffia clutch with tassels. Pair it with a crisp white sundress for a slice…

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brand focus

Little Paisley Designs Ellie Longhurst, the creative behind Little Paisley Designs, has a love for all things flora and fauna. Working from her sunny studio in Bristol, all Ellie’s homewares and gifts begin as handpainted illustrations. With products ranging from screenprinted tees and temporary tattoos to embroidered badges and enamel pins, they are all unified by a whimsical nod to nature. Shop at www.littlepaisleydesigns.etsy.com.…

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this month we’re obsessing about... paintbox brights

MAKE IT! PAINTBOX BRIGHTS SCRUNCHIE MATERIALS • Cotton fabric, 56 x 12.5cm (22 /8 x 5")• Flat braided elastic, 0.5cm (¼") wide, 18cm (7/8")• Rotary cutter• Sewing needle• Matching sewing thread 01 With the wrong side (WS) of the fabric facing, fold the two short edges over to the WS by 1cm ( /8") and press. Fold the rectangle in half along the length with right sides (RS) together, and press again. Sew the long open edge using a 0.5cm (¼") seam allowance. 02 Next, turn the sewn fabric tube RS out, as shown. 03 Holding onto one end of the length of elastic, thread it through the fabric tube and pull it out through the other end. 04 Tie the two ends of the elastic together with a double knot, leaving a small tail at…