Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes May 2019

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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It’s amazing how a change in season can subtly influence your making without you realising. From the materials you craft with to the colour palette you reach for, a quick flick through this issue will show we’ve definitely had spring on our minds! Some choices were more obvious, like Lucy Woodrow’s cute bunny doll on the cover, but others were definitely more intuitive. There’s an easy ruffle top hack – a must for those days when the sun’s out and the breeze is warm – and a fresh furniture upcycle with pastels and prints. And, talking of fresh, your gift this month is a masterclass in new ways with pom poms. Including a pom pom maker, yarn, and five projects with different colour effects, it’ll jazz up your crafting, outfits and accessories…

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Jeanette Sloan Hand knit designer Jeanette learned the craft from her mum at the age of seven. As well as unique design, she’s passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion within the craft industry. Read Jeanette’s ideas for lifting others on page 80. www.jeanettesloan design.com Dariana Moreira Creative coaching and illustration are at the heart of what artist Dariana does. She works in Los Angeles and believes the creative process can be healing. Smoothies, deep conversations and salsa dancing are among her faves. Learn how to feed your creativity on page 98. www.dariluna.com EJ Osbourne On his days off, woodworker and TV presenter EJ likes to spend time with his family, wear slippers, cook pancakes and listen to music louder than in the week. To EJ, creativity is everything. See inside EJ’s workshop on page 36.…

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meet the maker yarn-loving maker jess gladwish created our fruity pom pom kit

“Ever since I began experimenting with pom poms I’ve been drawn to fruit – watermelons and strawberries are always my first choice! But since having my baby nine months ago I’ve had to change how I work. This exciting lifestyle shift has pushed me to explore how I can develop my practice alongside caring for my little one. Seeing as fruit has been my go-to all along, I wondered; how could I make this accessible to a wider audience? This is how the DIY kit was born! A unique pom pom creation, handmade by you and affordable for every budget. I’m hoping to launch in spring, so I hope you enjoy this taster of making fruity colourful pom poms! I’m looking forward to attaching my cherries to a necklace and…

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mollie loves

TAKE A STROLL ALONG MALLORCA’S PALM-LINED STREETS with Gudrun Sjödén’s new season collection. Cool organic cottons and linens are paired with hot pinks and sunshine yellows, inspired by the island’s rich history and lush gardens. The Scandinavian brand also drew on the surrealistic paintings and bold colours of artist Joan Miró for their latest drop, shown here in the sweeping brush strokes that take this easy-wear tee to summer wardrobe essential. www.gudrunsjoden.com PAY HOMAGE TO THE SMALL BUT MIGHTY honey bee with Studio ROOF’s colourful 3D kit. It’s no surprise this family business was founded on a love of nature, imagination and craftmanship – from the abstract print to the beautifully designed pieces, every detail is joyful. Press it out and put it together, or let a little ’un do it…

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spring has sprung

HOW TO MAKE AN HEIRLOOM-STYLE BUNNY MATERIALS 30 x 30cm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8") cotton fabric in light brown (Fabric 1) 20 x 10cm (11 7/8 x 4") cotton fabric in pale pink (Fabric 2) 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") velveteen cotton in pink (Fabric 3) 20 x 10cm (7 7/8 x 4") patterned cotton fabric (Fabric 4) 30 x 3cm (11 7/8 x 1¼") tulle in pale pink (Fabric 5) 5 x 5cm (2 x 2") felt in pink (Fabric 6) Scrap of cotton fabric in pink (Fabric 7) Toy stuffing Matching cotton thread Embroidery thread in dark brown, pink and yellow Embroidery needle Erasable fabric marker Pinking shears Two safety pins Turning tool (optional) Sun’s out, bun’s out. Flossie the rabbit is just as thrilled with the arrival…

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take shape

HOW TO MAKE LEATHER JEWELLERY MATERIALS Leather offcuts in cream, mustard and salmon pink, 1-2mm thick Two earring posts Two earring backs 20cm (7 7/8") necklace chain Five jump rings, 4-8mm diameter, 1mm thick Lobster clasp Epoxy resin or contact adhesive Jewellery pliers Fabric scissors Craft knife Cutting mat Fine liner or ballpoint pen Sandpaper, coarse grade P60-80 Rotary hole punch tool It’s been a while since our humble cutting and sticking skills produced anything we were this proud of, but now we’re fully back on board with less-is-more crafting. Snip bold, Bauhaus-style shapes to create a statement textile accessory set. They’ll make a fab gift, but do it right and you’ll be reluctant to part with them. Not cool with leather use? Swap in faux leather or acrylic felt instead to make…