Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes Issue 83

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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get your craft on

Get your hooks at the ready, because this issue comes with our biggest ever free gift – a bumper crochet project book with 22 gorgeous patterns to try. Whether you’re looking to hook up some wardrobe additions, contemporary homeware or some amigurumi cuties, there’s lots to inspire you. Don’t just stick to crochet this month though – brush up on your decoupage skills with Teri Muncey’s colourful fruit bowl, tap into this season’s love affair with slogans with Junk & Glitter’s contemporary embroidered hoop, and try this summer’s biggest craft trend – bundle dying with flowers – to make a uniquely patterned headscarf. Whatever you’re making this month, share your projects with us using #molliemakers.…

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Anabella Cahwje Anabella is addicted to pasta and ice cream, and loves travelling, dancing and singing. Her wish when blowing out the candles on her birthday cake has been the same for 20 years. Sew Anabella’s circus animals on page 18. www.whatacurlylife.co.uk Ruth Matthews Ruth started blogging so she’d stop boring her husband with paint decisions. She used to live in a trendy area of London, but moved to the outskirts to make space for a child and a cat. Look around Ruth’s home on page 48. www.designsoda.co.uk Catherine Nice Catherine is the brains behind bold print design company Kitty McCall. Her colourful designs have caught everyone’s eye, from Anthropologie to Michelle Obama. Take a tour of Catherine’s studio on page 26. www.kittymccall.co.uk Chloe Hall Designer and illustrator Chloe spends her days being inspired by nature and drawing plants. She…

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this month’s wishlist

TOP READ Café treats If baking’s your jam, you’re going to love So French So Sweet by legendary chef, Gabriel Gaté. It unites his most treasured pâtisserie recipes, such as choux puffs and tarte tatin, in one delectable, easy-to-follow guide. Yum. www.hardiegrant.co.uk Karen Mabon likes surprises in her silk designs and this bright scarf is no exception. The abstract patterns are created from fruit ‘n’ veg and yoga poses – hence its name, the Healthy scarf – for post workout glamour. www.karenmabon.com Move over butterflies. Not so long ago, moths were the unsung beauties of the winged world, but now they’re making a splash on the runway and our jewellery boxes too, thanks to Erin Paisley’s earthenware necklace. www.enpaisley.etsy.com Your craft kit needs these super-sharp gold-plated embroidery scissors in the shape of a pineapple. They’re…

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this month we’re obsessing about... slogans


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slogan hoop

MATERIALS • Cotton fabric, 20 x 20cm (7 7/8 x 7/8") (we used Robert Kaufman Fabrics Kona Cotton in Shell)• Wooden embroidery hoop, 15cm (6")• Embroidery threads in black, light grey, light peach, dark peach, light pink, lilac and pale lilac (we used DMC Stranded Cotton in 310, 762, 754, 3779, 819, 3743 and 3042)• Embroidery needle• Sewing thread• Erasable fabric marker 01 Separate the hoop and place the fabric over the outer hoop, right side up. Insert the inner hoop and tighten the screw, pulling the fabric taut, then trim back any excess fabric to 2.5cm (1"). Place the fabric flat onto the template on page 99 and trace the design using the marker. 02 Thread the needle with all six strands of black embroidery thread and knot the end, then use…

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let's go exploring

HOW TO MAKE… FELT ANIMALS MATERIALS • 100% wool felt sheets in beige, light grey, apricot, yellow and black• Embroidery thread in beige, light grey, apricot, black, pink, white, yellow and red• Patterned cotton fabric• Matching sewing thread• Sewing needle• Embroidery needle• Erasable fabric marker• Brown faux fur• Soft toy stuffing• Natural grey wool• Felting needles• Leather finger protectors These BFFs (Best Felt Friends) are having the most fun day out ever, and they’ve got plenty of souvenirs to show for it. From the biggest bunch of balloons to a camera full of cute selfies, this trio are all about making memories. Sew your own versions, then create a whole scene for a shelf or sideboard in your home, complete with mini accessories. Glue together wool felt balls and a length of wire to…