Mollie Makes October 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.

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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

More people are crafting than ever before, it’s a fact. And if that’s you, one of those lucky people just starting out on your crafting journey, I can tell you there really is no better time of year to embrace your newfound hobbies. The darker evenings and cooler autumn weather provide the perfect excuse to relax and switch off from the pressures of everyday life. And, there are so many cosy things you can craft, too. Keep your feet toasty with the checkerboard punch needle slippers on page 31 and give a much-loved chunky cardigan an update with the cloud appliqué pattern on page 26. Some of you creative business owners may even be thinking ahead to Christmas. Yes that right, it’ll come round sooner than you think. On page 70…

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Lottie Storey For nearly a decade, Lottie has written for the UK’s top contemporary craft, interiors and lifestyle magazines. Lottie also specialises in wellbeing and holds qualifications in psychology and counselling. Take inspiration from Lottie’s countdown to Christmas on page 70 Kim-Joy Since rising to fame as a finalist in the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off, ex-psychological wellbeing practitioner Kim-Joy now spreads positivity with fans around the world through her unique and intricate recipes. Bake Kim-Joy’s red velvet party cake on page 73 Hannah Kilby Inspired by craft kits she had as a child, Hannah creates her own felt flower making kits and tutorials. Her best days always start with coffee and a chat with her pet chickens. Make Hannah’s felt flower autumn wreath on page 14 Cheers! Anna Alicia, Zoe Bateman, Henny van…

3 min
mollie loves

A NEW KIND OF MATCHING SET. Claude & Co make beautifully crafted clothes for babies, children and adults. Designed in the UK by brand owner Abi, the cute slogans come in a range of soft neutral and pastel tones and are made from organic cotton. All the designs are gender neutral in simple, easy-to-style shapes to make shopping for a baby a little easier. Plus, they come in adult sizes so parents can match, too. LATEST DROP TIME FLIES when you’ve got pretty things to look at. This clock mimics the look of a starry night sky with recycled white jesmonite chips against a black background. The hands are designed and 3D-printed in-house and it’s finished with the brand’s own blend of vegan wax, so Ty Craft have got every…

4 min
falling for autumn

HOW TO MAKE A FELT FLORAL WREATH MATERIALS 20cm (7 7/8") diameter wooden wreath hoop 1mm thick wool-blend felt in orange, mustard, purple, red, pink and two shades of green (we used National Nonwovens felt in Butternut Squash, Old Gold, Hydrangea, Grandma’s Garnet, Victorian Rose, Babbling Brook and Mediterranean Mist) 1.5cm ( /8") amethyst felt balls Glue gun Ribbon for hanging Changing decorations as the weather turns is such a nice touch to keep your décor feeling fresh with minimal effort, and after all, who said a wreath is only for Christmastime? This felt project uses all the beautiful warm tones we associate with autumn, giving a cosy feel that looks amazing hung up above a mantelpiece or fireplace. Keep some of the hoop exposed for a chic, pared-back aesthetic, or go all out with flowers all the way around. There's…

3 min
curve appeal

HOW TO MAKE CLAY STEM VASE MATERIALS 300g (10½ oz) beige polymer clay (we used Fimo) 30g (1 oz) white polymer clay Wooden skewers Grater Retractable knife Superglue These cool, sculptural shapes have been all over Instagram lately and are such a nice way to add a designed feel to your home without needing to change anything. We love the simple, calm vibes of these neutral tones, especially when paired with stems of dried flowers. If you haven't crafted with polymer clay before, this is the perfect project for beginners. And as it only uses two colours of clay, plus household and kitchen tools that you're bound to have at home already, it's a purse-friendly way to get started on your clay journey. You'll find lots more clay projects on our website 01…

3 min
latest crush

UP IN THE CLOUDS From fluffy textures to celestial touches, we’re smitten with the breezy cloud motifs we’ve been seeing everywhere lately. What better way to be reminded of blue skies than in your everyday wardrobe or at home? 01 The most tactile merino wool hanging art. www.tvoyemacrame 02 Vintage fabric with rainbow detail? Yes please! 03 The space/cloud combo of our dreams. 04 Our new daily mantra. www.OmgKittyClubShop. 05 The cosiest night sky you can imagine. 06 Giving clouds a gold lining every day. 07 What do you see in Sophie Aida’s cloud vase? 08 Get personal with a dreamy clay trinket dish. 09 Light up the sky. 10 A fun and fresh addition to your wardrobe. MAKE IT! UP IN THE CLOUDS MATERIALS Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK – 50% cotton/50% acrylic,…