Mollie Makes issue 92

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HEIRLOOM DOLL Talk to us! facebook.com/MollieMakes

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE & MATILDA SMITH; MODEL: ALEXANDRA FIA

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Floral weavings

INTRODUCING... LIVING

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

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45 LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

We find the loveliest hand-crafted, new season buys for your home

14 TRENDS Shop and craft the eye motif trend

48 HOME TOUR

18 HEIRLOOM DOLL

Take a look inside Wonder and Rah designer Natalie Cardew’s dreamy home

Sew our modern take on a classic toy

26 TEA AND A CHAT

54 FRAME WEAVES

Meet ceramicist Katie Robbins

Say hello to spring with our showstopping triptych of vibrant woven blooms

32 COIN PURSES

58 PATCHWORK THROW

Brush up on your painting skills

Naturally dye fabric in subtle shades, then use it to sew a geometric lap quilt

36 HANDMADE AWARDS 2018

@MollieMakes

issue number ninety-two

This year's categories and how to enter

63 CROCHET CUSHION

39 FABRIC NECKLACE

This one’s all about the texture – bobble stitches and pom poms are go

Dig out your favourite prints pinterest.com/MollieMakes

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42 GOOD READ Lessons from crafty comeback queens

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67 PULL-OUT PAPERS A collection of quirky patterns and playful slogan posters designed by Megan McNulty


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Patchwork throw

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Crochet cushion

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Liberty necklace

LOVING

Treats and treasures to fall in love with

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SPRING CHEER

This time is year is flled with the promise of things to come, from those frst blooms in the garden to the lazy bank holidays ahead. So, we’ve echoed this sentiment with plenty of makes that’ll bring just as much joy. Hook up your free gift in a spare evening to cheer up a wall, then step up your crochet game with our tactile bobble stitch cushion on page 63. Or, embrace a slower pace of crafting with our patchwork quilt on page 58, naturally-dyeing your own fabric frst. One event I’m especially excited for is the 2018 Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. This year’s submissions are now open, so turn to page 36 and fnd out how to take part – we can’t wait to see all your amazing entries!

Cake stand Yvette Streeter Acting Editor

75 LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

76 CROCHET MOBILE Amigurumi fruits for baby’s room

81 CAKE STAND A marbled plinth made with polymer clay

87 FABRIC BASKETS Clever, reversible, easy-sew storage

91 KNITTED SOCKS Novelty koala cuties for your feet

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Fabric baskets

95 WOODEN PLANTERS Learn how to lino print on balsa wood

99 TEMPLATES All you need for this issue’s makes

106 BACK PAGE PROJECT Hannah Read-Baldrey’s love of flowers Subscribe at molliemakes.com

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INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

EYE MOTIFS Statement peepers in all their forms – think baby blues and heavy lashes

Simple embroidery and a strategically-placed button. So blinking cute. www.misspatina.com

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INTRODUCING trends 01

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They’ll follow you

around the room. www. zanaproducts.etsy.com 02

A necklace that

actually gives you the eye. www.noths.com 03

Spread goodnight

vibes with glittering acrylic wall art. www. lalalovesdecor.com 04

I see you, baby.

www.chiaraferragni

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collection.com 05

Blush pink and

destined for the sofa. www.arrohome.com 06

She’s a dreamer

with a head for flowers. www.trouva.com 07

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Watch where

you’re going. www. coucousuzette.com 08

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Need to keep an

eye on your spending? We’ve got you covered.

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www.oliverbonas.com

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MAKE IT! TURN THE PAGE TO

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Girl about town Indulge your inner fashionista and sew Maryana Volkova’s modern heirloom doll


PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH, ILLUSTRATION: MATILDA SMITH WWW.MATILDASMITH.CO.UK


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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH

Celebrate change Unleash your inner artist Ð on actual canvas Ð to make Michelle CassellÕs covetable purses



All the feels

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH

Treat your sofa to Hannah CrossÕ cheery textured cushion


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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH; MODEL: ALEXANDRA FIA


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LIVING home tour

Daughter Robyn’s room doubles up as a shoot location, making it the most photographed space in the house.

Natalie Cardew’s forever family home blends neutral tones with bright accessories Words: LOTTIE STOREY Photography: FIONA MURRAY

It comes as no surprise that Natalie Cardew of Wonder and Rah favours a neutral home, made bright and beautiful with a careful mix of artwork and accessories. For this designer, whose prints adorn many a nursery wall, home is where it all begins, both inspiring Natalie’s work at the beginning of her process and acting as photoshoot location at the end. Natalie and her family – husband Chris, son Leo and daughter Robyn – have recently moved to this

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PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS; STYLING: HELENA STEELE AND MATILDA SMITH; A LITTLE LOVELY COMPANY BANNER: WWW.SCANDIBORN.CO.UK THIS IS NOT A TOY. WARNING! SMALL PARTS – CHOKING AND ASPHYXIATION HAZARD. ALWAYS KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN'S REACH

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Kit out the nursery with Charlotte GrayÕs adorable fruity crochet mobile


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