Issuu on Google+

170 FESTIVE

INSIDE THE MOST CREATIVE CHRISTMAS HOMES KNIT IT!

TREATS

MAKE IT!

EASY-SEW

STOCKING & OWL TOY

PAGE 79

FREE! GIFT WRAP67 & bunting PAGE

CHRISTMAS BAKES & PINNY

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE

TABLE RUNNER

WINTER FRUIT

KIDS' CUSHION FANCY DRESS MASKS

FABRIC FLOWERS

4

QUICK MAKES FOR MISTERS

TEMPORARY TATTOOS

&more..

Sweet s m a e dr


ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY AND JEN GARDNER, MODEL: AGATHA CAMERON KETTLE

CONTENTS

20

CANDY STOCKING Talk to us! facebook.com/MollieMakes

@MollieMakes

MollieMakes

issue number sixty

60

62 Crochet runner INTRODUCING... LIVING

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

9  INTRODUCING…

49  LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

Our top picks of the most lovely buys for a hand-crafted, creative home

14  TRENDS Three ways with winter florals, plus our top shopping picks

20  STOCKING Sew a future heirloom stocking, plus adorable mini owl mascot

28  TEA AND A CHAT

52 HOME TOUR Blogger and designer Marij Hessel shows us how to blend vintage and contemporary

59 STITCHED CUSHION Embroider a beautiful, seasonal pomegranate to pep up your sofa

With US papercraft queen Lia Griffith

62  CROCHET TABLEWARE

35  WRAPPING SPECIAL

Grab that hook and make a snowflake table runner, coasters and hanging decoration

Elevate your gifts to the next level with these five different presentation ideas

67  PULL-OUT PAPERS EXCLUSIVE!

42  GOOD READ

Typographic papers, labels and posters for you to use however you want

Why do we choose to make and create? pinterest.com/MollieMakes

youtube.com/user/MollieMakes

45  KIDS’ COSTUME Sew a playful superhero outfit

4 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 60

100  TEMPLATES Everything you need to make all the issue’s projects


NEVER MISS AN ISSUE 26 Subscribe UK

Subscribe and choose from a satchel or Zeena Shah’s new book and fabric bundle

76 Subscribe overseas International subscribers save up to 40%

45 Mini

heroes

16

Fabric flowers

35

Let’s get wrapping

ALL-OUT FESTIVE

It’s time. If you’ve picked up this magazine on our on-sale day, you have 42 days left before Santa catches up with you. Don’t fret – that’s a good few weeks to craft the quick, easy ideas we’ve brought together in this issue for your nearest and dearest. We’ve even got your gift wrap covered with our paper section on page 67 (festive bunting thrown in for good measure) and, for the more adventurous, we have a whole presentpresenting special on page 35. I suggest you go and make yourself a cuppa, grab a notebook or your smart phone and we’ll meet you back here so we can get a list of handcrafted gifts together. See you in a mo! From all of us at Mollie Makes, have a very merry Christmas!

LOVING

Treats and treasures to fall in love with 77  LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

Lara Watson Editor

78  COLLECTOR Seeking out eccentric vintage hats

94

79  KNITTED BEANIE

Festive treats

A suits-all for last-minute gifting

84  BAKING SPECIAL Make Christmas Eve extra scrummy with a cookie recipe and apron pattern

89  GIFTS FOR GUYS We’ve got four different ideas for those hard-to-make-for men in your life

89

Gifts for the guys

94  STITCHED FOODS Kawaii-style Christmas treat patterns to use however you want

106  BACK PAGE PROJECT Lucky Dip Club’s Christmas secrets Subscribe at molliemakes.com

Turn the page to learsene about your free kit! rs page 67 for your pape


INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

WINTER FLORALS Because why should spring and summer have all the fun?

Be the belle of the festive ball in this statement skirt. www. anthropologie.com/uk

14 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 60


INTRODUCING trends 03

02

01 01

Who said wreaths

have to be red and green? www.notonthe highstreet.com/ westcountrywhimsy 02

06

A Liberty print felt

robin brings plenty of Christmas cheer. www.liberty.co.uk 03

Add colour to dark

days with a floral scarf. www.amy-sia.com Moody blues and PHOTOGRAPH: J. TULINIEMI PHOTOGRAPHY

04

greys meet shocking fuscia blooms. www. abigailryan.com 05

Serve up mince pies

and mulled wine on this Scandi-inspired tray. www.atomicsoda.fr 07

06

Jot down last minute

festive to-dos in a luxurious notebook. www.riflepaperco.com 05

07

You’ll always know

what the time is, as you won’t be able to stop

04

looking at this watch! www.topshop.com

MAKE IT! TURN THE PAGE FOR THREE WAYS WITH FLORALS Subscribe at molliemakes.com

60 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 14


' Twas the night before Christmas And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care... Start your own festive tradition with Julia Staite’s candy striped-version, plus a cute owl mascot

20 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 60


SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM Yes, I would like to subscribe to Mollie Makes. I would like the following bonus gift*: GIFT 1 – Book & fabric set

GIFT 2 – Polka dot satchel

UK – 6 issues by Direct Debit at £23.94 – saving 20% on shop price! UK – 13 issues by cheque or by credit/debit card at £53.49 EUR – 13 issues at £66.99 ROW – 13 issues at £91.99 *Sorry, gift available for UK subscribers only

YOUR DETAILS Title

(it is essential you complete this section)

Initials

Surname

Address Postcode Telephone number (in case of queries)

Don’t miss out on the chance to choose your gift when you subscribe to Mollie Makes today. Take your pick from either Zeena Shah’s brand new book with some gorgeous Tilda fabrics or a super-handy spotty satchel, just the thing for storing or transporting your latest project.

Email address

GIFT RECIPIENT’S DETAILS (please attach a separate sheet with the address, email and telephone details of the recipient, if you are giving a gift subscription)

CHOOSE FROM 3 EASY WAYS TO PAY 1

I would like to pay £23.94 by Direct Debit every 6 issues (UK only) (please complete the direct debit form below)

Instruction to your bank or building society to pay by Direct Debit UK only To: The Manager

Mollie Makes is a crafty lifestyle magazine bringing you the best of handmade from around the world. Save 20% on the magazine shop price and spread the cost when you pay just £23.94 every 6 issues. Subscribe today!

Bank/building society

Lara Watson Editor

Address

Postcode Name(s) of account holder(s) Bank/building society account number

plus

Branch sort code

Instruction to your bank or building society Please pay Immediate Media company Bristol Ltd, Direct Debits from the account detailed in this Instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit Guarantee. I understand that this Instruction may remain with Immediate Media company Bristol Ltd and, if so, details will be passed electronically to my bank/building society.

Signature(s) Date

free gift with every issue

Banks and building societies may not accept Direct Debit Instructions for some types of account.

Originator’s identification number

7 1 0 6 4 4

2

I enclose a cheque/postal order made payable to Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd for 13 issues (please write your name and address on the back of the cheque).

3

Please debit my MasterCard Visa Amount £53.49 (UK only) £66.99 (Europe) £91.99 (Rest of World)

Card no:

Expiry date

Valid from

Maestro issue Signature

Date

FREEPOST YOUR UK ORDER TO Freepost RTRA-LBTC-YAGH, Mollie Makes, Immediate Media Company Ltd, 3 Queensbridge, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7BF

POST OVERSEAS ORDERS TO Mollie Makes, Immediate Media Company Ltd, 3 Queensbridge, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7BF Terms and conditions This offer ends 15th December and is subject to availability whilst stocks last. BONUS gift available for UK subscribers only. Your subscription will start with the next available issue and you will receive 13 issues in a year. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of your gift. Gift is subject to availability. In the event of stocks becoming exhausted, we reserve the right to replace with items of a similar value. Full details of the Direct Debit guarantee are available upon request. Prices correct at point of print and subject to change. Data Protection Your personal information will be used as set out in our Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at immediate.co.uk/privacy-policy. Please give us your email address to receive special offers and promotions from Immediate Media/ Mollie Makes. You may unsubscribe at any time.

ORDER REFERENCE: MMSP45

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

■ Choose  your bonus gift – book & fabrics OR satchel ■ SAVE 20% on the magazine shop price ■ Spread  the cost – JUST £23.94 every 6 issues ■ Delivery  direct to your door at no extra cost ■ Hurry  – this offer ends 15 December 2015


Choose your bonus gift when you subscribe to

GIFT 1 Worth over £38 Including book, four fat quarters of Tilda Apple Bloom and wooden buttons

GIFT 2 Worth £30

Satchel measures 25 x 34 x 10cm with adjustable shoulder strap

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

O  rder online at http://craft.buysubscriptions.com/MMSP45 Call now on 01604 828740 and quote code MMSP45 Lines open weekdays 8am to 9.30pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm

Freepost your completed order form

OVERSEAS READERS: SEE PAGE 76


Describe your style in a few words? I’m inspired by my Scandinavian roots and also the natural beauty of Portland, Oregon, where I now live – there’s not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the light, colour, flora and fauna here.

Dreaming big with…

LIA GRIFFITH A simple blog and paper flower tutorial changed Lia Griffith’s life. Now she’s on her way to owning a whole crafty empire... Words: ZEENA MOOLLA Photographs: JACLYN CAMPANARO

Lia Griffith’s career is the stuff dreams are made of. A single mother most of her adult life, she built her hugely successful business from her own paper flower tutorials and a humble, yet brilliant blog. One million page views per month later, and Lia, mum to 21-year-old Emily, is now a globally famous designer working with big-name brands including Country Living, MSN and Martha Stewart, and heading up a team of six from her office. Her slick site is a warm world marrying craft and lifestyle without 28 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 60

any pretention. She covers everything from kids’ crafts, jewellery and fashion, to weddings, food and homeware. And of course the impetus and signature to her business – the paper flower – is still there in many different creative forms. Living in Portland, Oregon, amid breath-taking scenery, it’s fair to say Lia’s never really short of inspiration. Life is pretty good, and when we caught up with her, you get the sense that this is all just the tip of the iceberg for Lia – this is one woman with seriously big craft-shaped ambitions.

What’s a typical working day for you? I start my day at the local gym early in the morning, before my team arrives at 8am. We plan the week’s posts and projects, then all hell breaks loose as we immerse ourselves in designing, stitching, printing, cutting, painting, folding and generally getting our hands dirty with craft materials. We share three DIY projects every weekday and four over the weekends, so we have to work hard to make that happen. When did you realise that paper flowers were so popular? I made my first paper rose when I was a designer at a wedding stationery company. The tutorial was incredibly popular and I realised there was a desire for paper flower patterns that were striking to look at yet still easy to make. Creating simple yet stunning paper flower designs became my calling, and I’ve never looked back. What inspired you to blog? I began my blog with the sole intention of encouraging creativity in others. As


INTRODUCING tea & a chat

‘The goal remains the same – to inspire, teach and reignite creativity.’

02

01

Describe your style in a few words? I’m inspired by my Scandinavian roots and also the natural beauty of Portland, Oregon, where I now live – there’s not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the light, colour, flora and fauna here. What’s a typical working day for you? I start my day at the local gym early in the morning, before my team arrives at 8am. We plan the week’s posts and projects, then all hell breaks loose as we immerse ourselves in designing, stitching, printing,

cutting, painting, folding and generally getting our hands dirty with craft materials. We share three DIY projects every weekday and four over the weekends, so we have to work hard to make that happen.

03

01

Lia’s photography

This felt

studio is filled with

succulent garden

props – she believes

is a hugely popular

strong photography

tutorial on Lia’s site.

is key to doing a project justice.

When did you realise that paper flowers were so popular? I made my first paper rose when I was a designer at a wedding stationery company. The tutorial was incredibly popular and I realised there was a desire for paper flower patterns that were striking to look

02

03

Festive paper

Christmas trees and a boxwood wreath.

60 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 29


LIVING home tour

Marij Hessel’s colourful home is a happy marriage of vintage and modern Words: HEATHER YOUNG Photography: HENNY VAN BELKOM

Dutch blogger Marij Hessel lives in a threebedroom apartment in the large town of Alphen aan den Rijn in The Netherlands, with her boyfriend Evert and their two cats Mos and Def. The couple are sociable and enjoy having family and friends nearby. In the future they’d like to make the move to a smaller town close to them, but for now their home is just right. Marij works as a designer for Dutch fashion brand Costes, and she started her interiors blog,

52 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 60


LIVING home tour

Left: Marij’s Christmas tree is decorated with her signature fresh pastels. She picked up the vintage cabinet on a trip to Belgium. This page: Graphic patterns freshen up vintage furniture.

60 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 53


HOME FOR

Christmas

Let it snow

Serve up a feast fit for a fairy tale with Valerie Bracegirdle’s winter wonderland-worthy table runner

62 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 58


Subscribe at molliemakes.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: JESSE WILD, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY AND JEN GARDNER, TEACUPS & SCENTED CANDLE: WWW.BERYLUNE.CO.UK

58 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 62


OVERSEAS READERS

SAVE UP TO $115

*

WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TODAY

SAVE UP TO $115

ON THE SHOP PRICE – PAY FROM JUST $7.56 AN ISSUE DELIVERY DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR NEVER MISS AN ISSUE

US pricing: $54.49 six monthly continuous credit $108.99 for 13 issues, $196.49 for 26 issues (save $115)

www.imsnews.com/molliemakes-a027

or call toll-free on 1 800 428 3003 (quoting code a027) Europe and rest of world: visit http://craft.buysubscriptions.com/MMSP45 or call +44 1604 828 740 and quote MMSP45 for more great offers UK READERS: SEE PAGE 26

Pricing: Europe – £33.49 (6 months**), £66.99 (1 year), Rest of the World – £45.99 (6 months**), £91.99 (1 year)

Terms and conditions: *North American savings compared to buying 13 full priced issues at $11.99 from the US newsstand. Europe and ROW have no set newsstand price and therefore we cannot advertise the specific savings you will make. **You will be charged every 6 months until you cancel. Europe and ROW customers will be charged in GBP. North American subscribers will pay in US$. This offer is for new print subscribers only. You will receive 13 issues in a year. Prices correct at point of print and subject to change. European and ROW subscribers: if you are dissatisfied in any way you can write to us or call us to cancel your subscription at any time and we will refund you for all unmailed issues. N. American 01 MOLLIEMAKES 76 subscribers: Minimum subscription terms is 12 months. If at any time during the first 60 days you are dissatisfied in any way, please notify us in writing and we will refund you all unmailed issues. Prices correct at point of print and subject to change. Offer ends: 31 December 2015


LOVING

60

OH, YOU PRETTY THINGS! MOODBOARDS & MUSINGS TO INSPIRE US

PHOTOGRAPH: TARA FISHER

Bake this pretty wreath to hang on your door or serve it up as a fun, sharing dessert after Christmas dinner. Find the recipe in Gingerbread Wonderland by Mima Sinclair, which is packed full of inspiring biscuits and bakes. Published by Kyle Books, priced £8.99. www.kylebooks.com

Subscribe at molliemakes.com

60 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 77


PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY AND JEN GARDNER, MODEL: LEANNE MEGSON

Gift it!


Star Baker Watch out, Nadiya – we're ruling the kitchen with Laura Mitchell's Christmas eve cookies and Laura Strutt’s zingy pinny

60 MOLLIEMAKES.COM 84


60

facebook.com/molliemakes

@MollieMakes

@MollieMakes

molliemakes.com 26 MOLLIEMAKES 3


Mollie Makes #60