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SOCK BEAR PAL COSY KNITTED

HEADBANDS

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LOVE NOTES & POSTERS

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TEA TOWELS FAUX FUR CLUTCH KIDS' DOLL HOUSE

STITCHED HEART COLLAR

COOL WOODEN

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issue number sixty two

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95 Doll’s

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SOCK BEAR

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

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INTRODUCING... LIVING

The latest news from the world of handmade

Fill your life and home with crafted goodness

9  INTRODUCING…

43  LIVING

Handpicked crafty happenings

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

14  TRENDS Three ways with arrow motifs, plus our top shopping picks

46  HOME TOUR

20  SOCK BEAR

53  TEA TOWELS

Raid your sock drawer and whip up a cute Valentine’s gift

Stitch a romantic (and cheeky!) love note

28  TEA AND A CHAT

Colourful family life in the Cotswolds

56  GOOD READ How to fund your craft business

With upcycler Kimberley Golding

Talk to us! facebook.com/MollieMakes

34  PYROGRAPHY

@MollieMakes

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58  LAMPSHADES Three makes to brighten darker days

Makeover homewares by mastering an addictive new technique

67  PULL-OUT PAPERS EXCLUSIVE!

38  GOOD READ

Valentine’s, Gal-entine’s and antiValentine’s notes – according to your mood!

Would you dare get a craft tattoo? pinterest.com/MollieMakes

youtube.com/user/MollieMakes

40  SEWING HACK Doodle stitch a date night blouse

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


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Ring gloves

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Treats and treasures to fall in love with

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Knitted headband

Valentine’s arrows

LOTS OF LOVE

I’m typing this in December, looking forward to what 2016 will bring. What are your creative plans? We hope you’ll start with one of the fresh projects we’ve cherry-picked for this Valentine’s special. We’ve covered techniques you may not have tried yet (see page 34) and new twists on old favourites, such as Mademoiselle Sophie’s easy-knit glitzy headbands (page 92) and a pair of pretty sewn mug cosies (page 89). Yes, this issue comes to you with lots of love, and it has a place in my heart especially as it’s my last as editor. I’ve had a ball leading the brilliant editorial team and working with and meeting so many of you in this inspiring community. I’m leaving your favourite magazine in very safe hands and, having planned the next few issues, I promise you’re in for a treat! Thank you for your continued support, #molliemakers.

77  LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make Lara Watson Editor

79  COLLECTOR

Keep in touch with me at @laramcspara

Stocking up on colourful kitchenware

80  FUR CLUTCH A seriously luxe January treat

84  KNITTED GLOVES With faux rings for jewellery addicts

89  MUG COSIES His’n’hers cosies for long lazy breakfasts

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Faux fur clutch

92  COSY HEADBAND Keep those ears warm and snug

95  DOLL’S HOUSE Fully portable for half term trips

106  BACK PAGE PROJECT Emma Kate on creating while travelling Subscribe at molliemakes.com

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INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

ARROWS It’s the season to get hit by one of cupid’s finest...

Spread love when you feel like it with temporary fabric decorations. www.trendypeas.com

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Stay cosy-glam on

chilly days with printed leggings. www.saltcity emporium.com 02

Dangle the initials

of loved ones, kids, pets and more. www. primlark.etsy.com 03

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There’s one badge

for you and one for your sweetheart. www. 04

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Use as a clutch bag,

or to stash your make up and travel toiletries. PHOTOGRAPH: BECKY KIMBALL PHOTOGRAPHY

www.daisyfayedesigns. etsy.com 06

For helping us

hit all those tidying/ organisation goals. www.willowandtheowl. etsy.com 07

A statement light for

celebration vibes. www. notonthehighstreet. com/rocketandrye

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With love from…

PHOTOGRAPHY: PHILIP SOWELS, STYLING: HELENA TRACEY AND JEN GARDNER

Fish those odd, unloved socks out of the drawer and upcycle them into Amber Van Andel’s roly poly sock bear

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KITCHEN MAKEOVER Get to grips with a new technique! Teri Muncey demonstrates pyrography or 'how to burn pretty doodles on wood'

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It’s clear from just a quick peek at graphic designer Angela Barnes’ Cotswolds home that someone confidently creative lives here, with a family they adore. Blackboard paint is a fixture, as are row-upon-row of shelves packed with bright vintage knick-knacks. A boldlydrawn large mustard yellow heart sits proud on the kitchen diner wall, and Angela has applied the same fearless brush strokes to the chimney breast in the master bedroom.

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LIVING home tour

Left: Angela’s kids’ art is on display in the living room. This page: Mismatched furniture peppers the kitchen diner. A naughty puppy chewed up the legs of Angela’s pink stool but she likes the look.

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Go Faux Cheer up January by treating yourself to Delia Randall’s super-luxe faux fur and leather clutch

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PHOTOGRAPHY: LAYLA SAILOR, MODEL: BECCA KENNEDY, THANKS TO FRED ALDOUS FOR INTERIOR SHOTS

Fl ash your bling You can still show off your jewellery – despite the cold – thanks to Beki Rymsza’s hot pink gloves with shimmering faux rings

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Inside this issue: • Sock bear love token • Faux fur clutch bag • Knitted bling gloves • Paper valentine arrows • Portable doll’s house • L...

Mollie Makes #62  

Inside this issue: • Sock bear love token • Faux fur clutch bag • Knitted bling gloves • Paper valentine arrows • Portable doll’s house • L...

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