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MAKE IT!

UICK-SEW

DENIM PINAFORE

CROCHET BASKET SEWING

MACHINE COVER DECOUPAGE FRUIT BOWL

SHELF

FLOWER DYE

SCARF KIDS’

PLAY HOUSE &more..

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Kids’ play tent

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, creative buys for your home

14 TRENDS Make a statement with slogans, plus embroider an inspirational hoop

18 FELT FRIENDS

48 HOME TOUR Design Soda’s Ruth Matthews shows us around her eclectic Victorian home

Get set for an adventure-filled day with this trio of squee-worthy animal pals

53 MACRAMÉ SHELF

26 TEA AND A CHAT

57 CROCHET BASKET

We meet Catherine Nice, founder of homeware design studio Kitty McCall

Use variegated paper yarn to hook up a colourful belly basket in no time at all

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60 PLAY TENT

Bundle-dye a silk scarf with flowers

Kids will love hiding in this fold-up den

Make for instant Californian boho vibes

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65 LAUNDRY BAGS

How to reignite your creative spark

Sew yourself these handy holiday essentials

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67 PULL-OUT PAPERS

Easy-sew fashion that’s pattern-free

Chloe Hall’s botantial prints and posters


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Flowerdyed scarf

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Slogan hoop

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LOVING

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 afair with slogans with Junk & Glitter’s contemporary embroidered hoop, and try this summer’s biggest craft trend – bundle dying with fowers – to make a uniquely patterned headscarf. Whatever you’re making this month, share your projects with us using #molliemakers.

Treats and treasures to fall in love with Cath Dean Editor

75 LOVING Beautiful things to adore and make

77 FRUIT BOWL Use decoupage to brighten up a bowl

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80 NECKLACE Statement beading in candy colours

Pinafore dress

85 MACHINE COVER Keep your sewing machine dust-free

91 RAINBOW CUSHION Knit a colourful rainbow travel pillow

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Decoupage fruit bowl

95 SLEEP MASK Get your eight hours with this fox mask

99 TEMPLATES All the shapes for this issue’s makes

106 BACK PAGE PROJECT Gudrun Sjödén talks inspiration Subscribe at molliemakes.com

Turn the page to see inside your free crochet book! Turn to page 67 for your papers


INTRODUCING trends

THIS MONTH WE’RE OBSESSING ABOUT...

SLOGANS Say what you see with this season’s latest crop of statement slogan buys

Let ‘em know nobody pushes you and your girl gang around. www. muthahoodgoods.com

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Say yes to a spot of

mindful styling. www. thelovelydrawer.com 02

Take everything to

heart with this enamel keyring. www.skinny diplondon.com 03

Store up your good

deeds for the day in a screen-printed tote. www.onrshop.com 04

Channel happy

thoughts through your homeware. www. urbanoutfitters.com 05

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When good enough is

all you need. www. helloharriet.com 06

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Making us wonder

why all our shoes don’t have conversations. www.asos.com 07

We’ve just found our

perfect match. www. lisacongdon.etsy.com 08

Well, it would be

rude not to... www. nikkimcwilliams.com 06

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let's go exploring Get set for adventures galore with Anabella Cahwje’s collectable felt cuties


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Eye candy Satisfy your cravings with Charlotte Smith’s delectable statement necklace

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LIVING home tour

Ruth’s lounge is painted in Teresa’s Green by Farrow & Ball. “It’s a sociable colour and a great backdrop for natural history items.”

Ruth Matthews’ Victorian home is filled with pre-loved items and modern finds Words: HOLLY JOHNSON Photography: RACHAEL SMITH

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