Sunday, August 28, 2011

Living and Loving the Crafty Life? Check out Mollie Makes, a New Magazine Just for You

Living & Loving Handmade
making * thrifting * collecting * crafting

So says the cover of this new British magazine, Mollie Makes. I discovered this gem at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore recently. I don't know how long it's been around but I was glad to find it. Inside, you'll find an eclectic mix of articles. 

In tea and a chat with... Dottie Angel, I enjoyed reading about this Brit who lives in Seattle. This blogger has created an alter ego who writes about her life as a creative and the discoveries she has made along the way, along with some great photos of her home and creative space.

Ruffles and more ruffles. This just may be the reason I bought this magazine. No, I can't resist anything with ruffles. Ever. I'm particularly loving the white ruffled throw on the bed.

Fabulous stitched eggs...

...with easy instructions. I just wanted to run out and make these. That is, until I remembered all the other projects I want to make, just waiting for me to start. Ah, if only there were more hours in the day.

Happy little garlands - oh, yes. 

Learn how to create the fabric garlands with Lola Nova (she lives in a little green cottage in the Pacific Northwest here in the states - it's an interesting mix of UK and US content).

Take a peek inside the home of Paula Mills and learn how she adds character to her home. She describes her style as "very much flea market, junk shop, charity shop". My kind of gal!

She has a fabulous vintage style that's very homey. 

You too can throw a marvelous summer party, especially when you use the ideas provided here. I'm debating whether to remove my jarful of ribbons to use the Ball canning jar as a vase, as shown here. These jars are good for so many things (regretting giving most away at my last garage sale!).

Have a collection of vintage items? Here, it's vintage Bambi. But that's not all. Vintage birds are affixed to some branches. That certainly is bringing the outdoors in. Not sure my Gracie and Nipper would like that; on the other hand it may be just want my cats want - their own birds in the house!

Thanks to all for letting me know that this new magazine has published three or issues. I just purchased issue number three yesterday but it has content related to the month of July. Given that it's now September, it appears this British magazine is taking a slow steamship to America! In any regard, I'll look forward to the August issue in October!



Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

What a lovely magazine and will have to look out for it here and see if we can get it.
I really loved the sweet garland and the ruffles.
Wishing you a happy new week


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sharon, I think this is the 3rd issue. It is a wonderful magazine! So pretty and inspiring in every way! Enjoy your day! Twyla

June said...

I'm going to look for this Sharon. It looks like a great publication. Like I need any more magazines :) Thank you for turning me onto it.

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your beautiful pictures in Your time for school post. Your photography is gorgeous. The way you see things is a true talent.
sending hugs from here...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This looks like such a fun magazine! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sharon, yep, I think there have been three so far. It just came out in June. I was happy that a friend who was in the States for the summer brought me back the third issue. I have liked to have gotten all three but am happy that I even got the one. Enjoy your issue. I plan to look at mine over and over and over again. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy