Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new with each of the cover gifts.
I love getting mail and was pretty excited to see the pretty cover of the latest issue of Mollie Makes (issue 64). With the yellow and decorated eggs I immediately felt happy and couldn’t wait to read my copy. As well as the magazine there was a copy of a Spring booklet with 25 projects and the cover gift – to make Mr Fox & pals decorations.
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & pals decorations
Inside the envelope there was a piece of printed cotton, a piece of floral cotton, embroidery thread, bakers twine and a needle.
I ironed both pieces of cotton before roughly cutting around each printed animal. There was a rabbit, fox and chicken, all pre-printed, with instructions for adding detail with the coloured embroidery thread.
This was my perfect Saturday evening project so I switched on the latest episode of House of Cards and started.
I quickly stitched the three little animals then cut each one around the dotted line. I used the floral cotton to back each one, placed right sides together, pinned and stitched them on my machine.
I stuffed them with some toy filling, which wasn’t included, and stitched the gap closed. I didn’t learn any new skills but they are cute Spring decorations and will look great on our white seasonal tree.
Here are some of my previous makes:
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit