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 them.
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
Issue 70 of Mollie Makes came with a crochet flower garland kit – 3mm crochet hook, dark pink yarn, green yarn, yellow yarn, pink yarn and orange yarn. My heart sank a little when I saw it as I am only in the early stages of learning how to crochet and this kit was far too difficult for me. So do you know what I did? I sent it to my mum!
My mum can do any craft. She can knit, crochet, sew and is always inspiring me to try new things. Unfortunately she lives far away so I couldn’t pop round for a crochet lesson but she kindly made the flowers and leaves when I told her what I wanted to make.
I liked the idea of a flower garland but I really wanted to make an autumnal wreath. So I bought a florist’s wire wreath which I then covered in brown wool. Both my children helped me with this as it’s a great task for improving fine motor skills!
Then I arranged the crochet flowers and leaves as I wanted them and stitched them in place. Now the weather has turned from our mini heatwave to torrential rain I feel ready to embrace autumn.
Here are some of my previous makes:
Mollie Makes Felt Bouquet
Mollie Makes Cacti & Succulent Mini Hoop Art kit
Mollie Makes Crochet Flower Pincushion kit
Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
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