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 grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. I’ve been terrible lately, the last few kits haven’t been very inspiring but I did want to make the latest one.
Issue 74 Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit
The Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit was designed by Alina Bunaciu of Hana Letters. The kit contained everything needed to make it: yellow, pink, blue, purple, cream, brown, dark brown and light pink felt; 1x gold coloured brooch pin; 1x sharp sewing needle and embroidery thread.
I love working with felt and really wanted to make this kit. I made sure to pack this in my bag when we visited my mum and made it one evening whilst watching rubbish Christmas tv.
It was quite simple to put together until it came to the little coloured coat. I had a template but when I cut it up I kind of forgot which shape went where!
I kept moving the shapes around until they fit, then trimmed some pieces and took a photo to help me remember what piece went where.
I stitched it all in place and finished it off with eyes, a nose and a little tag on his collar.
I was really disappointed with my lack of sewing in December so this made up for it in a tiny way. The next issue of Mollie Makes is already waiting for me and contains a scary looking Jersey Yarn Macrame Kit – will it get made?
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes Mini Cracker Kit
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
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