Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had 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 skipped last month’s cover gift (issue 79) as it was a set of buttons and a booklet of ideas. I didn’t find them particularly inspiring and couldn’t come up with a way of using them so they’ve been added to my button stash.
Issue 80 contained a Felt Flower Wreath Kit which looked more appealing.
The kit contained a 13cm blue plastic hoop, three different coloured die-cut felt, ribbon, thread and a needle. The pattern was inside the magazine.
The first thing I did was to remove the felt cut outs from the sheets. I didn’t think the felt was very good quality or cut well, unfortunately it pulled slightly out of shape when I removed it and left lots of fibres.
Then I started putting the first flower together following the instructions. They weren’t too hard to follow although I found they were very over simplified as usual. The kit makes 3 flowers – a poppy, anenome and peony – which are them stitched around the hoop.
The flowers came together quite quickly, I just struggled finding the time to set aside for sewing as life is so busy at the moment. When I had finished the three flower I attached them to the hoop with a few extra stitches. It makes a really pretty floral hoop and I’m so glad I made the time for it.
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes Embroidery Purse Kit
Mollie Makes Scandi Florals Hoop Kit
Mollie Makes Jersey Yarn Macrame Wall Art
Mollie Makes Dachshund Brooch Kit
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
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