Crafts for adults

Summer Bee embroidery hoop

Niamh Wimperis’ bee embroidery gift

Regular readers will know that 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.

Summer Bee embroidery hoop

Mollie Makes took a break over the worst of the lockdown period. I really missed my monthly treat but was kept busy with my Sew A Little Happiness Everyday sampler. I was so happy to see a copy land on my doormat after so long. Issue 119 came with Niamh Wimperis’ bee embroidery gift. I love a little stitchy project and couldn’t wait to get started.

Niamh Wimperis’ bee embroidery gift

I love a simple embroidery and whipped this up in a few hours. First I stitched the bee in black, white and gold thread. Then I added the leaves and flower detail.

bee hoop Mollie Makes

Even though it’s the Summer holidays I still seem to be spending my days sitting at the dining room table with the children. They are working their way through Rob Biddulph’s art tutorials so I get plenty of time to stitch. The finished hoop is so pretty. I haven’t trimmed the fabric in case I want to use the embroidery in some way.

bee hoop Mollie Makes

I wish I had ironed it a bit better but it’s still a really pretty craft project for a Summer day.

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine, you can check out all of them here:

Mini rainbow wall hanging
Pom pom watermelon craft
Embroidered tiger keyring
Pretty paper stars
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration


  • Reply
    Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi
    July 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    This is SUCH a lovely challenge to set yourself – especially as it’s bumble bee related this month!

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    michelle twin mum
    July 26, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Oh it is lovely, you did a great job. I love the delicate wings especially. Mich x

  • Reply
    November 17, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Do you have a link/photo of the instructions for this?? I can’t find mine!
    Thank you 😀

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