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D.I.Y. Black Cat Collar with Mollie Makes

This winter why not create the ultimate Black Cat and Broomsticks look with this super cute Black Cat Collar. It could even be used as a fashionable Halloween costume. It’s quick and easy to make, so get your meow on and get sewing! This project was originally featured in the October issue of Mollie Makes.

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My Angel Doll Christmas Workshop at Stag and Bow

There is something truly magical about finishing a doll. They really do come to life in the final touches. I’ve been making rag dolls for quite a few years now, one of my most famous ones was Mr Dandy White Rabbit from my book Everything Alice. My skills are home grown, but have been improved over the years and I always try to feature a doll in every book I write.

On Sunday 11th December I have excitingly been invited to host an all day Angel Doll making workshop at my local  South-East London craft store Stag and Bow. It will be an all day event with a glass of bubbly and lunch provided.

In the class you can learn lots of lovely things about doll making and come home with your very own little Angel for your tree. The perfect heirloom craft to keep or give as a gift. Attendees should be comfortable using a sewing machine, fabric scissors and know simple hand stitching techniques, but by no means an expert sewer. All materials are included but please feel free to bring along some special keepsake textiles and trims that you might want to use.

We will be embroidering the dolls face, creating her outfit and some spectacular rainbow colour hair! Not forgetting her little wings and hairband.

For more details please see – I hope to see you there!

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Covent Garden Flower Girl Necklace

This was a project I designed for the Sewing Network for an issue earlier on in the year. We had great fun shooting around and about in my home town of London. Was so much fun being a tourist for the day.

Covent Garden is an historic shopping area of London, its cobbled streets are home to boutique shops, nestled amongst theatres, pubs and street performers. In its former life it was London’s largest indoor & outdoor, fruit, vegetable and flower market. Often orphans would work as Flower Girls selling posies of flowers to passers buy, as well as stalls selling blooms. But the surrounding roads became so congested the Covent Garden Flower market had to be moved, now residing a few miles away in Nine Elms.

This necklace looks so pretty in a range of colours, so you can make one for all seasons.

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