A Dream Come True: Mollie Makes

Ever since I devoured the first issue of Mollie Makes with its adorable knit apple cozies on the cover, I have dreamed of being on the beautifully matte pages of Mollie Makes.

How could I not be a fan of a magazine that covers making, thrifting, collecting and crafting all in one? Plus, it includes a mini kit to create project? Each month, I would hunt down the latest issue at my local book store.  (Because Mollie Makes started as a U.K.-based magazine, it was sometimes hard to find.) The cozy and rustic, yet hip and modern aesthetic of the magazine speaks to me – -no — sings to me!

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So, it was literally a dream come true when one of the editors of  U.S. Edition of Mollie Makes contacted me. I jumped up and down with joy when I saw the e-mail.

I asked her how she found me, and she said it was from the Urban Craft Uprising website. I was a vendor for the Summer 2014 show. Several weeks later, I received the magazine in the mail (I’m now a subscriber :)  and quickly flipped the pages, spotting one of my heartfelt wreaths on page 40. Pictured along with items from West Elm and Anthropologie(!), the page is entitled Get the Look — Cozy Comfort.  Yes! I love that description for my wreath.

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The wreath featured in the November 2014 issue  is now available as a DIY kit.

I supply the wreath form,  yarn and flowers and you assemble it yourself. A great option for a crafter or handmade lover. Or if you prefer you can buy the wreath already made here.

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Do you read Mollie Makes? What do you think of it?

Thanks for letting me share my good news!

My Five Fave Craft Blogs

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I am addicted to craft blogs.

My bookmarks are filled to the brim with blogs that inspire me with their beautiful photography, original tutorials and pretty crafts.

I find that blogs that share more than their creative lives, but their inner lives – family, home or even behind-the-scenes of their businesses – are the most appealing to me.

To me these bloggers/artists/designer/makers infuse creativity in almost everything they do, or at least what they share on their gorgeous blogs.

I would love to share my top five favorite craft blogs (in no particular order). For each blog, I also picked my fave blog post and fave DIY.

1. Oh Hello Friend

I love Danni’s whole aesthetic – her vintage sensibility mixed with modern graphics. I’ve been reading her blog for a while – love her photographs, DIY projects and only wished I lived in Cali again so I could visit her retail shop in person!

Fave blog post: The Wedding Post  //  Fave DIY: Hello DIY/Message in a Bottle.

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2. Papernstitch

Brittni was one the first creative entrepreneurs that I started following when I started Catshy Crafts. She gives easy-to-follow advice for creative businesses, creates beautifully photographed tutorials while promoting handmade artists through her exhibition site. Plus, I was also lucky enough to write a guest blog post for her site!

Fave Blog Post:  Create a Successful Niche Blog  // Fave DIY: Make This: Pink and Yellow for a Spring Fellow

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3. Dear Lizzy

Elizabeth (aka Dear Lizzy) is a beautiful designer mom with adorable kids and talented videographer husband, Collin. I first discovered her through my first love – scrapbooking! She has her own line of scrapbooking products, throws fabulous birthday parties for her kids and looks super-stylish doing it all.

Fave Blog Post: Birthday Party Pow-wow   // Fave DIY: Scrapbooking on Vacation

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4. A Beautiful Mess

 This lifestyle blog is created my two lovely sisters Emma and Elsie on crafts, photography, recipes, beauty, decor, and fashion. (Like Dear Lizzy, I also first found Elsie through the world of scrapbooking – she was much-published scrapbooker in magazines and books and even had her own line.) Today, she and her sister share daily inspiration to help “make life a little bit sweeter.”

Fave Blog Post: 5 Tips for For Great Outdoor Photos // Fave DIY: Nutella Swirl Ice-Cream

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5. Mollie Makes

 Mollie Makes is my all-time favorite magazine. So it should be no surprise that the Mollie Makes blog is on my top five list of craft blogs. In case you haven’t picked up a copy of this U.K.-based monthly, run to your nearest craft shop or bookstore! (I pick up my copy at my local Joanns or Barnes and Noble.) Each magazine comes with a free gift – a crafting kit or supplies. It is my dream to someday find myself in the pages of this charming mag.

Fave Blog Post: Mollie Makes Meet Yvonne of  Yvestown //  Fave DIY: Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Flowers

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my picks for craft blogs!

What are your favorites?

Leave me a comment — I’d love to add more blogs to my daily reads!