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.


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.



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

Thanks for letting me share my good news!

My Five Fave Craft Blogs


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.

{oh hello friend}

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


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

{dear lizzy}

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

{a beautiful mess}

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!