Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mollie Makes Fun!

Every so often I wander down the magazine aisle in my local grocery store.  I don't do it too often otherwise I'd be buying a magazine every week...but once in awhile it is nice to have a look....  Last week as I wandered to that side of the shop I had something specific in my mind...Happy Loves Rosie wrote about how she would be featured in Mollie Makes and I was completely drawn in and thought if it was there I might buy it...and I did :o)



This is one of those magazines that is more like a book and is full of lovely inspiration and beautiful photography! ...just up my street :o)



There is a selection of fabulous Tilda patterns which I definitely want to try.



And there was a lovely bunch of Christmas decoration patterns using felt.  This little Christmas tree totally caught my attention and I decided it would make a lovely badge (brooch) for my coat.



I started with a bit of ribbon which I folded in half and sandwiched it between two triangles of red felt and top stitched it on the machine.  I left a little opening for the stuffing and then closed the hole up with more top stitching on the machine.  I then got my perle cotton and my button box and decorated the front with buttons.  I added a safety pin on the back and ta-da the brooch was completed.



I've been out and about wearing it for the past week or so and had several compliments..nothing beats that feeling when you smile and say you've made it yourself! :o)

Until next time....

11 comments:

Rosa said...

There are beautiful projects.Can´t wait to see what do you chose.

Merry Christmas!

Ali Honey said...

The wee tree is very cute. I might try that.

Sue-Anne said...

That is really cute Jane. The magazine looks like a good one. I haven't seen it here in Australia.

Shirley said...

Hi Jane,
I love Mollie Makes magazine. It is full of do-able projects.

Timi said...

It's a great magazine!!! You made a lovely Christmas tree bross :o)!
Thanks for sharing the idea!!!
Have a nice week ♥!

Lynda said...

I think you live in a different country to me, as that's the second magazine you've talked about that I've never heard of! Good choice of project to make - and it's much nicer in the red!

Thimbleanna said...

I've been looking for a Mollie Makes here and can't find it. I saw the first one, but have never seen subsequent issues. Your little brooch is ADORABLE!!!

SouthernBabies said...

adorable projects. I love the tree. Think I will make a few of these for teachers this year.

Jeanne said...

Love the little tree! Thanks for sharing the how-to.

Nancy Lee said...

Hi Jane!
I just joined your site. I love Mollie Makes. It arrives in Canada one month late, so I have been downloading it digitally. It is equally pretty on the smallish screen. Your blog is beautiful, thanks for sharing your creative life!

Sarah Jayne said...

I love the tree. Great idea Jane. Thanks for sharing.