Sunday 10 July 2011

More Mollie Makes

Issue 3 of Mollie Makes arrived last week, and was as just as gorgeous and inspirational as both the previous two.
Look at those crochet flowers on the front cover! Not sure my crochet skills are up to them, but they're delightful.
There was an intriguing project inside the magazine, to make a fringed scarf/cowl from an discarded t-shirt. I didn't have any old t-shirts of my own to cut up, so I picked one up at the charity shop for 50p and here's the scarf I made from it. Super-funky, cheap and quick. My kind of craft!

And here is Eloise modeling a skirt I made her which was inspired by Issue 1.
If you have seen the film "10 Things I Hate About You", you will recognise her modelling stance:-
"That was swimwear, this is underwear, see what I did there?"
If you haven't seen the film "10 Things I Hate About You", run, don't walk, down to your local DVD rental shop and put that right immediately!
Note the fabric. It's got vampires on it. So her! Note also that I will never attempt to encase lime green bobble trim inside a seam again, or any other colour for that matter. Never I tell you! Her next skirt will have the bobbles applied on top afterwards.

Naomi officially "retired" as Carnival Queen today, and the new Royalty were crowned, The Carnival Committee presented her with a New Look giftcard to thank her for her reign, and she gave me these beautiful flowers


Linda said...

Give the flowers a try; you will probably surprise yourself by how easy they are to make.

mdgtjulie said...

Awww, what sweet girls you have. Love your crafty finish. It's lovely, and so is the skirt you made. Glad you're enjoying Molly!

Heidi said...

You CAN make the crochet flowers Christine! I did them and they were easy to do. It was only the 3rd project I had ever done too. So give it a try and you will be surprised. I am learning that crochet is a matter of following the pattern ... unless it is written wrong ... lol. That magazine looks neat. I have never heard of it before.

You have two beautiful daughters.

Hugs from Holland ~

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a neat skirt! You are so creatvie!

Ranae said...

You sew a cute skirt and make a pretty scarf out of a t-shirt, no doubts here you can make them flowers

Sally said...

Love that scarf and skirt!

Julie said...

You just have to try the crochet flowers, they are super.

Nice real ones given to you by Naomi. i bet they smell lovely

Love the skirt modelled by Eloise, so funky and trendy

How are you getting on with the crochet blanket?