Monday 3 March 2014

Mollie Makes: Weddings

Did you know there's a new Mollie Makes book out?


Well, there is! And much to the delight of my mother it's got two projects in it designed by me :)

Mollie Makes: Weddings includes lots of different crafts - there's papercrafting, cross stitch, sewing, printing, clay modelling, needle felting, crochet and more.

There are ideas for making your own bouqet, boutonnieres, invitations, centre pieces, favours, cake toppers, place settings and decorations, plus keepsake projects like a cross stitch wedding sampler and applique photo album cover.

I designed a felt applique ring pillow which was so much fun to sew!

My other project in the book is these felt cutwork lantern wraps...

... the instructions teach you how to make the felt wraps, but also how to transform ordinary glass jars into pretty coloured lanterns with wire, beads and glass paint (plus a surprising tool for glass painting which I was delighted to discover after some slightly frustrating experiments with using brushes!)

Obviously, a book about craft projects for weddings is mostly going to appeal to people who are, you know, actually planning a wedding. But apart from a very few projects (like the button bouquet) all the designs in the book could be easily adapted for other things - e.g you could use the flower designs from my ring pillow to make colourful flower brooches, and many of the decorations would look great at any party. If you like your crafts pretty & romantic, you'll find lots to love in this book.

Mollie Makes: Weddings is published by Collins & Brown. It's available from the publisher's online shop, Amazon UK, and The Book Depository. The US edition (published by Interweave) is also available from Amazon USA.

[PS the Amazon and Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]


Ana said...

Congratulations! The book looks fab :)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Congratulations. I am one if those that have avoided this edition since I'm not contemplating another wedding sometime soon! Think after 40 odd years DH might be a little surprised. Might take a peek now though.

Unknown said...

I saw that this book was coming out but it's a few years late to help with my wedding planning.
But I absolutely LOVE that ring pillow, the flowers are gorgeous. I'll definitely have to stop by a bookstore and flip through it!

Jacqui Wise said...

Congratulations on having your projects featured in the new book. The ring pillow is so lovely and I can see a row of your decorative lantern jars gracing a path or wall at a summer garden party.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so pleased to have my work as part of this series, they are such nicely put together books.

WinnibriggsHouse - I probably wouldn't have picked it up either but now I'll definitely be referencing it when I next need some party/decorating ideas or to make a wedding gift for a friend :)