Download issue 117’s templates here!

Mollie Makes issue 117

Issue 117 is here and it’s packed with projects to keep you occupied, right up until our next one! This beauty is our Fashion Revolution issue, and here’s all the templates you need to champion all things handmade and sustainable. Whether you’re making a fashion statement with Elspeth’s fancy leopard-print clutch or using your yarn stash to make Rico Design’s floral needle punch… Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts – Series 4: A change is gonna come

A change is gonna come illustration Veronica Dearly

Creative journeys are rarely linear, but how can you tell a dead end from a fork in the road? We asked two comeback queens for advice on changing direction. Changing direction There comes a point in most creative journeys where whatever you’re doing isn’t quite going to plan. Maybe your Etsy shop isn’t exactly bringing… Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts, Series 3 – Growing your business

Part three of the indie biz expert series is here! The lovely Aime from Studio Cotton and fab Helen from The Creative Business Network are back answering all your questions. This month’s blog post is more detailed than Series One and we’re focusing on how you can grow your small business. Keep scrolling to find out all… Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts, Series 2 – Indie Roller’s tips

Leona Thrift Ola Creatival event 2019

In October 2019 we asked the amazing Leona, AKA Indie Roller, to do a live takeover of our Instagram account. Leona is an indie biz expert and she answered your burning questions in her live stream, sharing all her knowledge with you #molliemakers. If you missed that takeover or just fancy re-reading her tips then you’re in luck…. Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts, Series 1 – Getting starting

Mollie Makes 2019 award

We know how difficult it is to start up your own indie business. There’s so many things to consider and it can sometimes feel like you’re jumping in the deep end, but we’re on a mission to be your armbands (supportive, brightly coloured, huggable). We’re working with the incredibly talented Helen from The Creative Business… Continue reading

How to up your creativity by making a moodboard

Mood board

We’ve all heard about moodboarding, but did you know it can be key to stepping up your creative game? Surface pattern designer Rachelle is here to tell you how they can keep your projects on track…

YOU are your greatest marketing asset by Indie Roller

Indie Roller

Leona AKA Indie Roller knows what marketing works. She’s launched and closed several successful indie businesses in her time, one being Lucky Dip Club which reached a six-figure turnover in the first two years. Her expertise and business wisdom have lead her to guest speaking, hosting workshops, and now writing a guide all about the world of indie biz. So, we thought there’s no… Continue reading

Meet the indie dyers creating their own yarns and fabrics

Devon Sun Yarns Rainbow Skeins

Looking for new hues to your yarn stash? Get on board with the latest DIY (dye it yourself) trend, or check out the amazing ranges created by indie yarn businesses across the UK.

Maker business tips: How to crowdfund your business

Retro Kickstarter by Hello Hinny. Photo credit: Lynsey Gray

If you’re struggling to raise the cash to build your craft business, crowdfunding can be the ideal way to help you take the next step…

Tackling imposter syndrome: Blogger or blagger?

Tackling imposter syndrome Amelia Flower illustration

Imposter syndrome can be crippling to creatives waiting to be ‘found out’, but how can we readjust our mindset? Lottie Storey investigates. What’s so unusual about the online world is that there are no exam boards for bloggers, crafters and creatives, no official bodies to rubber stamp our work, no qualifications for being entrepreneurial and… Continue reading