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Monday, December 12, 2011

'Mollie Makes' cute craft!

The English magazine 'Mollie Makes' has taken off here - according to my local newsagent, they sell them the minute they are on display. I've been able to snap up a few after the first two issues that Jane kindly sent me, and one of them had the instructions for making this cute penholder. Here she is outside for her first photo.
I took her inside to take a more intimate picture with her knickers showing!

This is what she looks like from the back - a pocket sewn on for a pen or pencil to slip in to, and perched in a cotton reel.
She is made entirely from felt, except for the knickers.  I used the colours I had on hand, but if I make more of these, I'll buy some different colours.  The 'blonde' hair looks all wrong to me.  Maybe next time I'll give her black hair and a yellow dress!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Glad you had fun making her, she looks good

Liz said...

How cute! I see that magazine once in a looong while and have wondered if I should get a copy. I may have to hunt down that issue now!

Joy V said...

She looks cute. Will have to see my newsagent about that book - afraid I'm not familiar with it.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This is sweet! Wishing you a Merry Christmas. blessings,Kathleen