Pretty Projects from Recent Weeks

Lavender sachets from Molly and Mama

If you spend any time on instagram, you’ll know that I love posting little updates every day or so. And while I’ve been able to share some pretty projects in recent weeks, there’s a lot I haven’t been able to show you (as much as I’d love to). But I promise it won’t be long before […]

The Tilda Trunk Show and my Tilda makes

Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane fabric from Tilda

I have been busy sewing with the newest range of Tilda fabrics and I am totally smitten! Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane are just the loveliest floral prints that work together so beautifully. When they arrived at my place I couldn’t believe how wonderful they all looked together. Fiona from 2 Green Zebras is the […]

Lovely Little Patchwork Tour: Cherry Mini Quilt

Sewing room style - a cherry hexie mini by Molly and Mama

I’m so excited to be a part of Kerri Horsley’s Book Tour for her first book Lovely Little Patchwork: 18 Projects to Sew Through the Seasons*. This beautiful book has such a varied range of detailed and pretty sewing projects. It was difficult to choose a project to start on! But if you’ve been following me for a while, […]

How To Sew A Felt Teddy Bear With Sizzix

Sew a Bear Softee by Molly and Mama

Would you like to hand sew a felt teddy bear? Head to the Sizzix Blog to find out more about making her! I recently started as a creative blogger for Sizzix. And I’ve written a tutorial for making this adorable bear softee using their Big Shot Plus cutting machine. Have you seen it? It’s so handy. […]

What’s so great about Slow Sewing and Couch Craft?

Patch of pretty hexies by Molly and Mama

Have you heard the terms Slow Sewing and Couch Craft recently? They seem to be buzz words right now. Everyone’s talking about their slow stitching. So what’s it all about? Slow Sewing Slow sewing is all about relishing the time taken to make something of value and of beauty. It’s about appreciating the process of sewing, and […]

Sew a Hexagon Mug Rug

Sew a Hexagon Mug Rug - a Molly and Mama tutorial

Have you joined the Hexagon craze? These six sided, cute, little shapes can be found all over Instagram and Pinterest. And if you’ve been following the blog this year, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been sewing with them for a little while now too. They’re addictive I tell you! Last week I brought you a […]

How To Sew Hexies – An English Paper Piecing Tutorial

How to sew hexies - an English Paper Piecing tutorial from Molly and Mama

Hands up if you have noticed that English paper piecing is everywhere right now? The ‘hexie’ craze is taking over, and I love it! I can’t stop making them! What is English paper piecing? Hexagons (which are affectionately referred to as hexies) are made using a process called English paper piecing (or EPP). Each hexagon is […]

Christmas in July Sewing Patterns

Festive Felties pattern by Molly and Mama

There’s something special about celebrating Christmas in July in Australia. We finally get to really enjoy a roast dinner with all the trimmings, some mulled wine and a warm plum pudding, without sweltering in the summer sun! And if I’m going to go to all the trouble of celebrating Christmas dinner twice a year, then […]

Pretty Projects for April and May

Liberty hexagons by Molly and Mama

Earlier this year I brought you a round up of pretty projects I had sewn in February and March. And I also shared a wrap up of January’s making too. I love the idea of being able to share what’s been happening in my sewing space. So here’s a little preview into a few of […]

I make with my hands because…

Molly and Mama Instagram feed

Why do you make? On her blog, Melanie Falick recently asked the question, “Why is making with your hands important to you?” I have to say that I was so excited to read that she’s interested in hearing a whole range of answers to this question. It’ll help her with research for her new book. (Pop over […]

The Pretty Penny Coin Purse Pattern

Hexie Kiss Lock Purse Free Pattern by Molly and Mama

Introducing the Pretty Penny Coin Purse Pattern! It’s the first ‘Hexie’ pattern from Molly and Mama, and I’m so thrilled to bring it to you. It’s the start of some new and exciting collaborations here in Molly and Mama land. Have you ever wanted to sew a bobble clasp or kiss lock clasp purse, but weren’t […]

Pretty Projects in February and March

Boxed hexie pin cushion by Molly and Mama

It’s April already, and I realised the other day that I haven’t been sharing much sewing with you lately. January’s ‘wrap up’ showcased the start of this year’s selfish sewing.  You can see more in this post here.  But if you pop by my instagram feed for the last couple of months, you’ll see oodles of […]

Introducing the Bitty Bunnies PDF Pattern

Bitty Bunnies Pattern from Molly and Mama

Time to share my love for the Bitty Bunnies! In our rush to go on our annual Easter holiday, I forgot to share my latest pattern release with you all. So here’s a quick introduction to these adorable miniature bunnies in their sweet carrot sleeping bags. BUY THE BITTY BUNNIES PATTERN HERE The Bitty Bunnies […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Miss Lucky Molly pin cushion by Molly and Mama

I have always had a thing for Saint Patrick’s Day. It must be my Irish heritage, and love of all things magical. And who wouldn’t want to surround themselves with lucky charms? This year, I stitched up a fresh version of my Lucky pin cushion. You can make your own with the full tutorial HERE. I’m […]

January Wrap Up (and a discount code)!

Liberty hexie bag

January flew by so quickly! Am I right? Our kids enjoyed a long and lazy summer break. Lots of days making mud pies, playing in the cubby house, designing tree forts, digging holes and generally having a ball. And so, while they were happily playing, I was able to spend some time sewing, making and creating. […]

Sew a Felt Koala Bookmark

Koala Bookmark tutorial from Molly and Mama

Would you like to learn to hand stitch this very sweet felt koala bookmark? Australia Day is just around the corner! So I’ve been busy creating koala patterns and tutorials. Read on for more details! You may remember the felt koala hair clip tutorial from last year? Well our little koala bookmark uses exactly the […]