Happy birthday Mollie Makes

We had such a lush day today celebrating Mollie Makes first birthday!
It has been such an exciting year and I can’t wait for the next. We have all sorts up our sleeves :)

A visit to Kinsale: Part three

Jeez Louise…it’s taken me quite a while to get back to talking about the special trip i’ve just taken to Kinsale so here we are.

As mentioned in A visit to Kinsale: Part one I found myself taking a trip to Ireland for the wedding of two gorgeous friends, Antonia & Ben.

The trip started as it should…

 

and was just the most glorious celebration of all things love which I adored.

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The church – St Multose

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Canapés at the wedding breakfast with the lovely Tracey.

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Gorgeous button holes

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Nom nom…beef

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The beautiful bride and groom

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A glass of fizz, don’t mind if I do

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Aaaaaaah the best cure for a hangover #BloodyMarywithHorseradish :)

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…and fresh Dublin shellfish

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Phew what a weekend. So special and such a wonderful trip.

xoxo

Mollie Makes is celebrating with a DIY Wedding

Oooh this is exciting news! As mentioned in my last post this month Mollie Makes is celebrating it’s first birthday. What’s even more awesome is that to celebrate the mag has teamed up with Etsy, to celebrate their new wedding registry, creating a Spring Lookbook called Let’s get hitched all about creating the perfect handmade DIY Wedding!

Issue 14 of Mollie Makes is not on sale for another week but I am pleased to be able to give you a sneak peak of the cover of the stunning matt finish supplement.

Doesn’t it look gorgeous! Not only is it full of beautiful images and ideas for creating everything from invitations down to bouquets but there are plenty of ideas for the boys too!

The mag shows off three lovely couples tying the knot including the super cool stylista Elsie Larson and her gorgeous husband Jeremy.

If you are  in the UK you can get your paws on Mollie Makes Issue 14 from May 11 or digitally to if you have an iPad or iPhone.

Here it is! Keep an eye out…

Have you met Mollie Makes? I’d love to hear what you think :)

xoxo

Free issue of Mollie Makes – the one with the apple cosies

Do you know Mollie Makes? I do! In fact I know very well as I have been working on the magazine for over a year now, yup that’s even before the big launch day back in May 2011!

Mollie Makes is an awesome craft magazine packed each month with loads of neat crafty projects, home tours of all your favourite designers and tonnes of inspiration for all sorts of handmade loveliness.

Issue One of Mollie Makes is FREE to download 

At Mollie Makes HQ we can TOTALLY NOT BELIEVE that our lovely mag has been on sale for one whole year! It only seems five mins since we launched so it’s super exciting.

Our anniversary means SO much to us so we are arranging lots of lovliness inside the birthday issue on sale May 11 2012.

The first bit of news I can tell you is we have a birthday gift for our loyal readers.

Did you get the first issue of the mag? You know the one’s with the famous apple cosies? You didn’t? Well fear not loyal crafter and lover all of things pretty, we’re giving away the digital issue absolutely FREE!  Good huh?

Yep, no matter where you are in the whole wide world you can download the whole issue to your Apple device, be that your iPhone, iTouch or even iPad, you can do it.

To find out how just pop over to the Mollie Makes blog.

Happy downloading

xoxo

Lipstick & cake…oh and a puddle

I just had to show you two of my new best things today.

I’ve always wanted to be a lipstick wearer, and guess what? Now I am.

This gorgeous colour is Flirt Alert by Benefit. Isn’t it sumptuous. I’ve tried on a few red but this so far is the best. Do you like lipstick?

I think it really MAKES an outfit.

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Before I went away I made @pedromadd a delicious cake. He loves a good Lemon Drizzle and as he was kindly taking care of my beloved fur child @HollySpeaks I thought I would. He said he thought it was most delish (I think he was telling the truth) but with all such things, I thought, I can do better!

So this morning I decided to do just that and aided but the fluffy companion we made some top notch Lemon Driz buns. I hope he likes them…if not I can always make more!

I was recommended the recipe from BBC GoodFood by @Sam_Book she loves a good bake off! Thanks Sambo.

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Did you know when I was away PJ started his own blog? I’m so proud :)

It’s called Pedromadd’s Blog and it’s all about his adventures after a hard day working for Her Maj.

Oooh the other thing I forgot was this cute puddle I saw at Bristol Airport. It really made me chuckle!!

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What are your favourite things? I’d love to see your blog. Or leave me a comment.

xoxo