Book Review – Mollie Makes Patchwork

Mollie Makes has consistently produced extremely quality craft books and their newest patchwork book is as amazing as you would expect! Each project has a "patchwork story" telling where the designer came up with the project. These stories are in other Mollie Makes books as well, and I really love the personal touch it adds. One of the things I love best about the Mollie Makes series of books is how accessible they make them for any skill level. The book does such a great job providing a wide variety of different projects showcasing a huge selection of ... Read More

A Felt Tea Cup in Mollie Makes!

All the way back in July I mentioned a secret project that I wasn't able to talk about yet. Well, now I can finally reveal that I have a project in the December issue of the US edition of Mollie Makes! Unfortunately I just learned that the US edition won't be printed anymore, but I was so excited to have my project included! I made a felt embroidery hoop tea cup (which is kind of funny because my first ever magazine project was also a tea cup!) Apparently Target sells the US edition of Mollie Makes, but I checked three near me and none of them had it. ... Read More

Book Review – Mollie Makes: Embroidery

Mollie Makes is a well known name in the craft community, and there's a good reason for it. Mollie Makes constantly produces original and high quality content. How cute is this kitty cat tea cozy by Samantha Stas? I have all the other Mollie Makes books (I reviewed the Woodland Friends and Christmas books) and they are all really fantastic. But when I saw that they were releasing an embroidery book, I was thrilled! It does not disappoint at all, it quickly shot it's way to the top of my favorite embroidery books list. I loved this silk ribbon embroidered ... Read More

Hoop-La Magazine – Out Now!

If you follow Hugs are Fun on Facebook (and why wouldn't you?) then you might have seen the news that I have a project in a magazine! Today Hoop-La is available for sale in the UK. Hopefully you'll be eventually able to find it in stores in the US, but until then you could always get a digital copy. Check out a preview of the magazine, or better yet, go buy a copy and support this amazing new publication for embroiderers! ... Read More

Christmas Update and Book Review List

I've been a slacker lately. Well, with the blog at least. On the non-internet side if things, I've been extremely busy. I'm almost done with all the Christmas gifts I wanted to make (plus I keep adding more projects to the mix!) Also, Evie was sick last week and now that she's finally on the mend, Mira seems to have gotten it. Never a dull moment around here... After Christmas there will be a whole slew of blog posts showing off all the different presents and projects we've been working on over here, but there's still a week before that happens! So in the mean time ... Read More

Review – Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

There are a few craft magazines in England that I desperately wish I could get in the United States more easily, one of them is Mollie Makes. Thankfully they have a series of books that are readily available, and they are all amazing. The newest book, Mollie Makes Woodland Friends does not disappoint. I absolutely love the new woodland creature trend, this book has plenty of adorable fox patterns but also has plenty of other fuzzy creatures to make in a variety of crafts. Regardless of your crafting skills, there's something in this book for everyone. Each project ... Read More

Birthday Present Fun!

I got some pretty awesome stuff for my birthday this year and I wanted to show it off. I have a hard time thinking of things I want, I can always think of a dozen things to get the girls though. I was able to come up with one thing to tell Josh I wanted, a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. He did a lot of research and picked out the ... Read More