I have made no secret of my love for Mollie Makes on this blog. One of the things I love best - apart from the cute styling, the amazing makes, the fab interviews etc etc - are the free cover kits that come with my magazine every month.
Now I won't lie to you, not all of them have been made up - in fact I have a drawer full of unmade kits. I WILL make them, one day, and many will go into my present box ready to be wrapped and gifted when the occasion arises.
This month's issue comes with a fab neon felt mug cosy kit and arrived in the post the day before I went off to my parent's place with Roo for a few days over half term, so I packed it in my bag as a little something to do to stop me getting restless (I am so rubbish at doing nothing!)
The instructions call for glue to be used but I stitched all the pieces into place instead (there was more than enough thread included) and put the kit together over the course of the afternoon - with much chat, coffee and cake thrown in - then I realised that, actually, I really don't need a mug cozy BUT if I folded it in half it was the perfect size for my new phone...
So thats what I did! I used the left over silver thread to over stitch the sides and stitched the velcro in place rather than use glue.
I am really rather pleased with it! It was also a perfect fit for my sister's little compact camera so I have a feeling I may be making a few more of these...
What do you do with craft magazine cover kits? Do you make them up instantly or do you store them away for a rainy day? Do you always make them up as per the instructions or do you like to freestyle them a bit?
Do let me know!