Tigerlilly Quinn: Motherhood, Kindness PLUS win a year subscription to Mollie Makes!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Motherhood, Kindness PLUS win a year subscription to Mollie Makes!


I've been a mum now for the grand old amount of five and a half years and yet I still feel like I'm learning something new about it almost daily. I still feel humbled and amazed by my children, I still feel frustrated and overwhelmed and I still feel surprise at just how much joy they bring into my life every day. Sometimes the days feel so long and motherhood feels undervalued, and sometimes I feel like I'm so ridiculously lucky to be living this role that I could just burst. 

Whilst we don't go in for many holidays (Tom will point out that it's probably been longer than five years since I got him a valentines present for example) I feel like Mothers Day is a big one. I'm not saying that I expect my family to go all out on gifts or anything (a cup of tea and some flowers and I'm a happy mum) but I do feel like it's a day that should be about me, ha! 

I'm working with magazine.co.uk in this post to giveaway a years subscription to Mollie Makes (my magazine of choice) which I think would be such a lovely Mothers Day gift don't you? When I received this months magazine I asked Wilf if he'd like to pick out a craft for us to do together, he loved the idea of these patches and I thought it would make for a sweet project. They look like badges you'd get in a club like scouts but they are messages like 'creativity' or 'kindness'.

Will declared that he would like a kindness patch for his back pack and as it was a bit of a complicated one for a five year old I happily took on the task of making one for him. It's been SO long since I've done any kind of hobby where I made something with my hands and I didn't realise until I start just how much I missed it. Long time readers of this blog will know that 'back in the day' I used to make all sorts of bits and bobs on here and leafing through Mollie Makes has made me really keen to make sure I make time to do more crafty things again. It's so therapeutic just putting thread to material in the evening whilst Tom and I catch up on box sets! 


And here's the finished article! As you can see my lovely little five year old buddy was over the moon! He keeps asking what he need to do to get his next patch. I love that he chose 'kindness' as I feel like being kind is just about the most important thing you can do and the fact that he wanted to celebrate that made me just swell with pride!


I'm so excited to be giving away a year subscription to Mollie Makes on behalf of magazine.co.uk. All you need to do it enter the rafflecopter widget below and I'll announce the winner back on this post in two weeks time. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


In association with magazine.co.uk

47 comments:

Sally Kendall said...

Aww look at him! So cute! Thanks for a fab giveaway!

Rachel Mackin said...

What a lovely thing to make. :) Thanks for the chance!

Chills said...

I've been thinking about making these! They are so cute. I run a Girl Guide unit and so I still have lots of badges from that! I love mollie makes and a subscription would be amazing!

Margaret Gallagher said...

Mr maker and teen mags for the younger members -me I love Elle grazia and take a break

Jax said...

I love Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet.

JodieBR said...

Molliemakes looks great! I usually go for something trashy like heat. X

sona said...

I am mad about crafts and all the craft magazines. I cannot pick a favourite because I love them all, from knitting to baking 😍

Emily Swinerd said...

What a lovely idea! Mollie Makes is a great magazine.

Suzanne said...

Home and garden magazines.

Heather Haigh said...

I subscribed to Molly Makes a couple of years ago and that is certainly one of my favourites. I also like any sewing, knitting, cake-decorating magazines and tend to purchase any I like the look of each time.

debbie smith said...

lovely make ! i love molly makes and also crochet today xx fab giveaway thankyou

glenka said...

This would be a great prize to win , I love reading home magazines to give me ideas on how to decorate my home.

Kelly Glen
glenka@hotmail.co.uk

kd said...

home magazines looking for some inspiration for a renovation

Louise A said...

I'm a sucker for craft magazines, especially cross stitch but have managed to cut down on my subscriptions as it was costing too much money

April Colley said...

I love Mollie Makes, Style your Home, Elle Home - any craft or home magazine really!

Dannii said...

I love a good craft magazine, my favourites are Papercraft Inspirations and Mollie Makes.

Jo Jones said...

Papercraft Inspirations

Sidrah said...

Sewing magazines

Penny said...

I love Living Etc and Homemaker magazine as well as Mollie Makes!

Tracy Hanley said...

I love craft mags

Sarah N said...

I love a craft magaizine, or a dedicated crochet magazine.

WeeWillieWilkie said...

Travel and Craft Magazines

Richard Tyler said...

Jamie Oliver

Caroline said...

I pick up Mollie Makes, Papercrafter and Simply Knitting (not every three each month).

Johannah Carroll said...

I like discovering new magazines with fresh ideas and that are full of inspiration, crafting magazine top my list followed by home decor & lifestyle.

Susan Hoggett said...

Good Food

Sarah said...

I like Ideal Home magazine

Emma Jackson said...

I don't read many magazines these days as they're so expensive but when i do I treat myself either to Delicious or Sew xx

Terri Kelly said...

i like knitting and crochet magazines :)

jade said...

I like craft magazines

Sarah Ann said...

Molly Makes is great! I've just taken up knitting so I'm obsessed with knitting magazines.

Kelly said...

I do love Mollie Makes, as well as Oh Comely, Frankie and Teen Vogue (sorry, not sorry!)

Corinne Murphy said...

Mollie Makes and Love Sewing

KatyMalkin said...

Vegan Life magazine. Looks like a great magazine I've never heard of!

KatyMalkin said...

Vegan Life magazine. Looks like a great magazine I've never heard of!

Sarah Lee said...

I love Home magazines that show you peoples houses that they have done up themselves

Laura Horton said...

I love Daphne's diary

carol810 said...

I liked Mollie Makes which I did get for a while but can't afford it now. I tend not to buy magazines.

Andrew Hindley said...

Mollie Makes

Donna Coleman said...

My Nan got me doing the puzzles from Take a Break at a young age so it's become a habit to buy it now!

Diana S said...

Good Housekeeping :)

James Holyland said...

Take a break

Libby Noack said...

I love craft magazines - especially Scrapbooking ones :)

ziggy2407 said...

I love "home" magazines - house beautiful, style at home, your home etc but if I'm feeling like I've lost my mojo I love a good craft mag

Susan said...

I love Making Cards Magazine

Han24 said...

I like reading good housekeeping as it has loads of great recipes in it :)

thomson brother production said...

craft magazines

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...