September Made It – Have you VOTED yet?!

(pls reblogg this post if you wish, mwah!)

VOTING IS STILL OPEN SO PLEASE POP OVER AND SHOW YOUR ♥ FOR ALL THINGS HANDMADE!

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VOTE HERE!

The lucky WINNER – who will be randomly drawn this evening – will win the following gorgeous items, handmade by Buglets by Barbs

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WOOOHOOO – who will it be?

AND DON’T FORGET, the entrant who receives the most votes will be awarded this badge, to be proudly worn and unashamedly bragged about on their blog/website/fridge!

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September Made It – The countdown to VOTING begins…

Happy Friday Everyone!

Yipee, we are just a couple of hours away from VOTING so if you are in two minds, umming and awwing about entering….DO IT NOW! You officially have 2hrs and 14mins!…

Go on, click the pic!

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Before we start, here a few more exciting entries to tantalize your eyeballs!

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Baby Hedgehog by Nice Piece Of Work

Joining Jill from Nice Piece Of Work‘s family of furry animal beanies (only 95 to go?) is this A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E little baby hedgie – of course, you may of may not know that I have a penchant for these little creatures so forgive me for saying….THIS ONE’S MY FAVOURITE!!!!!!! Oh, if you know the REAL sound a hedgehog makes, then please pop over to Jill’s post and put us all out of our misery 🙂

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First Jumper! by Love, Lucie

 WOW  *wolf whistle* very stylish and the perfect model, don’t you agree! Well done to Lucie from Love, Lucie for finishing her first knitted jumper – it looks gorgeous, so soft and warm…there’s no you stopping now!

OOOhhhh and these pencil cases! These are such a brilliant idea for pressies (Lucie, you are putting us all to shame at how super organised you are for Christmas, yikes) and I don’t know of any little girls – or boys for that matter – who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive one of these fun cases filled with colourful felt tips. I might just nab this idea…hmmmmmm

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Pencil Cases by Love, Lucie

Funky Pram Handle by C’est La Vie

A very warm (and cuddly) welcome back to Tara from C’est La Vie – who is soon to be a brand new MOMMA!!! How exciting to be on the brink of the most exquisite journey AND have a love of yarn too!!! One very lucky baba comin’ up. I love this colourful crocheted pram handle, a very clever way of getting past that sticky rubbery bit…yip, we know all about this! That’s it, I think I’m going to make one for my steering wheel – why not!

With that (unless there is a last minute dash in the next couple of hours) is the last of the September Made It entries. Just to recap, the lucky WINNER – who will be randomly drawn on the 30th Sept – will win the following gorgeous items, handmade by Buglets by Barbs

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…a SENSATIONAL prize!

The entrant who receives the most votes will be awarded this badge, to be proudly worn and unashamedly bragged about on their blog/website/fridge!

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Thank you all once again for taking part and entering, this has been yet another bumper month chock-a-block filled with such amazing creativity. VOTING officially begins just before midnight tonight so please do check in and vote as often as you can!

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Love Maryanne

CLICK ON THE PIC TO ADD YOUR LINK OR VOTE!!

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September Made It – More GORGGGG entries & TWO more days to add your link

Hello all you Creative Goddesses and Gods (yes, we’ve had one visit the Made It already)

Can you believe it?? September is almost over and we are now officially free falling towards Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that Christmas that is approaching faster than the cold hard ground to a bungy jumper…it’s that CHRISTMAS,  I.E THE END OF THE YEAR is almost here?????? What the…..

I still have a looooooong list of things to do, people to see and places to go which are just going to have to go on my 2014 list. Yikes, was this not the fastest year EVER? I have been ogling (once again) all the entries so far and am truly in awe of the number of amazing things that come into existence every day, week, month and year. I bow down to all you ladies who pour so much of yourselves into your incredible projects and am honoured & grateful that you share these (and yourselves) with all of us here on the Made It.

Oh dear, before the violins arrive, let me get on with the intro’s for the latest entries!!!

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Fabric Blending by Projects by Mtetar

A  warm welcome back to  Mtetar from Projects by Mtetar who makes the most amazing upcycled clothing by giving life and sizzling STYLE to old denims. I absolutely LOVE the belt …. oooh and the polka dots!!!

 

Amazing Grace Hats by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Thank you to Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs for all your amazing entries, you inspire us on so many levels. Here is the FAB pattern for this gorgeous crocheted hat, made in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness.!

 

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Double Duty by YarnChick40

Are you now also craving a lolly!!! Lisa Victoria from YarnChick40 is back with this great idea to keep little hands nice and cosy. Click on the pic to see the other great use…can you guess what it is??? GENIUS!

Hanging Hearts by Hav2Havz

LOVE LOVE and more LOVE…..the very talented Rene from Hav2Havz‘s hanging hearts are simply beautiful and the colours are SUBLIME!!! Please pop over to her FB for more of her happy projects, you’ll love every second!

So HURRY, there’s still time to enter 🙂 Click on the pic to add your link

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Love Maryanne xxx

September Made It – Pin, Oink, Kiki, Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Whaddya ya say?!

Heehee, these are the sounds a Piggy, a Tigger, a Koala…um, and a pincushion would make, of course!

Thank you for all your well wishes, I’m thrilled to report that all the FLU lurgies have gone and we are all restored to happy health. And to top it off, the sun is shining and the promise of summer is in the air…..ahhhhhhh BLISS!

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Tough life ‘eh!

 

So, while I’m feeling so very chilled and relaxed, here’s a look at the next four entries into September’s Made It challenge!

More Than A Pincushion by All Thing Moz

Here is another beautiful entry from the fab Moz from All Things Moz. I SOOOOOO need one of these and never would have thought about a “pincushion” that was big enough for all the goodies that one needs on hand….I have cups and cups stuffed full of hooks, scissors etc and as soon as I even think of them all the contents fall out…..sigh. Now this is GREAT, especially with the added cute flowers!

 

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OINK by Nice Piece of Work

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KIKI by Nice Piece of Word

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RRRRRRRRRRRR by Nice Piece of Work

Guess who’s been a busy zookeeper?  Jill from Nice Piece of Work is  fast and furiously increasing the animal kingdom AS WE SPEAK!  

KEEP GOING JILL!!!!!

We want more, we want more!  These GORGEOUS beanies (and their real life inspirations) look so  soft & cuddly and I for one CANNOT wait to see who’s next…..and what they sound like. 

Thank you ladies, there’s still plenty of time to join in so….

CLICK ON THE PIC TO ADD YOUR LINK

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September Made It – Doh meddy amaythin noo entries

Can du tel I dod da flu?

After a week of three ickie kiddies, I’ve finally succumbed to the dreaded flu!!! Arrrg, so very inconsiderate of them to all be on the mend on this beautiful Spring, sunny day  while I have my turn to feel like a miserable, snotty lump of mess. Hmmmm…..on second thoughts my lovely hubby is now taking them out of the house for some much needed fresh air so maybe, just mayyyyyybe, it means some quite time? Woohoo, not so bad after all!

So before I crawl back into my nice warm, quite bed, I wanted to share all the latest entries with you. You will be delighted, as i am, to see lots of familiar faces and a fab newbie too…and boy oh boy, creativity just keeps getting better and better!

Lemme give you some of this months collection stats so far.

128 views, 26 links, 123 clicks – and it’s only the halfway through WOOP WOOP!!

So, I hope you don’t mind that I’m just posting pics & links this week as my brains is simply being quite rude and insisting I go to sleep. I know you’ll have a blast scrolling down & visiting all these lovely blogs. OOOOH, and before I go, I’m sure you’ll want to  know what’s up for grabs as this month’s prize??

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Yip, the lucky winner will have themselves some stunning originals, so kindly donated by Barbara of Buglets by Barbs which will be made and sent shortly after the winner is announced (hence no pic of the actual prize). To view Barbara’s beautiful & totally wantable products and unique style, pop over and visit BUGLETS on Facebook. Gorgeous, don’t ya think!

Here are the next 15 entries…

Spotty Scarf by Pigtails

Skinny Scarf by Pigtails

Necklace by Pigtails 

Pigtails of Pigtails!

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Rainbow Coasters by Rainbow Junkie

Jane from Rainbow Junkie

 

  5 of the Best iPad/Tablet Case Tutorials by VickyMyersCreations

Vicky from Vicky Myers Creations

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Star Wars by Vu Chickens

Melissa from Vu Chicken

Crochet Childrens Booties by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs

Crochet Scarf by Hav2Havz

Crochet Bags by Hav2Havz

Rene fron Hav2Havz

Crochet Necklace by Creative Granny

Helen from Creative Granny

Crochet Basket From All Things Moz

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Slipper Socks by DaniellaJoe

Patricia from DaniellaJoe

Transformed Army Jacket by ONoodles

What Can You Do With a Bag of Ducks?! by ONoodles

Jill from ONoodles

 

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Summer Shoulder Wrap

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September Made It – Coming to you live from a piece of paradise

(Just so you know, I wrote this yesterday bit so carried away having so much fun that I didn’t get to actually posting, oops!!! Also, I have no idea why some of the font is small, I tried to correct this but couldn’t very odd??) 

Ahhhhh this is the LIFE! After a very fortuitous twist my family and I find ourselves away for the weekend, at one of the most magical places in the Cape Town.

We’re in Scarborough where my in laws live, a gorgeous little seaside village at the foot of the Cape’s south peninsula. They were supposed to go away this weekend for an impromptu – and long overdue – break so we offered to housesit for them (tough job!) and look after their doggies.  We had plans to go away too with my parents but my hubby’s work got in the way! Anyway, my in-laws have two holiday cottages next door to their home which are almost always full, so because they had no booking this weekend they wanted to make the most of the time off.

Early yesterday morning I got a call my momma-in-law saying that they just couldn’t find anywhere nice to go on such short notice and they thought that they would just pop over to one of their own cottage to “get away”. But on thinking of how silly it would be to haul all their personal stuff just steps away…..she had a brainwave….we could come and stay in the cottage for the weekend and they would just stay at home where they have everything they need!!!! Brilliant!

After a good giggle together at the utter irony and a promise from the folks not to lift a finger, my little family and I found ourselves waking up this morning to the sounds of waves rolling in the beach and, well, not much else…it’s blissfully quite here! The best part is that we are only 10 minutes drive from home so we had none of the usual “are we there yet”s from the kids. Horraaaaay for al!

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This was taken at about 7 this morning

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So while I sit here, sitting at the kitchen counter and while the kids are busying themselves and hubby is off to do some work, I’m over the moon to introduce the first 11 entries!!! (Psst, click on each pic to take you to the original post)

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“The Big One” by Measured & Slow

Each finished project is a wonderful thing but when you finally finish something that’s taken a year, then somersaults are the order of the day!!! WOW, this full sized quilt from Alyssa from Measured & Slow  is absolutely STUNNING and an amazing feat….I’m bowing down as I type this!

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“Soft & Stylish Cowl” by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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“A Mash Of Monsters” by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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“One-eyed Monster” by Beatrice Ryan Design

Welcome back to the uber-creative and colourful Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs who’s repertoire seems infinite. How fantastic are these beanies?!!! My kids (sigh, as usual) are always banging on at me to crochet fun things like this for them, even my friends!! There’s a great tutorial too for Elena’a beautiful cowl – it looks likes it’s nice and quick to work up too,  the rose is stunning and finishes off the look perfectly.

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“Pinwheel Quilt” by Oh Sew Tempting

LIke Alyssa above, finishing a project like a quilt must be so very satisfying (em, I’m assuming it is, I wouldn’t know heehe).  Avis from Oh Sew Tempting‘s Pinwheel quilt is absolutely gorgeous and exquisitely crafted! A lot of our readers and Made It challenge entrants know Avis very well – her work is so inspirational!!!

And speaking of inspirational…..

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“Elizabethan House” by Sewing Beside The Sea

WOW WOW WOW! For those of you how don’t know, Avis is now also Avis from Sewing Beside The Sea!!! Her new blog is everything not patchwork/quilting and promises to be be fascinating with lots of exciting projects coming up – please go and follow. This blackwork Elizabethan house is so beautiful, so intricate and the overall effect is striking – so looking forward to seeing more!

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“Lovely Lavender Bags” by Cute As A Button

Well someone is well prepared for Christmas heehee!!!! These crochet lavender bags made by Laura from Cute As A Button are PERFECT for gifts or decorations and can be whipped up in no time. When you visit Laura’s post, scroll down for lots more to ogle over. But the one that  took my breath away is –  yip, it’s the one with the teeny tiny ADORABLE flower ( for some reason, I just could not upload that one!)

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“Superheroes!” by Knitting Rays Of Hope

Upon reading Pali & Vanessa from Knitting Rays of Hope‘s post, I first blinked back some tears…and then didn’t. In my opinion, creativity is a fundamental and all healing process through which so much love is can be expressed. These SUPER hats are made for and on behalf of some seriously amazing HEROES by these wonderful WONDERFUL ladies. Please pop over and say hello ♥

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“Amigurumi Giraffe” by Kake’s Crafts

Hello cute little Giraffe! Welcome back to the fun Kayleigh from Kake’s Crafts and thank you for another super sweet amigurumi creature. This stipey non-gender giraffe is one it’s way to Kayleigh’s little 2 year old cuzzy, ahhhhhhh!  Pop over for all the details and the link to the pattern!

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“Life Of It’s Own Bag” by Nice Piece Of Work

HAHAH I just LOVE  from Nice Piece of Work‘s beautiful sense of humour and easy style! Only she could name her bag “Life of it’s own” and call it weird! Well, I know you’ll agree that this wonderfully eclectic bag, multi faceted bag, complete with doily centre and magnetic clasp is all AWESOME!

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“Balmoral Baby Hat” by Jennifer Stewart

Ok, all together now…Ahhhhhhhhh! Oh my word, this is just so cute! Thank you to Jennifer Stewart, one of Woolhogs Facebook page members for sending me her Made It entry. This delightful Baby Balmoral Hat is Jennifer’s very first pattern and can be found here on Ravely!

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Thank  you all for a FAB start – sooooo looking forward to bringing you the next batch!

Love Maryanne

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September MADE IT – Woohoooo we’re back!

 ♥ HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE ♥

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….and it you are on the top part of the world, then HAPPY CHANGING OF THE SEASONS!

For me, August was a mushy mix of a month filled with new challenges, new routines, sunny days, stormy days, meetings, parties, (and that’s just the kids stuff!) friends, a spot of crochet here and there, walks, about a gazillion school drop offs & pick ups and tons of family fun…you know, all the usual stuff

I CANNOT tell you how much I’ve missed my Made It family and how much I’m looking forward to an exciting month of Made It entries – ahhhhh!

I’ve sent froggy on his merry way (simply because I’m….um, too technologically-challenged and cannot seem to get the right code that take one to the new-look collection, so he had to go) and am just going to use the Made It challenge ICON from now on, so where ever you see this piccie, you can click on it to enter your links…easy peasy!

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The knitty gritties of September’s challenge are:

  • The link is officially OPEN until midnight on the 27th September
  • VOTING will be from the 28th to the 30th September at 12:00
  • The randomly chosen WINNER will be announced after 12:00 on the 30th Sept
  • The winner will receive a PRIZE (ooooh and it’s goodie, watch this space)
  • The VOTER’S CHOICE AWARD will go to the link with the most votes ♥
  • The THEME, should you choose to follow one is SPRING of course!

So, are ya ready? Good luck. Let’s go!

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