The March Made It – Beautiful Bikini :)

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Seen as though this month has just whizzed by, I’ve decided to extend the March Made It challenge until the 4th APRIL so  there’s still time to ADD YOUR LINKS WOOHOOO!

Here’s the next entry from the talented Madeleine from Pretty Blue Bird Studio – an awesome blog to follow 🙂

Knitted Top

Essential Halter Top by Pretty Blue Bird Studio


How absolutely STUNNING is this knitted halter neck top?!!! Made by Madeleine for a lady who’s attending AfrikaBurn  – one of South Africa’s most popular outdoor parties held out in the desert. She is going to look amazing in this!  I also LOVE the  packaging, oooh and the photo too  –  I would so love to receive a package like this in the post…sigh!


“Happy Girls are the Prettiest” – Audrey Hepburn ❤

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This months PRIZE for the lucky randomly drawn winner is this FABULOUS Newsboy “Blinged Up” hat made by the wonderfully talented Jill of Nice Piece Of Work!

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This months prize!!!! Bling Newsboy Hat by Jill from Nice Piece Of Work


Love Maryanne



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The March Made It – Happy Rainbow Hexagons!

If you love hexagons (I do, I do!) you will LOVE these bright, beautiful HAPPY hexies!

These are Jane of Rainbow Junkie Corner‘s entry into this month’s Made It challenge – just one look at them leaves you in no doubt who made them too!


Jane’s hexagons were made as a contribution to Patch of Made by Patch‘s exciting project called The Collaborative Crochet Blanket 2014 where she invites crafters to make hexagons and mail them to her. Once the blanket is all sewn up, it will be raffled and won by one of the contributors – what a brilliant idea. I hope I manage to made the deadline and add some of my own. If you are keen, why not join in!

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This months PRIZE for the lucky randomly drawn winner is this FABULOUS Newsboy “Blinged Up” hat made by the wonderfully talented Jill of Nice Piece Of Work!

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Love Maryanne



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The March Made It – Oodles of O’Noodles

The fun-loving, quirky (with seemingly boundless energy too)  Jill from O’Noodles  has treated us to a selection of her fantastic makes into this months Made It challenge.  Firstly, I just have to share these two pic of Jill’s new photo book that she had made – what a stunning idea!!! It looks so professional and such a great item to have to showcase one’s portfolio. Awesomeness!

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As you can see, Jill’s been super busy making a whole wide range of new goodies for upcoming fairs and these beautiful blankets have been flying off the hooks! Click on each pic below to for more pics and other fab ideas

Pinken Rose Baby Blanket by O’Noodles

Highland Fling by O’Noodles

Hundertwasser Throw by O’Noodles

Oooh Prince, eat your heart out….Blackberry is in!!!!

Blackberry Beret by O’Noodles

If you are on Facebook, please go and LIKE  Jill’s Facebook page, O’Noodles, it’s a wonderful colour frenzy!!  🙂

Love Maryanne



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The March Made It – Nana Cathy’s Crochet Cottage Garden Blanket

I’m sure you’ll remember the amazing CAL Blocks hosted by The LittleRoom of Rachel last year (we’ve already seen Rainbow Junkie’s beautiful blanket in an earlier challenge). Well, here is another INCREDIBLY STUNNING completion..


A huge well done to Nanny Cathy, here is her Cottage Garden blanket in all it’s splendid glory!

Crochet Cottage Garden Blanket by Nana Cathy

The addition of the tiny crochet flowers and the combination of summer colours make it such a huge success – this is one amazing family heirloom for sure!

Love Maryanne



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The March Made It – A little St Pat’s with heart

It’s a little late but HAPPY ST PADDY’S DAY!  Hope you all enjoyed it in some way wherever you are in the world…being Irish myself (well, half anyway) I particularly loved seeing my Irish friends posting green-Guinness-shamrock-splashed pics  all over Facebook! Makes me very homesick…Heehee, I couldn’t resist sharing this one


Now you know 🙂

Keeping with the St Pat’s theme is our latest entry into the March Made It…


A Sweetie KNIT Shamrocking St Patrick’s Day by Knitting With Heart

The happy-hearted Jackie from Knitting With Heart made this beautiful St Patrick’s day wreath, taking finger knitting to a new level by making the “grapevine” out of recycled, spun NEWSPAPER – I’ve never seen this before and I LOVE it!!! It’s adorned with a selection of colourful knitted hearts and shamrock (see the original post for the patterns).

On to my to-do list it goes!!

~ THIS MONTH’S AWESOME PRIZE IS MADE & DONATED BY JILL FROM NICE PIECE OF WORK, so click on the link below to enter your creations to be with a change to win her super stylish newsboy hat!

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Love Maryanne



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Kicking off the Mini March Made It

Hello lovlies, hope you’ve all had a wonderfully relaxing and fun weekend. I’ve been browsing on Facebook this eve and I’ve noticed  A LOT of sunshine (and smiles) on the faces of my UK friends…looks like Summer is on the way! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s hot off the needle as much as I’m looking forward to curling up in front of the fire with mine!

Kicking off our Mini March Made It challenge is Lucie! (a little fact here, TWO of our winners so far have been entry #1 – just saying, heehe)

Crochet and denim purse

Holiday Purse by Love, Lucie

Crochet and denim purse

the lining!

The GORGEOUS clutch bag made by Lucie of Love, Lucie gives me that happy feeling! Not just the holiday part, but I also love the contrast between the dark denim and the crisp white crochet. Its smart, chic, stylish AND of course, the bonus is having such a luxurious lining…

We want more Lucie!!!

As for my entry….well, let’s just say that I got completely inspired when this lovely lady bought some yarn from me and I saw her blog. Heidi from Heidi Bears makes the most gorgeous crochet African Animals (among other things) and I couldn’t resist her African Flower tutorial – NOT that I will be attempting an animal, pffft – I will leave that to the pro’s!  I’m definitely thinking cushion or blanket here…maybe!

Here’s a peek



Love Maryanne 




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The MINI March Made It Challenge

Helloooooo everyone & welcome back after a fabulous Feb Made It challenge – lots of fun, wasn’t it! Just popping in to tell you all that the MINI MARCH MADE IT CHALLENGE is OPEN!

Seeing as though it’s already the 11th, I didn’t want to skip a month, a MINI it is. This means two things. One, the challenge is shorter in duration making adding links a bit of a frenzied job, rather than a nice relaxing one. Two, MINI is an awesome theme for any one who cares to take it up (ooooh, please please someone make a miniature pleeeeeease!!!)

But before you rush off and ADD ADD ADD ADD your links, here is this months PRIZE…

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~The Prize~
Newsboy Hat by Jill from Nice Piece of Work

Yip, I knew it…you ALL want it, me toooooo! The ridiculously talented, creative and witty funny lady JILL from Nice Piece Of Work has donated this stunning newsboy hat, made especially for the challenge. The embroidery, the buttons and the stitching add some serious bling! Thank you Jill 🙂

Let the cat-fight begin!!!

Love Maryanne



JEEPERS, THAT WAS TOUGH AND THAT WAS CLOSE – so many amazing projects in the mix made it almost impossible to cast votes for all the favourites! Thank you all so much for voting, for visiting blogs, for your encouraging comments and for taking part. FEB was EPIC!

Now, for the best part. Drrrrrrrrrrum Rollllllll please – The *randomly drawn winner of The FEB Made It challenge AND winner of Trevlyn’s beautiful shawl is


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Wooooohooooo Congratulations Tamara, your ADORABLE Galilee Slippers are stunning are such worthy winners! Your new shawl by Trevlyn of Babushka Crafts will be whisking it’s way to you very soon!
Here is your FEB WINNER’S BADGE to wear on your blog!
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The voting not just soooooooooooo close, we actually had a THREE WAY TIE! Told you it was tough!!! So, naturally the VOTER’S CHOICE AWARD goes to all of them! Congrats Rene from Hav2Havz, Madeleine from Pretty Blue Bird Studio & Sandy from Live Love Lake who each received SEVENTEEN VOTES! Your projects are so incredibly inspirational –  thank you for sharing them with us!
Please accept this badge to wear on your website/blog or fridge!
Voter's Choice FEB

♥ you can check on the voting stats by clicking on the PINK LINK  ♥

  The FEBRUARY Made It Challenge

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Thanks to everyone once again for making the Made It extra special – see you all in a few day!
Love Maryanne
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* Although I encourage multiple entries in the Made It challenge, only one LINK for each person goes into the random draw which is generated by InLinkz!