A Very Special Announcement


It is with both a sad & happy heart that I tell you that I’ve decided to bow out of my beloved WOOLHOGS.

I’m off to pursue another adventure in the property marketing arena (I know!) and I can tell you, my decision to leave was not an easy one as I’ve loved every minute I’ve been here. I’ve met incredible people – lots from right here in the blogasphere – made solid friendships, learned a truckload of new things and and have personally grown beyond my wildest expectations.

The only part that’s made this decision easier for me has been lucky enough to pass the torch to the most amazing person….please let me introduce you to Woolhog’s new owner, MADELEINE (she’s on the left )

I first met Madeleine online through the Woolhogs Made It Challenge and I knew immediately that this was a woman with a bagful of natural talents – she’s a knitter, a crocheter, a blogger, a designer and yarn bomber. She loves colour, natural fibres, is an incredible graphic designer and even has pink hair on occasion – my kind of gal. So, it was the natural next step for us to get together and the rest, as they say, is history!

Madeleine designs under her own label Pretty Blue Bird Studio and is, like us, a yarn addict of note! She brings with her many new & wonderful ideas, her great energy and will no doubt take Woolhogs to a whole new level – I’m looking forward to seeing it grow!

I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for being on this journey with me. I have LOVED the Made It Challenge and am so grateful for everyone who took part – what a blast, hey ladies! From now on, Madeleine will be taking over this blog so look out for some exciting new things on the horizon.

In the meantime, you can contact Madeleine on madeleine@woolhogs.co.za  or via woolhogs on Facebook

As for me, I will definitely not be putting my hooks down but rather will have more time to get stuck into my many, MANY discarded projects – I’ll be a regular here for sure! I’ll also be starting up a new crochet blog so will be stalking you all soon YEEHA!

Much love


The September Made It challenge – WINNERS!

September, we have a winner!

After another wonderfully fun and fantastic Made It challenge, the winner is…


(pssst, don’t think we didn’t notice that you have the word ‘made’ in your name!)

Your bright and beautiful knitted sock are worthy winners and I’ve no doubt will be the inspiration for many a pair to come! Congratulations ♥


September Made It


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In an extremely tight contest, stealing hearts this months, the VOTERS showed their love and appreciation for Jane of Rainbow Junkie’s  Sand and Sea Ripple Blanket, a truly awe-inspiring project. Well done Jane! Please accept the Voter’s Choice Award badge for your blog


Voter's Choice Sept 2014


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Once again I’d like to THANK everyone who entered, everyone who voted, everyone who liked each post, everyone who commented and everyone who enjoyed this months feast. The talent, the dedication and inspiration out there is amazing!

‘Til next time…

Love Maryanne

The September Made It – Winners to be announced soon!

WOW another amazing Made It Challenge with tons of spectacular projects – thank you to everyone who took part and all your votes, encouragement and inspiration.

I seemed to have managed my time rather terribly this weekend, as I write my home in a shamble as we are moving things around and doing some much needed DIY in anticipation of the arrival of family from the UK whoop whoop!!!

So I know you are all itching to know who won and I will doing a post announcing the winner and the voter’s choice award as soon as I can dig myself out of this mess, so hold that thought! Catch ya’ll soon soon

Love Maryanne xxx

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