The July Made It Challenge continues in style!

I’M BACK!

My family and I just spent the last seven blissful days chilling out, swimming, surfing (not me), playing, reading, (a spot of) crocheting, eating, walking, sleeping, laughing, drinking red wine (me), dinners out, dinners with friends and watching the worlds best pro surfers take on some incredible waves and even seeing some of those shared with dolphins… You know, all the usual holiday stuff!

There’s been lots going on in my absence as I have another great bunch of Made It challenge entries to show off, 4 of which I will show you today so sit back and enjoy!

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Crochet Blanket by Alynnis Crochet

Alynnis from Alynnis Crochet has entered her heart-meltingly beautiful crochet blanket. It’s so lovely that I can just imagine that although it looks so fine and delicate, it must feel so cosy and heavy in that comforting sort of way. I don’t have any more info about the pattern or yarn but please do leave a comment for Alynnis on her Facebook, I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.

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The next three entries have been submitted by Jane of Rainbow Junkie (who is also the kind sponsor of this month’s prize…stick around, there’s more about this below 🙂 )

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Super Soft Shrug by Rainbow Junkie

First up is this super soft shrug, knitted with a beautiful mohair yarn in a lovely lilac shade. Gorgeous isn’t it, and such a wonderful accessory for balmy summer nights – even if it’s cooking in the UK at the moment. Apart from the ever good advice the reader gets from Jane’s post, I had a good giggle – as I’m sure you will too. Let’s just say that looks can be deceiving!

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African Violet Tutorial by Rainbow Junkie

Right, if you’re one of those people who are awful at taking care of plants (guilty as charged!) then read on. Not only is this a remarkable tutorial, if you follow it step-by-step you will have an all-year-round pot of colourful blooming African Violets.  And if you scroll down the post you will spy a little brown pot filled with one of these beauties…which just may be yours soon!

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A Birthday Doll by Rainbow Junkie

And while we are on the subject of  Jane’s great posts, here’s a wonderful pictorial story about the making (birth?) of this little chap here (click on the pic). Now THIS is my idea of a TOYBOY! From the making of his cute little knitted body to the clever thumbs, ankles, fingers and toes to the ADORABLE vest, undies, socks,  to the charming jumper, pants, coat and funky shoes…this is one well dressed little boy. My heart literally melted!!

Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did – see you soon for more 🙂

Love Maryanne

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The MAY Made It – Pretty, Colourful & Lacy!

Welcome back! Hope the week is off to a great start

It’s almost time to switch to voting (yeah, I know!) but there are still two more days to enter your links. Here are the next three fabulous entries 🙂

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Pretty Girl Bag by La Vie En Rose

I’m thrilled to welcome back the lovely Laura from La Vie En Rose with her pretty little yellow felt bag with the sweetest crochet handle. I’ve never made anything with felt before (been way to scared to) but this looks soooo easy! Okay OKAY, I know that’s it just the amazing tutorial that makes it look easy heehee, thanks Laura. I love the orange blanket stitching around the edges and of course, the cute heart & flower cut outs are perfect for little girlies

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Colourful Granny Square Blanket by Melanie Hoffman

GASP! Wowweee, this stunning Granny Square Blanket made by one of my Facebook page members , Melanie Hoffman and has caused quite a stir. Anyone who’s ever made a blanket of this size and detail knows the love, passion, the many hours, etc etc etc that goes into completing something so special. Well done Melanie…the colours are eye-poppingly delicious!

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Crochet Shawl by Alynnis Crochet

Another WOW! This sensational, delicate and exquisitely made Crochet Shawl made by Alynnis of Alynnis Crochet is simply beautiful! Please click on the link for another close up photo so you can see the how truly lovely it is. What’s more, this was…wait for it…A WEEKEND PROJECT! Is that even possible?!!!! Wonderful work Alynnis!

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~ THE PRIZE~

Thank you to this months prize giver,  Lucie from Love, Lucie 

This fabulous Owl Cushion is up for grabs this month!

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November Made It – A happy Jumper and a flower Cozy, topped off with some ripply stripy Blankets!

Hello Lovelies ♥

We are on the brink of VOTING (yes, already), in fact if you are still thinking of entering this month, you have  another 8 hours so hurry hurry

Oh my GOODNESS, it’s………….

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Time To Get Cozy by Patch

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Welcome back Trish from Made By Patch (yes, there’s pink snow everywhere, even in Cape Town heehee),  it’s so lovely to have you back, especially that you’ve brought your delightful cup cozy with you….I LOVVVVVVE the little red buttons as flower, – so lovely and very effective. Hmmmm, this may mean that you’ve sealed your son’s fate – no girl wouldn’t want you as a mum-in-law after a gift like this!

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Winter Crochet Blankets by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Baby Ziggy Zaggy Blanket by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Ooooooh, Pewter & Berries! I don’t think I’ve heard a more perfect description before, it’s exactly what the top ripply blanket looks like – so very striking too. Both of these gorgeous blankets were quickly made up by the ever-so-talented Elena from Beatrice Ryan Design. Once again, her colour combinations are impeccable and work so well together (and make me feel so utterly useless!!) Elena, you are amazing

And speaking of colour combos….

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Stripey Rainbow Blanket by Alynnis Crochet

Striking. Delicious. Soft. Happy. Beautiful…..I could go on and on. This sensational rainbow inspired stripey blanket, so beautifully and delicately edged, made by Alynnis of Alynnis Crochet is pure magic! What big little girl wouldn’t want one on her bed to brighten up her room and to cuddle at night. And those colours…….WOW

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Clown Jumper by Nanacathydotcom

I’m thrilled to welcome Nana Cathy from Nanacathydotcom to the Made It challenge, who has entered her very happy clown jumper, lovingly made for her little Happy Jumper – you’ll have to pop over and see who that is! The little ellie buttons at the shoulder are super cute too – a perfect match for the little recipient!

And with that, we draw (almost) to a close! Please click on the link at the foot of the post to view the full collection. If you haven’t already had a good ol’ browse around you are missing out on a feast of inspiration – the talent, dedication and passion are mind-blowing.

Once again, here is the FAB prize by Pigtails up for grabs!!!

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Scarf & heart brooch (made by her sweet daughter) by Pigtails using Vinnis Colours Serina in Slate

Love Maryanne

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The October MADE IT challenge has a brand new WINNER!

      

CONGRATULATIONS goes to the lovely & super talented  Pigtails! Your beautifully crocheted Mandala was a huge hit this month, and also ranked No. 2 with the voters. Thank you so much for entering the challenge & for sharing all your incredible talents …you’ve certainly inspired us ♥

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Your prize will be whizzing it merry way to you very soon – enjoy!

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Now for the Made It Challenge Voter’s Choice Badge…….

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WOOO HOOOO, the winner is  Linda from Alynnis Crochet!  Your super fabulous crochet blanket received a whole lotta love from the voters this month with 21 of the votes ♥ YAY!  (the badge is yours to copy&paste/frame or do with whatever you please heehee)

Thank you to EACH of you for entering. To all our wonderful regulars, you gals absolutely ROCK! And to all our new comers, THANK YOU for joining in letting us get to know you, I hope you’ll stay!!  Thank you ALL too for taking the time to VOTE – the appreciation & the love shown to all entries was incredibly encouraging! What a stunning collection of entries we’ve had – I hope you all enjoyed the challenge as much as I have!

I’LL BE BACK IN A DAY OR TWO WITH THE NOVEMBER LINK SO GET READY…

 

Love Maryanne

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October MADE IT challenge – Last of the entries comin’ up!

Hello everyone! Hope the weekend has been fun and relaxing.

I’m jumping right into the intros this eve ……  we have a record breaking 53 entries!!!! How FAB is that! Am just loving meeting new bloggers, seeing so many new amazing projects and knowing that we are all connecting, sharing, encouraging and having a whole lotta fun! Thank you all so much for taking the time and getting involved!  Right, right, voting is just around the corner so lemme get on with it!

 

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Pottery Pieces by Susan’s Musings

Pottery!! What a cute Christmas Tree… I love that we have some non-yarny entries this month and these gorgeous ceramic creations from Susan from Susan’s Musing are definitely making me want to whip out the clay and give it a go – the stamped plate & coaster look fantastic too (and very much up my alley too!). Such a lot of fun and the results look fantastic. Click on the pick to read more  ♥

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Baby Blanket by Alynnis Crochet

YAY, thank you & welcome to  Lynne from Alyniss Crochet for not only joining us, but for dazzling us with your scrumptious baby blanket – the edging is absolutely stunning! The colours work so well together – so soft, delicate and edible (well, to me anyway but I’m sure you agree!).  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed browsing Lynne’s Facebook – her crochet, colours and many stunning creations made me weak at the knees!

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Knitted Shawl by Melinda Reineke

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Spring / Christmas Wreath by Melinda Reineke

These next two entries are from Melinda Reineke, one of our Facebook page member and special family friend!!! Her floral  wreath is gorgeous (wow, the patience!). I love all the different flowers and embellishments, it looks incredible happy and perfect for the upcoming season. The wreath is made from a polystyrene base with a colourful knitted cover and lots of different crocheted flowers, added buttons and beads, all sewed in place with pearl-headed pins on some of them. Her beautiful soft shawl is made from a pattern called ‘Holden Shawlette’ and is knitted in Drops wool ♥

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Halloween Mandala by CrochetHome

The incredibly talented Nela from CrochetHome is back this month with this exciting, sleek, silky looking Halloween mandala – not to mention the totally captivating imagery! Looks like a delicately woven spiders web to me!!!! I would soooo Trick or Treat for this as my bounty wouldn’t you!

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Whooty Woo Hat by Craft Maniac Mommy

I just love it when bloggers I’ve know on Blogland  suddenly surprise me with an entry!!!!! Wooopee! Welcome to the lovely CraftManiacMommy – this has got to be one of the cutest, softest, squishiest, adorablest looking owl hat around – I just couldn’t resist posting the pic of the new owner of Whooty Woo….. yes, I am squealing with glee too!

The cutest owlie EVER!

The cutest owlie EVER!

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I’m off now to post my second entry before the voting begins! Thanks again everyone, voting is going to be crazy hard this month!

Love Maryanne

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