The Prize – You’re gonna want to be in it, to WIN IT!

Do you remember this?


Now before you go all weak at the knees, NO, this is not the prize! The colourful, incredibly beautiful blanket picture above, hand-made by Trevlyn,  was the winner of the July Voter’s Choice award.

Now, super talented Cape Town designer  Trevlyn of Babushka Crafts is giving back by sponsoring this month’s PRIZE!!!

 ♥ Up for grabs is this beautifully crocheted, super soft, romantic bamboo shawl – the perfect accessory for the month of LOVE ♥


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What did I tell ya?! You are going to want to be in it to WIN IT!!!

Click on the PINK LINK to add yours

 ***  The FEBRUARY Made It Challenge  ***

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October MADE IT challenge – VOTE VOTE VOTE! Oh, and check out last month’s AWESOME prize from Buglets

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Hello and thank you to all who’ve voted so far….I know, I KNOW…I’m finding it tough too!

The lovely and super duper talented Barbs from Buglets, who so kindly sponsored the prize for September’s Made It challenge sent me a pic of the gorgeous assortment of goodies she made & sent to our winner Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs


Buglets prize!

How absolutely stunning! In the mix is a necklace, bookmark, coasters, Christmas tree decoration & a super soft facecloth, all crocheted by Barbs with Vinnis Colours 100% bamboo & cotton yarns – in my opinion, the very best in SA.  Hope you enjoy it Elena ♥

Again, a reminder that OCTOBER’S winner, who will be randomly drawn on the 31st October & will WIN this prize of some yummy soft yarn to add to The Stash

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The entry with the MOST VOTES will be awarded with the Made It Challenge Voter’s Choice Badge for October to wear on their own blog or tape to their wall – whichever!

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Love Maryanne


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Visiting an old love

Ahhhh. It started with not so much a kiss…but a mug

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When I first started blogging and crocheting I made about fifty-five thousand mug cozies – maybe more. I LOVED them. The sad truth is that it was all I could make but I didn’t care. If you rummage around my house right now,  you’ll find cozies – or CupCapes as I called them – stashed just about everywhere a cozy should or shouldn’t be. So, naturally when I started to panic because the real project that I am trying working on is sitting in a corner waiting for a border and for my beautiful nanny to be well enough to sew them up for me on her machine, and it’s been soooo long since I’ve actually had an entry into the Made It challenge – I had no choice but to visit my old flame.

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You see, these particular mugs had me at” HELLO there…”  No bulky love handles, double walled, slim & sexy. They were practically begging me.

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How could I resist!

Using one of my favourite yarns – Vinnis Colours in Bambi – which is a cotton/bamboo blend, a 4.5mm hook and merrily stitched as I went, these babies were born & bred in minutes (ok, not minutes, hours. Sigh…)

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