The Christmas Made It – Entries Galore!

Good morning!

I am thoroughly enjoying having my nephew here from Northern Ireland and we’ve been having a blast – so far these holidays we’ve been:

to the beach a few times
stuffing our faces everyday
swimming, swimming & more swimming (hopefully making up for stuffing our faces)
for a walk &  picnic to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
stand-up paddling at Silvermine Nature Reserve dam
talking “selfies”
out with friends
and generally having a whole lotta fun! 

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My boy on the beach

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My girls in the pool

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“Selfie with Daughter”

My nephew won’t let me take photos of him, so I snuck with one in, heehee….

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ok, he was actually helping my son!

Next adventure is a 6 day camping holiday after Christmans YAY!

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BACK TO THE MADE IT CHALLENGE!

All is now OK back in the land of the Made It….Jill, we missed you so much, WELCOME HOME

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Hellllooooooo Carol, who’s looking even more gorgeous on this stylish crocheted * in luscious* pink beret made by Jill from Nice Piece Of Work. If you’ve been following the previous posts you will know that there was a worry that it was going to waaaay to big but as usual, the Queen Of The Beret pulled it off perfectly – how’s that stunning ribbed effect?!!!   Ps, LOVE the photo-bombed pic heehee

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Cottage Garden Blanket by Rainbow Junkie Corner

Finally, in all is stupendous glory, is Jane from Rainbow Junkie Corner‘s CAL Cottage Garden blanket! After all those beautiful squares, the hours of dedication, the joining &  the sheer ability to construct such an enormous project, it has turned out fantastically well! I love this pic too, it somehow reminds me of Van Gogh’s painting of his room – it looks so vibrant. Click on the link (or the pic)  to the post where there’s a close up photo of the edging. The beautiful leaf pattern all around is Jane’s own design and finishes off the blanket perfectly

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Snowflake by Rainbow Junkie Corner

Another of Jane’s snowflakes.  A simple, beautiful design and easy pattern….this little snowflake will soon be joined by many more to become a table cloth! What a great idea, I cannot wait to see it progression and completion. Again, please read the post as Jane is asking to any ideas on how to best join them together. Enjoy!

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Santa Hat with Detachable Beard by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Heehee LOVE IT! This super cute & cheeky Santa hat should come standard with all new  Dads – how much easier can we possibly make it for them ‘eh! Once again, the lovely Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs shows us how talented she is and of course, generous too with tons of free patterns on offer.

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Pineapple Doily by Cafe Crochet

I’m thrilled to welcome back J.G of Cafe Crochet this month and once again I’m in awe of her beautiful work. And like we’ve come to expect from this cafe, we’ve been dished up another  delicious projects – a Pineapple Doily in the mostly yummy colour (which I personally think is much nicer than the original pattern  – softer on the palette &  totally satisfying!)

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Scintillating Cabled Glamour Cowl by Crafty Crusader

Woohoooo, our newest newbie! A warm WELCOME to the Crafty Crusader and her truly Scintillating Cabled Glamour Cowl. Not only was I blown away by the close up of this gorgeous cowl (wow, the stitching is stunning  & the sparkles so ….*swoon* ), I also giggled my way through her  post – love her style, my kinda gal! Oh, and if you wondering what “grafting in the pattern” was, (I totally wasn’t,  uh uh, never) there’s a great link too

Enjoy browsing –  be back soon

Love Maryanne

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The Christmas Made It – Exciting new entries

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is SA it’s a public holiday today, and a day after the burial of our beloved Tata, may he finally rest in peace. I’m grabbing a few moments of peace in my home while Dan and the kids take care of (finally) putting up the Christmas tree.

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My African Tree! Would love to say I made it but I did not….nevertheless, this one is perfect for us and only took a few moments to decorate! I love it (and that cute little boy next to it ♥)

So while they are hard at work, here a few more Christmas Made It entries

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Mopsy by NanaCathyDotCom

Welcome back to Nana Cathy! Meet Mopsy, the latest, cutest, most adorable  little creature to come out of Nana Cathy‘s hands – isn’t she sweet. Those floppy ears are no doubt going to be used as handles by a sleepy Miss F when she drags her Mopsy off to  beddy byes! All little granddaughters need a BBF like this one.

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Christmas Mug Rug by Measured & Slow

I’m loving all the stunning fabrics that I’ve been seeing lately and this stunning Christmas Mug Rug (love that!) by Alyssa of Measure & Slow is the cherry on top. So beautifully & intricately sewn with little stars, it make the perfect gift and swap item in this case. I love that Alyssa’s posts are always full of good advice and tips – she makes it look so easy for us sewing-challenged ones!!!

The lovely Pigtails is back to woo us with more of her creative genius!

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Christmas Tree Decor by Pigtails

Unique, stunningly pretty and ohhh so inspirational….WOW, these Christmas tree decorations are utterly sublime. One day when I grow up I’m going to learn how to write – wait, scrap that – read patterns like these fabulous ones so kindly offered (this post is a must-read of note, esp The Teens creations, she is amazing)

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“Mielie” Scarf by Pigtails

Again, please have a squizz at the full post so you can read all about the inspiration behind this amazing scarf! “Mielie” is a South African term for corn-on-the-cob and also the name of a FAB local label who make the most incredible handbags (these are sooooo on my wishlist!). This scarf is a perfect match, so simple but incredibly effective!

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Rainbow Rachel Doll by Beatrice Ryan Designs

I love this cute, cheeky design by Elena of Beatrice Ryan Designs who once again has shared a wonderful pattern with us *thank you*. Hello pretty  Rainbow Rachel Doll!!  Bright colours + Curly Hair + a BIG Personality = Total Happiness! (not to mention a perfect stash buster by the way!)

Hope you’ve enjoyed browsing! Will be back soon with more xxx

Love Maryanne 

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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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NOVEMBER Made It Challenge – more great entries comin’ your way!

Ok ok, I know! I am super late in introducing all the stunning entries so far into the November Made It challenge  (almost mid month, yikes!) Forgiven? Thank you. Now sit back for a bit and enjoy!!!

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Stash Basket by Love, Lucie

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Herringbone Cowl by Love, Lucie

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Hats for Smoothies by Love, Lucie

Not one, not two but THREE gorgeous entries (so far?) this month from the lovely, speedy and wickedly talented Love, Lucie. Have you too seen the basket on Pinterest? AWESOME that you’ve actually made it, Lucie. Oh, and a stash basket made from your stash..GENIUS! The herringbone cowl is simple amazing too, very stylish – cowls are definitely a hot favourite this season. These six adorable hats are not only for a great cause, but also aaaadorable *squeal*  

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Little Crochet Baskets by Pixie Miks A Lot

WOOP WOOP, welcome Pixie from Pixie Miks A Lot, the first of FOUR newcomers to the challenge this month!! Not only are these beautiful crochet (stackable) baskets a fantastic gift idea, there’s a wonderful easy to follow pattern too *quickly writes down onto ever growing to-do-list* Pixie’s blog is full of such creative idea so pop over and have squizz!

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Katniss Cowl by Lolly Knits

WOW. No really. WOW. You will have to click on the post to see more pics of this utterly SENSATIONAL and every so unique cowl make by Lollyknits. Go on click now…I’ll wait…. SEE! How amazing is the Katniss Cowl? It’s avant garde, yes but oh so wearable too!!! Well done, it’s truly amazing and will no doubt be making more and more appearances because Lolly is sharing her pattern yipeeeeeeeeeee! Ps, the pics are just as amazing, WOW

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Francine & Ferdinand by Love Love Lake

Another warm welcome to Sandy over at Live Love Lake! So happy that you’ve entered and shared your gorgeous foxy creatures with us. Meet Francine and Ferdinand, two very distinguished and happy looking knitted foxes. I am blown away by knitters in general, these type of intricate designs look terrifying difficult to pull off. Well done Sandy, they are marvelous!

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Hippy Chic Denim Bag by Hav2Havz

So happy to have our happy hippy chick back again! When I think of Rene from Hav2Haz I think….zany, colourful, fun, happy, chic, Bohemia…and her stunning denim bag is all that and more. Her work is always filled with love, BIG LOVE (have you seen her Adele Hearts??) Rene, if you are reading this, I NEED one of those hearts please heehee!!!

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Spectrum Granny Ripple Blanket by Rainbow Junkie

After nearly a year in the making, here is Jane from Rainbow Junkie Corner‘s Spectrum Granny Ripple blanket….and its’s spectacular! Click on the links for a closer look at it in all it’s glory. The waves of rainbow colours are so beautiful and fit for any “rainbow junkie”!!  Well done to you Jane, what a wonderful achievement – I’m sure the winter evenings are now more than welcome!

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Pillows Knitting Ribbon by Lavendel en Papaver

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Crochet Flower Poncho by Lavendel en Papaver

YAY, another droolsome blog to follow! Welcome to Lavendel en Papaverv (Lavender and Poppy) and thank you for entering these fabulous creations. Absolutely LOVE these chocolate cushions – again I so admire knitters the cable stitch and overall effect is so chic. Oh, to be wrapped up in an array of such beautiful flowers! The colour combo of the poncho is perfect too..hmmm, I’m now thinking of other combo for “bigger” little girls!!

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Thrumbelina Slippers by VuChickens

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Handspun Cowl by VuChickens

I’m thrilled to see that the ever so talented Melissa from VuChickens has finally made something for herself! And what better way to treat a busy Mom’s feet with, than SLIPPERS! These Thrumbelina slippers are so elegant and so beautifully made with bits of Merino wool roving (using a very awesome looking technique) Ahh, and little Mae’s chunky cowl is brilliantly made with Mom’s very own handspun yarn – how cool!. I personally love scarves but have failed miserably to get my kids to wear them….until now (..erm, but not the homespun part)

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Ballerina by Pink Princess in Thailand

A beautiful pink ballerina! So delicate and elegant, just like a real one. The lacy vintage skirt is exquisite, how did she make those tiny roses?! Another massive welcome to Pink Princess in Thailand who’s blog is filled with stories of life in Thailand and lots gorgeous crafts so enjoying browsing!

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The cowls that are coming in this month are really spectacular! Look at this chunky one made by AvienaDawn – the v stitch puff and the buttons make this so easy for guys to wear (he looks rather dishy & uber trendy don’t ya think!) There’s a free pattern too! Oh, and pop over and see what’s keeping Aviena a little quick these days….I’ll give you a hint. BUN. OVEN!

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Here’s another free pattern thank you to the lovely  Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs. LOVE these fingerless mitts, the stitching give them such a chic and elegant overall look. I’m always amazed at how much one person can make in such a short time!!! Thanks  Elena for all the inspiration
Thank you all so much for entering, the talent here is red hot! Stay tuned for a peak at the prize 🙂
Be back soon
Love Maryanne
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November Made It Challenge – And it just keeeeps on getting better!

The November Made It challenge is not even a week old and already it’s produced an entire soccer team of beautiful babies (ok, if you count the subs too that is)!

WOW, I mean it when I say that it just keeps on getting better and better – the entries are sensational and we have TWO new incredible blogs to explore (coming up in my next post)  All in all, you’re in for a treat. It’s a pleasure heehee!

In the mix this evening we have 3 truly exquisite cowls (oh, I’m already missing winter…), a funky kiddies cardi, a colourful cozy Snoodie,  a sensational knitted top and a piece of mixed media art which left me yearning to whip out my (nonexistent) paint brushes and reach for my stash of buttons – getting creative is catchy!!!

Here they are – please click on each pic for the full “birth” stories of these amazing creations

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Snoodie by Beatrice Ryan Designs

So beautiful, so graceful, so trendy, so stylish…and the Snoodie is fab too!!  Another wonderful AMAZING GRACE free-pattern from the lovely Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Kids Cardi by Cute As A Button

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Quick Calm Cowl by Cute As A Button

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Cosy Cowl by Cute As A Button

Laura from Cute As A Button has been busy!! This is one of the cutest cardies EVER – with the sweetest buttons, naturally! These cowls are beautifully made – I adore the funky  colour combos. And besides a great eye for colour,  Laura is pretty good with her models too!

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Mantova Lacy Top by Knitxpressions

A labour of love…and totally worth all the incredible efforts!. For those of you who’ve been following the Mantova Reports of this sensational blouse…Ta Dah! Well done Knitxpressions, the detail is jaw-droppingly good! Please send us a pic of your aunt flaunting it!!!

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Mixed Media Art by Susan’s Musings

I LOVE new and exciting projects – and I’m feeling very inspired!!! How gorgeous is this bright happy piece of art by Susan of Susan’s Musings? Now I know what to do with my very large bottle of buttons, woohooo!
Enjoy browsing, I’ll be back soon
Love Maryanne
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October MADE IT challenge – Another dose of magical entries

Hellooooooo!

Hope you are all having as wonderful week as I am….did I say that out loud. Yes, it’s been awesome. Stress free,  productive, busy….and it’s only Wednesday phew! I am really loving all the brilliant entries that are pouring in this month (hence why I am so behind in posting about them). So far we have 43, yip FORTY THREE entries and counting. Wahoooooo, this is going to be a record-breaking month, I’m sure of it!

Next in we have the lovely Millie from Millie On Her World who is back (yipee) again with two very delicious entries.

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For those who’ve been following the Made It, you will know then that Millie and Cupcakes are pretty much synonymous! The swirl on the “cupcap” is particularly scrumptious – and there’s a tutorial too! And all that teeny tiny fruit and veg and BISCUITS…eeek, I have a real thing for miniatures too. WOW,  I’ve never really known anyone who has actually made any so I  super impressed!

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The Blooming Flower by Cafe Crochet

Stashes. We all have them but what do we reallllly do with them? Thank you so much J.G from Cafe Crochet for painting a beautiful picture of what a stash (or tiny part of) can blossom into. The colours are gorgeous, very Spring-like and of course the petals are perfect for using up all  those small leftovers. My sad-looking couch could use a few of these happy Blooming Flower cushions to liven things up! Sigh, my “must -do ” list is growing yet again

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The Birthday Girl’s Sweater by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Amazing Grace Headband by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Ahhhhh how cute! I adore this little sweater, complete with colourful “pleats” made by Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs for her little granddaughter – Happy Birthday sweetie pie!. Goodness gracious though, I am have no idea how she (and so many of you crochet-machines) manage to make so many amazing things in such a short time. And speaking of AMAZING, please visit Elena’s Amazing Grace posts where you will find these beautiful headbands and more in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and get involved if you can.

* I have to add something important here…On the topic of breast cancer awareness, I have personally not used regular deodorant for over three weeks now (most are known to contain parabens and other dangerous chemicals which have been detected in cancerous breast tissue). The only thing I’ve use is BICARBONATE OF SODA, yip REGULAR ‘OLE BAKING SODA – literally slapped on dry!!!  I’d been on the look out for ways to avoid my teenage daughter from having to use dangerous cosmetics and body product and came across this while searching the web. It’s been working 100% perfectly. It doesn’t stop one from sweating (that’s unnatural) but there’s been no odours at all. Anyway, I had to share so do yourself a huge favour and give it a try *

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Lonely Tree Shawl by Kake’s Crafts

I’ve heard plenty things about blocking but I can honestly say that except for one super interesting post by Alice of Knitnrun4sanity, I’ve hardly paid any attention whatsoever. Until now that is. This stunningly beautiful shawl made by Kayleigh of Kake’s Crafts looked fab in her first image but just came to life after it was blocked! The detail is so so beautiful, don’t you think!

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Knitting Needle Case by Love, Lucie

When I grow up (hahahahahahhahahaha) I want to be just like Lucie from Love, Lucie. I go a little weak at the knees when I see such lovely orderliness & beautifully stitched up packages of crisp, totally wantable fabric in which things (that I would normally cram drawers/boxes/annoying people) fit perfectly into. I then want to cry because I know I could never EVER sew like this, nor be even 1% as organised for that matter. Love love love it Lucie!!!

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I’m over the moon to introduce a new member to the Made It challenge! Welcome Susan from Susan’s Musing and thank you for joining in. Ok, sit down….Susan finished this amazing (the colours are sensational, aren’t they) Lucy– inspired Blue Waves Blanket in less than FOUR WEEKS, while working of other projects. AND it’s a gift!!!  I don’t think I’d be able part with such a master piece myself heehee. Amazing.

Thank you all who have entered so far! I’ll be back in a day or two with more

Love Maryanne

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October MADE IT challenge – PARP! It’s Grace, the Amazing Foxy Medallion Penguin in Lacy Wrist Warmers lying on a Chevron Cushion with a Snowflake Pokemon Headband. Ha!

…and if you can make sense of that, you’re a genius (forgive me, I had a few minutes to spare)

Hello & welcome to our fist October Made It show and tell, whoop whoop! I’m absolutely loving the entries and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the posts too – very entertaining!

It’s been a tough week on the home front with very nearly losing my stepdad. He has a pre-existing lung disease (COPD, it’s horrible) and was admitted to ICU about a week ago with flu. This is routine procedure so we weren’t too concerned. However, he suddenly took an almighty turn for the worse,  and barely breathing, he pretty much told us he was letting go. As you can imagine, it was devastating for the family and my brother and sister started making plans to come home. I was so mad that he could possible go in a hospital room! How he made it through that night, I don’t know but what really blew us away was that he almost miraculously started getting better the next day and just kept on getting stronger and stronger. Even his doc was amazed. You can imagine how overjoyed we were when he came home yon Sunday, looking better than he had in ages!

So it’s with a very happy, light and grateful heart that I show off our first batch of entries…enjoy

First up are oooodles of entries by O’Noodles!

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Medallion Scarf by O’Noodles

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The first 3 gorgeous entries are from JIll from O’Noodles who, might I add, is not only super crazy talented and fun, she is also waaaaaaay ahead of the crowd and serves as a warning to the rest of us tardy folk that Christmas (gulp) is just a few weeks away. Eeeeeeek!  Her beautiful & exquisitely crocheted snowflakes are definitely something I’d like to try…..in about a gazillion years when I’ve had enough practice! Please click on each pic for a visit  to Jill’s posts for links to the patterns for her stunning medallion scarf  – which is super stylish – and her equally chic & elegant lacy wrist warmers.  Looks like both these items can easily be worn all year round, my kinda accessories! Thank Jill ♥

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Pokemon by Vuchickens

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Penguin by Vuchickens

We are once again spoilt with these absolutely beautiful visuals! Oooooooh how gorgeous are these delicious creatures!? Melissa from Vuchickens gets parent of the century award in my book, and I say this not because of the number of times her amazing creations take my breath away, but also for the gentle and wonderful way she has with her children. I wiped a tear or two while reading about this pink little Pokemon (don’t say I didn’t warn you!) who was made to cheer the kiddies up after losing a pet.  And just when my heart was nicely warmed, in walks Penguin to send me over the edge! LOVE LOVE LOVE the hat and scarf ♥

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A warm welcome back to last month’s winner YAY!

Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs has entered these beautiful, trendy headbands. If you don’t already follow her blog, please do yourself a favour and stop by for a visit – your head will spin with excitement at all her amazing makes. Elena is busy with a very wonderful and highly relevant campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness in honour of her friend and these headbands are part of her Amazing Grace series of free patterns. If you’d like to make & donate to this cause, please get in touch. It’d be greatly appreciated ♥

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Pillow Talk By Sewing Beside The Sea

Oh dear, everyone who knows me know I have a MAJOR thing for stripes and polka dots (if you don’t believe me, here’s a quick pic of my handbag…)

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…And the answer is YES.  I did almost fall over with ♥ excitement ♥ when I saw these awesome cushions by the lovely Avis from Sewing Beside The Sea. I had to laugh when she said they don’t match with anything in her house but “who cares”!! I couldn’t agree more. AND not only can you ogle over these babies, you can also follow the fabulous step by step photo tutorial to make some for yourself. WAHOOOO!

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Foxy by Nice Piece Of Work

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Is it happening to you too? Are you also avidly following Jill from Nice Piece Of Work‘s blog, waiting for the telltale title and trying to guess which gorgeous cuddly little animal beanie is going to be next?!!!! Foxy and Ellie join a very cool cotton (‘xcuse the pun) family: piggy, tiger, koala, penguin, hedgehog, panda and Mamma Jill won’t be stopped until she has 100 in her brood! ♥

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I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing the collection so far! Now all you have to do is ADD YOURS!

Happy Making 

Love Maryanne

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The September Made It has a new WINNER!

Firstly, please forgive me for the delay in announcing the winner…Oops

Secondly.

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♥ CONGRATULATIONS ELENA  ♥

Thank you for always taking part in the Made It challenges and for sharing your amazing creations with us – your winning crochet booties are absolutely adorable

Your prize will be whizzing its way to you in no time. Thanks sooooo much for the lovely Buglets by Barbs for donating this month’s prize. I’ll post of pic of the goodies once they are ready to go!!

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THE VOTER’S CHOICE AWARD GOES TO….

(and it was tight, and the competition was high!)

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…the very lovely KAYLEIGH from Kake’s Crafts and her gorgeous “HIM” amigurumi creation! CONGRATULATIONS Kayleigh, the badge is your to wear on you blog 🙂

A DEEP HEART FELT thank you to everyone who took part and voted! Once again, it was magic and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  See you in a day or so for the next round DING DONG!

Love Maryanne

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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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Click to add your link!!!

 

Love Maryanne xxx

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??

buglets prize

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

tiny knitted C3PO and R2D2

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

Moz 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

Jill from Nice Piece Of Work