Our First Fab FEB Entries – Prepare to be WOW’ed

Happy Tuesday everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I was delighted and EXCITED to log into the InLinkz account yesterday to see the tidal wave of colour and sea of creativity that was already there – what some AMAZING entries, thank you to all who’ve entered so far!!! I can safely say that each entry has inspired me in so many ways….have a look

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Galilee Slippers by Crochet With Tamara

*shriek* No one, I mean NO ONE (not even a 7 foot, scar-faced wrestler) could look at these ADORABLE Galillee slippers and not have a heart melt!! These beauties, made by the  super busy & madly talented Tamara from Crochet With Tamara are so gorgeous they don’t lose their cute-appeal the bigger they get….that means I NEED a pair STAT!

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Crochet Lampshade by Creative Granny

A warm welcome back to Helen from Creative Granny who’s been making some amazing things (please go and browse her blog). Ahhh, the colours, the stripes, the tassels!!  I absolutely love this lamp, such a clever idea,  and as Helen says, a great way to use up left overs. What a way to brighten up a hallway!!

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Autumn Rainbow Beanie by Nice Piece of Work

And staying with colours and stripes, ooooh’s and AHHHH’s, here’s a gorgeous Autumn Rainbow crocheted beanie made by Jill from Nice Piece of Work for a colleague – lucky lady. That is one seriously AWESOME colour scheme and I’m definitely going to be using it!! Another stash busting winner

Rene

Granny Square Poncho by Hav2Havz

Well, I must say I almost stopped breathing when I saw this STUNNING creation – I mean WOW! This beautiful granny square Poncho crocheted by Rene from Hav2Havz is one heck of a jaw-dropper.  Again, the use of colour is fascinating and the rich tassels (for me, the best part) just makes it!!!

Carol

Starry Skies by A Slight Obsession With Books

Welcome back to  Carole from A Slight Obsession With Books who just keeps on inspiring with her wonderful creations. I’ve never seen a design like this one before – her Starry Sky cushion is beautiful and so perfectly sewn.  AGAIN, the colours are fabulous – very striking (see her post for a pic of the back too, love the contrast).

See!  I told you these entries were exciting didn’t I!! Right, now that we’re on a roll, ADD YOUR LINKS by clicking the PINK LINK below – can’t wait to see what’s next

Love Maryanne

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October MADE IT challenge – Mid (ish) month show ‘n tell (Part 1)

Hello everyone!

I’m back after taking a few days off to spend time with my family, especially my brother and sister who came home when our stepfather fell ill. How wonderful that we got to spend time together as a family WITHOUT the heartbreak of losing our favourite man! I am happy to tell you that Gav is doing so well and we’ve truly had the best family reunion EVER!

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Happy Days!

Right, are you ready to see some of the wonderful entries that have been coming in fast and fabulously.

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But none as fast and as fabulously as Jill from Nice Piece of Work! WOW her wonderful family of ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE baby animal beanies is growing verrrry nicely, thank you. Jill, I have just three, six, no NINE words … WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!

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My First Crochet Cushion!

I absolutely LOVE Jane from Rainbow Junkie Corner‘s fist ever cushion, in a stunning bright colour combo too, lovingly made for her son’s new home. AND it seems she has been her usual inspirational self again….read on below 🙂

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All sewn up

I’m over the moon to welcome Wisher from Pretty Little Things in a Box into her very first Made It challenge!  Her gorgeous, beautifully sewn gingham cushion was inspired by both Rainbow Junkie’s and Sewing By The Seas’s cushion posts this week. For me, this is what it’s all about ♥ If you haven’t already met Wisher, please pop over and say hello

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Angels

These elegant crocheted angels from Helen of Creative Granny are simply stunning and yet another reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. Stop by and visit Helen’s blog,  it’s chock a block full with amazing projects, flowers, veggies and a beautiful glimpse into her country life in South Africa

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There are loads more new entries already submitted this month but I’m going to have to leave you in a little more suspense and post the rest tomorrow night. In the meantime, enjoy browsing through these great entries

Night Night

Love Maryanne

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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??

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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

June Made It – And we’re off!

Hello and welcome to the June Made It challenge!!!

I’ve had a hectic, fun-filled, busy week with work (yeah, day jobs!!),  plus I’m doing a course this entire weekend (will fill you in later) and (as usual) have left everything to the last minute!!! I hope you will forgive me –  I thought about not posting this post until Monday, but it just seems way too long to wait to ogle over all the fabulous entries we have so far. So,  instead of my usual style of introducing each entry (my absolute favourite part of the challenge) I thought that you’d probably prefer to see what’s “on offer” this month!

So here are the wonderful entries to the challenge so far – please click on the photos to take you to the original posts

Donkey Beanie by Calypso Crochet

Balloon Animals by MillieOnHerWorld

Balloon Animals by MilleOnHerWorld

Cotton Brimmed Hat by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Bead Tassles by Nice Piece Of Work

Forget Me Nots by Jill O’Noodles

Chevron Bag by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Hippie Chic Crochet Bag by Angella Dee Designs

Monster Hats by Creative Granny

Summer Skimmer Slippers by Beatrice Ryan Designs

pink knitted poodle - knit your own dog

Pixie’s Pet Poodle by Vuchickens

How FANTASTIC are these!!!

Thank you ALL so much for entering, I am soooooo looking forward to the next batch of entries. Have a super weekend

xxx

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR LINK


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May Made It – Oooh I see lots of ….. ???

It is really halfway through May already?!

Thank you to everyone who has entered the Made It so far, the entries are looking fantastic – in fact, if you click on the collection you may notice that it has organically taken on a theme all by itself. Can you see what it is??

So as far as themes for this month go, I’m loving the one that is already on the go and I also love the few suggestions that came in for STASH BUSTING… Sheez, if only i could bust my stash!! So there you go, take your inspiration from either of those or just do what you love heehee ♥ 

Baby Blanket with Crochet Edging by Creative Granny

Helen from Creative Granny has been busy busy busy with the most beautiful projects! Blankets, beanies and hats, all of which are so lovely. Go and have a look and then browse around a little more here to see her whole selection of beanies – you won’t be disappointed!

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Picnic Pinwheel Quilt by Avis

The incredibly talented Avis from Oh Sew Tempting is back with another sensational quilt she has called Picnic Pinwheels. Can i squeal in delight??? This must be STASH BUSTING to a quilt maker – taking the project that on top of the pile and finishing it! Don’t you just absolutely love it?! Oh, and Avis is about to start a SAL (sew along) so hurry over and sign up if you’re keen

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Necklace Scarf by Angella

Brilliant! I love this necklace scarf by Angella from Angella Dee Designs. Now this is the perfect way to bust that stash I’d say. I’ve seen actual necklaces like this make from leather and other materials but never out of yarn! Angella is making up loads of these lovely scarves and donating half of the proceeds to a local charity. Bless your beautiful heart Angella ♥

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Summer Coasters by ONoodles

If you are a member of my facebook page then you may remember me sharing this pic belonging to Jill of ONoodles which we all got all mushy about – well, these beautiful summer coasters are (some of) the product of that lovely day….under the parasol, eating Smarties, sipping Pimms!!!

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Oh…the PRIZE. I’m ashamed to say that I still haven’t sourced the right one yet, but I have an idea brewing….watch this space 🙂

Well, I hope that these entries have inspired (kicked you in the butt) to get your LINKS IN!

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April’s Made It – 25!

Wooohoooo, we have broken the record for the most number of entries into the Made It challenge in one month, *** 25 ***so far. There’s still more time so enter so who knows how many we will reach!! Just saying.

Thank you to everyone who has entered, for all the LIKES, the wonderfully encouraging comments and for taking the time to read all the posts!

Please welcome a newcomer to the challenge – a newcomer who has burst through the door and flung some seriously gorgeous & creative projects into the mix!!! Elena, we are delighted that you joined in challenge and thank you so much sharing your fab creations with us.

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River Rock Paperweight by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Hobo Granny Bag by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Granny Bag by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Granny Blanket by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Sunburst Granny Square Blanket By Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy by Beatrice Ryan Designs

If you haven’t already, pop over and meet Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs whose blog is jammed packed with loads of wonderful crochet projects, originally inspired by her Gran (Beatrice Ryan!). There’s a lot to ogle over and a couple freebie patterns too!

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Crocheted Bag by Creative Granny

There’s definitely a sub-theme of Bag ‘n Blankets going on this month too! Thank you Helen from Creative Granny for including your crochet bag. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Made from 100% cotton in Ivory, it was crocheted from no pattern – just from being inspired by a pic on Pinterest, how awesome!

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Baby Aviator Hat by Cafe Crochet

I am over the moon to welcome back J.G Burdette from Cafe Crochet! J.G is also  the inspiring author and owner of Map Of Time, a beautifully written, historical blog which is incredibly interesting and entertaining.

Luckily for us, J.G can also crochet –  really well too!!! This baby aviator hat is gorgeous – the buttons finishes it off perfectly too.  I think my little boy would look very handsome in one of these 🙂

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Pooh Bear Blanket by C’est La Vie

I have to admit, I have a bit of a personal satisfaction with this entry as Tara bought the yarn from me –  we had some discussion about whether the colours she chose would be suitable for lovely ole Pooh!  I am delighted to see that “suitable” translated to PERFECT!!! Tara, who’s been working on her giant ripply blanket (a wip previously entered) set it aside to make this sweet blanket for a friend. Ahhhhhh, well done ♥

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Just a reminder of the prize that is up for grabs…

Celebrating Seasons! 2 x 100% Merino in Cream 2 x 100% Cotton in Autumn Mix 2 x 100% Bamboo in Girl Pink

Celebrating Seasons!
2 x 100% Merino in Cream
2 x 100% Cotton in Autumn Mix
2 x 100% Bamboo in Girl Pink

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The winner of the challenge is chose by InLinz at random, so to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of being picked, I am only going to submit only one link from everyone…..ALTHOUGH PLEASE PLEASE submit as many projects as you wish!!! 

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>>>>>  Click on FROGGY to add your LINK <<<<<

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Bye for now ♥

Let’s get April’s “Made It” going!

It’s been a very exciting and busy week this my side of the planet – my sister-in-law slash BFF is getting married in 10 more sleeps! You can imagine the number of shops we have visited to hunt down those all important, last-minute things. Yesterday, the bride-to-be and my fellow bridesmaids (my other two sister-in-laws…or is it sisters-in-law? Whatever!) spent close to 7 hours in town and our “to-do-list” was something like this:

  • pick up “The Dress” – CHECK its breathrakingly beautiful!
  • convince the very camp/very bossy shop owner to let the bride try on “The Dress” one more time (and try to heartily laugh at his umpteenth reference to the bride as Bridezilla..HA.HA.HA)  – CHECK
  • pick up bridesmaid dress (for me!) – UNbloodyCHECK, stuff up and has to be remade arrghhh!
  • cardigans for the 3 flower girls – CHECK
  • pale pink/nude heels for Debz – CHECK
  • gold earrings and necklace (again, for me!) HALF A CHECK
  • lunch – while picking out the “first dance” song which the groom will also like DOUBLE CHECK, yum sushi and the “Across the Universe” version of one of the Beatles songs the thumbs up!
  • smart pants for my baby boy Finn (to go with his All Stars and pin-striped shirt) CHECK cute black skinnys!!

Let me tell you….seven hours didn’t even touch sides!!!

Here is a little sneaky peak of the bride  – gotta be careful that the groom doesn’t get a look in. I will keep you posted 🙂

Beautiful Bride-To-Be Krystal

Beautiful Bride-To-Be Krystal

Stunning don’t you think!

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So now that I’m rested and my feet are up, what better time to SHOW OFF THE  FIRST 5 MADE IT ENTRIES!!

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Bright & Beautiful crochet blanket by AngellaDeeDesigns

Angella, from AngellaDeeDesigns has once again bowled me over with her natural talent and gorgeous creative flair, especially because she told me once that she cannot read patterns – well, who needs a pattern when you can crochet like this!!! This warm cosy crochet baby blanket is going to be a very welcome gift to the soon-to-be-parents.

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One Hundred Easter Bunnies by Creative Granny

WOW, now here is a real labour of love! One hundred Easter bunnies crocheted by Helen of Creative Granny, made for an Easter Bonnet party which is coming up in a couple of days. These are the cutest little guys and as one commenter said it’s a pity that they are going to separated! They look fantastic together!!

Now I shouldn’t really do this but I just have to share another one of Helen’s projects – a beautiful crochet bag, ALSO MADE WITH NO PATTERN!

Amazing!

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Recycled Bag by Vickymyerscreations

I am delighted to welcome a newcomer to the Made It challenge!!!! Thank you Vicky from VickyMyersCreations for entering this month, we are thrilled to have you one board and I’m sure you are going to make lots of new friends. This beautiful recycled bag was commissioned to Vicky by a mum called Becky and was lovingly handmade using one of Becky’s old skirts! It’s a beautiful post, featuring the most delicious little birdie and  topped off with some wonderful feedback from Beck herself. Go and read about it here!

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Pretty Spring Coasters by Little Poppits

If these “Season” themed bright, pretty flower coasters don’t cheer you up, you must be in the deepest throes of Winter (which can’t really be the case unless you live in the darkest depths Siberia, so you actually have no excuse!). The lovely Teresa from Little Poppits has not only crocheted these gorgeous babies, she’s shared her pattern with us…YAY and THANK YOU!!

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Big Bag by DaniellaJoe

Welcome back! OOOOH I absolutely ADORE this bag…and not to mention the fantastic photography! The very colourful and talented Patricia from DaniellaJoe has entered this stunning bag – one which she took months of crochet/no crochet/crochet to complete. Sister, we sooooo get that and congratulate you on finishing it, it was worth the wait! 

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That’s all for now folks, to add your link CLICK ON FROGGY!


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Wakey Wakey VOTING is open!

How much fun was that?!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed eeach & every entry to the Made It this month – the huge pot of creativity is bubbling over YAY! Thank you so much for taking part, sharing with us and for all the fab comments and LIKES.

So now for the BONUS FUN part….VOTING!!

If you are reading this, please click on FROGGY,

  or any of the below photos and show your support by VOTING for your favourites. Here are a couple of things to remember:
  • you can vote up to 10 TIMES (’cause I know how hard it is to pick just one)
  • you can vote EVERYDAY until voting ends – 1st April (yip, everyday)
  • even though votes don’t decide the winner (we do random around here), the support and encouragement is PRICELESS!!!
  • REBLOGG this post and/or SHARE on your Facebook page – invite your friends to vote too 🙂
  • if you love what you see or are inspired by an entry, then take 5 mins to pop over to their blog and tell them! We all love COMMENTS 

So here are all the entries one last time:

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Rainbow Junkie Corner

Creative Granny

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Nice Piece Of Work

Little Poppits

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Knitpurl83

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Rainbow Junkie Corner

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The Stitch Sharer

ONoodles

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Millie On Her World

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Cute As A Button

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Millie On Her World

Here it is - my protoype.

Knitrun4sanity

Ripply Blanket 1

Cest La Vie

All Things Moz

Kake’s Crafts

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Alyce’s Blog

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Knitrun4sanity

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Woolhogs

 

You have the whole long weekend to VOTE so don’t forget to check in (between mouthfuls of choccie, of course)!

Wishing you all a super happy Easter

Love Maryanne ♥

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The Feb “Made It” voting is OPEN

It’s that time of the month again – one step closer to announcing this months winner!

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“Tunisian wire bracelet” by knitrun4sanity

Before we officially open the floor for voting, have a look at this beautiful bracelet by Knitrun4sanity. Every time I look at her work my jaw drops just a little lower – I mean, just look at it, crocheting with certain yarns can be tricky but this is WIRE! Also, this is not just crochet, its TUNISIAN crochet (and that’s all without the delicate bead work…..) Simply beautiful.

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“My Petit Chef” by Knitpurl83

I am so happy to welcome Laura from Knitpurl83 and fellow proud knitter to the challenge! Pop over, say Bonjour and have a good look around…her blog is so lovely that you will be popping back again and again. Now that her petit little nunu is all decked out in her fab new Chef pinks, I have no doubt there will be some yummy things coming out of her kitchen

Thank you to each of you for entering. Your talent is mind-blowing and inspiration far-reaching ♥

So, now you know what to do….VOTE VOTE VOTE for your favourites and come back tomorrow and VOTE VOTE VOTE again. Remember, voting doesn’t influence who wins as we the have a random draw system but the votes of confidence and interaction go a long way.

Now off you go….Good luck everyone!

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*** CLICK ON FROGGY or ANY PIC TO VOTE ***

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Hot Air Balloon” mobile by Skaapie

This STUNNING Hot Air Balloon mobile by SKAAPIE + a beautiful felted heart (oops, forgot pic) will be whisked off to the winner!

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Feb “Made It” – First Batch of Beauties

*rubs hands together in glee*

Oh, if only you could have seen my face a few days ago when I opened my email and saw not one, not two but FIVE emails entitled:

“‘Submission added to collection “Made It – February”

Woooohooo! So won’t I hold on to these gorgeous goodies any longer, here they are:

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Heart Garland from Cute as A Button

Laura from Cute As A Button’s vertical heart garland is adorable – this is such a great idea for a little girls room – heck, even a big girls room – even a bog boy’s room hmmmm?? It seems that Luuuurve is definitely in the air…. Pop over and have a browse around her beautiful blog 🙂

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Keyboard Frames by Hannah Ackroyd

Hannah, you are the saviour of the day! My daughter was frantically looking for a birthday gift for her….”boyfriend”….cough… Anyway, she was freaking out because she had no idea what to get him but THANK YOU HANNAH for coming to her my rescue with your fabulous tutorial for keyboard frames!!! (I will post our when we are finished)

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Stripey Blue Socks by All Things Moz

Moz from All Things Moz is an incredible crafter, you have to go and check our her blog and then feel really guilty about all your own WIP’s that never get DONE. Moz is amazing at churning our stunning creations – two of which she has entered into this month’s challenge! Staying with the theme of love – because who doesn’t LOVE socks – are these beautiful blue stripey socks and a whole bunch of teeny weeny tiny hearts ♥♥♥

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Mini Hearts by Moz
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Crochet Flower Wreath by Nice Piece of Work

The lovely and fabulous Jill from Nice Piece of Work somehow has the knack of brightening up one’s day just at the perfect time. Always with something colourful, so simple and so flipping amazing!!! The number of times I’ve thrown my hands in the air and said “why didn’t I think of that!…..arrggg.” These flowers just melt by heart, sitting so sweetly on a ring of twigs. Sigh….
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Crochet Heart by Creative Granny

Creative Granny Helen has delighted me by entering into her first Made It challenge (Helen sell her wonderful wares on our website)!!! Hop over and have look at her blog for plenty and plenty of inspiration. I have never seen a crocheted heart like this – how stunning! I will have to beg her to give us the pattern 🙂

♥ Thank you all so much for entering – I know that you have all just made the others squirm in the seats. Come on ladies, there’s plenty of time so enter as many times as you wish ♥


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*** PS. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE THE MADE IT BADGE (Love love love you!) YOU CAN ATTACH  (copy and paste) THE FOLLOWING LINK TO GET TO THIS MONTHS COLLECTION 🙂

http://www.inlinkz.com/view.php?id=236971