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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Love Maryanne

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The MAY Made It Challenge – A whole lotta woolly wonders!

Welcome back to the MAY Made It! WOW, there are so many amazing new entries plus a few newcomers to introduce you so sit back and enjoy! Oh, and more happy browsing of course!

Meet Helen Rowe from Crochet Creativeness!

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Miss Snail by Crochet Creativeness

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Beanie for Jill by Crochet Creativeness

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Beautiful Shawl by Crochet Creativeness

Helen is another newcomer to the challenge and brings with her some mighty fine makes! First up is this cute crochet snail, one of Helen’s own patterns – how cool. Her gorgeous Zinnia Flower shawl turned out a treat, especially in those stunning colours! You may remember Kayleigh from Kake’s Crafts writing about her mom’s friend with cancer who decided to wear a new beanie everyday to raise money? Well, click on the pic for a photo of Jill in Helen’s beautiful crochet beanie ❤

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Baby Cabled Cardi by Kaiserin Maggs

This knitted baby cabled cardi by Kaiserin , a regular Made It challenger, is so sweet and very snuggly looking. Kaiserin has a great blog too, Empress27 so please pop over and have a look – there are lots of lovely things to see

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Lacy Shawl by Sheep Goes Baa

Another welcome to the Made It!  WOW, what an exquisite lacy shawl crocheted by Sheep Goes Baa – I’m absolutely in love with it, it’s so delicate looking and perfect for shoulders on a cool summer’s eve.  I’m looking forward to seeing more…

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Fawn and Orange Blanket by Alynnis Crochet

Next up is this wonderfully warm and cosy looking blanket with a sweet orange trim made by Alynnis Crochet. I’m always amazed at the commitment and love that goes into creating and completing such a wonderful projects like this. Well done!

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Crochet Leg Warmers by BAM Crafts

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Stripey Blanket by BAM Crafts

The next two entries come in from Beth of B*A*M Crafts . So happy to have you back in the challenge! I LOVE these leg warmers and am thrilled that they (leg warmers in general) are finally getting the fashion cred they so deserve! GASP, and speaking about love and commitment, Beth’s stripey blanket is simply astounding, amazing, incredible!!!. The colours, the textures, the patterns are all a visual feast too. ♥

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Owl Family by O’Noodles

Meet Flip, Flop and Fly – a wonderfully woolly, wise and every so smart-looking family of owls by Jill from O’Noodles. Love how the fan stitch so cleverly creates their gorgeous feathers. Oh, and those eyes….!!!

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Chunky Cushion by Pretty Blue Bird Studio

Ok, I WANT ONE..or two or three. Being (at this rate, an occasional) crochet’er, I keep asking myself why I don’t I knit – ??? The texture of this chunky cushion by Madeleine of Pretty Blue Bird Studio is stunning and so comfy looking. Hmmm, I think I have to try one 🙂

Thank you so much ladies, you are all truly inspirational! There’s still time to enter more links so whatyawaitingfor?!

Love Maryanne 

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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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