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 

*   CLICK ON FROGGY TO ENTER YOUR LINK   *

~ 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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The March Made It – Baby Ripple Blanket for Baby Rocco

This next entry into the Made It challenge is a little closer to my heart ♥

My friends Viera & Chris in the UK recently had a delicious bouncing baby boy called Rocco (who I’ve haven’t seen in real life YET!) and Mommy absolutely floored my by sending a pic of her first ever attempt at a crochet blanket

YES, FIRST ATTEMPT!

What more, she says that she was inspired by a project she saw right here on the Made It challenge!!!!  (I will ask her again which one so) but in the meantime THANK YOU for the inspiration – isn’t that what it’s all about 🙂 I will also ask for a pic of Little Rocco with his exquisite blanket for you to ogle

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This months PRIZE for the lucky randomly drawn winner is this FABULOUS Newsboy “Blinged Up” hat made by the wonderfully talented Jill of Nice Piece Of Work!

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This months prize!!!! Bling Newsboy Hat by Jill from Nice Piece Of Work

 

 ♥ CLICK ON FROGGY TO ADD YOUR LINK ♥

 

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The March Made It – Happy Rainbow Hexagons!

If you love hexagons (I do, I do!) you will LOVE these bright, beautiful HAPPY hexies!

These are Jane of Rainbow Junkie Corner‘s entry into this month’s Made It challenge – just one look at them leaves you in no doubt who made them too!

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Jane’s hexagons were made as a contribution to Patch of Made by Patch‘s exciting project called The Collaborative Crochet Blanket 2014 where she invites crafters to make hexagons and mail them to her. Once the blanket is all sewn up, it will be raffled and won by one of the contributors – what a brilliant idea. I hope I manage to made the deadline and add some of my own. If you are keen, why not join in!

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This months PRIZE for the lucky randomly drawn winner is this FABULOUS Newsboy “Blinged Up” hat made by the wonderfully talented Jill of Nice Piece Of Work!

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Love Maryanne

 ♥ CLICK ON FROGGY TO ADD YOUR LINK ♥

 

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The FEB Made It WINNER IS….

JEEPERS, THAT WAS TOUGH AND THAT WAS CLOSE – so many amazing projects in the mix made it almost impossible to cast votes for all the favourites! Thank you all so much for voting, for visiting blogs, for your encouraging comments and for taking part. FEB was EPIC!

Now, for the best part. Drrrrrrrrrrum Rollllllll please – The *randomly drawn winner of The FEB Made It challenge AND winner of Trevlyn’s beautiful shawl is

♥ TAMARA FROM CROCHET WITH TAMARA ♥

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Wooooohooooo Congratulations Tamara, your ADORABLE Galilee Slippers are stunning are such worthy winners! Your new shawl by Trevlyn of Babushka Crafts will be whisking it’s way to you very soon!
Here is your FEB WINNER’S BADGE to wear on your blog!
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The voting not just soooooooooooo close, we actually had a THREE WAY TIE! Told you it was tough!!! So, naturally the VOTER’S CHOICE AWARD goes to all of them! Congrats Rene from Hav2Havz, Madeleine from Pretty Blue Bird Studio & Sandy from Live Love Lake who each received SEVENTEEN VOTES! Your projects are so incredibly inspirational –  thank you for sharing them with us!
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♥ you can check on the voting stats by clicking on the PINK LINK  ♥

  The FEBRUARY Made It Challenge

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Thanks to everyone once again for making the Made It extra special – see you all in a few day!
Love Maryanne
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* Although I encourage multiple entries in the Made It challenge, only one LINK for each person goes into the random draw which is generated by InLinkz!

VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE FEB MADE IT CHALLENGE!

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 ♥ click on the PINK LINK to VOTE  ♥

ps TIP: once you’ve cast your votes (all 10 of them) press F5 to refresh the page to see the totals so far

  The FEBRUARY Made It Challenge

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~ THE PRIZE ~

This months prize is a stunner,  made and donated by Trevlyn of Babushka Crafts! The winner will be randomly drawn by InLinkz on the 28th FEBRUARY.

Good luck everyone!

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

Do you remember this?

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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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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

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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!!!

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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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The FEB Made It challenge is OPEN!

Welcome back everyone!

WOW, is the end of January already and if you have had a month like mine, you probably feel like the year is well under way already…Busy, With a Chance of Excitement – can you feel it??

While you all get busy adding you links by the dozen, I’m off for the weekend to attend a wedding – the kind of wedding you’ll be green about. Yip, beach and 35 plus degrees!!! (although, I seriously could do with a few degrees knocked off, it’s cooking here!)

Will check in again on Monday with the rest of the details of The Prize, and of course,  with a few wedding pics. Have a super weekend

Here is the  PINK LINK – can’t wait to see what get entered!

Good luck ♥

Love Maryanne

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“Cow’s Bell”

….what I actually meant was BELLE’S COWL! (a little spoonerism humour to get your attention heehee)

So I wasn’t completely useless with a hook & yarn over the festive season – although by most of the standards out there, I should be burned at the stake!!!  I wanted to make a Christmas pressie for a VERY SPECIAL young little lady called Isabel who lives in the UK and I went on a little search and found this AWESOME little video by B.Hooked (absolutely LOVE this stitch) ….

And made this…

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And this too…I also wanted to add a hair band so I used the same stitch and used a hair tie as a joiner! Love that trick!!!

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added a little flower and clasp… and voila!

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That’s all for now….hope you are all getting ready for the FEB MADE IT CHALLENGE!!!!

Love Maryanne xxx

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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