Hello hello to you all, where ever in the world you are today! It’s Sunday and a damn fine day here in Cape Town – here is a pic taken out of my window right now!
Seriously, it’s winter here!!!
Today’s post marks my 150th! What?! Never in a bazzillion years did I ever think that I would write anything (let alone anything remotely intelligent or interesting) that people would give up some of their own precious time to even read! So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank each one of you who follows / reads / likes / comments on my little blog and enters the Made It challenge!!! I absolutely LOVE being a part of this amazing community of creative people who inspire / entertain / provoke (in a good way) me on so many levels ♥
Right, so before I show off the next batch on Made It entries – if you can wait a little longer – I was sitting down last night before bed, scrolling though the photo’s on my phone and had a little giggle to myself. The photos that ended up in my Photo Stream were either taken by my myself (who’s thinks that having some cool apps on ones iPhone makes one a pro!); naughty meddling kiddies; or photos sent either to my hubby or from my hubby as our usual form of communication. Who needs a diary anymore? Scrolling through some of these pics make me wonder what kind of crazy family I have!!! My Life This Past Few Days In Pictures
Taken on my way to “work” as the newly appointed Social Media nerd for my old real estate company – yeah I know….tough job!
Excited daughter and clearly-over-the-moon Dad about to see Justin Beiber!
Yip, this is about as much as we got to see too!!!
An attempt at knitting with some chunky cotton….
*groan* Mom’s been watching too much Master Chef again…
- Who needs a remote control??
No, not auditions for Halloween 13…just Dad asking what shin guards to buy for hockey playing teen!
Fab school outing at the beach (remember, its Winter!!!)
Apparently – according to other parents-of-teens – finding tons of pics like this on your phone is perfectly normal.
…and especially this
ended the week with the winner of Jam Tarts newsboy crochet hat!!!
Right, enough of that…..
MOVING ON TO THE NEW MAY MADE IT CHALLENGE ENTRIES!
Jelly Legs by Kakes Crafts
Hello little Octopus! This sweeeeet little chap was made by Kayleigh of Kakes Crafts, a regular Made It challenger. I’m sure there are going to be many many demands for one of these so Mums, be warned! (click on the link to see another pic of the little jelly legs….adorable!)
Shawl by MrsMac
Hello and welcome to MrsMac who has submitted this stunning, sparkly shawl in cotton viscose that she made for her mom! (I know my mom-in-law is going to squeal in delight at this one). Click here to go to her Ravely page where you will find the pattern, another pic of the front (it’s fabulous) and another beautiful shawl too!
Ocean Waves Afghan by Beatrice Ryan Designs
Welcome back to Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs. How beautiful is this Ocean Waves Afghan in the most sensational creams and greens?? A present for her daughter’s 17th birthday!!! This is a heirloom to be forever loved and cherished.
Diamonds Shawl by Gray
Doily by Gray
We have two exquisite and ever-so-delicate entries from the lovely Crochet by Gray! Firstly, I do not know where she gets her super powers from but frankly, I’m more than a little envious!! Read more about this gorgeous doily and diamond shawls she loving managed to whip up in the midst of her wonderfully busy life!!!
Retro Collar by DaniellaJoe
Everywhere I go I’m seeing crochet collars! DaniellaJoe is spot on money with what’s in fashion with this stunning Retro Collar. I absolutely adore the blaze of colours. I want one I want one I want one ♥
Pretty Daisy Chain by Little Poppits
Again, Moms beware because your little girls are going to be begging you for one of these beautiful Daisy Chains! The lovely Teresa from Little Poppits has not only delighted us with this necklace and daydreams of warm meadows but also posted a lovely pic of herself too!
I’m soooo thrilled to welcome another newbie to the challenge! Hello to Aviena of AvienaDawn who was inspired by this month’s official (unofficial?) theme of STASH BUSTING! And thank goodness for that because what a fabulous Granny Square Pillow!! I LOVE the colours and can’t believe how beautifully go together!
Ok, so I have a question to pose and I would love to hear your thoughts on this:
Last night, I was chatting to one of my friends who suggested that maybe the winner of the challenge should be picked based on votes as so much time and energy goes into each creation and it might be great to be the month’s favourite.
Hmmmm, well this got me thinking. Firstly, when I first started the challenge, I decided to do a random pick each month to keep things lighthearted and fun BUT now I’m wondering if maybe you’d prefer to win on merit rather than by chance???
SO, my question is:
WOULD YOU PREFER THE WINNER TO BE DETERMINED BY THE MOST VOTES OR RANDOMLY?
I’d love to hear what you think so please comment below! There’s no wrong or right answer but if there is strong feelings for votes v random then I will rethink things
As always, I am totally in awe of the fantastic entries! There’s still 9 days before we close the link for voting so, get your groove on! Click on FROGGY to add your LINK