July Made It – What do Grannies, Fierce and Not-So-Fierce Creatures, Windows, Hearts, Ushuaia, Rice and A Pincushion have in common?

Why, they’ve all made their way into July’s Made It challenge of course!!!

Just took this pic, ahhhh blue skies!

Just took this pic, ahhhh blue skies!

It’s the most beautiful, sunny Winters day here in the Cape and the kids and I have decided to take a picnic and spend the day lazying about at Kirstenbosch Gardens (here’s one of my very first newbie- blogger-cringe-worth posts about it) – possibly my favourite place on this earth. This is the last week of school holidays and am getting a little tough to keep them all occupied.

I was worried that I would be begged to take them to Ratanga Junction – a fun but hideously overpriced amusement park which is a logistical nightmare when it’s just you (hubby escaped to work) with a 16 (niece), a 13 year old daughter, a  7 year old daughter and a tiny tot boy who just cannot be reasonable!!  Thankfully, the Gardens seem to be a favourite place for them too as it was their suggestion to go. Don’t mind if I do! Hopefully I will get a chance to finish off my own entry

So before we get going, I’d love to show you the next lot of excellent entries!

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Granny Square Baby Blanket by Celeste

I was lucky enough to see (and touch) this cuddly blankie up close when we were in the UK last Christmas. This was crocheted by my very special friend Celeste for her newborn nephew, except – like most of us who set ourselves a time frame and fail miserably – it’s only just finished and he’s 15 months already!!!  I’m sure he doesn’t mind one bit though. I think that this is an exception first project and one that will no doubt be passed down from baba to baba.



Through The Window by Nice Piece Of Work


Crochet Heat Pad

Is there no end to Jill’s creativity?!! Step on up for more inspiration! What clever ideas – the window of love and a warm hug around the neck….ahhh.  I love this upcycled frame and of course, Jill’s made it look sooooo easy to make too. Someone commented that spotting the potential in something old is the trick! And crochet heat pads – a brilliant and quick-to-make gift! Hop over, there are easy to follow instructions both.



Pincushion by Serena Glynn

Last months winner Serena  aka The TeaCup Fairy has entered this delightful crocheted pincushion spool – ahhhh this is so sweet! You are in for a treat too – please go and visit her Facebook Page, where you will find all sorts of lovely creations. Seems Serena really is the TeaCup Fairy. Where else would you spy such delicious looking teapots!


Question: How do I keep my baby happy, snuggly and giggly by making sure that her favourite blanket AND favourite cuddly toy are always close at hand ???


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Baby Blanket with Teddy by O’Noodles

Genius!!! Have a look here for more pics from Jill of O’Noodles!


Fifi by Jill O’Noodles

Jill’s next entry is Fifi- the pretty pink Poodle and keeper of the loo rolls!  How fabulously retro is this – read here for the story of some reminiscing and how Fifi became to be!



A warm, fiery welcome to Nilkaras – we are so happy to have you aboard! This adorably fierce creature was knitted for her dragon-loving boyfriend – lucky guy. Ahh, this things we do for our men! The pattern is here on Ravely so please pop over and say hi and see more of Nilkaras’s fabulous projects



Ushuaia Wrap Bracelet by Knitnrun4sanity

Alice, please you family to leave you home alone more often! I’m blown away at what you managed to produce over one weekend – and how STUNNING all your makes are! This wrap bracelet is incredible (oh please please make one for a giveaway!), so colourful and so delicate. Please pop over and have a look at the rest of the treasures that the kids teachers are getting ♥


With that, I wish you all a fabulous day – I’ll be sunning myself and kicking back, hope you do too!


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April’s Made It – 33 is the new # to beat!

Yipeeee! We have had (and are still having – for the next 36 or so hours anyway) a BUMPER challenge this month with 33 awesome entries…and a few more to come if you get a move on!

Let me dive straight into the lovely new entries…

Sail Boats by Kakes Crafts

Like a lot of members, no Made It challenge would be the same without Kayleigh from Kakes Crafts! LOVE these crocheted sail boats which hang on the wall, made especially for her Mom and Dad’s new home – sweet! They are definitely going on my own list of projects-to-do (if I can possibly ever get over the fear of blocking)!!! Check out her post which has a great link to the original pattern 🙂


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Flower Foot Stool by YarnChick40

It just goes to show…when you persevere through your list of unfinished projects, the results are almost always MASSIVELY SATISFYING!  Well done to Lisa Victoria of Yarnchick40 for not scrapping this one. Your flower pouffe/footstool is gorgeous – the colours go beautifully together. This one’s a family heirloom for sure! 


Blocked Shawl by Knitnrun4sanity

I wanted to make this photo bigger so that you can truly appreciate the incredible stitching of this beautiful shawl!! Alice from Knitrun4sanity’s post about blocking – something, as I mentioned earlier, has always terrified me – is brilliant. The step by step explanation and the photos make the whole process look very exciting. Her shawl is absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g, don’t you agree!!!


Peppa Pig by ONoodles

I just love Jill from O’Noodles energy & colourful spirit – she always brings a smile to my heart and this little noodle didn’t disappoint! I am sticking my neck out here (being in South Africa and all) and I assume this is actually Peppa Pig? She is delightfully cute and happy! Please go and LIKE Jill’s Facebook page, I promise you will ADORE what you see and will have loads of fun browsing though all her photos 🙂



Mixed Prints by Mtetar


“UnPerfect Match” by Mtetar

I am delighted to show you another 2 wonderful entries by Mtetar. Wowwee, I am truly in awe of people who can not only sew but can creatively upcycle unused items into a whole host of other things! Click on this post, Mixed Prints and watch some material and an old jersey being transformed into  one, two THREE new items. So cool!

And this post, Unperfect Match for a super quick, zooped up denim jacket!

Truly inspiring ♥


So there we have it!!! We are getting very close to VOTING TIME so if you are hesitating about submitting an entry, DO IT NOW!!!

This lovely little yarn stash may be heading your way…

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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Bye for now ♥