April Made It – Tango Tunic, Cute Cardi, Chick ‘n Bunny, a WOW before/after and a sweet Ladybird or two…

I must be getting OLD

Where have the days gone where I could go out on a 12 hour Hen Party marathon, dance the night away and bounce out of bed the next morning!??? I am only too happy I turned down most of the shots/cocktails/drinks that came my way but sadly still managed to crawl my way through Sunday feeling like a truck ran me over. We had a fun filled day however, starting with a life drawing art class (heehee…yes, this was FUN FUN FUN), followed by a Cuban dinner with the boys, a few pre wedding games, a little dancing, some fab’80’s music and pool playing (yeah, random I know!)


Still Life with Our Greek Adonis – just had to share!!!


The blushing bride-to-be


Two of my gorgeous sister-in-laws/fellow bridesmaids

With 5 sleeps to go, we are all frantically getting all the final preps in place for the wedding on Saturday…..and I should be practising my speech which I haven’t even written yet. Eeeeeeek!!!!

Luckily for me, I always seem to wait for the last second to get things done so with all things being equal, I should be able to pull something out the bag in the next 5 days……oh jeepers, I hope so!!!

So, as usual, I’m delighted to show off the latest Made It entries to you –  I’m sure that this next batch will inspire you as much as it has me- I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the Season-themed entries are coming in too!

First up we have not one, but TWO entries from Laura of Cute As A Button!

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Cute Cardigan by Cute As A Button

How delicious is this?!!! I can just imagine the little girl who is going to be gifted with this sweet cardi, spinning around and showing off her new pressie with utter glee in her face! The adorable little flowers just make it, don’t ya think!. The pattern looks amazing, so simple and so effective.

And from the producer of Timmy and Tamara, meet Chick and Bunny! Even though Laura doesn’t have kiddies of her own, she is Super Mom in my books…these little creatures were just whipped out of ….oh, barely nothing…just some yarn and fingers! Laura, this would have taken me EONS!!!!!!!!! Envious.com heehee

(ps, even though Chicky and Bunny have huge personalities, this pic would only upload in tiny!!!)

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Chick and Bunny by Cute As A Button


Welcome Welcome WELCOME to Heidi from MustHaveNow

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Tango Tunic by MustHaveNow

This beautiful Doris Chan inspired crocheted tunic is STUNNING and looks fab on you Heidi! The colours are gorgeous and the stitching is so delicate – this is definitely a garment for all seasons, so you nailed the theme on the head too!! I did some snooping and found some more of Heidi’s wonderful projects on Ravely, have a little looky 🙂


My heart melted when I saw this fantastic before & after from Laura of My House In Africa!!!

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Chair Love by My House in Africa

This wrought iron rocking chair is now the “go-to” place for peace and quite…and a spot of knitting of course! There’s always something beautiful about busting the budget and buying something special…it seems to mean that much more. I love that Laura opted for a burst of bright and wonderful colour – I can picture it rocking gently, under a blue sky…. on the “verandah”!!!!


Is Laura the sub-theme of the April Made It?!!!

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Ugly Bug Ball by Knitpurl83

Our 3rd LAURA…this time, from Knitpurl83!!!

Ugly Bug Ball would have been the last three words I would have used to describe these Lovely Lady BIrds!!!! And to top it off, they are “season” themed coasters too! Laura’s son is the inspiration behind these cutie-pies awwww….but it doesn’t stop here, Laura has lots more fun projects on the go….just to make us all feel like total failures heehee!!! Go and check them out here for links to the pattern xxx


Well, that’s all for tonight! Hope you enjoy browsing these great blogs as much as I have 🙂

 Oh, and don’t worry…I am working on a very super cool PRIZE for the winner this month, so keep a lookout, I will post a pic in the next day or two!

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Night Night ♥


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:


Rainbow Junkie Corner

Creative Granny


Nice Piece Of Work

Little Poppits




Rainbow Junkie Corner

Side view of Mini Pinny

The Stitch Sharer



Millie On Her World


Cute As A Button

millie's mittens

Millie On Her World

Here it is - my protoype.


Ripply Blanket 1

Cest La Vie

All Things Moz

Kake’s Crafts


Alyce’s Blog

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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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March is Making It happen!


What??? Really? Already!

I’ve just had a notification from WordPress to say that it’s my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

WOWeee how times flies! Well, there is no better time than right now to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who follow and read my humble posts – I appreciate every LIKE, love & cherish all your beautiful comments and am humbled by the awards that have been so generously given (I am still working on an awards thank you post, heehee). It’s been an amazing year and I have thoroughly enjoyed being in such great, inspiring and awesome company! YAY


As promised here are the next lovely lot of entries!

Crochet Lace Shawl by ONoodles

If you spend even 5 mins browsing Jill from ONoodles blog you will very soon get a tiny glimpse into a world of a very talented, fun and warmhearted lady. Jill makes a multitude of the most beautiful things, mainly from recycled goodies – the results are always breathtaking….just like this oh-so elegant silk shawl. Click on the pic which will take you to the gallery so you can look at this gorgeous garment up close ♥



DIY Felted Heart Elbow Patches by Millie On Her World

Ahhhhh, her heart on her sleeve…how very apt! Hello again to the whimsical Millie who’s creative spirit is impossible to ignore! These felted heart elbow patches are the sweetest things. There’s a step-by-step tutorial too, (showing yet another perfect use of a cookie cutter) which was very kindly photographed by her fab BF – we adore any man who takes this sensational skill seriously! Looking forward to seeing more patches Millie♥ 


Pretty Spring Bunting by Little Poppits

I ADORE bunting, who doesn’t, so I completely “get” Mommy Poppits’s addiction to make more and more, especially that I have only only just discovered the mystical joys of Granny square (more of that later). Check out her post here. If you haven’t already visited the happy home of  Little Poppits, you MUST, especially if you have children..or chickens! There are so many wonderful things to see, and do, and make and and and ♥


Rednose Day Crochet Coasters by Knitpurl83

I know from reading loads of other blog posts that Rednose Day is big in the UK so Laura from Knitpurl83 got on board with some friends and “created for charity”!! These gorgeous crochet coasters were made in the charity colours and check out her divine little cupcake too! All this, coming from someone who hasn’t been crocheting very long either – read her funny post Just call me captain hook – I think you will find that we all agree on this one!!! Well done Laura, such a wonderful thing to do ♥

Easter Tree by Rainbow Junkie Corner

*gasp of air* You did too, didn’t you!

Jane from Rainbow Junkie, you just keep on coming out with the most delicious goodies. It’s not just the Easter Eggs that look fantastic, it’s the whole Easter-Eggs-on-an Easter Tree thing that makes me a little weak at the knees! Thank you for your second entry and for rising to the Easter challenge too ♥


Crazy Coloured Cozies by Millie On Her World

Another second entry (love you!) from the magical Millie On Her World with these delightful, colourful, wantable, rainbow, crazy coloured cozy wrist warmers. Millie, these are screaming my name too! I have seen these before and just drooled over them – you actually MADE THEM, yahoooo to you!  I know of someone else around here that is looking to make a pair…hmmmmm Jill??? ♥



When Timmy Met Tamara by Cute As A Button

“It must be love,love love…..” Being the visual person I am,  I’m a bit of a sucker for cute-crochet-aminal-photo-love-stories! You just HAVE TO pop over and see the tale of  When Timmy met Tamara unfold, brilliantly produced by the clever, talented Laura from Cute As A Button. The teeny tiny flowers on Tamara completed the whole experience for me!!! ♥


Vicia Mitts by Knitrun4sanity

Ladies, we have the newest and COOLEST CROCHET CELEB in.the.house!!!

! Alice from Knitrun4sanity has just been…wait for it….PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!

Her Vicia Mitts were chosen for The Crochet Projects brand new Spring Summer collection. How awesome is that?!! They look fantastic, ever so delicate which is so true to her style. Well done Alice, you are so talented and inspiring ♥


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WIP – Giant Ripply Blanket by Cest La Vie

A sea of colour

We have a “first” in the Made It challenge! Tara from Cest La Vie shared her incredible (half way through) giant ripply blanket with us but asked to make it ineligible for voting….

PFFFT is what I say!!! This is SOOO eligble for voting, for drooling over, for winning! We just can’t wait to see the final product.

Tara’s fabulous blog is filled with shared stories, adventures, books recipes, BEADS, pics and loads more lovely and interesting things!! Go and pay her a visit and give her props! ♥


*** I’ve never liked rules much so, just for the record, you are so welcome to enter any WIP’s you may be working on. These labour-of-loves can often take more months than you care to tick off so enter them – you may need the encouragement to get it done! ***

Well, that’s all for now. I will be back soon with more lovlies to share with you. In the meantime, I’ve been bitten by the Granny “Yummy Mummy” Sqaure bug and now need figure out how I can turn these babies into something…um… Eastery!!!!!



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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.


“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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IMG_1578100_6676Tunisian Wire Bracelet



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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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