The Christmas Made It – WINNER!

A ginormous thank you once again to everyone for taking part in the Made It, for your comments of encouragement, your ooooh’s & aaaah’s, your LIKES and of course for  VTING! Another fabulously fun month, jam packed with incredible creations and oozing with talent

So who is the lucky winner you ask?

dec winnerCongratulations Sandra! Thank you for joining in – your amazing talents have certainly dropped a few jaws around here, I can tell ya! Your lovely prize of 12 x Vinnis Colours Serina 100% Bamboo will be posted to you soon soon. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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Oh, and as this month’s winner, you also get this badge to display on your blog (if you wish, of course)

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The Voter’s Choice Award

I must say, the competition is always tough and it’s never easy deciding how to spread your votes and this month was no different. It was really neck-on-neck there until the very end but the Voter’s Choice Award goes to these two cutie pies!

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Nicholas and Jessica by Live Love Lake

Congrats to Sandy from Live Love Lake and thank you for entering your two delicious Christmas bunnies, they certainly added their wonderful charm to the challenge

Here is your badge to wear on your blog ♥

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Thanks again everyone, that was so much fun. I think I’ll give you all the rest of the month off so you can stock up for the February Made It challenge, who knows…maybe I too will actually get it together to enter a few things! #newyearsresolutions hahah!

See you soon

Love Maryanne

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The Christmas Made It – Back! With lots more entries too

~ Happy New Year ~

Wishing each and every one of you a magical 2014 filled with love, peace & happiness…and of course lots of time for all things crafty!

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Filthy Feet

Well, I’m back from a great camping holiday with family & friends – filthy smiling faces, piles of washing, content kids – all great signs of a happy holiday. What the heck was I thinking when I said I would be updating the Made It from the inside of a forest in the middle of nowhere??? Actually, it was heavenly not having contact with the outside world for a while and seeing all kids enjoy the freedom of running around, playing & swimming without the usual nagging question “can I play on the i Pad/phone/laptop/TV…..?” Ahhhh, bliss! Here’s to a lots more of the “real stuff” this year

So, um, a few days late…here are the rest of this months fabulous entries…

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FO Agents of Shield Scarf by Stitched ‘n Scaps

For those of you who have want to try double knitting, you MUST read Pia from Stitches ‘n Scraps ‘s brilliant post where she gives a tons of useful tips while making this AMAZING  FO Agents of Shield Scarf– the first of two being made for twins boys. (in case you had no idea what that was, I googled it and Agents of Shield  it’s a popular kids TV show in the US). The scarf is reversible with an insanely difficultly looking hex pattern which works a treat! No doubt there’ll be two very happy recipients

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Yarnbomb Wishes by Nice Piece Of Work

Spreading her wonderful and unique type season cheer this year is the lovely Jill from Nice Piece of Work! This beautifully bright and happy Yarnbomb greeting was placed at the entrance of her apartment complex. Hmmmmm, I wonder if there was even one single resident who had no idea who this bomber was…..?!

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Mae’s Happy Feet by Vu Chickens

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Jonah’s Slippers Of Many Colours by Vu Chickens

From filthy feet to Melissa of Vu Chickens  two pairs of Happy Feet! I’m pretty sure you cannot get cosier slippers than these beautiful thrummed ones belonging to Mae and Jonah ….not only expertly knitted by Mom (with a little help from two very able children I might add), but loving made from home spun wool too. These are sensational and perfect for some extra sliding around the house!

 

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Crochet Key Rings by Rainbow Junkie Corner

Finally, we get to see what Jane from Rainbow Junkie Corner  was working on in the run up towards Christmas. These fun and fabulous amigurumi figure  crochet key rings, each so well thought up, are beautifully made and incredibly cute.  Such a great gift idea, especially for those hard-to-buy for men!

 

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My First Sweater by Sandra Hernandez

WOW, not only has Sandra from Sandra Hernandez Make got a great eye for colour (yellow &  grey being a favourite combo of mine, but I’ve never had the guts to wear them together), she must have the patience of an angel. Here is her first sweater, knitted with such an intricate design which is ALL HER OWN! WOW, I’m very much looking forward to seeing more….

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Cushion Cover by Kake’s Crafts

Ripples! Who doesn’t love this pattern. The lovely Kayleigh of Kake’s Crafts‘s gorgeous ripply cushion cover came out beautifully! Again, the colour combo is stunning & very effective and the little heart buttons finish it off so well  – a perfect gift even if it took a while to make.

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Teddy Bear by Empress 27

Ahhhhh, I love old-fashioned teddies and this hand-made teddy bear by Kaiserin of Empress 27 looks exactly like it should – even with the eyes not on yet hee hee. This little chap (and his friend, click on the pic for more about him) looked so fun to make…I easily can see how people get addicted!

And finally…..

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Nicholas and Jessica

A match made in Christmas Heaven! The incredibly talented Sandy of Live Love Lake has entered her two AMAZING Christmas bunnies  Nicholas and Jessica  this month. Not only do they look like the happiest couple in town, I have a feeling they will be making their annual Christmas appearance for many many years to come!

Because of my tardiness, I am leaving the collection open until midnight tomorrow the 4th Jan for any late entries so please go ahead and add your link. Voting will start then and end on the 7th Jan and the winner announced shortly there after…

Thank you all for entering, for reading and happy browsing!

Love Maryanne

TO ADD YOURS, CLICK ON THE PINK LINK BELOW

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~The Prize~

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The Christmas Made It – Our first entries and a mighty man

(***I actually posted this yesterday by scheduling it to publish a bit later in the day and I somehow manage to make the date 6 months ago! So juuuuust in case you missed it….***)

I don’t think that there are many people today that haven’t heard or been touched by the news that our beloved Madiba passed away last night. Wow, what a legend!

I must say, I don’t feel the sadness I thought I would. Instead I feel so happy that he is finally free of the life support he’s been on for the past 6 months, (and if you believe any of the other theories that have made their rounds, perhaps he actually did leave us all those months ago). Either way he is finally free and we are free to honour, love & respect him in the dignified way that is so deserving  of this great soul. Instead of sadness, I feel humbled & proud of what everything he stood for, for uniting not only a nation but the entire world and for paving a way out of the darkness for us all.

Tata Madiba, may you rest in peace and may we carry on your legacy of unity and peace ♥

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 On that high note, here are the first three entries into the Christmas challenge! I’m loving how our little  Made It family is growing…

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Gorro de Osito con bufanda by Sandra Hernandez Make

A very warm welcome to Sandra from Sandra Hernández from Holland, we are thrilled to have you join in.Her knitted Bear Hat Scarf is sensational – so soft and warm looking and of course the ears just make it! I absolutely loved browsing Sandra’s blog – her love of animals, her creativity, talent and adventurous spirit are evident in every single post – go on, have a look and enjoy!

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House Bookmarks by Made By Patch

Two months in a row? – snowing rainbows indeed heehee!!  So happy to have you the super clever and talented Trish from Made By Patch back in the challenge this month. WOW, out doing herself again too with these stunning  bookmarks, so beautifully sewn. Each little house is so sweet with its own special character and I adore the little tags too. Perfect gifts for anyone, young or old!

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Non-Christmassy Christmas Dress by Mrs Macs Crochet

Ahhh  how gorgeous! This “girly, but not too frilly” crochet dress was made by Mrs Mac of Mrs Macs Crochet for a friends little 6 month old daughter.  Well, she definitely for the brief right, it’s the perfect balance of sweetness and pretty girlyness. Oh, and the cute vintage little buttons (more pics on the post so click on the pic) were the ones Mrs Mac won from Tamara in the July Made It – how awesome!!!

That’s is for now – to enter the challenge click on the PINK LINK to add yours!

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The Christmas Made It – Our first entries and a mighty man

I don’t think that there are many people today that haven’t heard or been touched by the news that our beloved Madiba passed away last night. Wow, what a legend!

I must say, I don’t feel the sadness I thought I would. Instead I feel so happy that he is finally free of the life support he’s been on for the past 6 months, (and if you believe any of the other theories that have made their rounds, perhaps he actually did leave us all those months ago). Either way he is finally free and we are free to honour, love & respect him in the dignified way that is so deserving  of this great soul. Instead of sadness, I feel humbled & proud of what everything he stood for, for uniting not only a nation but the entire world and for paving a way out of the darkness for us all.

Tata Madiba, may you rest in peace and may we carry on your legacy of unity and peace ♥

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 On that high note, here are the first three entries into the Christmas challenge! I’m loving how our little  Made It family is growing…

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Gorro de Osito con bufanda by Sandra Hernandez Make

A very warm welcome to Sandra from Sandra Hernández from Holland, we are thrilled to have you join in.Her knitted Bear Hat Scarf is sensational – so soft and warm looking and of course the ears just make it! I absolutely loved browsing Sandra’s blog – her love of animals, her creativity, talent and adventurous spirit are evident in every single post – go on, have a look and enjoy!

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House Bookmarks by Made By Patch

Two months in a row? – snowing rainbows indeed heehee!!  So happy to have you the super clever and talented Trish from Made By Patch back in the challenge this month. WOW, out doing herself again too with these stunning  bookmarks, so beautifully sewn. Each little house is so sweet with its own special character and I adore the little tags too. Perfect gifts for anyone, young or old!

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Non-Christmassy Christmas Dress by Mrs Macs Crochet

Ahhh  how gorgeous! This “girly, but not too frilly” crochet dress was made by Mrs Mac of Mrs Macs Crochet for a friends little 6 month old daughter.  Well, she definitely for the brief right, it’s the perfect balance of sweetness and pretty girlyness. Oh, and the cute vintage little buttons (more pics on the post so click on the pic) were the ones Mrs Mac won from Tamara in the July Made It – how awesome!!!

That’s is for now – to enter the challenge click on the PINK LINK to add yours!

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