November Made It Challenge – And it just keeeeps on getting better!

The November Made It challenge is not even a week old and already it’s produced an entire soccer team of beautiful babies (ok, if you count the subs too that is)!

WOW, I mean it when I say that it just keeps on getting better and better – the entries are sensational and we have TWO new incredible blogs to explore (coming up in my next post)  All in all, you’re in for a treat. It’s a pleasure heehee!

In the mix this evening we have 3 truly exquisite cowls (oh, I’m already missing winter…), a funky kiddies cardi, a colourful cozy Snoodie,  a sensational knitted top and a piece of mixed media art which left me yearning to whip out my (nonexistent) paint brushes and reach for my stash of buttons – getting creative is catchy!!!

Here they are – please click on each pic for the full “birth” stories of these amazing creations

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Snoodie by Beatrice Ryan Designs

So beautiful, so graceful, so trendy, so stylish…and the Snoodie is fab too!!  Another wonderful AMAZING GRACE free-pattern from the lovely Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Kids Cardi by Cute As A Button

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Quick Calm Cowl by Cute As A Button

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Cosy Cowl by Cute As A Button

Laura from Cute As A Button has been busy!! This is one of the cutest cardies EVER – with the sweetest buttons, naturally! These cowls are beautifully made – I adore the funky  colour combos. And besides a great eye for colour,  Laura is pretty good with her models too!

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Mantova Lacy Top by Knitxpressions

A labour of love…and totally worth all the incredible efforts!. For those of you who’ve been following the Mantova Reports of this sensational blouse…Ta Dah! Well done Knitxpressions, the detail is jaw-droppingly good! Please send us a pic of your aunt flaunting it!!!

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Mixed Media Art by Susan’s Musings

I LOVE new and exciting projects – and I’m feeling very inspired!!! How gorgeous is this bright happy piece of art by Susan of Susan’s Musings? Now I know what to do with my very large bottle of buttons, woohooo!
Enjoy browsing, I’ll be back soon
Love Maryanne
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October MADE IT challenge – Last of the entries comin’ up!

Hello everyone! Hope the weekend has been fun and relaxing.

I’m jumping right into the intros this eve ……  we have a record breaking 53 entries!!!! How FAB is that! Am just loving meeting new bloggers, seeing so many new amazing projects and knowing that we are all connecting, sharing, encouraging and having a whole lotta fun! Thank you all so much for taking the time and getting involved!  Right, right, voting is just around the corner so lemme get on with it!

 

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Pottery Pieces by Susan’s Musings

Pottery!! What a cute Christmas Tree… I love that we have some non-yarny entries this month and these gorgeous ceramic creations from Susan from Susan’s Musing are definitely making me want to whip out the clay and give it a go – the stamped plate & coaster look fantastic too (and very much up my alley too!). Such a lot of fun and the results look fantastic. Click on the pick to read more  ♥

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Baby Blanket by Alynnis Crochet

YAY, thank you & welcome to  Lynne from Alyniss Crochet for not only joining us, but for dazzling us with your scrumptious baby blanket – the edging is absolutely stunning! The colours work so well together – so soft, delicate and edible (well, to me anyway but I’m sure you agree!).  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed browsing Lynne’s Facebook – her crochet, colours and many stunning creations made me weak at the knees!

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Knitted Shawl by Melinda Reineke

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Spring / Christmas Wreath by Melinda Reineke

These next two entries are from Melinda Reineke, one of our Facebook page member and special family friend!!! Her floral  wreath is gorgeous (wow, the patience!). I love all the different flowers and embellishments, it looks incredible happy and perfect for the upcoming season. The wreath is made from a polystyrene base with a colourful knitted cover and lots of different crocheted flowers, added buttons and beads, all sewed in place with pearl-headed pins on some of them. Her beautiful soft shawl is made from a pattern called ‘Holden Shawlette’ and is knitted in Drops wool ♥

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Halloween Mandala by CrochetHome

The incredibly talented Nela from CrochetHome is back this month with this exciting, sleek, silky looking Halloween mandala – not to mention the totally captivating imagery! Looks like a delicately woven spiders web to me!!!! I would soooo Trick or Treat for this as my bounty wouldn’t you!

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Whooty Woo Hat by Craft Maniac Mommy

I just love it when bloggers I’ve know on Blogland  suddenly surprise me with an entry!!!!! Wooopee! Welcome to the lovely CraftManiacMommy – this has got to be one of the cutest, softest, squishiest, adorablest looking owl hat around – I just couldn’t resist posting the pic of the new owner of Whooty Woo….. yes, I am squealing with glee too!

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The cutest owlie EVER!

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I’m off now to post my second entry before the voting begins! Thanks again everyone, voting is going to be crazy hard this month!

Love Maryanne

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October MADE IT challenge – Another dose of magical entries

Hellooooooo!

Hope you are all having as wonderful week as I am….did I say that out loud. Yes, it’s been awesome. Stress free,  productive, busy….and it’s only Wednesday phew! I am really loving all the brilliant entries that are pouring in this month (hence why I am so behind in posting about them). So far we have 43, yip FORTY THREE entries and counting. Wahoooooo, this is going to be a record-breaking month, I’m sure of it!

Next in we have the lovely Millie from Millie On Her World who is back (yipee) again with two very delicious entries.

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For those who’ve been following the Made It, you will know then that Millie and Cupcakes are pretty much synonymous! The swirl on the “cupcap” is particularly scrumptious – and there’s a tutorial too! And all that teeny tiny fruit and veg and BISCUITS…eeek, I have a real thing for miniatures too. WOW,  I’ve never really known anyone who has actually made any so I  super impressed!

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The Blooming Flower by Cafe Crochet

Stashes. We all have them but what do we reallllly do with them? Thank you so much J.G from Cafe Crochet for painting a beautiful picture of what a stash (or tiny part of) can blossom into. The colours are gorgeous, very Spring-like and of course the petals are perfect for using up all  those small leftovers. My sad-looking couch could use a few of these happy Blooming Flower cushions to liven things up! Sigh, my “must -do ” list is growing yet again

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The Birthday Girl’s Sweater by Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Amazing Grace Headband by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Ahhhhh how cute! I adore this little sweater, complete with colourful “pleats” made by Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs for her little granddaughter – Happy Birthday sweetie pie!. Goodness gracious though, I am have no idea how she (and so many of you crochet-machines) manage to make so many amazing things in such a short time. And speaking of AMAZING, please visit Elena’s Amazing Grace posts where you will find these beautiful headbands and more in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and get involved if you can.

* I have to add something important here…On the topic of breast cancer awareness, I have personally not used regular deodorant for over three weeks now (most are known to contain parabens and other dangerous chemicals which have been detected in cancerous breast tissue). The only thing I’ve use is BICARBONATE OF SODA, yip REGULAR ‘OLE BAKING SODA – literally slapped on dry!!!  I’d been on the look out for ways to avoid my teenage daughter from having to use dangerous cosmetics and body product and came across this while searching the web. It’s been working 100% perfectly. It doesn’t stop one from sweating (that’s unnatural) but there’s been no odours at all. Anyway, I had to share so do yourself a huge favour and give it a try *

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Lonely Tree Shawl by Kake’s Crafts

I’ve heard plenty things about blocking but I can honestly say that except for one super interesting post by Alice of Knitnrun4sanity, I’ve hardly paid any attention whatsoever. Until now that is. This stunningly beautiful shawl made by Kayleigh of Kake’s Crafts looked fab in her first image but just came to life after it was blocked! The detail is so so beautiful, don’t you think!

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Knitting Needle Case by Love, Lucie

When I grow up (hahahahahahhahahaha) I want to be just like Lucie from Love, Lucie. I go a little weak at the knees when I see such lovely orderliness & beautifully stitched up packages of crisp, totally wantable fabric in which things (that I would normally cram drawers/boxes/annoying people) fit perfectly into. I then want to cry because I know I could never EVER sew like this, nor be even 1% as organised for that matter. Love love love it Lucie!!!

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I’m over the moon to introduce a new member to the Made It challenge! Welcome Susan from Susan’s Musing and thank you for joining in. Ok, sit down….Susan finished this amazing (the colours are sensational, aren’t they) Lucy– inspired Blue Waves Blanket in less than FOUR WEEKS, while working of other projects. AND it’s a gift!!!  I don’t think I’d be able part with such a master piece myself heehee. Amazing.

Thank you all who have entered so far! I’ll be back in a day or two with more

Love Maryanne

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