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Did you hear that?

That was the sound of the FEBRUARY “MADE IT” CHALLENGE being officially…



With it being the month of LUURVE, will we be seeing lots of these, I wonder?

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crochet hearts, vinnis bambi

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Who knows?!!

Soooo looking forward to seeing what you lovely peeps submit!

Let’s get this show on the road – who’s first?


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October’s Made It is off with a…..sassy start!

Once again, a huge congrats to Patricia from DaniellaJoe for winning this Sept’s Made It challenge (Jill, I too have to completely revise my mental picture!) and to Jill for donating this prize!

Thank you all for your comments to yesterday’s post!  I know that bunting was a popular guess but I think Trish from MadeByPatch is on the money with her guess……yes, its KNICKERS!!



These pretty little draws were made my Lana, my step-mom (just for the record, I abhor the word “step” and am so happy that we both share a love of yarn!) Here’s what she had to say about them…


“This piece of wood has been on display next to our fireplace for ages, and every time I looked at it I thought it needed covering up of some sort.  Painting is too permanent, so when the time for our Craft market in Stanford came around, I decided to use it as a prop on my table, suitable attired for Spring.  Please note there is even a front and back.  It is now back in its original place displaying a modicum of decency”




Thanks Lana, these knickers are fantastic and will surely set the mood for Octobers’ challenge!


Okay, one last bit of business – if you would like to donate this month’s prize please email me on The size of the prize doesn’t matter at all  – it’s a great opportunity to connect!


 ****Click on the photo or Froggy to submit your entry****

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Warning. Can cause Inspiration. Side effects include the urge to replicate.

Where the heck did Summer go? Hello from a cold, blowy, rainy Cape Town…a place famous for having “4 seasons in a day”.

We have another two entries into the Made It challenge and boy oh boy, they are Goooooood!

Rene from Living in Sunny South Africa – who is a machine, by the way  – has entered this absolutely beautiful summer cardi.  I love it and am inspired to attempt to make one, as I’m sure you all are!

This months entry from our lovely Rainbow Junkie is this super stylish Peg Bag – doing the laundry just got a whole lot better…and a stack more glamourous!!!


Thank you so much ladies 🙂

That’s 9 entries so far – If you  haven’t entered yet and are wondering if this is the month for you to do it?

It is 🙂

Just a reminder of what’s up for grabs…

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Jam Tart Mirror

Ta Da! Jill from Nice Piece of Work is giving away one of her gorgeous mirrors.

I am running off now assemble my post for the Made It – yes, yes…I have actually finished!

Catch you later

As alway, click below to enter!

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Entries Galore!

Happy Monday Y’all!!!

I don’t think I have ever attacked a Monday with so much enthusiasm – I am usually optimistically cautious when it comes to (arguably) the most unpopular day of the week. I mostly start it with a long and tiresome list of things I need to drag myself through. Admittedly, my attitude does warm up by the afternoon to the great relief of everyone around me!

But today is different…I have soooo many things that I am super super about and can’t wait to get my grubby paws into – hang on, let me make a list of thing I am going to be sharing with you

  • Firstly (and the reason for this post), we have lots more entries to the Made It challenge!!! woohoooooooo
  • Woolhogs received 3 award nominations this weekend from bloggers I LOVE and admire, and consider my buddies  – I am so grateful for the recognition and will be frantically busy working on my responses in the next few days 🙂
  • We are taking part in our first ever market this Saturday – a spring fair – and am frantically trying to make all sorts of spring-like goodies that we can offer alongside our wool. I have very cunningly decided that these will be my entry to the Made It challenge!
  • And the BEST news of all…..My 6 year old niece Amy, who was diagnosed with an incurable kidney disease called FSGS when she was 18 months old, has FINALLY been given the incredibly wonderful news that she will be getting a new kidney next month!!!! More on this in an upcoming post.

I am ecstatic that we have some newbies to this months challenge and have a warm, fuzzy heart for all you “regulars” THANK YOU ALL!

Sooooo, let me kick this Monday in gear by showing off our entries. 

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The lovely Millie is back with these beautiful Tsumani Kanashis –  you are going to want to check these out!!!!

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We have our first NEWBIE yay – Veldagia from LoopyPinkContemplation has just made our collective lives easier with her tutorial for her crochet hook case!

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Our Defending Champion (heehee) Rene from Living in Sunny South Africa has another sensational shawl. WOW, aren’t those colours brilliant ?! I would never have the guts to put them together – they look stunning!

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Funny Lady and veteran Made It entrant Jill, from Nice Piece of Work‘s fabric flower is blooming brilliant – I laughed out loud reading her tutorial….ahhh Jill, you are a hoot!


woolhogs, made it challenge, wrist warmersA very warm welcome to another new entrant CrocKnits who is also new to wordpress so go on over and say hi!! Her lovely Wrist Warmers are the perfect project for all the left over yarn that no one know what the heck to do with!!

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And another huge bear-hug welcome to Katie from Spinning Some Yarns and her gorgeous Multicoloured Cowl – and yes, I totally agree – cowls are addictive!!!

So there you have it folks – I have just ticked the first thing off my list!

Enjoy browsing these all these wonderful blogs.  Now, must run and fling myself into this fabulous day – Catch you later!

As alway, click below to enter!

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September “Made It” is under way – with a very cool prize too!

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Yes, we have our first Spring/Autumn entry…


Thank you to the lovely DanielleJoe for her gorgeous crocheted squares – click here for the original post!

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I will only be posting again once I have a few entries to share so keep an eye out 🙂


I am super excited to tell you that this months prize is being given by the lovely, the talented and funny Jill from Nice Piece of Work!!!

(are you standing and applauding too?!)

This UBER stunning mosaic mirror measures 16.5 by 12.5 cm and comes with its own handmade wire stand. Well worth winning don’t you think?!! (as Rainbow Junkie said – the only pity is that there is only one winner).

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Jam Tart Mirror

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If you are a Facebook user, go and LIKE Jill’s Jam Tarts page – its fab

Good luck with all the new projects – let’s get this Sept challenge rolling!

Please **** REBLOG this post*** and let’s get more lovely folk involved!


September “Made It” challenge – (and a cheeky ask at the end!)

Really? A new month?? Already???

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Yes, the months they do roll into each other rather quickly, don’t they!

But that doesn’t scare us! Naaaah.  Its SPRING here in the South Hemisphere, AUTUMN in the Northern and that gives us all an excuse to made something shiny and new, yipeee!

So, what ya gonna make?! Something warm and cosy? Something soft and floral?

Can’t wait to see what this month produces 🙂

We would like to thank you all for your previous entries for July and August – how awesome . Just take a look at all this talent!!!!

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Please **** REBLOG this post*** and let’s get more lovely folk involved!

~ Oh yes, the PRIZE ~

I am going to “open the floor” and invite any of you to donate this months prize! It doesn’t have to be big, it just has to come with love and be something that you would like to share – you know how we all love giveaways!!!!

If you are keen, please email me

“Made It” challenge – August, we have a winner!!!

…who is it going to be, strutting her stuff down the red carpet? hmmmm……

well, who is it??????

Winner of the Made It challenge…..

Its none other than…..


*********      RENE from Living in Sunny South Africa   **********  for her beautifully knitted shawl!!!!  If you haven’t been to visit this lovely lady yet, do so NOW – inspiration guaranteed!!!!

Congrats Rene! Thank you for taking part – we all look forward to more, more, more of your wonderfulness!

I also want to thank each and every one of you for taking part, sharing your incredible creativity and for your friendship and inspiration. I am, once again, overwhelmed and encouraged by your participation and am so grateful that we get to share in each other’s day to day projects and aspirations…..Awesome!!!

Ok ok, mushiness over!

I am extending the invitation for anyone of you (whether you have taken part or not) to become the HOST of next month’s challenge. I am very happy to continue to host the Made It, but if you are keen to be the next bearer of this….

then please email me at…it’s a great way to connect with your blog followers (plus I will be here every step to make sure that you know what to do!!)

Love Maryanne






“Made It” challenge – Let’s get VOTING!!!


Voting is open for this month’s Made It challenge entries WOOOHOOOO

REBLOG this and SHARE the LOVE – who knows, we may pick up some new challengers along the way!

Voting is just for fun and has absolutely no influence on who wins! But it is a great way of saying “I like what see”, “well done ladies”, “I’m super inspired”….You get it!


“Made It” challenge – VERY Sexy Hexies!!!


OOOOoohhhhh,  theses may be the most gorgeous hexies I’ve seen! Check out this beautiful, colourful iPad bag cleverly made by the lovely Trish from MadeByPatch. Oh dear, don’t know about you but my list of “ooh must try that”‘s is getting very loooooooong!

Stunning Trish, well done. Pop over here to read her post!!!

For those of your scrambling to get your entry in to the Made It challenge, you have proximately  1d 8h 2m and 43 secs to do so!!!!!

  1. MAKE SOMETHING (anything at all, really!)
  2. BLOG IT