The September Made It – Crochet Happiness

Hello! I was hoping to have this post out yesterday, and a follow up today, but alas, I found myself strangely unable to leave my couch…


….more about this later project wink wink


Let’s get on with the next bunch of fabulous entries!


Crochet Hooker Storage by Yarn Chick 40

¬†Right, everyone pay attention: Stop what you are doing, grab some yarn and a hook AND MAKE ONE OF THESE RIGHT NOW. ¬†One of our favourite hookers Lisa-Victoria from Yarn Chick 40 clearly did just that after seeing Jane of¬†Rainbow Junkie’s awesome tutorial for a crochet hook pouch and it turned out beautifully in blue & white stripes. That’s right ladies, no more fumbling for hooks in the dark depths of your lounge suit, YEAH!


Brenda The Ballerina by Love, Lucie

Brenda The Ballerina by Love, Lucie

Just look at her….Sitting pretty and poised with a slight far-away look in her eyes and every bit the agile, elegant, graceful ballerina she is! Meet Brenda, the most delectable ballerina I ever did meet. So perfectly made in a selection of soft pastel cottons and so beautifully dressed in her ruffled tutu and ballet pumps. Of course, you have to agree, we have come to expect to be delighted by Lucie of Love, Lucie‘s magical creations ūüôā



Owl Beanie by JG Burdette

Forget about cupcakes, it’s actually the BEANIE that has taken over the imagination and become the new obsession of men, women and children all over the world. But, it is the incredibly captivating OWL (yes, not even the minion) that has taken the number one spot on the list of Most Wanted. If you don’t have/want/dream of one, you are a stone cold-hearted person!¬†Thank you JG¬†Burdette for your bright and beautiful owl, she is so worth all that weaving in of ends!



Giant Granny Square Blanket by Nicki Ashton

My my MY, what ¬†a beauty! Another sensational blanket into the mix this month. This mind-boggling Giant Granny Square Blanket was made (over two years!) by a beautiful friend of mine, Nicki Ashton who “claims” to be a novice…..pfft. ¬†Not only does her blanket smack of hip ‘n trendy (and let’s face it, the humble Granny is anything but), this is colour on steroids, an heirloom and a gigantic feat! Well done Nicki…



Little Miss Giraffe by Fabulous Beanies

And to continue the legacy of beanies….do yourself a favour and feast your eyes on all of Diane of Fabulous Beanies’s creations¬†(click on the link to her Facebook page and view the ¬†albums). And if you haven’t quite been woo’ed enough, let me introduce you to Little Miss Giraffe-an ADORABLE crocheted outfit for a newborn. It’s really doesn’t get cuter than this!


Thank you ladies for your amazing entries, I’ll be back with more entries soon

 Love Maryanne



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The MAY Made It Challenge – Butterflies, Ufo’s, Roses and Mushrooms

Happy Mother’s Day! (i know it’s not¬†M’sD everywhere in the world, but still) I’ve seen many fab photos and captions over the last couple of days but this one is by far my favourite…


Says it all, doesn’t it!!!

I’ve just had the most wonderful day with my folks, my hubby and kids but wishing we could have added a few more absent¬†family members to the day. It’s so sad when half of your family live on the opposite hemisphere…sigh. Even so, we had a lovely lazy lunch and I have just about enough energy for this post heehee!

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But with so many wonderful entries in the challenge so far, I’d better get on with introducing them to you – here are the next four!



Easter Butterflies by Rainbow Junkie

I am delighted to see¬†another beautiful Easter tree by the talented and ridiculously creative Jane from Rainbow Junkie. ¬†If you click on the pic, you will see her previous one¬†which was adorned by an assortment of crocheted eggs, crosses, flowers and, or course, ¬†a sweet little bunny. These rainbow butterflies are absolutely beautiful and so delicately made¬†– and yes, there’s a link to the pattern too YAY!



“Made with Love and Yarn” by Bev Barret

This cosy rosy baby blanket was made by one of my Woolhogs Facebook page members, Bev Barret – one that she made and DESIGNED herself!!! When I asked Bev to tell me a little more about how she made it, she¬†described it as¬†¬†“made with love and yarn” .¬†I love that answer – pretty much sums up how most¬†of our yarny creations born are born. ¬†Stunning Bev, we want more!!!



UFO#4 by YarnChick40

Now what self respecting, ¬†little-matchy-matchy-crazy-cat-lady/hooker-corner-maker wouldn’t need some seriously cool matchy-matchy illumination hmmmm??? Ta-Dah! And another wonderfully blue-black-and-white signature piece (titled UFO#4 hahahah, she cracks me up) from our very own YarnChick40!



Funky Foam and Felt Mushroom Bobbin Saver by SquareBird

YAY, please welcome May’s first newcomer to the challenge *rubs hands gleefully* Hello to SquareBird 201 of SquareBird Craft A Day who has amazingly challenged herself to creating…yes, as her blog name clearly suggests, ¬†a craft A DAY for 2014! ¬†WOW…do yourself a favour and pop over for a browse around. There is soooo much to see your to-do-lists are going to take a beating! How great is this Funky Foam And Felt Mushroom Bobbin Saver!!


That’s all for tonight, be back soon

Love Maryanne





Thank you to this months prize giver,  Lucie from Love, Lucie This fabulous Owl Cushion is up for grabs this month!

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The March Made It – Toasters gets cold too, you know

Heehee I just love the beautifully zany and enormously talented Lisa from Yarn Chic 40¬†–¬†Check out her super funky “hippyfied” (thanks Tamara) toaster cozy, her latest entry in the Made It!

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“There‚Äôs this cool little lady that drives around town in a yellow VW bug with flower power & peace sign stickers all over it. ¬†I met her recently. ¬†Her toaster was cold. ¬†I made her a new toaster cozy – Lisa”


There’s still 2 more days to enter so click on the link below to add yours!

~ This months PRIZE ~

Newsboy “Blinged Up” hat made¬†by the wonderfully talented¬†Jill of Nice Piece Of Work!

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Bling Newsboy Hat by Jill from Nice Piece Of Work



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