My little blog is two years old this week!!!


I can hardly believe it, but this week sees the second anniversary of Made with Loops. This morning I checked my diary to make sure I have in my head all important items for this week, and there it was…a circled entry reading:”Blog – 2nd anniversary!”.

From humble beginnings writing the first post in April 2012, this little space of mine has evolved into a place where I share my many studio moments with you, as well as traveling adventures and many other snippets from my life, sometimes important and other times totally trivial. During the past two years I have met many like minded people, have made many new friends, and this little creative place of mine couldn’t exist without all of you lovely and faithful followers.

So, I am thinking these celebrations need a little something to spruce them up…


…yes they do…

To celebrate two exciting years of yarn adventures I will have a yummy scrummy give-away feast…


…here is what you can win:

2 x 50g each of Debbie Bliss Prima in blue and turquoise – this is 80% Bamboo/20% Merino Wool – plus

2 x 50g of Louisa Harding Mariposa – 52% Viscose/48% Cotton – plus

Easy Crochet Flowers by Nikki Trench – 30 projects to make for your home and to wear

Well,…what do you think?

Would you like to be in it to win it?

Here is what you have to do:

Subscribe to the blog and leave a comment telling me what it is you particularly like about this blog and what you might like to see more of. That’s it – Easy!!!

I will draw the winner next Monday, 28 April 2014, when I return from my workshop trip in Germany.

Well, what are you waiting for, go and leave that comment right now, and don’t forget to include your e-mail address so that I can get in touch with you should you win.


Thank you again for you ongoing support, and here is to many more yarny ramblings!

Good luck to you all!


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  • Fatema

    Happy birthday for your pretty blog.
    I met the blog from your account on instgram.
    Where I followed you in instgram for long time. and i love your post, Especially anything related to crochet and your lovely colors..

    I love your work, patterns and everything in the blog. It’s really distinctive.
    I wish you success always

  • Sabine

    Schaue immer gern bei Deinem Blog vorbei. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Bloggeburtstag. Viele Grüsse Sabine

  • ChrisTine

    Alles Gute Zum Blog Geburtstag und auf weitere viele schöne Blogjahre! Eine meiner liebsten “Inspirationsklaustellen” 😉

  • Jackie Roberts

    I follow you on instagram and now on your blog which i think is lovely and gives me inspiration .

  • Tina

    Heike your blog is pure inspiration filled with lots of color and wonderful ideas. Happy anniversary!

  • Kerry

    Happy blogiversary. Those giveaway colours are to die for.

  • Jane Scott

    Follow you on instagram (which I am new to) so have recently found your blog, very inspirational xx

  • Penny

    I follow you on Instagram and have just discovered your blog, I am a beginner crochet-er and find your work inspiring. It is so encouraging to see others’ successes and I find that here. Congratulations on 2 years!

  • Gemma Rice

    Your blog has inspired me to improve my knitting. Your patterns and quality of your work is amazing. I love everything about your blog so please don’t change it. Happy Blog-iversary btw 🙂

  • Kerriface

    I follow you on Instagram and I love your work! Happy birthday to your blog!

  • Tracey at yarn and pencil

    Happy Blogiversary 🙂
    Tracey x

  • Michele Pinney

    I am always inspired by your blog so please don’t change anything as you can’t tamper with perfection.

  • mutti

    Hallo Heike,

    ich finde es toll das du so viele gute Wuensche erhalten hast.
    Mach so weiter und du wirst viel Freude haben xx

  • jacquie harrison

    Just want to say a big Happy Blog Birthday to you Heike ! You was one of my first inspirational blogs that I came upon via instagram when I joined up ! Your wonderful work is beyond amazing …and I have to say a massive thankyou for totally inspiring me throughout the year ! …I so enjoyed taking part in your homely blanket quest and hope for many more encouraging projects from you !! Above all else keep up with your fantastic work that you do xxx

  • Marianne Dekkers-Roos

    Dear Heike,

    Happy Blogiversary!!! I love visiting your blog for a lot of reasons! Firstly: an enormous amount of inspiration, whether is it color- or patternwise. And I really love how you so generously share so many of your wonderful creations for free with all of us and this gives me the opportunity to say a big “THANK YOU” for doing so! Many happy blog-return, honey! Love, Marianne

  • Simone

    Hi Heike,
    I follow your blog with bloglovin and enjoy every blogpost. Although we see more of eachother on Instagram a blog gives you more space, and that is nice. Ypu have so many beautiful things to show and tell and I Would not want to see it any other way. So, I hope you keep inspiring us. Let’s colour the world around us with yarn! X Simone_gb

  • Lisa

    Love your creativity! Your photos totally inspire me! Thank you for sharing your creations. :). ~Lisa

  • Susan House

    I have been knitting for more years than I care to remember but crochet has always defeated me. I find your blog very inspiring. Your use of colour & photographs are so beautiful. I subscribed to your blog some time ago & I also follow you on FB & Instagram.

  • Susan House

    I have been knitting for more years than I care to remember but crochet has always defeated me until recentainly! I find your blog so inspiring, your use of colour & the photographs have made me more determined. I’m getting there slowly. I enjoy a challenge !! I also follow you on FB & Instagram. I had already subscribed to your blog !

  • Melissa

    I have been reading your blog for a year and I absolutely love it! The colors you choose for your projects are right up my alley, and I have been inspired by many of your beauties. I’m not sure if your Nordic Shawl or the fabulously pastel table runner is my favorite! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent with us. It is always a pleasure to visit.

  • Danica

    I am new to crochet and knitting as of the end of last year. I love all the yummy eye candy your blog provides! Happy Bloggy Birthday! Danica

  • Hanne

    Happy Anniversary to your lovely blog! I love reading your blog because it is positive and full of vibrant colours. I have learnt a lot from taking part in your Homely Blanket Quest and I am following your mood squares with interest!

    To many, many more years of inspiration………xx

  • Juliette Parker

    What an adorable blog, so fresh and inspiring and found my way here via instagram. All the things I adore are here; knitting and crochet in achieveable sizes/shapes. My first project is going to be the lovely little flower corsage, so thank you for your inspiration…in a mad mad world you need your ‘fix’.

  • Marta Mitchell

    Hi, I’m new to your blog, I saw your post in instagram. I’m so glad I had a look, everything is so inspiring! I love your use of colour, it makes me smile 🙂 I would like to see more crochet, simply because it’s my favourite thing!
    Marta xx

  • Shannon
  • laura maxell @ Love The Blue Bird

    I love the crochet you do. I follow you on Instagram but this is the first time I have visited your blog. I really like your tea light candle cover pattern and the squares you’re doing for your mood blanket. I would love to see a lot more crochet 🙂

    Thanks for such a wonderful contest.
    Happy Anniversary!

  • Jen

    Hi! 🙂 I follow you on IG and did not realize that I was reading your blog long before I found you on IG. It’s always inspirational and positive, lot’s of crochet (which I LOVE!) and knitting (which makes me become a good knitter, I am just a very beginner there), beautiful pictures and COLORS! It makes me feel good, it make me want to create!.. Happy Birthday to this wonderful place and many more to come! Good luck and lots of sunshine to you, Heike 🙂

  • Alicia Ellenich

    I love reading your blog, I love all your wonderful designs and the personal touch you add by sharing your travels. Keep doing what you do, you are very inspiring. Love your IG feed as well.

  • Serafina

    I really like your blog for the color combinations you use and also how you incorporate your trips and get togethers with your friends into your work. I like reading about your trips and look at the pictures …Love your pictures and the beautiful free patterns you share with us. Thank you and congratulations on 2 years!! 🙂

  • Nicky fuller

    Hi Heike

    Just starting reading your blog. I love your use of colours and the photos are always light airy and stunning. I always find the bold light and uplifting, a little glimpse of your world and a lovely place to escape too. Many happy returns ! Keep up the good work. It is my joy to know you here and on IG. Happy travels Nicky xxx

  • Louise aka geekg1rl

    I’m new to your blog so feel a bit cheeky entering this competition so I thought I’d leave a comment anyway telling you your blog is gorgeous, the tone of your posts is friendly and engaging and feels like I’m having a chat over coffee, the photos are fabulous and the colours in your projects make me smile. Thank you.

  • Sue Krekorian

    Such a friendly, generous, inspiring and cheering blog, like having a chat over a mug of tea. You encourage me to make yarny things and always have plenty of ideas to share. I have sort of started a crochet mood blanket but am currently musing as to whether to continue making the one square over and over or to make all the other motifs, too. Visiting madewithloops is always a joy – thank you so much, and happy bloggiversary xxx

  • Roz Edwards

    My friend and I went on a crochet course and we were so confused and disheartened. Then we found your blog and we started crocheting. We have loved the super crochet square updates. Thank you so much for all your inspirational ideas.

  • Emma

    Hello Heike, what I love about your blog is the colour – in photo’s, in projects, it inspires confidence! My “wants” are simple – what is your favourite crochet star motif?
    Thanks for all your do and happy blog birthday
    Emma xx

  • asteride

    I love your finished objects. Is so nice to see the colorful pics on your blog. Very inspiring. What I would like to see more? Yarn and your creations. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway.
    asteride on Ravelry

  • Laura

    I found your blog when I was searching for squares to make a blanket. I love your crochet work! Thank you for sharing. hugs

  • Marisa

    Darling Heike
    Many congratulations on your blogs second birthday!! I love your beautifully styled photos and crochet, and the gorgeous photos of Wales! Most importantly, that I made a wonderful new friend.

    Marisa xx

  • Kathy Castro

    Awesome! Congrats! Love the giveaway ! Anything with yarn is wonderful . I’ve been wanting to learn to make flowers. Thanks so much! Such a treat.

  • Donna (IG ID @crochetnanigans)

    You have a cheery blog. beautiful pictures, very bright and colorful. 🙂

  • Robbie Parker

    Happy birthday!! I love coming over here for a shot of color…whether it is crochet or knitting and your beautiful scenery that you are always so king to share with us. Hope you have many, many more!

  • Helen

    You have a truly inspirational blog, with lots of lovely projects. Here’s to many more years. Congratulations.
    Helen x

  • Patricia

    Happy happy Birthday!!!!!
    I love your blog and always smile when I see that you have posted something new 🙂
    I love the colours of the site and you inspire others to try new things.
    Keep doing what you are doing…it works!

  • mutti

    Deine Mutti gratuliert ganz herzlich zu deinem Erfolg,Ich wuensche dir auch weiterhin viel
    Glueck mit deinen schoenen Dingen,die ich immer verfolge xxooMutti