Most Popular Posts by Lookatwhatimade 2014

Greatest Hits 2014

Greatest Hits 2014: Celebrate 2014 with me by reliving the most popular crochet patterns and tutorials on Lookatwhatimade. What a great year it has been!

Chocolate is good for you

6 Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

To celebrate Chocolate Week, I am going to share 6 reasons why chocolate is good for you (in moderation, of course!). And because I am such a huge fan of chocolate, I am also going to share six of my favourite chocolate recipes.

Oupa Klein

Rest in Peace Oupa Collin

Oupa Collin Uys 20 January 1926 – 19 February 2013 There is no easy way to start a post about death, so I will start at the beginning. My grandmother’s first husband, Evelyn Hough, passed away from emphysema when my mother was knee-high to a grasshopper.  Her second husband, Fritz Goetze, passed away when I […]

Broken hearted about school shooting

Heartbroken about the School Shooting in Conneticut

I am absolutely heartbroken about the School shooting in Newtown last Friday.  I can’t stop thinking about the families that have lost their children so close to Christmas. I know people die every day. I know tragedies happen every hour, every minute, every single second. I know these children aren’t the only children in the world. […]

Crisis Over

Blog Crisis Over

My WordPress theme crisis is over and it looks like the glitch was worth the hassle in every way.  I have completely forgiven Pagelines for screwing up my whole look, because they have given me a FEATURE SLIDER!!!  And I love it.  Unfortunately my sexy bookmarks are now history, but I’m not going to break […]

DIY Garden Chair Restoration

DIY Garden Chair Overhaul

These chairs have been standing in the wonderful English weather, without care or attention, for 4 years.  Mainly because they started breaking and were then too unsafe to have around with little ones climbing all over them.  So they were relegated to the back corner of the garden.  And there they remained;  a sad reprimand […]

Dedri Uys Galaxy Note Bokeh


It’s the annual Impact Photographic Photo Challenge again! I meant to blog about this sooner, I really did.  It would have been nice, wouldn’t it, because then you could have entered. I can only apologize and hope that you will earmark it for next year. This Challenge is the brain child of the people over at Impact Photographic […]

Boys Unlimited

Will you admit that you sometimes struggle with your children?

Bine, Olly and Jamie stayed over last night.  For those of you who don’t know, or have forgotten, Christiaan and I used to share a house with Bine and Neil.  We lived together for 3 years, until the number of kids between us made the arrangement impossible. Their youngest son, Jamie, is 2 months old […]

Alexander Uys


Six weeks after giving  birth to the newest member of our family I am finally sitting down and FORCING myself to write a post.  Do not for one moment think that I have been sitting on my ass – well, I’ve been doing quite a lot of that whilst feeding, but that doesn’t count. It feels like there […]