Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 14 November 2011

Firefly Fairies

For the next two week the theme of the Crafty Boots Challenge is Fantasy, which means anything magical or mythical.

This wonderful Lavender and Lace design of three fairies is by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum and it is one of my favourites.  It is encrusted with beads and metallic threads, when it catches the light is really twinkles.

It is stitched on 32 count evenweave linen using 26 shades of stranded cotton, nine different colours of tiny beads, four separate shades of metallic braid, silk floss and treasure braid.


  1. Oh my goodness, these fairies are absolutely beautiful! It must have taken forever to do all the beads!

  2. Gosh! As a huge fan of your work I am in awe of this project. I love the fairies little feet and the intricate beading... and the colours... and just everything! Fabulous. Simply fabulous!


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