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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Thursday, 28 March 2013

My First Twinchie


My good friend Lisette has recently introduced me the the world of twinchies.

Now, I will be honest and confessed that when Lisette first started to talk about twinchies I had to go off and Google the word because I had never heard of them.  For those of you in the same position as I was, first I should explain that there are inchies. These are 1 inch  x 1 inch pieces of artwork.  They can feature whatever you want just as long as it is an inch squared, you can use any media you like to make it, ie paper, fabric, wood, metal etc. but most people seem to favour collages.  A twinchie is the same but on a larger scale - 2 inches x 2 inches (5.1 cm x 5.1 cm).

I am not sure I could work on such a small scale as to make an inchie but inspired by Lisette's enthusiasm and encouragement I have made my first twinchie.

Such a small thing was a little hard to photograph and this is actually larger than the original.

I found a treasure map on the internet and printed it.  I then cut my 2" x 2" piece of card and pasted the map to it.  The image is by Mo Manning and is called Captain Hugh, I coloured it with Promarkers, there wasn't a lot of room to fuss about shading, I was just pleased not to go over the lines!

After mounting the image onto the card and letting it dry I used some Martha Stuart glitter to create sand and added my 'X Marks the Spot'.  Finally, I edged the whole thing with some baker's twine.

I really enjoyed this experiment and, if I can think if another theme, I would not hesitate to make another.

What do you think of my first attempt?



  1. Hi Dionne
    Oh WOW, I was looking forward to seeing your twinchie and there it is. It looks gorgeous and the size makes it cute. Love the theme you used, the captain Hugh and also that glitter is magnificent.... it gives so much texture. Great and inspiring work!
    Michaela xx

  2. Wow - you totally nailed this, it is brilliant.What a fab design and SO much detail. Naturally I love the glittery sand the best. FAB-U-LOUS.x

  3. so creative !!
    gr8 work
    so natural



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