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, 27 May 2013

Sing a Rainbow

Good morning

I could not decide whether to call this post 'All Creatures Great and Small' or 'Sing a Rainbow'.  I went with 'Sing a Rainbow' because for the next two weeks at Crafty Boots Challenges the theme chosen by the fabulous Emma M is Rainbows - either actual rainbows or the colours of the rainbow.

As you can see I have been playing around with the idea of the colours of the rainbow. Mind you, in order to do that I had to recall the colours of the rainbow, emm, how did that song go?  I could not remember and had to resort to looking it up on the internet:

Red and yellow and
Pink and Green
Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too

Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me

Imagine my horror when I discovered that the song I had been mumbling along to most of life had got it wrong. Apparently the colours of the rainbow are actually - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

I made my rainbow out of clothes pegs, I got the idea from the talented Mrs Beez:

Mm, they are a little difficult to see, here are some close ups.








I took some wooden pegs and gave them a coat of Gesso. Once that was dry I painted them with acrylic paints.

I then covered the tops with glitter and sprayed the pegs with Crafter's Companion's silver Spray and Sparkle to hold everything together.
Once everything was dry I decorated each peg and added magnetic strip to the back.

The rest of the Design Team have made some wonderful projects, please take a look for yourself and then enter your own project.

Good luck.



  1. What brilliant pegs!! I love your rainbow, Dionne!

  2. I was so excited to see your pegs and what the crafty boots theme would be and you have exceeded my expectations. What a brilliant idea and they look stunning. Love the sparkle and love the embellishments. FAB-U-LOUS! xx

  3. OMG these are absolutely stunning,Dionne. Such a fantastic idea to decorate the pegs this way. Certainly a fantastic use of all your beautiful charms.
    Michaela xx

  4. I LOVE these!! love how pretty and sparkly they are :) xxx

  5. These are adorable!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!



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