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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Vote for Mrs Beez and Raise Money for Amy and Friends


There is a distinct feeling of autumn in the air this morning but there was also a hint of the fabulous day that followed.

I had a wonderful surprize last Friday.  My very kind, and generous, friend Lisette (who is known to most of you as  Mrs Beez) sent me a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers.

I am afraid that my pathetic attempt at photographing them does not do them justice, you are just going to have to take my word that they really are fabulous.  (By the way, I have since found a much more suitable vase for them, which displays them far better.)

The reason for this very thoughtful gift was not that it was my birthday, or my wedding anniversary, but to say thank you for all of the butterfly cards I made last month.  Regular visitors to my blog will remember that Lisette decided that all of her projects for a month would feature a butterfly to show support for the charity Amy and Friends.  (Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome, and their families, and the butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.)  I was over the moon when Lisette invited me to guest on her blog and I set to making as many cards featuring a butterfly or two as I could. It as tremendous fun and it was great to think that we were doing this to raise awareness of such a deserving charity.

There was another reason for all of this activity. You can help to raise money for this charity by voting for the first project Mrs Beez made for Gecko Galz and their Create for a Cause showcase. All you have to do is email them at geckogalz@yahoo.com and tell them your favorite design. Gecko Galz will then send money to the chosen charity of the winner. You will get a little gift just for voting.

Thank you.


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