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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Friday, 27 December 2013

D is for December


This year, fed up with the same old things in the shops, I decided to make a few of my Christmas presents.  This is one of the things I made, D is the first letter for my sister's name.

I purchased an 8 inch MDF letter from Barry on ebay.  I gave it a coat of Gesso and, once that was dry, I painted it baby blue using acrylic paint.

I also purchased a bag of mixed blue buttons from ebay and used these to cover the painted letter.  Once everything was dry I cleaned any excess glue from the surface and finally, I added a few card flowers and some punched leaves.

This was easy to do and it made a very reasonably priced gift.



  1. Wow, this is a wonderful idea. Love those buttons.
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  2. This looks great - what a wonderful idea for a personal Christmas gift!

  3. Stunning and I can personally vouch for how beautifully made this will be. Loving my "L!"xx

  4. A fabulous creation, now your newest follower
    Hugs Debbie xxx


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