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.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
I am so busy knitting at the moment I forget to share it with you, I am so sorry. Here is a cardigan I made for my baby niece towards the end of last year - I have not had the opportunity to post it before now.
This is a very, very old Robin pattern, Bambino 2496, which I bought in a lot of second hand patterns. To be honest the photograph on the front of the pattern is not very attractive and you could not see the design very clearly but I am so pleased I did not dismiss it because, as you can see, it is a very pretty design. I made the cardigan in Baby Double Knit - I think it is a lot softer than ordinary Double Knit.
Thank you so much for visiting today.
Monday, 17 April 2017
Friday, 31 March 2017
I am back today with another wonderfully old fashioned cardigan design to show you. It was part of the bundle I made for my youngest niece when she was newly born.
Just like the cardigan I shared with you last week, this is another pattern from UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA 4) and is made in 4 ply. Just in case you are wondering, those are double fish eyed buttons.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Monday, 27 March 2017
Do you remember my recent 'Cat Girl' post? The little knitted cat I made for the birthday of one of my nieces? Well I made cat girl a friend to play with, Monkey Girl. This Girl Monkey pattern is available from Ravelry.
Friday, 24 March 2017
Hands up who had a cardigan like this when they were little? I certainly did, this is a very similar pattern to the ones my mother and granny made for me. I made this one for my youngest niece.
Monday, 20 March 2017
I have a number of knitting projects to share with you at the moment but I want to pace my posts because knitting projects take a lot longer than cards, but it is hard to decide which to show you first. However, I am so excited about this one and I could not wait to show you any longer.
This is Romeo Bear, he is another pattern from Susan Hickson and Mary Jane's Tearoom. You can buy the pattern on-line from Ravelry. I think he has to be my favourite knitted project so far, isn't he is a cutie?
Friday, 17 March 2017
Last summer I knitted quite a few cardigans for my little nieces but I never got the chance to post them. I thought today might be a good day to share these two with you. I made them for sisters to wear on a special occasions we all went to last summer. I wanted them to match but, as the two girls are similar in size, I made them with little differences so they could be told apart at a glance.
Monday, 13 March 2017
I discovered this series of knitting animals by Julie Williams on Pinterest a couple of years ago. They stole my heart and I started to collect the patterns from Ravelry, this one is simply called Girl Cat. The series of patterns are sold under the name of 'Little Cotton Rabbits' - there are several very sweet rabbit designs which I am sure I shall be knitting in the not too distant future.
These smaller designs are a little more fiddly than the Mary Jane's Tearoom pattern I have been sharing with you recently but they were great fun and I am sure you will be seeing more from the series in the near future.
Have a great week and thank you for dropping by.
Monday, 6 March 2017
If you saw the first part of this post you will already know that a few years ago I discovered a series of knitting patterns on Ravelry published under the name of 'Mary Jane's Tearoom', they were designed by Susan Hickson. The first pattern I made was Bo and here is his adorable sister Anaka - I should warn you that there are a lot of photographs in this post.