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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.


Dionne

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Nordic Snowflake # 3

Day sixteen and I am still here, I think it feels like I have been writing these posts a lot longer because I am having to borrow my husband's ancient laptop whilst mine is in the workshop.  I had a call from the computer shop yesterday, it is going to be at least another week before I get my laptop back as, in addition to fixing the driver problem, I need a new 'B' and they are having to order a new keyboard from Dell.

Here is another of the matching dress and jumper sets I have been knitting for my niece, they are for her boy and girl Christmas elves.  Her little boy thinks these elves are 'Elves on the Shelf', they aren't but my niece does not want to spoil their little season game.  However, he gets upset if she sets up their elves to be naughty, therefore I have made them a different outfit for every day and my niece is busy making props for their tableaux.


Today's design is by JulieWilliams but they did not start out as a dress or jumper.  I have adapted these Nordic Snowflakes from a tiny Christmas stocking pattern.  The dress pattern is taken from Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' pattern and and, for the jumper, I used her 'Seasonal Sweaters' pattern.


As you will know by now, the original pattern was designed to fit the 'Little Cotton Rabbits' series of soft toy but these are a little smaller than the Christmas elves I am making these clothes for, so I made these clothes in double knit instead of 4 ply.


It is quite a simple process to convert the snowflake chart to fit the dress and then to rework it for the jumper.  It think it helps that the charts are very similar to cross stitch charts and in the dim and distant past I use to design my own birth samplers.



Dionne


PS Whilst I really love to read your comments, I will understand if you do not feel you have anything to say about yet another dress and jumper combo, perhaps you could just say hi to let me know that you stopped by.

8 comments:

  1. A lovely shade of blue and such pretty snowflakes. This is another for my collection! X

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    1. I think this one has a very Scandinavian look to it but the blue gives it a modern twist. Like you, I love this shade.

      You are going to need a new wardrobe for all of these new jumpers!

      Dionne xxx

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  2. 不不不 I have to keep my Christmas clothes in a really useful box. However that is over full and I can't get the lid on it! I could totally justify a new box to fit your gorgeous jumpers in Am now thinking me and my elf could have matching jumpers. So when you're ready.....x

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  3. 不不不 I have to keep my Christmas clothes in a really useful box. However that is over full and I can't get the lid on it! I could totally justify a new box to fit your gorgeous jumpers in Am now thinking me and my elf could have matching jumpers. So when you're ready.....x

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  4. 不不不 I have to keep my Christmas clothes in a really useful box. However that is over full and I can't get the lid on it! I could totally justify a new box to fit your gorgeous jumpers in Am now thinking me and my elf could have matching jumpers. So when you're ready.....x

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    1. Thank you.

      I agree, this is a stunning colour and works so well with the white.

      Dionne xx

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