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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

Monday, 25 December 2017

All Together Now - Day 25

It's Christmas!

Today my glamorous assistant is joined in her Advent fun by two new friends - Girl Cat and Girl Mouse.  Both of these Julie Williams patterns are available from Ravelry.


Girl Cat is made from a mix of yarns, the brown is an alpaca wool.  I have not been able to track down a true white alpaca wool so the white patches are Baby Soft Double Knit.


Her legs and shoes are made of 4 ply cotton.  The shoes have tiny buttons as buckles and the cherries on the dress are tiny glass beads.


Here is a back view where you can see her lovely swishy tail.


The body of Mouse Girl is also alpaca but her ears, tail, legs and shoes are 4 ply cotton.


The bottom of the dress has a lettuce hem and the flowers have small faux pearls at the centre.


Her tail is so long she can carry it around over wrapped around her arm.  You can just make out the slit in the back of her dress to accommodate the tail.


I think they look great friends already.


I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays.


Dionne

6 comments:

  1. I wish you a joyful Christmas from the bottom of my heart.
    Ryoma.

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    1. Thank you for your great kindness Ryoma and may I wish you a prosperous 2018.

      Dionne

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  2. Oh my, I love this trio. The long tails are so cute, especially the mouse one and I live the detail of her black patent (I imagine!)shoes.Those little ice creams are fabulous but I also live those statement flowers with their bejewelled centres. What a fabulous Christmas present to us all. X

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    1. Thank you so much. I learnt a new technique knitting the mouse tail, it was just like French knitting but using grown-up needles.

      I love the idea of patent shoes, what a lark. I wish you could see that lettuce hem better, you would adore it.

      Dionne xx

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  3. So adorable! Great picture of all three

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    1. Thank you, they do look as if they are skipping down the road, don't they.

      Dionne xx

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