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, 31 January 2018
Monday, 29 January 2018
Friday, 26 January 2018
This little guy is one of Julie Williams patterns, this one is called 'Boy Bear' and it is available from Ravelry.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
They have all gone to new homes now but, before I started my wrapping, I took a couple of group photos to show them all in one place.
Monday, 22 January 2018
As with the above, these are a Julie Williams pattern in her 'Little Cotton Rabbits' range. This one is actually called Boy Bear. No they are not transvestite bears, it is just that I was in a hurry and it takes longer to knit the tights and shoes the girl bears are wearing in their pattern.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Monday, 15 January 2018
Today I thought I would give you a closer look at the smallest of that quartet. This tiny rabbit is so sweet and she sits easily in the palm of your hand.
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Those of you who regularly visit my blog will know that although I had used my 'Little Cotton Rabbit' patterns to make the elf clothes for my niece, her elves are larger than the Little Cotton Rabbits and their friends and I had made the clothes from double knit yarns instead of the recommended 4 ply. Therefore I needed to come up with a toy which was larger than the Little Cotton Rabbit range.
My solution was to experiment with different yarn plies. I used exactly the same pattern for each of these rabbits, the only difference was the type of yarn used.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
I made these little mice for my nieces. Th pattern is by Julie Williams and is available from Ravelry, it is called 'Mouse Girl in a Flowered Dress'.
Monday, 8 January 2018
A little while ago I made this jacket in white and I recently decided to have another go at it, this time in lemon.
I bought this DK pattern from ebay, it is only referred to at 'Knitting Pattern 398' - ie no publishers name.
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Yesterday I shared with you a small white cardigan I made for the grandson of my friend. Today I am back with an aqua green jumper I made at the same time.
I wanted to jazz up this plain Double Knit jumper a little, so I added a few white stripes.
Saturday, 6 January 2018
One of my best friends recently became a grandmother for the fifth time and I made this white cardigan for the most recent addition to her family, a little boy.
I think you can just about make out the mock cable pattern in this close up.
Have great weekend.
I went with a Stampin' Up stamp set called 'Wise Men from Afar'. I kept the design pretty simple and a monochrome colour scheme. I made 6 cards in 10 different colourways, each of the stamped images was mounted on either silver or gold card. Usually I cut my images and mounts by eye but it has been a while since I have made any cards and when I cut these, I could not cut a decent right angle to save my life, so I had to re-cut all of them using a couple of square dies. A much more pleasing result but so time consuming!