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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Sunday, 23 December 2018

Advent Countdown - Day 23

It is Day 23 of our time together sharing this year's Advent presents.  I have waited so long to share this photograph with you.

I am sure you would have worked out that this is final element of the of my reindeer inspired outfit.  It all started with the holly motif knickers, which reminded me of antlers.  I made a pair of knickers knitting the holly leaves in brown and adding a red bead to represent Rudolf's nose.  Then I made the beanie hat (which I shared with you on Day 13).  This repeated the antler motif and here we have the jumper with mirror reindeer images - complete with red noses.

The jumper is made of soft cream and brown 4 ply cotton yarn, it is my own variation of the Mary Jane's Tearoom pumper pattern.  Along this journey you would have spotted both the skirt and shoes which match this jumper.

Meantime, naughty Elvin the Elf is up to no good again, yesterday he was caught hiding in the flower vase .....

Please join me tomorrow for the final part in this jig saw, have you worked out what it is yet?



  1. Oh my, oh my! I LOVE this. Those little red noses are the perfect finishing touch. Superb! X

    1. Thank you, you are such a jumper girl, I would love a peek in your wardrobe.

      Dionne xx


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