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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Monday, 19 September 2011


Hello again and a big welcome to any new visitors.

It's day one of a new Crafty Boots challenge.  The theme for this challenge is 'Things with Wings'.  It was quite hard deciding how I wanted to interpret this topic, in the end I decided on a counted cross stitch angel, I hope you like her.

I find myself distracted by the beadwork and dreamcatchers net and almost miss her wings, but they are there if you look.

This is a Butternut Road pattern by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum entitled "Earthdancer".


  1. Oh my!!! This is absolutely, positively STUNNING!!! I cannot take my eyes off of this beauty!!! My father was part Cherokee and Sioux, so Native American creations truly touch my heart! What can I say...I LOVE THIS...every gorgeous detail!!!


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    1. Agiema

      Thank you for your comment.

      You could try your local cross stitch stockist or craft fair. I just have checked ebay for you and someone is currently selling a copy of the chart - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cross-stitch-chart-Butternut-Road-Earthdancer-unopened-BNWOT-/121231935156?pt=UK_Crafts_CrossStitch_RL&hash=item1c39fc86b4


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  4. It's stunning!!! May ask you, what fabric have you used?

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Lina. I made this quite some time ago now and I cannot remember which fabric I used. I remember that it was a 32 count linen. It was most likely Cashel or perhaps Belfast linen. I hope this helps.

      Dionne xx


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