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, 16 December 2013

R is for ...


This week the Challenge att Crafty Boots Challenges is Christmas, it can be anything to do with Christmas - cards, decorations, presents you have made.

Regular visitors to this place will recall that a couple of weeks ago I posted a letter 'L', which I had decorated with crayons.  Inspired by all the lovely comments I received I decided to do another one, this time for my nephew.  I intend to give both letters as Christmas presents.

They are so easy to make.  I bought an 18 inch (46cm) high MDF letter from a very nice man called Barry on ebay and covered it with crayons.  However, before I started attaching the crayons I fixed a picture hook to the back of the letter so his mum can hang the letter on his bedroom wall.

As you can see, I had to join several crayons together for the longer parts of the letter but I made sure all the crayons in one row were the same colour and I took care not to rip the paper whenever I had to cut the crayons.

Don't forget to visit the Crafty Boots Challenges site and leave your entry.

Good luck.


1 comment:

  1. So impressed by the quality of this. You definitely have a business in the making :) xx


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