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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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Dotty about Christmas - Day 23

Oh golly, Christmas is getting really close now.  Are you ready?  I think I am just about getting there - all the shopping is done, all the presents are wrapped - the last of which should be hand delivered to the recipients either today or tomorrow.

I love this pretty dress, it is from the  Girl Monkey pattern, which is available from Ravelry (the original pattern has a pretty bow, I tried to reproduce it but mine just looked ridiculous, so I scraped it).

The other change I made was to make the dress in the fuller skirt variation so the bunny tail fits neatly under the dress.



  1. She looks like the cat that got the cream, or maybe the rabbit that got the carrot!, in her lovely full skirt. This has a Scandanavian feel but would also look fab for Valentine's Day x

    1. She does look a little smug, doesn't she? Te he.

      I know it is Christmas Eve and I still don't have any decorations up but all the important stuff is done and I really don't care now.

      Have a really happy Christmas.

      Dionne xxx


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