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, 17 December 2017

Large Flowers - Day 17

How are your Christmas preparations coming along, it is getting very close now but I think I am at last starting to see the wood for the trees.  I seem to be doing everything last minute this year, this weekend I finished making my cards and got them into the post.  Still no sign of decorations but at least I have started wrapping and there is still a week to get up in the attic for the decorations!

Back to my Advent dresses, today I have a very festive dress featuring a a floral design, albeit very stylised flowers.

The dress is another of Suzymarie's variations of the Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' pattern.  This design is called 'Red Christmas Dress', you can find the chart on Ravelry.  If you look closely you can see that I have added a small gold bead to the centre of what I assume are poinsettias.  

Back tomorrow with another dress.



  1. After a few false starts the tree is finally up and decorated! Managed to get cards made and ready for posting plus all parcels. Still lots to do but much nearer the finishing post. This is such a cheery dress, so pretty with its festive colours and fabulous flowers x

    1. I keep waiting for your cards to appear on your blog. I know I cannot shout because you have not seen my cards yet but I did take photos of them, I am just not sure if any of us are ready for three posts a day from me.

      I forgot to write yesterdays elf post, I am just off to do it now, I am going to confuse everyone writing about Saturday night on Monday morning.

      Have a great week.

      Dionne xxx


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