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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Friday 15 December 2017

Morning Chorus - Day 15

Happy Christmas Jumper Day.  This is an initiative to raise money by Save the Children.  Donate a £1 and make those around smile for a day.

I discovered a weird coincidence when I was setting up this post last night, last summer, when I posted the dresses I made for my niece's Christmas Elves, this design was 'day 15' then as well.

Made in different colours and different materials this dress looks so different from the other version.  The dress is another of Suzymarie's variations of the Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' pattern, called 'Morning Robin'.  It is made of 4 ply cotton and I added a tiny, tiny black bead for the eyes of each robin.

Wear your Christmas jumper with pride today.



  1. The robins are adorable an I live the garland of holly they are perched on. I was very disappointed with the Christmas jumper turn out in my team Of course what they lacked in I more than made up for๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜x

  2. I am sure you could have taken in jumpers and handed them out to your team. I had to go to our local Health Centre and I spotted quite a few jumpers there.

    Dionne xxx


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