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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Thursday 21 December 2017

Sitting on the Fence - Day 21

Back in the summer, when I knitted jumpers and dresses for my niece and her elves I I trawled Pinterest and Ravelry looking for Christmas and winter knitting patterns I could use but eventually I ran out of designs, so I had to come up with a design of my own.   I cheated a little and borrowed elements and ideas from one or two f the other patterns. I have called my design 'Sitting on the Fence'.

The dress is made from soft 4 ply cotton, the detail of the robin was embroidered on after the dress was finished and a small black bead was added for the eye.

Not bad, even if I do say so myself.



  1. Absolutely love,love,love this design. You are so clever.x

    1. I know how this sounds but I was so pleased with how this one turned out. It looks so much better than the version I made for the elves http://deescraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/sitting-on-fence.html#comment-form.

      Dionne xx


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