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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Wednesday 27 December 2017

The Holly and the Ivy - Day 27

Unlike most Advent Calenders, the ones my BFF and I make for each other last for 31 days, so the new 'Little Cotton Rabbits' dresses continue ....

This one is from Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' leaflet, it is called 'Red Berries', but I think it looks a lot like holly berries.

I added a row of red glass beads around the edge of the bodice to give it more of a festive look.



  1. This is so pretty. Love the red and green against the snowy white and the beads are a lovely touch x

    1. Thank you so much. This is another of my favourites, I love the crisp colours and, of course, the glass beads.

      Dionne xx


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