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 9 June 2018

Meet Candy the White Bear

Hands up who remembers Romeo Bear?  My post was quite some time ago , over a year in fact, so you are forgiven if you do not remember him.  Well, I have at last got around to posting his girlfriend, 'Candy'.  To be honest, I thought I had posted ages ago, but it seems I was mistaken.

Candy is another pattern from Susan Hickson and Mary Jane's Tearoom. You can buy the pattern on-line from Ravelry.  When I made Romeo I managed to match the colours he was originally made in but I could not find those colours for Candy, so I gave her a violet/lavender theme.

As with Romeo, I made the body with from 100% alpaca wool, it is so warm and soft and so very hugable. Candy stands around 14 inches high.

Her clothes are made with 4 ply cotton.  The lilac and white striped jumper has a rolled neck.

Her Violet dungarees have a sweet lazy daisy embroidered on the bib and the buttons are tiny lavender hearts. 

Both the legs of the dungarees and the legs of the bloomers have a pretty Picot edging.

Candy's lavender slippers come with socks attached, these are made with more of the alpaca wool.  I think that the little bows are so sweet.

Candy has a striped hair slide to match the bows on her slippers, it can be removed or moved around.

Under the bow Candy has a sweet lazy daisy embroidered in her ear (to match the heart in Romeo's ear.)

All of her features are embroidered on using black alpaca wool, the eyes are French knots.

I took these photos before I purchased my doll stand and it was hard to keep Candy propped up for her mug shots.

As ever, I have to apologise for the poor lighting in these photos, a lot of the colours are washed out, sorry.

Have a wonderful weekend.



  1. Aaawww Candy is gorgeous love all the little beautiful clothes you have made too and the cute little bow--are you going to have a go at the boiled papers then? dead easy and I ws delighted with my first results although I could only find white malt vinegar and the smell was not too nice at the start had the outside door open!!!
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol, I cannot believe that I forgot to post her last year when I finished making her.

      I am thinking about haveing a go at boiling papers and have popped plain watercolour paper to my Amazon basket. However, I have a long list of things I want to try and this will have to join the queue. I really want to have a go at rock painting and I need to make a stack of CAS masculine cards, to name just two.

      Dionne x

    2. I like the rock painting but am rubbish at painting so will just admire lol
      Carol x

    3. Me too, so I am thinking of trying my hand at both napkin decoupage and manadalas. I have also been wondering whether you can stamp onto a smooth rock, I think it would work.

      D x

  2. Soo cute and love the colors! Another great character...it has been a while since you posted!! Me too lol! Hope all is well and keep posting more adorable crafts!

    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments. I have been taking a break from paper crafting and concentrating on knitting. I have about a dozen projects which need photographing - mostly toddler sized cardigans but also a couple of these adorable Mary Jane's Tea Room soft toys.

      I must get myself organised.

      Dionne xx


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