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!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Advent Countdown - Day 22

Day 22 of this Advent countdown, how are you holding up?  I have a whole new respect for people who blog everyday, it is not easy to think of something different every time.

I suspect that somewhere there is an elf with very chilly legs, the wind can blow something wicked in their part of the country and wandering around without your trousers is no joke.

There are no trousers in the Mary Jane's Tearoom repertoire, so I had to design my own.  These elf trousers are slightly different to the ones I made for Santa, these are all one colour and have a picot hem to match the tunic and hat.  As usual, I made the trousers in 4 ply Anchor cotton yarn.

These trousers complete the elf outfit, if you missed any of my posts, here are the links to the tunic, hat, knickers and shoes.

I have a quick progress report on the adventures of Elvin the Elf on a Shelf, over the last couple of days he has been getting himself into all sorts of places he shouldn't be in  ....

Have a wonderful weekend.



  1. Lovely design and colour. I do hope they have met up with their owner! Lovely to see Elvin's antics again.x

    1. Many thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments. That Elvin is a bad lad, isn't he, I shall miss him when he leaves.

      Dionne x


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