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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Monday 24 December 2018

Advent Countdown - Day 24

Hooray, it is Day 24 of our Advent adventure and the final part of the Christmas outfits, which I made for my BFF's knitted Teddy bears.

It is a brand new hat for Santa and it is just in time for him to go off in his sleigh tonight (Did you manage to work out what item was missing?)

The hat is based on the pattern for Mary Jane's Tearoom Bo Rabbit.  It is made in Anchor 4 ply cotton yarn.  This hat complete Santa's outfit, if you missed any of my posts, here are the links to his tunic, trousers, pants and shoes.

I think Elvin the Elf has been having a hectic time recently, yesterday he was spotted putting his feet up with his buddy.

Although today is Christmas Eve, when traditionally Advent Calenders come to an end, this one does not, there is another week of presents still to come.  So don't forget to come back to see what they were.

I shall be back this afternoon, with my second post of the day.  Please join me if you can.



  1. I'm so glad Santa has a hat for tonight and this is absolutely perfect. Did you see someone had put a Santa hat on the Angel of the North? It wasn't me, but I wish I'd thought of it and I could have asked you to knit it! Xxx

    1. Ha ha ha, no I hadn't seen that but, in a moment, I am going to look for a picture of it, what a great idea. Imagine knitting enough hats for all of the major statues to wear.

      Merry Christmas, I hope you and the family have a wonderful holiday.

      Dionne xx


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