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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Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Advent Countdown - Day 25

Merry Christmas everybody!  I hope that you, and your loved ones are enjoying a wonderful Christmas and you received everything from Santa that you had wished for.

Day 25 of my 2018 Advent Calender, Christmas Day always calls for a very special present and this year is no exception.  Hands up who remembers Lucy's Little Monkey?  I have been keeping a secret about Lucy's Monkey, she is a twin.

'Monkey Girl' is one of Julie William's patterns from her 'Little Cotton Rabbits' range, which is available from Ravelry.

The little monkey is made with the softest alpaca Double Knit wool and the briefs and shoes are made with cotton 4 ply yarn.

These little monkeys even have prehensile tails to help them swing through the trees.

Just like her sister, this little girl has the sweetest tiny shoes, which  have cute little buttons to keep them on their feet.

And just to prove that there are two of them, here they are together in their identical outfits.

Take a bow ladies!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays.



  1. Beautiful twins and gorgeous dresses
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol, I am particularly fond of these two and, I hope I am not giving too much away, if I tell you that you are going to be seeing quite a lot of them over the next week.

      Dionne x

  2. These two are just adorable and looking so smart in their dresses. It's impossible not to smile back at them. I may need to revisit this post to cheer me up once Christmas is over xx

  3. Ha ha, they are such and happy couple, I also find it impossible not to smile when I look at them. I love the idea of them being your go-to happy place!

    Dionne xx


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