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 5 December 2018

Advent Countdown - Day 5

Welcome back to Day 5 of my 2018 Advent Odyssey.  Did you guess that today we would have Santa's boots?

He has nice warm and dry black boots, complete with toasty socks, for outdoor use.

And, some black shoes for indoor wear.  These have a strap and a working black button to fasten them.

Both pairs are made of cotton 4 ply, the boot pattern is from Mary Jane's Tearooms Daisy Rabbit and the shoes are my version of Mary Jane's Tearooms Primrose Rabbit shoes.

I hope to see you back here tomorrow.



  1. Cute little boots love the socks too definitely be warm
    Carol x

    1. Thank you, well we wouldn't want our Santa geting wet feet!

      Dione x

  2. These are super cute. Love it that he has indoor shoes, have never thought of that. How you managed a proper button fastening I can't imagine! X

    1. Well, of course he has indoor shoes, you would not want him to walk all of that soot over your nice clean carpets, would you?

      The buttons are very fiddly!

      Dionne xx


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