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, 22 July 2019

If You go Down to the Woods Today

Recently I went away for a few days, although I took my knitting bag with me, I was not expecting to have mach spare time, so I did not pack a lot of yarn.  However, the weather was not very good and I found myself at a loose end and these guys were the result!

Four teddy bears from 'Little Cotton Rabbits stable, they were all based on their 'boy bear' pattern, which is available from Ravelry.  I used odds and ends of Aran yarn to make the bears and DK for their clothes.

As you can see from this strange black and white bear, I did not have enough of some of the yarns so I mixed and matched.

I tried to create a heart on this jumper by alternating the colours in the stripes. 

This little bear has an Aran style jumper with a bear-head button.

Sadly my photograph does not do justice to this pretty lilac butterfly.

Not bad for a few rainy days!



  1. Wow and awwww. These are so cute. I love how they all have a different personality. I think the one in the blue star is Sooty's doppelganger. They look super smart in their very well coordinated outfits. The butterfly jumper is simply gorgeous and definitely one to add to my wardrobe.

    1. Ha ha ha.

      Thank you, I had quite forgotten that you imagine how all of the jumpers would look on you, we need a shrink ray so you can try them all on. Wouldn't that be fun!

      I love the black and white face, he looks so cute, especially when compared the the one with the heart on his jumper, he looks more like Bill Sykes. The one with the butterfly jumper has already gone to live with Little Lucy.

      Dionne xxx

  2. That little butterfly jumper is amazing!They are all beautiful even the black and white hybrid bear bless him lol
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol, it is good to hear from you. I had spotted that you have not been posting quite so much and was worried about you and yours.

      Take care.

      Dionne xx

    2. Thank you for your concern Dionne have sent you an email
      carol x


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