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.


Monday 8 July 2019

My Blessing

Did you know that the collective noun for a group of unicorns is a 'Blessing'?  And a baby unicorn is called either a 'sparkle' or a 'shimmer'?  I did not before I picked up my needles and made my first baby unicorn, then curiosity got the better of me and I looked it up.  

This enchanting pattern from 'Knitting by Post' is called Stardust the Unicorn and is available from Ravelry.  

After I had made my first Sparkle I became obsessed and found myself making one in every pastel colour (and one or two other colours) I have in my extensive stash of knitting yarn ......

Cream ...... or is the lemon one?




Baby Pink


Lemon - or could this be the cream one?

Baby Blue



As you can see they all have their own personality but, as much as I loved having them around, my work space soon became over run with little unicorns and I needed to put them somewhere same whilst I finished the project. 

I found a cardboard box, which would keep them clean and prevent them from being squashed out of shape.  The trouble was they would stare at me accusingly from across my work room, making me feel very guilty about putting them away.  I even started to imaging that I could hear their little hooves tapping on the cardboard as the jostled for prime position to look daggers at me.

I have put them all safely away now until Christmas when they will each make their way into the Christmas stocking of every little girl I know.  After all, who wouldn't want their own Sparkle?



  1. I didn't know the names either -you learn something new everyday!They are absolutely gorgeous and no wonder they hated the box -now if they were kittens they would have gone in on their own accord lol
    carol x

    1. Ha, ha. Cats do love a good box, don't they? I wonder if lions and tigers also love a box.

      I could not find the names of male and female unicorns, in fact there seemed some debate about if there are two sexes. Makes you wonder where the babies come from?

      Have a great week.

      Dionne xxx

  2. What a blessing for us that you share your amazing work with us. I am completely blown away by these and a little teary eyed if I'm honest. Love, love, love.xxc

    1. Aww, thank you. They are super cute though, aren't they? If I had had more pastel colours, I probably would have made more. It going to be hard to give them away. I have a spare, which I could keep, but I cannot decide which is my favourite.

      Dionne xx


Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading your feedback on my work. I hope you will visit again.