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.


Thursday 31 October 2019

Trick or Treat

Good evening

This evening thousands of children take to the streets to 'Trick or Treat' in their neighbourhood.  Whilst I am not happy to have groups of teenagers banging on my door I do love to see all of the small children dressed up and so excited by the generosity of all of these grown-ups.

In recently years no one has knocked on our door because all of the children living in our street have grown up. but I still make up grab bags for the youngest of my nieces and nephews.   This year I decided to make them a variation of the 'Mummy' Grab Bag.

For these bags I bought a pack of blue and white striped bags and some matching blue tissue ..... and lots and lots of glue. 

To make my 'mummy' I started by cutting some black card to fit the front of the bag. Next, I cut circles from white card for the eyes and smaller circles in black for the pupils. Then I tore strips of white card and distressed the edges with Ranger Vintage Photo. Finally, I glued overlapping strips to the black card - leaving space for the eyes.

As an after thought I glued some plastic spiders to the front.

I hope you have a happy and safe evening.