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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Friday, 15 November 2019

Five Little Ladybirds

More red cardigans today.  Once again I have made both the 'V' necked cardigan and the round necked cardigan from my vintage Stylecraft pattern, number 4909.

I thought it might be fun (and possibly useful) to try and make each of these plain cardigans look slightly different.  With this 'V' necked cardigan I bought some fun ladybird buttons, they are really lovely.

I always think that my photographs of the cardigans and jumpers I make do not do them justice, my photographic skills leave a lot to be desired.  So I thought I would try using a model for the next one, unfortunately, I think this may well be the worse of two evils.  My little niece's brother acted as my model but, as you can see, this round necked jumper swamped him!

You may recall that when I made the previous 'pair' of cardigans using this pattern, I put pockets on the 'V' necked one.  So, this time, I put the pockets on this round necked one.

I hope you have a great weekend.



  1. What a lovely addition. I'd completely forgotten about ladybird buttons and they are just perfect for the cardigan x

    1. Thank you Lisette. I rather like novelty buttons but I worry that the ones with arms or legs will be difficult for a little one to do up. There is nothing to get stuck in the wool on these ladybird ones.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Dionne xx


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