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 23 December 2019

Little Ballerina

Not one, but two two knitted elf outfits to share with your today.  The first is a skirt with a table cloth corner skirt.  I can remember this style of hemline being all the rage when I was a teenager.

The skirt has pretty pastel coloured petals, I am afraid that this are none too easy to see in the first photograph, my bad photography again, sorry!

Do you remember that a couple of weeks ago I shared with you a little ballerina outfit which my niece received as her surprise Advent gift. This is virtually the same outfit, but it has one small variation.  This time it consists of wrap around cardigan, a long tutu and leg warmers.

Our little ballerina has a couple of spare cardigans in case she fancies a change.

The wrap around cardigan and leg warmer knitting patterns are by Helen Cox available from Ravelry.  The petal skirt was designed by Leeana Gardiner and is available from Whirlsie.

Rowena has been trying on her new wrap around cardigans and is jumping for joy.



  1. I love that tablecloth skirt, it's like a snowflake when worn.Love the long tutu too but it's the leg warmers that make the outfits for me.x

    1. I am thinking that I should make a few more of those skirts for next year, so all of the girl elves can one.

      I hope you have a good day.

      Dionne xx


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