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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.


Dionne

Thursday, 31 December 2020

The End of 2020!

Yesterday I posted the last of my 2020 Christmas Cards so today I thought that I would finally get around to sharing a few more of the 655 face masks I made over the summer.

The first mask features a Christmas Fairy in pink on a lemon background.


Not everyone likes to wear a picture mask so I also made a few plain ones, this one is a turquoise blue.


I have so many favourites - this one with hippos in their PJ's is one of them.


I am afraid that the artificial light has changes the colours slightly, this one is actually more of a claret colour.


This mask has to qualify as one of the cutest fabrics ever, little black and white Scottie Dogs on a pale baby pink background.


Oh look, another personal favourite.  This white fabric with strawberries and clear balloons.


This is another mask where the artificial light has changed the colours slightly, this one is a dusky pink.


This red mask with stars is one for the men as well and the ladies and children.


Here we have some pretty pale peach coloured masks.


This set are stunning in real life, beautiful gold chrysanthemums on a navy background.


Quite the contrast to these powder blue masks.


The motif on these checked masks is a little hard to see but they are stars and moons with faces.


Today is New Year's Eve, I wish you, and your family, a safe, happy 2021 and I sincerely hope that we all regain our freedom and way of life this year.

Dionne 


Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Dashing Through the Snow

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of Hunkydory Crafts' wonderful matching toppers and designer papers.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day and I am sure you will be glad to hear that this is the final post

I should also apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.









Dionne

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

The Nutcracker and Friends

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of Hunkydory Crafts' wonderful matching toppers and designer papers.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day.

I should also apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.







Dionne


Monday, 28 December 2020

Falalala Falala

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of Hunkydory Crafts' wonderful matching toppers and designer papers.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day and is taking a while.

I should also apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.







Dionne

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Knock Knock

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of Hunkydory Crafts' wonderful matching toppers and designer papers.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day.

I should also apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.







Dionne

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Frosty the Snowman

How was your Christmas Day?  I hope it was a good one?

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of the fabulous matching toppers and designer papers from Hunkydory Crafts.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day.

I should also apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.







Dionne

Friday, 25 December 2020

Saying Farewell to our Elves

My apologies, I completely forgot to include these photographs in my earlier post - that is what happens when you schedule a post.

Having spent almost a month entertaining us our elves quite literally packed their bags and left on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.  Coco and Louis managed to slip away without being noticed but Daisy stayed just long enough to leave a note and a few presents for the girls.


By the looks if her suitcase, Daisy is a well traveled elf and I was really pleased to see that she had put on her face mask for her journey to the North Pole.  


As well as these presents for the girls Daisy also used her special box as a Christmas Eve Box and packed it full of special goodies for the family on Christmas Eve night.


I am going to miss the elves and cannot wait for their return next year.

Take care little elves.


Dionne



Traditional Cards

As you probably know by now, I was very late making my Christmas cards this year and, in order to get any cards made at all, I bought some of the fabulous matching toppers and designer papers from Hunkydory Crafts.  I just added some bits and bobs from my stash to come up with my own unique designs.  In order to keep each post manageable I decided the post a few cards every day.  

However, I have so many cards to share with you I shall be posting today and beyond Christmas.  I should apologise, these cards have a highly reflective surface and I had to turn then away from the camera in order to avoid the worst of the glare off the flash.






And one more for today, it does not quite fit with the rest but I thought it appropriate.


My very best wishes to you and your family and may you enjoy today in what ever way you can in these difficult times.

Dionne