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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Saturday 31 October 2020

Happy Halloween

It seems that with me these days it is all or nothing. No posts for ages and then, I blitz you, that is because I have been very busy making things but there never seems enough time to share them with you. 

 A few months ago, I warned you that you would soon be seeing more of the Knitables toys I had been making, but then the pandemic came along and I got distracted. However, the time has come to give you another small glimpse of these adorable toys.  This post is not so much about the actual toys than a couple of the Halloween costumes.

I have asked a couple of my Knitable friends to model the costumes.

First up we have cat, who is sporting a very eye-catching Halloween Witch outfit, complete with her very own broomstick.

The back of the dress laces up and has a slot in the back for her tail to fit through.

The witch costume consists of the dress, hat, leggings, pointy toed shoes and a broomstick.

Her costume has a pumpkin coloured dress with black and silver petal shaped over-skirt with a laced-up bolero.

I am a little disappointed how my shoes turned out ..... they do look better on than they do off!

I apologise for the quality of some of my photographs, I am afraid my shadow kept putting in an appearance.

I was afraid that I might run out of the pumpkin coloured yar so I altered the leggings pattern slightly by making the black stripes wider than the pumpkin ones.

No, the hat does not have two points, the second one is a shadow of the first - the light is very poor this time of year and I have to rely on artificial lights!

The little dog is wearing the ever-popular Pumpkin or Jack O' Lantern outfit.

There are button fastenings at the back of the costume and a slot for his tail.

The body has a jolly Jack O' Lantern face and a collar of dark green leaves.

Whilst the cap is topped with three larger leaves and a sweet stalk.  It also has holes for his ears.

The bootees also have leaves.

Doesn't he look smart?

I think both of them will make fabulous contributions to this year's Halloween decorations.

Enjoy your Halloween and stay safe.



  1. These are both absolutely brilliant outfits Dionne love the little broomstick too lol-Your little friends made great models
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol. The broomstick was very interesting to make - who would have thought that you could knit a broomstick?
      (Although I think mine looks more like a washing-up mop!)

      I think cat and dog had a great day trying on all of the clothes - move over Kat Moss.

      Have a good evening.

      Dionne xx

  2. These are adorable and amazing in equal measure and as with all your projects, beautifully done. I love all the details, especially the silver on the dress. I would happily wear either outfit! Happy Halloween xx

    1. Thank you Lisette, this is a bit like the old days, chatting to and fro on each others blog - I miss your blog. Are yu ever tempted to have another go?

      Those petals were not the easiest things I have ever knitted, but the end result was worth it. It is sad that I have not managed to finish the skeleton outfit but I have only managed one leg so far.

      Dionne xx


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