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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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 changed 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 heart shaped 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.



  1. Your masks are amazing. I can speak from personal experience as to how comfortable they are and don't slip either. That you choose just the most gorgeous fabrics is a bonus. I fear masks will become part and parcel of every day life - I will be very happy to carry on wearing yours. Just one thing though - I may need a bunch of matching outfits and accessories 🤣 HNYE xxx

    1. It is such a shame that I have broken my sewing machine and the repair shop is closed for the duration!

      I hope you are all ready for this evening, party clothes laid out, glasses at the ready. Here we go saying goodbye to this horrendous year - as a friend of mine said, not only does she intend being up at midnight to open the door to see the old year out, she also intends to kick it all the way down the garden path!

      Have a good one.

      Dionne xxx


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