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, 1 January 2021

Little Tabby Cat

Happy New Year and here's to a better year than the last.

I made 42 posts during December and wanted to find something special to start 2021.  I decided to share with you one of the 'teddies' I have made from the Knitables Collection.  This is the second time I have made the cat teddy, this time I wanted to give the teddy a tabby cat look, so I used King Cole's Cherished DK in 'Humbug'.

I am not so sure whether the idea quite worked or if it looks more like my cat was tattooed!

As I made the cat I had no idea how the pattern would look, the whole process was very interesting.

From the back you can see that the patterns did not join up, which was very disappointing.

I think she looks much better in her little pink dress and lacy bloomers.

Her outfit is made in several shades of complimentary pink double knits.

The striped dress has lacy frills around the neck and arms with knitted buttons on the back to fasten it.

The bloomers have a picot edge around the leg holes and a slot in the back for her tail to go through.

Her shoes have a rope edge with a complimentary pale pink edging.

I also made her a bobble hat to keep her head warm during this cold weather.  It is dotted with tiny knitted flowers and has holes for her ears.

The cat has a second outfit to wear on Halloween.  You may have seen this outfit in greater detail in a previous post.

May 2021 bring you everything you are hoping for.



  1. I'm so happy to see more of your knitted toys. What a great way to start 2021! This is incredible- tattoo or tabby, the detail is amazing, I especially love the tail. I love both outfits, especially the little hat, and I could happily wear that Halloween outfit right now. Happy New Year xxx

    1. Happy New Year Mrs Beez.

      I am so pleased that you are enjoying my Knitables, these teddies are great fun to make and I have already started making a 2021 collection. There are so many to make, I am going to have nother busy year.

      Dionne xxx

  2. Hi Dionne-thank you for the beautifully made masks and your e-mails.I am finally feeling so much better thankfully.Love the cute tabby cat and her wardrobe of clothes.Due to the first lockdown and vets closing our sons cat (they had one of each booked in to be spayed/nuetered)has just had 3 gorgeous kittens -have had a quick look through at all your posts I have missed too
    Carol x

    1. Hello Carol. It is so good to see that you are feeling well enough to do a bit of internet surfing around the blogs. Don't over doing it, we do not want to find you back in bed.

      What with all of those little elves getting up to no good, December has become my busiest month for posting my projects, so I am afraid that you have missed quite a bit. Did you manage to spot your face masks amid the posts?

      Are you tempted to take on a new kitten? They can be quite rewarding and they say that a pet can be very therapeutic. On the other hand kittens can be destructive (you just have to get through those first few months) and the vet bills are very expensive these days - but I am sure that you do not need me to tell you that.

      It was such a treat to see your name pop up on my bog, thank you for visiting. Please take care.

      Dionne xxx

    2. Hi Dionne I am just commenting on a few a day not up to sitting on the computer all day yet unfortunately.Yes I did spot the masks thank you again and no not tempted by the kittens lol we have two cats and a dog-and when Helen came home she had a dog and a housecat so we are full!They look gorgeous though not seen them yet.
      Carol x x


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