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 31 December 2021


Because it is the last day of the year I have a little treat for you today.

If you have been following my posts for a long time you could be forgiven for thinking that you had seen this post before and you would be close.  In 2020 I posted 'Is it a Bird?  Is it  a Plane?  No, It's a Flying Giraffe!  That giraffe was the boy version of this lovable knitted 'teddy' from the Knitables collection.

These beautifully designed range of knitted toys have quickly become one of my favourites. The number of patterns grows continuously but at the time of writing this post there are 19 different animals (all of which are refered to as teddies in the Knitables world), 4 mythical creatures and 4 dolls.  There are also 29 patterns for different costumes, all of which fit any of the teddies.

This is my Supergirl Giraffe, go girl!

The back view, so you can see her cloak.

Look away now if you have a delicate nature, here comes the full frontal photographs.

And the view from the back .....

Now a closer look at her costume.  The jumper and the cloak are one piece, joined at the shoulders.

I flipped it over to show you the back.

Here are her shorts, which she wears under her skirt.

And, of course, her skirt.

And her very fetching boots.

It can get very chilly flying around up there amongst the clouds, so I made her some trousers for those cold days.

Her full costume.

Both Supergirl and I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year.  Whatever you do this evening, stay safe.

Thank you for all of your support this year, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

See you soon.


Other Knitables patterns I have made


Thank you Bears

Tabby Cat


Super Giraffe




  1. Love all your knitted toys and the Supergirl Giraffe is gorgeous and love all her collection of clothes
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol. I love all of the Knitables, I cannot decide which is my favourite.

      Dionne xx

  2. Oh my days, these are totally adorable and totally awesome. I love the spotty body and the outfit is just incredible. I've said it before but I'll say it again - people would pay good money for these. xxx

    1. These are fun to make, although I find it very hard to see what I am doing with that fluffy yarn, They have this amazing lion pattern but there is a lot if that wool and, as much as I adore the effect, it puts me off making it ..... but now you are tempting me.

      Dionne xxx

  3. Definitely do it, but after Christmas cards! 😁


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