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.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Little Boy Blue

A big thank you for visiting my space today, I really do appreciate your visits.  My dear friend Nicole  (aka Cdeaca Crafts) left a lovely comment yesterday and it made me realise that I have not posted anything for quite some time.

I am so busy knitting at the moment I forget to share it with you, I am so sorry.  Here is a cardigan I made for my baby niece towards the end of last year - I have not had the opportunity to post it before now.

This is a very, very old Robin pattern, Bambino 2496, which I bought in a lot of second hand patterns.  To be honest the photograph on the front of the pattern is not very attractive and you could not see the design very clearly but I am so pleased I did not dismiss it because, as you can see,  it is a very pretty design.  I made the cardigan in Baby Double Knit - I think it is a lot softer than ordinary Double Knit.

Thank you so much for visiting today.


Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Bunnies

Hello everyone.  First I must apologies to you all for being absent for so long.  I have not been ill or anything like that, just very, very busy knitting.  I have quite a few soft toys waiting in the wings to share with you, I just need to put the needles down long enough to write a few posts.  However, I was determined to find the time for this post this weekend because they are my Easter Bunnies.

I made one of theses for each of my small nieces, they are from the 'Little Cotton Rabbits' range of patterns, which are available from Ravelry.

I just love their fluffy white tails, a little on the large side I guess but it is hard to make very tiny pom poms.

The dress patterns are also by Julie Williams

This little bunnie already has a name, she has been called 'Raspberry' by her new owner and her mum.  The rabbits body is made from Alpaca DK by Stylecraft and her dress is made of King Cole 4 ply cotton

I found the ears were a little too large when I made them to the pattern, so this bunny has lop eared.  Her body is also Stylecraft Alpaca DK and her dress is King Cole Gaza 4 ply cotton..

My last bunny today is made from pink Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed DK and once again the dress is made from King Cole Gaza 4 ply cotton.

I hope that you have had a fabulous Easter and I apologise if I owe you an email or have not been around to your blog recently, I will try to get to you very soon.