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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.


Dionne

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Christmas Flowers

I have another of the matching dress and jumper to show you, I made these to fit my niece's Christmas elves to share.  This is day twenty two, which means that I have now shown to you 21 of the 25 outfits, thank you so much for taking this journey with me.

The dress is another of Suzymarie's variations of the Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' pattern and I used her 'Seasonal Sweaters' pattern to make the jumper.


As those of you  who have been following these posts will already know, the original patterns were designed to fit the 'Little Cotton Rabbits' series of soft toys.  These patterns were written for 4 ply but, as the elves I have been knitting for are a little larger than the Little Cotton Rabbits, I have made mine in baby soft double knit.


Suzymarie has called this design 'Red Christmas Dress', you can find the chart on Ravelry.  I think the design is highly stylised Christmas flowers, poinsettias and possibly Christmas roses.  I have added a small gold bead to the centre of the poinsettias.  


When I re-worked Suzymarie's dress design to come up with the design for the jumper pattern I decided not to include the flowers on the back of the jumper.



Dionne


PS Whilst I really love to read your comments, I will understand if you do not feel you have anything to say about yet another dress and jumper combo, perhaps you could just say hi to let me know that you stopped by.

5 comments:

  1. Great pattern and colours, so fabulously festive. I'm going with poinsettias as I love them.Going to be sorry when this series comes to an end. Sorry, but you'll just have to keep on knitting! Xx

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    1. Thank you. Well I have kept knitting but I am repeating a lot of these designs - just in 4 ply cotton instead of he DK. I have also started making more animals. BUT they are Christmas presents for family members, so I am not sure how long you will have to wait to see them!

      Dionne xx

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  2. Great pattern and colours, so fabulously festive. I'm going with poinsettias as I love them.Going to be sorry when this series comes to an end. Sorry, but you'll just have to keep on knitting! Xx

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  3. Another beautiful set and love the fabulous Robins below
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol, nearly there now.

      Dionne xx

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