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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

Friday, 14 July 2017

Nordic Snowflake # 2

Are you ready for the weekend?  Friday already, I really do not know where this week has gone.

I have more of the matching dresses and jumpers I recently made to fit my niece's Christmas elves.  The dress is another of Suzymarie's variations of the Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' pattern and I used her 'Seasonal Sweaters' pattern.


As you will know by now, the original pattern was designed to fit the 'Little Cotton Rabbits' series of soft toy but these are a little smaller than the Christmas elves I am making these clothes for, so I made these clothes in double knit instead of 4 ply.  Suzymarie's design was for the dress but I reworked the chart to come up with one for the sweater.


Suzymarie has called this design 'Nordic'.  However, in my quest to make as many of these outfits with a Christmas/winter look I have come up with several different Nordic snowflake designs, so to avoid confusion I have called this one Nordic Snowflake # 2. 


On this occasion I have not repeated the snowflake design on the back of the sweater.  If you look carefully you may just make out the tiny button at the neck fastening.


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.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely colour combination and such a great snowflake design. X

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    1. Thank you Mrs Beez, I have started to make a collection of these Nordic designs.

      Enjoy what is left of the weekend.

      Dionne xx

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  2. Beautiful colors! How big are the little sweaters?

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    1. As they go, this set came up larger than most of the others but all things are relative. The jumper is probably about 2 inches across the chest (the other jumpers are about a quarter of an inch smaller, so not a lot in it).

      Dionne xx

      PS You are the only person to ask.

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