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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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Off to the Seaside

Little Daisy is back today to model another dress.  This one is another of SuzyMarie's patterns, called the Seaside Dress.  The pattern is available from Ravelry free of charge.

All of these SuzyMarie dresses are designed to fit Julie Williams Little Cotton Rabbits range.  It is made of 4 ply cotton and I have opted to make the fuller skirt dress as I think it is easier for little fingers to dress their bunny without having to pull the tail through the hole in the back of the dress.

It is a lovely summery design and spreads a little warmth on a cold wintry day.



  1. Happy New Year!!
    May this New Year be special in every way ... bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    I will introduce Japanese New Year's customs.
    In Japan, there is a New Year holiday where family and relatives get together.
    On New Year, Japanese children receive gifts of money known as "Otoshidama".
    Otoshidama is given to children by adult relatives such as uncles, aunts and grandparents.
    The amount of Otoshidama grows as the child older, for example, 1000 yen for children under 10, and 3000 yen for children over 10.
    Otoshidama is one of the exciting traditions of New Year, which children look forward to very much.

  2. Fabulous colours that really add to the nautical theme. Love the stripes. X

    1. It's a really fun design and I think I shall have to try it in some other colours. There are so many I want to make.

      Dionne xx


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