About Dingus Designs

Dingus Designs is basically me and now my husband and our love for crafts. I love to cross stitch, making cards, patchment, crochet and knitting and trying to teach myself to tat. The other half loves glass work and tapestry. Can not forget to introduce the little helpers we have Smudge, Dixie and Jingles the cats that own us.

Join us in our adventures into the craft world!


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Double Vision

Hi guys,

Completed a customer order for twin girls so no you are not seeing double.

I have used a 4mm crochet hook. The Wool is Supreme snuggly in white and lilac. The patterns are from the Granny Square Crochet book by Catherine Hirst. I do love this book.

Well the customer has collected and is really happy.

What shall I do next?????? Maybe the extra picture with give you a clue.........

Luv Jane xx

Friday, 16 October 2015


Hi guys,

Dingus Designs has received a delivery this week from Wool Warehouse..........just love  getting these parcels ( lot better than bills).

Watch this space for the finished goodies....lol

Luv Jane xx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Birthday card

Hi guys,

I can now show you a Birthday card I made for  my Mother-in-Law last month.

I used patterns from a summer collection that I got with a craft magazine. I used my flower nestibilities ( blossom, peony and dahlia). The butterfly stamp was also from a craft magazine.......so sorry I can not remember  which one. I used pencils to colour. Also used some bling on the large butterfly and candy and a few tatted butterflies I had made. The little butterfly stamp was from a collection that my husband bought me when I first started to craft..........crumbs 11 years ago.

On the inside of the card I have used candy and the little butterfly stamp again.

Thank you for coming  to see us on Dingus Designs xx

Luv Jane xx

First glass design

Hi guys,

Well Duncan has designed his first glass design. Can you guess who???? Lol. Who would like to see this in Glass? ??

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fat free goodies

Hi guys,

Well I am on a diet.......the usual and I wanted something sweet to eat.....and well I can't so I thought I would get the crochet hook out instead, like you do...lol. So I made a chocolate and strawberry  cake and then a 2 tier wedding  cake.

I used wool from my stash which is mainly  Stylecraft DK.  The patterns are from the Gourmet Crochet book by Christen Haden and Mariarosa Sala. Love this book.

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015


Hi guys,

Just hot off the needles. Boys cardigan 6 mths to 12 mths. The pattern is by Sirdar (1987). I have used Sirdar Crofters wool. I did enjoy making this.

Now just to find the perfect buttons and a bit of blocking then ready for selling.

Luv Jane xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Designing and cross stitch

Hi guys,

I found a cross stitch pattern on Pinterest. I used this to design a coaster for a friend. I think I might have to make more  has I really enjoyed making it.

Luv Jane xx

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Coming soon!!

Yes coming to Dingus Designs very soon!!! Hubby picking up glass.....about time as well.

Luv Jane xx

Friday, 4 September 2015

Baby Poncho

Hi guys,

Another make from me. A baby poncho, 3 months to 6 months. Loved making this due to practising my cables.

The poncho is also modelled by Batbear ( my husband's build a bear).

Please say hi so I can come visit you.

Luv Jane xx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Little booties

Hi guys,

I could not resist making the the little booties from the same book as the cardigan.

Luv Jane xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Little cardigan

Hi guys,

Well I have just completed my first baby cardigan. I used the pattern from the granny square crochet by Catherine Hirst. Just need to find the right button.

Now to start in the little booties from the same book.

Luv Jane xx

Monday, 27 July 2015


Hi guys,

Well I have made a little alien/ Stress ball for one of Duncan's friend and I could not resist the urge to make another one. So one will travel to the USA the other us not decided.
These are crocheted with Hayfield Bonus Buzz, shade 0676. I used my 4 mm hook. The eyes are made from a bit of white left over from another project.  2 black buttons from stash.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Beautiful xx

My little baby went to her prom last night.

I don't know who was more nervous us or Jennifer. I know Daddy did his part about not kissing boys etc.

Friday, 8 May 2015

My little baby


Hi guys,

Well my little baby is no more……..

I can not believe it but Jennifer is leaving high school and hopefully onto college.

Jennifer's Guaduation

This picture was taken this afternoon.

Luv Jane XX

Monday, 4 May 2015


Hi guys,
Well finally after 8 months of working hard.  I have finally finished the hubby's blanket 😀. It has 400 granny squares. For the border I have used the same colour order in half trebles. The final row was in trebles and took just under 5 hours to complete.
Duncan picked the colours and loves it.......oh yeah and so do the cats lol.
See ya soon
Luv Jane xx

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