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!


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tatted flowers


Hi guys,


I have found a brilliant blog for needle tatting at http://totusmel.blogspot.com. This lady is so talented. She as instructions for little flowers so I had to give it a go.


These are so cute and after getting use to the pattern really easy to make.


I hope you like and go over and see TotusMel!

Luv Jane XX

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tatted Bookmark


Hi guys,

Well I am on a mission to get this tatting learnt. I have spent 3 days trying to make a bookmark……………..about the 6th try I think I have managed it:



Still needs loads of practice.

Hope you like.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Tatted butterfly


Hi guys,

I am still trying to teach myself to tat and the next thing I have made is a butterfly:


I should be making Xmas cards but I am struggling so much as I just want to tat and do more tatting………the joys of crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I hope you like.

Luv Jane XX

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tatted Medallion

Hi guys,

Well I have finished my Wheel of Time Series and I have to wait for the very last book!!!!! So tonight I was a bit lost for what to do and I have done the below:


I have impressed myself with this. I have used a size 5-0 tatting needle with size 10 anchor thread.


Hope you like this.

Luv Jane XX

Monday, 14 November 2011


Hi guys,

Remember me????????????? I think the crafting bug is coming back very slowly………….

You may have seen in earlier posts about my first attempt at tatting the shuttle way……..I have to admit I was finding it really hard as I was told my chains were slack ( story of my life). I had a bright idea as I was not going to give up…….Oh No!!!!! So I got the new hubby to buy me some tatting needles. I thought if I got use to this way I could then move onto the shuttle tatting………are you ready for the show???????


How brave am I letting you see the close ups?

It is supposed to be a bookmark but I think I need practice on the thread bit…….it is a first go and I managed to join on more thread when I had run out…….I can hear you say how clever I am…..LOL.


I forgot to stitch my ends in as I was so giddy to show everyone what I have achieved.


Well I hope you like.

Luv Jane XX

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Getting back on track

Hi guys,

For a start my new husband had to buy me  new PC as mine was dying but seems to have made a recovery since the new PC turned up last week. Computers are weird……..I have to admit I have  taken to reading……..I started the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series again…………….well the story started with Duncan ( yes it his fault!!!!!) he bought me books 1 to 10 years ago and I sat and read them and found out to my disgust that the story had not finished and I had to wait for the others……when it comes to books I am NOT that patient. So there were put onto the shelf………..well book 11 came out and there was more to be done…..last year Duncan found book 12 which my dad read straight away as he had just finished them………but me or no I could not read it I had to start from the beginning which I did and I have just got onto book 12 and my dad has just finished book 13 waiting for the last book. I have to admit that starting the series was a good idea on my part as I had forgotten so much and it is a series that you can read over and over again. So I am nearly there and this as taken up a lot of my time……………….I have started to do some crochet so I am slowly getting back into the crafting. Also I have bought some tatting needles to try this out……so watch out……

Here are the pictures of the squares I have done so far





The picture above is my first attempt at popcorn stitch and it went well and I have to do more of this style.

Hope you like.

Luv Jane XX

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